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    Wednesday, October 18, 2006

    My Brain Is Running On Air

    I have completely lost my mind. I didn't think I was that nervous about my upcoming gastric bypass surgery next Wednesday, Oct. 25, but I must be. I can't focus at work. Everything I touched today turned to crap. I drove 15 miles with my gas cap off and the gas door open after filling up.

    It's pretty amazing to me to actually be hungry. My stomach growls and flip flops. I've felt like I was starving this week. I've tried to eat every 2 hours and that has helped. It's also strange to not eat until I'm stuffed. That's a new feeling.

    I'm confused that there's no bowel prep for this surgery. I mean, they are cutting into your intestines. The physician's assistant said that it was because the diet would take care of it. Well, one would think that if you are eating 90% liquid that you would not have to have a bowel movement. I'm here to attest that is not the case. I don't know and I'm rambling about crapping so I guess I need to stop.

    I've been trying to get plans in order for next week and it seems that everyone wants to see me. I've told most that they can visit me while I'm off work.

    I'm going for my last appointment tomorrow before surgery. I have no idea what they are going to do to me.


    Manny said...

    After all these month's and now it's less then a week away.

    SignGurl said...

    Manny~ It's strange how it's all going so quickly now. This last week has flown by.

    Kristen said...

    I can't believe you're actually ready to do this......I'm so excited.

    I did chuckle at the rambling about crapping thing

    SignGurl said...

    Kristen~ Eh, there was more in my head trying to get out but I pushed it back in :)

    DZER said...

    you will keep shitting until there is almost nothing left in there ... but if you are worried, you can always schedule an enema.

    ew ... that was a gross sentence to type.


    barman said...

    Sign having went through a couple of colonoscopy procedures I would bet that the liquid diet is cleaning out all that was in the tract so you are seeing more come out than what goes in. You should be queeky clean in no time.

    As to the hard time concentrating. I would bet it is either you head just thinking about the procedure or possibly low blood sugar. That sure can throw things off. Hnag in there.

    I would love to come visit you but I know that you will be busy as it is. Check your email.

    I can not wait to hear that everything went wonderful and you are well on your way to recovery.

    SignGurl said...

    DZER~ That made me laugh so hard I almost wet myself.

    Barman~ Good to know that things are getting cleaned out. I was hoping that was the case :)

    Anonymous said...

    how scary and exciting all at once!

    oh, and to add to dzer's remark, you can even give yourself an enema, if you have any doubt. THAT's a good time. (i had to do that before a sigmoidoscopy. i should blog about that...)

    good luck!

    Manny said...

    I am so excited for you. I have seen my friend before and after her surgery.

    Your recovery will go just as quick.

    kimmyk said...

    Ask again about the prep.

    Time flies!

    Keep focused and keep your chin up.

    SignGurl said...

    Terry~ Now that's an exciting thought, self enema. Not a pretty picture.

    Manny~ I'm pretty excited too!

    KimmyK~ The time IS flying! It'll be here before I know it.

    Sal said...

    Well now, glad to hear it is almost here.

    Now then, I will need to perform a final exam before to establish a reference point for after! Woo Hooooo

    I'm back baby!

    Nonny said...

    I'm getting super excited for you buddy. I know it's scary but you'll do great.

    My mind works like that all the time and I've got nothin going on in my life ;)

    SignGurl said...

    Sal~ Can this exam be performed in the dark? And yes, you ARE back!

    Nonny~ You have all that Sith training taking up your brain space.

    Anonymous said...

    Holy cannoli! I am really excited for you too! This is all great, great news!

    Believe it or not, the original date of service was 10/25 too!

    Sal said...

    Lights out? Oh yea baby! We can do blindfolds too! I’ll have no problem examining, every inch of you, with my fingers.

    Suze said...

    Jenn, good luck for today's appointment. I bet you are so excited!

    Thoughts are with you...

    Danyele said...

    I just had to stop in and say CONGRATULATIONS on getting your date! I'm so happy for you!!

    Spitfire said...

    Congratulations, doll! Just make sure they don't have green heads and black eyes when you do it :-)

    Sorry, DZER put me in that place!

    We'll see you on the other side!!


    MilkMaid said...

    I'm so darn excited for you!!!

    Do you...me..us...a favor. Fine a spot to take monthly pictures for your journey. I've seen several people do this and it's always SO interesting to visually see the changes.

    Sally Rand said...

    Hey there~

    Just found your blog via. . .:::thinking::: the pin-up girl's (I think). Anyway, wanted to wish you lots of luck and quick healing. The road to thin is around the bend! Yee haw!

    Big Pissy said...

    Next week!!!!

    That is so exciting!

    I wouldn't be able to concentrate on a thing if it was me.

    Lara said...

    I'm so excited for you that I could just shit!


    jillie said...

    Good luck with your surgery! YAY...another GB fan!!