Less than 12 hours.
While everyone else in Melbourne is getting ready to party for Melbourne Cup Day I will be in surgery having a body lift to remove the loose skin left from losing over 55 kilos (121 lbs). I have been waiting for this day since before I even lost a single kilo and now it feels surreal that it is almost here.
A few details for those of you who are interested, I am due to check into hospital at 7.00am and should be out of surgery by 1.00pm. I'll be in hospital for 4 nights and I have a bad feeling that I may have to use a catheter... OMG! I think that is about all I know right no, but I will make sure to come back and blog about the whole experience. I have given AJ my blog password so he can post an update on how my surgery goes-- I apologise in advance for anything embarrassing he does!
I have kept myself busy today with washing, cleaning, running errands, doing work emails and visiting my gran at her nursing home to make sure she is well stocked for chocolate while I am sick (I got my chocolate addiction from her). I have packed my hospital bag, shaved every part of my body that needs to be de-haired and said goodbye to my belly button before it is removed. I think I am as organised as I can be now.
I wasn't feeling nervous at all until I stopped and sat down to go over my checklist of things to pack. All of a sudden I have lost my appetite for dinner, so I guess that is nerves... I am confused, I have never lost my appetite before. I know that having this surgery is the right decision for me, but right now I am wondering what the hell I was thinking!
I am genuinely comforted by how lovely and supportive my family and friends have been. I really hate being an inconvenience and causing them to worry over an elective surgery, but they have all been 100% happy for me. I know I am sounding sappy now, but I have only told my close friends and family about my lap band and body lift surgery, so the support from blog land has meant a lot to me.
Eeeeek! I guess this is really happening!!!