Skip to main content

Surgery is Monday. Yeah, I'm having the surgery by choice. And I know it's the right choice. And I'll be far better for it in the long run. And so on...I'm in no way second guessing myself. But pssst: can I tell you a secret? It's gonna hurt like the dickens!

WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else that we think might help. Everyone and all sorts of troubles are welcome. May we find peace and healing here. Won't you please share the joy of WYFP by recommending?

"It's gonna hurt like the dickens"...but if all goes well, only for the first week or so. Then I have to learn to eat all over again as the stomach heals (for those of you who don't know, I'm having a sleeve gastrectomy, a type of weight loss surgery).

And to add insult to upcoming injury, I've been scheduled as the first surgery of the day, oh joy. "Please check in at AM admissions no later than 5:30 AM on Monday." OK, I'd rather that than have to stew all day, but still.

Tomorrow morning I exchange my thick, rich full liquid diet (hooray for chicken flavored protein in cream of chicken soup) for 24 hours of clear liquids. I haven't been hungry so far on my high protein full liquids, but clear liquids? It's gonna be a rough day.

OK: I confess. My deep down main FP is that I'm a scaredy-cat and just want this over with. And over with is not arriving nearly as quickly as I would like.

But it'll get here. So not much of an FP this evening at all, really.

How about you?

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site