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Christine - praying, praying, praying for you. Great idea to meet with the dietician and great advice from everyone. I will be in my daily prayers......keep me posted so I can pray your specific requests.......from our lips to God's ears.
Surgery Date: 8/15/2013
Pre-Surgery Weight: 234
Goal Weight: 134 (met April 14, 2014)
Remember it will be very important to speak with the dietary department of any hospital you will be staying in. I have already had the experience of trying to teach the head of a dietary department what was and wasn't acceptable on the diet. It will be even more so for you dealing with an additional "drain" on your body's energy reserves.
Something that helped me prepare for surgery, I put up post-it notes all over my bathroom of uplifting Bible verses, and verses I knew would carry me through those difficult times to come. An acronym I can only take credit for spreading is H.O.P.E. Hold On Pain Ends!
God Bless you In your Healing Journey to come!!
Dear Christine, although I haven't had to deal with this, I have a close friend who underwent chemo and radiation for breast cancer. She found working with a registered dietician helped immensely. I think your idea is excellent and will be important to maker certain your unique needs are accounted for during your treatment. Godspeed.
Maizey of Sun Prairie
As many of you know, I was diagnosed with breast cancer this week. As part of gathering my thoughts regarding the days and weeks to come, it occurred to me that I will have to keep my nutritional and physical needs in mind regarding my Lap Band, and be sure to share the fact that I am a Bander with my medical and surgical teams. In some cases, I may know more about my requirements than they do, so there may be some teaching moments ahead
In any case, I will need to notify my surgeon about this new bend in the road, and I've been thinking about meeting with his nutritionist to ensure that the dietary guidelines I've been looking at that are supposed to support the healing process from cancer will also work for my Band. Although chemotherapy is a ways down the road yet, I've also been thinking about the consequences from the side effects. Fortunately, they have gotten much, much better at controlling nausea and vomiting, so perhaps it won't be a serious worry.
I'd love to hear from any of you who have been coping with a similar situation, and any pitfalls you may have encountered.
Another Sweet Adeline, Harmonizing The World!