The waiting is almost over along with the non-diet foods. Yeah I k now, I have gone on about this for ages. My purpose in sharing this stuff is about getting people to focus on their health before it is too late, particularly males. How many ‘men’ do you know who actually go to the doctor for regular health checks.
I have done all that and embarked on numerous diets, only to put the weight back on and then some, so it’s the ‘knife’ for me. Actually it’s more like three small holes and an implement or two entering me while I am asleep and I wake up with a much reduced capacity to indulge my wildest gastric cravings. If I do the price will be swift and embarrassing. This process has meant a mind-shift about my future of gigantic proportions, except that the end result will be less about gigantic and more about a ‘new me.’
I am ready! My first date is with a psychologist next week. That will be an interesting experience for me, considering that’s the line of work I am employed in. Then it’s onto the Dietician who will walk me through the ‘restrictions’ and fluid diet that I must maintain for a month before surgery. If I don’t achieve the goals associated with that, all bets are off. Naturally I am determined to make that part work.
One more appointment after that--- with the surgeon and then I will take a month off to get with the new programme and recover from the surgery. That all should coincide with the school holidays so there is less need to eat into my sick leave. Now it’s onwards and upwards to a better and healthier future.