Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Just So You Know...

I go to the cardiologist tomorrow to get an EKG because on TUESDAY of next week I meet with a doctor who is going to put me on a medically supervised LIQUID DIET so that I can drop 30 pounds in preparation for my lapband surgery.

Things I can expect while on liquids and ingesting a mere 800 calories a day:

Headaches
Dizziness
Loss of energy
Diarrhea
Constipation
(really, both can occur- just not at the same time)
Increased irritability (my co-workers have been warned)
Psychosis
(okay, I made that one one up)

Well, after about 5 days, they say it will get easier. We'll see.

I'll be watched closely, blood drawn weekly, meet with a nutritionist weekly, and attend a mandatory group therapy session weekly. I dread that last requirement. I want to strangle people on a FULL stomach, I can't IMAGINE how I will handle Retardedity when I'm jonesing for a cheeseburger.

Tuesday.

Holy CRAP!

10 comments:

Ice John's World said...

Best luck to the diet and upcoming procedure! Maybe you will keep a picture journal before and after the diet and procedure? You will have our "remote" supports here so you cannot strangle us when you are hungry and irritable. :) Just kidding. Good luck!

Mel said...

I read that for some people that surgery can CURE diabetes!

Good luck Jimmy!

The reason I havent blogrolled you yet is that I just dont know how!! Yes I am stooopid LOL. Lynda had been helping me with it but hasnt in a long time. If/when I figure it out, you'll be on there for sure!

samuel said...

I find myself wanting to strangle people just for the hell of it, so I can't imagine having to sit around with real live people in addition to the liquid diet.

I hope things work out well for you and that no one forces you to hurt them.

Dick Small said...

You're not stupid Mel!!! Lynda's just inconsiderate! It's not your fault!

Anonymous said...

I still dont see why u dont try low-carb food before u let them operate on u...my steph dad have lost 70 pounds now...and hes never hungry + his bloodpressure has improved grately:D

raven

Sue Doe-Nim said...

Good luck to you.

Who knows, maybe you'll find wonderful people in that group.

They'll find you. Lucky them :)

jimmycity said...

Ice John: The chances of me taking pictures as I go are slim to none. For one thing, I don't own a camera, digital or otherwise. And, I'm really quite camera shy. Just prattling on about what I'm going through should suffice.

Mel: My main motivation for doing this at all is to deal with my diabetes once and for all. I realize that there are no guarantees, but I'm keeping optimistic since there is no history of it in my family.
By the way, don't sweat the blogroll!

Samuel: I had one other experience with "group therapy" and it wasn't pretty. But, I'm trying to hope for the best.

Dick: If only your sweet essence was Life-sustaining, I wouldn't need to shell out the big bucks for the goo I'm going to have to survive on!

Ravn: Dude, don't you think I've tried dieting? Seriously, I know you don't understand it but, trust me, I'm way past "Hey, cut out the carbs"!

Sue: [sigh] thanks for that...

Sue Doe-Nim said...

Update please.

Do you, in fact, have a heart?

jimmycity said...

Sue: Turns out I DO have a heart (who knew?), and it appears to be in fine working order.

Now, if I could just do something about the ice water that surges through my veins...

Anonymous said...

Sorry for that...I realy do hope it's gonna work out for u..

huggs n kisses

Ravn