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Nutrition and Psych Eval Updates

Yesterday morning I finally had my follow-up with the Psychiatrist. We went over the report he’s going to send over to the surgeon and he officially recommended me for surgery! I was so relieved and excited when I heard those words. I felt like the initial meeting with him went well, but I was still so nervous that for some reason he would feel I was a bad candidate for surgery. Now I just have to wait for my surgeon’s office to get the paperwork from him and they can finally submit everything to my insurance! I’m scheduled for surgery on June 26th, so hopefully that doesn’t need to get pushed back due to delays with insurance.

This morning, I did a teleconference pre-op nutrition class. It had a lot of good information, and not just nutrition, but information on what to expect from the hospital stay, what to bring to the hospital, and so forth. She also talked about preparing for surgery, such as the pre-op diet and bowel cleanse. Following surgery, I will be on liquids only for a week, which is a much shorter time than some people I’ve seen, and I’m not complaining. Then I get to move on to pureed foods. At 3-4 weeks I can move onto soft food, and finally at 6 weeks I move to solids. Each stage has its own requirements and rules and I have them all listed out. It’s going to be quite the journey. One that I’m oh-so-excited for!

Sunday Weigh-In: 1/15/2017

Sorry for being so quiet this week. I’ve been super busy this week between cleaning out my storage room and babysitting my niece and nephew. The extra room in my house had been converted to a storage room last year when we took all the stuff out of a couple storage units, things from my late grandmother, late sister, and just stuff we’ve accumulated over the years.

This last week, we’ve been going through it, separating things that needed to be trashed, from stuff that could be donated, from stuff we wanted to keep. It was a huge success and now the storage room can be used as an office, as was originally intended.

I also babysat my niece and nephew on Wednesday for 7 hours. That was a lot of fun. We read the same few books over and over and over again. The joys of being almost 3 and easily entertained.

This week of hard labor (moving all those boxes was hard work, especially with how many of them were full of books) left my fibromyalgia flaring up pretty badly this weekend. Yesterday morning I was so weak and sore that I literally couldn’t stand up from my bed. So, I went back to sleep for a couple hours and felt a little better after that, but spent most of yesterday just resting.

Last night my insomnia was terrible and I didn’t sleep at all. I normally wouldn’t be up yet, but after over 6 hours of trying to sleep, I gave up and got out of bed.

Today I weigh in at 431.2. That’s down almost 29 pounds! I have 48.2 pounds left to lose to qualify for the surgery. It feels forever away. It feels impossible. But I know that if I quit now, I’ll never get anywhere, and that all I can do is keep doing what I’m doing. Losing 77 pounds on my own seems like such an impossible task. But I’m determined to qualify for that surgery sooner or later. Even if it takes me to the end of the year, I’m going to do it.

On the agenda this week: babysit tomorrow, chores/errands Tuesday, appointment with my psychiatrist on Wednesday, appointment with my counselor on Thursday, hopefully go to the butterfly pavilion with a friend on Friday. Then one last weekend to relax before school starts next Monday.

Beginning weight: 460
Last weight: 435.8
Current weight: 431.2