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2 Weeks Until Surgery

Thursday, May 23, 2013

I am really freaking out because as of today I have exactly 2 weeks until my surgery. My stomach is in knots, I'm terrified, but at the same time I am ready to get beyond this place I've been for far too long.

I've been trying to get the house ready when I have enough energy and time as well as purchase things that I have read online that I need handy. I know my husband wouldn't have the patience that I do to buy things economically, so sort of feel like I'm in a fury to get it all done.

I have my pre-op appt. tomorrow and sort of nervous about that as well as my appt. to talk to the surgeon.

I got my daughter's testing done yesterday (NC law) but have to get my son's done soon before surgery so that I can mail them in and be done with that.

Today I'm getting my hair done since I will be out of commission for quite awhile so feel I'm at least making the most of the 2 weeks I have.

I got my kitchen organized finally about as much as I possibly can. I didn't do it all in one day as I don't have the energy for that, but managed to get my freezer and fridge organized and cleaned, my small laundry room (same thing), my small pantry, my bathroom, etc. My house is on the small side so it didn't take me as long as it would if it was larger, but it was exhausting but satisfying.

My daughter is getting more independent in the kitchen (my son not so much, LOL) so I know she will be fine if my husband is busy helping me after surgery.

I've been reading online about your stomach (I'm having abdominal surgery) blowing up big-time after this surgery so I have purchased a few things at Ross Dress for Less that are loose and not flattering in the least, but hopefully will work. It's a huge guess on my part, but I do have to be able to get into some type of clothes for dr. visits, etc.

I am really worried at this point about gaining weight. I will continue to eat healthy like I have been for years, but getting very scared about weight gain and not fitting into my clothes that I have spent so much time, money and effort into.

A friend told me that if both my ovaries are removed (a possibility as I believe they are taking one due to a cyst on it) that I will definitely gain weight since I'll be in surgical menopause. Really, I eat tons of veggies, fruits, whole grain bread, lean meats, and still I will gain weight? Seriously freaking out about that as well as the recovery time, pain, etc.
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KISSFAN1 5/23/2013 8:42AM

    That's very comforting to hear that menopause isn't a sentence to being fat. I have been seriously depressed about being told that and it's honestly freaking me out ALMOST as much as the pain factor/recovery period etc.

I worked so hard to get where I'm at and I get told all the time that I am lucky (people who I see all the time in the outside world) because "some" people are genetically thin. Sorry, I am not genetically thin at all (although I was that way when I was a child) and have to work hard on what I eat, especially at my age.

People act as if I am lying when I say that, but they didn't see me 50 pounds ago and don't realize how heavy I got (70 pounds heavier than I am now before I joined Spark People) years ago.

It would seriously depress me big time to automatically gain weight (I'm not talking 5 pounds as that's doable, I'm talking 15 or more) just because I had no ovaries and was eating tons of veggies and other healthy foods (in reasonable portions) and still gained like crazy! emoticon

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KISSFAN1 5/23/2013 8:37AM

    LOL, yes, I am getting a little hyper, but then again that's the normal zone for me. emoticon emoticon I guess it's a family trait because my dad and my son are the same way.

I am freaking out a little more than normal though, but my mind is going crazy thinking of all that I need to get done that I thought a few months back I had the entire summer to do. Not a good thing to try to get them all done in two weeks time!

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JESSERMOVICK 5/23/2013 8:26AM

    Hope everything goes well! Your family will adjust to fend for themselves. Focus your energies on other things! emoticon

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NELLJONES 5/23/2013 7:53AM

    Menopause isn't the end of the world. I gained 10 pounds during the change, but lost it once I realized that my body was NOT going back to what it was. It can be done, millions of women manage just fine. Surgical or not, menopause isn't a life sentence of fat.

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AZMOMXTWO 5/23/2013 7:47AM

  prayers that all goes good for you
when I had a total hysterectomy 10 years ago I did not gain any weight and because I was no longer in the pain from the cysts etc. I was able to go out and do more so after I was all healed and released I was able to do more walking and exercising so I lost more weight.
trust your Doctors it will be fine hugs and prayers

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KNEWMETODAY 5/23/2013 7:46AM

    Good luck with your surgery. It sounds like you're staying busy but getting a bit hyper also. It sounds like perhaps you should take a break and read for a while. Everything wil be fine...your family will make it all work .

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