Jacqui (jacqui) wrote,

Two Days and Counting

Fleet's Phosphate Soda is definitely nasty tasting. Like salty sacharin syrup. But if you can break it up into smaller amounts and mix it with a cold juice drink like Snapple, it's much easier to handle. It's really no big deal this way. Certainly not as horrible as people have described. Now I just have to wait for my body to explode.

I'm worried about getting all of my eBay auctions paid before I'll be too weak to take care of them. How will I be able to do this if I'm running to the toilet every five seconds?

I've been reading through so many WLS journals and it seems like everyone's bowel prep is different. My friend Karen, who had the lap band, was wondering why I have to stop eating two days prior to the surgery. I don't know. I read another hospital's bowel prep instructions on line and they don't even use the bowel purging liquids. They write something about it being healthier to leave the colon alone, rather than flushing it of it's healthy bacteria. It seems to me that you would want everything to be as free from possible bacteria as possible so it can't get into your bloodstream.

What do I know? I'm just doing what my doctor told me and so far it hasn't been that bad. I'm really not hungry.

So somehow I am going to pay all of these many overdue eBay debts, write a bit about what it feels like to live in a large body in a fat hating society, write good-bye letters to my son, my mother, my boyfriend, and my best friends, just in case, and make sure my will is in order. A lot of scary challenging stuff to face.

Love you guys - Jacqui

PS: I got the moonbounce for the kids for tomorrow. It should be really fun. I found another company that makes these really cool moonbounces. This one is double the size of the other one. It has this big slide in the middle of it that the kids can climb up and slide down from. God, I hope it will fit in the backyard. I also paid a little extra so that we can keep it all night. Beau wants to take sleeping bags out there and sleep in it tomorrow night.

I'm just trying to keep his mind happy and occupied. He's worried about terrorists and the war and my surgery. This way he'll be a busy little monkey with plenty of fun things to do.

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