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Lauren
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@wilkin47 29805 wrote:

Day 4 of milk diet. Will be ok when I get past day 7. Am doing it for 3 weeks instead of 2 as want to be really sure liver is ok for op. did it for five weeks during pre-op assessment so this should be easier. Believe it or not my coping strategy is baking it keeps mt hands busy and I don’t have a sweet tooth. Have found all the pots and comments so encouraging can’t believe I am on the verge of something so major in my 50th year. Would be interested to know how long people have taken to get back to work. I am under pressure getting everything sorted before I go off as my job is unique to my organisation and feel I am really leaving my two teams to muddle through. Have to keep thinking I need to be selfish and think about myself. Have never been off for more than Two weeks holiday at a time and 3 months each time when I had my girls all those years go. Managing two 24 hr services split on two sites and on call 24/7 has taken its toll. Time for a rethink on priorities I think!

Hi there.

Your story sounds almost identical to mine! Facing fifty and an early demise!

My one bit of advice over all others? Put yourself first for once. If you improve and save your own life, everyone else’s will be improved beyond measure. All your family and friends want is for a happy healthy you. You will now have the tools to make it happen. Not only will your own life improve beyond almost anything you can imagine but you will be giving your family the one thing they wish for more than anything else – you. Happier and healthier for longer. There is no greater gift.

I’m so excited for you. I know what lies ahead and although it will sometimes be so tough you will question what you have done, ultimately you will have achieved a minor miracle!! Wls in the tool you have to master to build your own future. It’s exciting, scary, frustrating and rewarding all at once so any time you need help and support – just shout. We are all here for you willing you on.

I love this bit! Seeing all you lovely people blossom into the happy healthy people you deserve to be 🙂

Doodah x

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