Support Groups Aren't so Bad
So I met with my surgeon on April 5. He is super nice and gives me a sense of confidence and hope, which is awesome. He's going to fix my hiatal hernia while he's at it, and I might even have him tie my tubes, too. Yes, I'm in for an overhaul. I met with the nutritionist and insurance specialist as well, getting everything all lined up. $40 down at surgeon's. I also attended a support group meeting the 6th, which focused on nutrition. It was quite interesting, seeing how I'm going to need to eat and how it all works. I can do this. I will do this.
The next step is 3 months of physician-supervised dieting, which I started today. ($25 down there....I'm keeping track on here of what it costs me.) We both know that I've been trying to lose weight for years, and have tried multiple ways but this is required for the insurance to approve the procedure. I am to try to get at least 30 min of aerobic exercise daily (oof!) and limit to 2000 calories per day. He wants me to try to get half of that at breakfast...a 1000 calorie breakfast? eek! Today's breakfast was half that. I really don't know how I'm going to pull that off but I guess I'll figure out out. I will have to be careful to space things out because if I get too hungry my blood sugar drops and I feel sick. It's all about balance and moderation, I guess.
My mom and dad are on board, bless them, to help when I have the surgery. I don't imagine I will need all that much help, but it will be nice to have them help with D, making sure he gets what he needs while I'm out of commission.
So I go back in a month. I have to go in next week for blood work after 12 hours fasting. We'll be testing my thyroid again as well...it was slow last time we tested it. Maybe we can do something about that as well. I need to get my appointment made for my psychological evaluation. I feel kind of like I'm getting quite the work over, but that's ok. I need it.