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Friday, March 12, 2021

I have had the final pre-surgery procedure done and have been given the green light from the bariatrician. Just waiting for the surgeon's office to call with the date. I have gotten my blood pressure under better control, and my vitamin B12 shot through the roof so I think they will be taking me off that one. Vitamin D is finally in a good zone after years of being far too low. Iron is great too, which is an accomplishment for me.

I am taking in approximately 94 grams of protein every day. Talk about an accomplishment! I could barely make it to 30 before! Protein20 is my savior! Haven't had much of an appetite of late. I have been continuing to reduce the processed starches, and am now going to be adding more berries to the mix.

Exercise continues to be a problem for me. My knees have been in so much pain I can barely walk the past month or so. I have been doing upper body exercises to compensate, but I want to be actually moving! The weather is finally nice enough to go outside for a walk, but my knees won't let me get past the driveway. When the knees start to hurt, I develop a waddling gait which causes sciatic discomfort. I don't want to deal with this anymore!

I am grateful that my bariatric team recognizes the struggles I am having, and decided to not have me do a 30lb weight loss before surgery would be considered. They figure if I quit smoking after 41 years I must be pretty committed to this process! Plus all the other changes I have made, along with my active involvement (I am constantly asking them what's next) doesn't hurt.

I am doing well in my college coursework, having achieved an A in my introduction to scripting class, even if I can't stand programming! There is no point in not putting in the effort, especially if I am paying for it!

Off to do more homework. It never ends....well, at least it won't for 6 more weeks then I get a week off from school!

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    Good Luck! Hope everything goes well.
    54 days ago
    Wishing you all the best. You've worked hard to get to this point. HUGS to you and good luck.
    54 days ago
    Wishing you great success!
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    54 days ago
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