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Getting Ready for Surgery

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My husband was just starting dialysis when I visited my gynecologist. She stated that I needed to have fibriods removed. She realized well that I could not have that done with my husband's adjustment. She felt I could wait 6 months.

Well, I have the extra time so what can I do? I asked my trainer to work me on abs and core exercises. I want strong upper body strength and great triceps to help me get up from a chair or bed.

I want to lose more belly fat. I met with my dietitian to learn how to do so. I have a meal plan to handle all of our diets. The great thing is with all my vegetables I should lose weight.

I am working on a plan of how to be ready in my home (meals frozen ahead of time, one month stock of pantry items, plan for assistance in home as needed, contact long term health care people).

I want to heal as quickly as possible. I'm also doing spiritual practices of prayer, tai chi, and other destressors. So Life IS GOOD!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HEALTHYLU1 2/13/2013 7:09AM

    All I can say is wow! This is impressive thinking and good planning, which you are so good at. Keep us posted, including the struggles, we learn from that too.


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LIBBYL1 2/12/2013 10:51PM

  and you are inspiring!

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KERRYG155 2/12/2013 8:18PM

    Good for you on all the planning. The better shape you are in before any surgery the faster you will heal and get back to normal.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/12/2013 8:16PM

    I was in so much pain after my surgery. Your arm muscles will be needed. Afterwards they want you up and walking the next day. The less belly fat you have the easier it goes. Home assistance is nice for a few days.

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PICKIE98 2/12/2013 8:16PM

    Pre-op prep is just as important as the surgery! Great going!!

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