So here I am on the eve of my final nutritional appointment and my pre-op visit. My surgery date is still set for Dec 5. What am I up to? Cleaning. Yep, you read that correctly.
Let me back up here. I should preface this by telling you that I hate cleaning. I. Hate. Cleaning. Yes, I know that should go without saying but there are those few cuckoos out there who actually enjoy it.
I decided last Saturday that I would tackle one mess at a time leading up to my surgery date so that I don't have to sit here for two weeks afterward staring at a mess that I won't be able to do
anything much about. Ordinarily I sit here every Saturday, relaxing after a long week and do my best to will the messes away only to find that they're still taunting me on Sunday night. But for some reason I suddenly have a bug up my ass to do something about it and, get this, the will power. Which brings me to the conclusion that we really do have this natural instinct to prepare ourselves for big changes in our lives, hence the title of today's post. I did this when I went into labor with my son, nearly 10 years ago. I was gingerly mopping the kitchen floor when mother nature decided she had other plans.
In preparation for my surgery I have been doing some shopping, mostly on Amazon. My pantry is now stocked with 2 lbs of protein powder, a case of Ensure Clear, calcium chews, fitness water mix (turns ordinary water into electrolyte water), 1 lb unflavored protein powder, fiber, and a blender bottle (1 of 2). Tomorrow I'm expecting delivery of liquid calcium with D3 since I won't be allowed to have the chews for my first several weeks. I also have sub-lingual B complex in the medicine cabinet. I'm getting there! This weekend, maybe, I'll start shopping for my pre and post op items such as canned tuna, chicken breast, broths, Jell-o, etc. I did buy a Ninja this weekend to blend my protein shakes and puree my soups and foods when I start eating those things again. Thankfully the protein power I bought blends pretty well in the blender bottles so it will be easy on the go. I think the Ninja will be nice for milk based drinks or when I want to add ice for milkshake types. YUM!
I will start my pre-op diet 2 weeks from tomorrow and my surgery is 4 weeks from Thursday. Whoa. I can remember feeling like it was SO far away and now it's nearly here.