I am 17 days away from surgery. Doing pretty well on following the pre-op diet because I was already trying to up my protein. I have my oh-so-fancy-binder for the pre-op / post-op info and foods to eat. I have heard the first few weeks aren't that great....but trying to remind myself, that this is just the beginning. I am hoping to be one of those patients who can eat most of the things they did pre-band but in small quantities and with some superhuman chewing.
Not drinking Diet Coke is gonna hurt for awhile...it's my go to item at work. If I am bored or annoyed or evading a task...no calories--better than eating. Oh and gum chewing....that has been my new thing to keep my mouth occupied. The nutritionist said under "no circumstances" am I to chew gum. Oh course I will follow the rules but come on.....I have really been trying to change things with my eating the last 6 months and now they are taking away sugar-free gum?? oh well, definitely not the end of the world.
I think I'm just nervous. Any words of wisdom as I get closer to my surgery date??