Friday 14 October 2011

We're on like donkey kong!

All your crossed fingers and toes and eyes and whatevers paid off!  I AM BEING BANDED TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so so relieved that it all went through in time and that my diagnosis didn't mean the surgeon couldn't give me surgery.  I leave in 3 hours to drive up to Birmingham where the hospital is (only a 2-3hr drive), where mum and I will stay overnight and then I we'll get to the hospital by 7am.  I'm not allowed any food after midnight and no water after 5am (I'm going to set my alarm for 4.45am and just glug all the water I can) - the dry mouth and thirst after surgery is one of the things I'm least looking forward to, I tend to feel panicked if I'm thirsty.

The second exciting thing is that I had my end of pre-op weigh in today.  It would've been tomorrow but I'm not taking my scales.  I'm sure they'll weigh me, but it won't be the same.

Starting Weight: 17st9lbs (247lbs)
Current Weight: 16st11lbs (235lbs)
Total Loss: 12lbs!!!!!

I am absolutely delighted as my aim was to lose 7lbs during pre-op.  I'm worrying my head off about my liver being too fatty because even though I lost 12lbs, I definitely didn't stick to the diet exactly and had three big sugar binges.  But overall I did ok, I've been eating so much less than I had been.  It's a relief not to be eating so much.

So, thank you so much you fantastic and brave and gorgeous women, thank you for your virtual hugs and concern and positivity.  It really helped get me through.  I'll do my best to post on Sunday afternoon just to let you know that I'm ok and home.  Wish me luck!  See you on the other side. x


  1. I'm so so happy for you! :) Hope surgery goes well for you my lovely!

  2. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!! SO thrilled for you - I knew it would all work out. Will be thinking of you tomorrow - let us know how it goes. Big hugs from Quebec!

  3. Great news!! Best wishes for a successful surgery and a quick recovery...make sure to post when you're feeling up to it so we know how you are doing!

  4. YAAAAAAY - good luck and feel free to email during recovery! xxxxx

  5. That's wonderful! I'm so happy for you :) YAY for competent people who know how to move paperwork! Good luck with your surgery. Hope all goes well and I'll be thinking about ya!

  6. I am sooooooo thrilled for YOU!! What terrific news!! I'll be sending prayers and good vibes your way!!