- No food or liquids after midnight... CHECK
- Bag for hospital packed: CHECK
- Medications I am currently taking packed: CHECK
- House stocked with clear liquids for after surgery: CHECK
- Sister and puppy coming back home with me for help and support: CHECK =)
- Ready for the biggest decision I have ever made in my life...uhhhhhh about that =Z
So I've been doing this process for over 8 months and I know it's right for me but everyone gets the pre-surgery nerves-a-racking thing... I have had surgery before so I know what to expect but this is a whole lot different than walking on crutches for a few months until my knee is better.. this is life changing... but for the better =D
That's my girl!!!! Her name is Rylee or as I call her toot toot and I love her to death <3 She is a bit bigger now but being a rat terrier she wont weigh more than 15 lbs total
I bought a few things the other day to add to my "after surgery collection" Working at Target as you know can be hazardous lol but I saw they had dollar spot toddler silverware which I was planning on buying but getting them for a dollar (for one pair) is definitely a WIN!!! Lapbandtalk.com had a lot of people recommend it and I had my doctor recommend getting toddler silverware because it's the right portion size for your stomach after surgery...plus they are fun designs so I thought what they hey might as well!
I bought waterproof band-aids to cover my incisions with so they don't get irritated and................................
I also purchased some liquid Tylenol- also highly recommended by peeps already banded =)
Almost everyone is very helpful there and they have so much knowledge to give I just love it and I am so thankful!!!!!!!!! I also got thermacare heat pads to help with shoulder pain...............................
propel packets to mix with water so I can change up the flavor every once in a while.........................................
a thermometer to make sure I'm not running a fever after surgery during the recovery period..............................................
and of course TREATS AND A TOY for my baby!!!!!!! I have a feeling she will love them =D
I am taking my camera with me to the hospital to record things for you guys and for myself so In a few hours I will do my "before" pictures before leaving the house and I will post them when I can.
The nurses said no jewelry which I am not excited for since I have my tongue, lip, and 3 ear piercings( conch, cartilage, and anti-tragus) I'm not concerned about most them closing since I've had them a while but I just got my anti-tragus and it's been doing a I don't want to heal-get infected- pretend to be good- only to be infected again cycle and with my hectic schedule I didn't have time to get a retainer/clear non-metal piece to fit in it so it doesn't close.... I'm hoping that if I take everything else out they will let me keep that one since it's small and the piercer actually clamped the ball on so I would have to use pliers to get it off.... we will see I guess =0
alrighty tighty peeps... off to take my pre-surgical shower and catch a few Z's before I get up at 5:30am to head out for surgery!!!! Wish me luck!!!!!