Saturday, October 23, 2010

Not Big Enough?

Well I'm on day 12 of my liquid diet that I am required to do before surgery, it helps shrink the fat off my liver which makes it easier to get to my stomach.  It hasn't been too bad the last few days, I was having a few problems getting in enough protein, but have found a unflavored protein powder that I can't taste or smell and it's made the world of difference.

I've had several people say to me recently that they didn't think I was "big" enough to have bariatric surgery....I don't know exactly how I feel about that.  Size is all about perception when people know you on a daily basis, I don't think they actually "see" you.  Does that make sense?  My size is not the only reason I'm having the surgery. My health is the main reason, I wish they would get it, but I guess I'll just have to be happy that I "get" it.  It's kind of a little insulting when I think about it.  Do they think you only have to be 500lbs? Yes I am  smaller than some people who have had it done, but does that make me un-needy?

I go in on Tuesday morning for surgery and will be in the hospital until somtime Thursday.  I plan on bringing my camera and taking some very unflattering photos of myself that I will then post on here to keep everyone updated.  I have already lost 14 pounds so far on my liquid diet, so it will be interesting to see how it goes after surgery.

Well I'm off for now, be talking with you soon.  Wish me luck!


Fredda said...

I wish you luck! Keep us posted on your recovery and I hope that it is a speedy one!

Lori Skoog said...

Colleen...a friend had the same surgery the last day of August...went through the same preparation that you describe. As of today she has lost 60 seems to be flying off.

I wish you won't be long now.

gtyyup said...

Best of luck to you and hope you mend quickly from the surgery.

Ann said...

I read your post. Why do people say you are not big enough? I suppose your doctor knows best unless he is the money making type.

Was it hard going on the 12 days of liquid diet? Did you lost any weight?

All the best.