Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Followers

I'm sorry, I didn't acknowledge my 2nd and 3rd Followers!  I want to say hi to both Robyn and Dawn and thank you for joining in on my journey!  I am following yours as well! 

Robyn, I think that you and I are at about the same time frame of getting approved.  I have the last 2 tests and my Steps 2 Success Class tomorrow.  Then, so long as my Upper GI information has been received, then we can send off to the Insurance for approval by Monday!!  Keep your fingers crossed that the UGI test results are back! :)

Dawn, you appear to be a couple of months or so behind us, but it appears that you have been on this journey much longer than myself, as my Insurance doesn't require a 3-6 month Nutritional Evaluation, thank God!!  But, on the horrible note, my Surgeon Requires that all his patients do a 4 Week Liquid Diet!!  I will be finding out the exact requirements of the diet both pre and post at tomorrow's Class.  I will keep you posted.

Which is why I will not schedule my surgery until at least the 3rd week in November as I am going on vacation to the East Coast in a couple of weeks to see my best friend from 29 years ago.  We lost touch for about 19 years until I finally relocated her about a year and a half ago, and I want to be able to totally enjoy this vacation!!  No diet restrictions!!  Anyway, this way I can start my diet as soon as we return from vacation if need be.

Well, I better go for now.  Lots of work to do, and so little time...
Aloha :)


Robyn said...

Four weeks...yikes! It's so interesting to hear the different requirements for pre and post surgery diets. Mine is just one week before surgery and it's 4 protien drinks and a low calorie dinner (like a lean cuisine) each day. I can't imagine doing only liquids for weeks at a time!

DawnB said...

Hi Debi!

It's nice to officially "meet" you. Thank you for the kind words you left on my blog! We are such a great support system....It will be beautiful on the East Coast when you visit. I am from PA and Fall is my favorite time of year here.

Debi said...

Thanks guys, I can't wait to get back to the East Coast, it will be my first trip there, except to go to the Miami area to catch a cruise ship! I will update exactly what my pre surgery diet will consist of after I get home from the Reno area Saturday. Hopefully, it will consist of SOME food like you said Robyn. Time will tell...:)