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- March 18, 2011 at 10:03 pm #30633
Help, the last day is in sight, op on Tuesday, and I’m dreading the weekend, I nearly caved tonight and ate something. I didn’t but it’s going to be a long weekend, any suggestions, I have jelly made for snacking, I have water ready for drinking and the milk is going down a treat it just seems like such a long time to 3pm on Monday, at least then I’ll definitely be on the home stretch so to speak.
Fingers crossed I can resist temptation till then, I keep telling my self to be strong, really don’t know if I’ve got it in me. Sorry to sound like I’m whinging, I thought I was doing really well until tonight, I don’t want to spoil it but it’s so hard……
Thanks for listening, you guys are my rock.
xxxxMarch 18, 2011 at 10:22 pm #43056JayseeMember
Good on you for not caving in!! I know well how that last weekend feels! Try to keep busy, re-read any notes on the op you have so you feel totally prepared. I also spent a lot of time looking at all the before and after photos that you can find all over the internet and knowing thatll be you VERY soon. I looked at clothes websites at nice things Ill be able to wear when Ive lost ( a bit shallow I know, but nice all the same). Think how much more youll be able to do, how life will improve dramatically and you are only a few days away now. I also watched a few films to keep my mind focussed on something else. Youre doing brilliantly and youre almost there now, stay strong!! xxMarch 18, 2011 at 10:46 pm #43050
Thank you so much for your reply, it’s given me some things to think about doing over the weekend, I appreciate the thought.
I’m driving my hubby crazy at the moment, I keep ording clothes from the simply be book and then sending them back, it’s nice to think I will be reording in a smaller size soon, that’s the thought that will keep me going this weekend.
Again, thank you for your advice.
xxxMarch 18, 2011 at 11:23 pm #43048stilltryingsohardMember
Actually Lesley- you might be better off(although it’s way more difficult I will agree)
to try to think about how you will cope post surgery when you feel hungry and how you will cope when your surgery doesn’t allow you to eat?
TRY to use this time wisely by thinking of devloping “coping stratergies” for not eating -actually its fine immediately post op
but after 8 weeks or so it may well change and you will have to think of what you will do when your good old friend food is
no longer there?
All the very best for your special day
xMarch 19, 2011 at 12:01 am #43054IreneMember
Good luck for Monday, not that you need luck, it is the start of your new life and that is really what it is a new YOU. Well done for not caving in. It will be soo much easier for the surgeon if you haven’t eaten anything and soooo worthwhile for you.
Look forward to hearing about you onward journey.March 19, 2011 at 8:30 am #43059GannyParticipant
Well done you for not caving in. I had that on day 5, was so craving food, any food, jelly didn’t help and no amount of fluid filled me but I got through it with a lot of advice and encouragement form the guys on here. I know these last few days are going to be tough but my way of thinking is if I can cope with the milk diet and get through the week I have had without the crutch of food then it must put me in good stead for the weeks to come.
How I am going to cope these last few days is, I have got my bag out so that it is insight so I know it won’t be long now. Going to keep very busy cleaning house, changing beds, ironing etc. things I know I won’t be able to do for couple of weeks and on Tuesday the day before op I am having a “me” day, going to have my hair done, nice long soak in bath and just relax, early bed as we are leaving home at 4am and I will see you on Wednesday, not the least nervous YET just excited.
I know the milk diet has been hard (harder than I thought) but I know it has worked, don’t know how much weight I have lost but boy can I feel the difference already, not so breathless, can walk further now and my clothes are looser and that is what is pushing me on as well, if I feel like this after loosing this amount of weight, what am I going to feel like when I lose more.
Stick with it and see you soon.
Elaine xxMarch 19, 2011 at 9:40 am #43046AnonymousGuest
You have come so far and will stick to the diet because you are strong. your determined and you know it is the right thing to do.
It is not a puishment although sometimes it feels like it…..
Your have a perfectly little liver ready for Tuesday and thats all because you have been strong and perservered.
Take a minute to congratulate yourself, its no easy task.
You will be rewarded with so much soon enough, the adventure is going to knock your socks off.
the adventure is going to be awesome just as soon as you get over the recovery….
join the team, the bunch of lucky losers and know your never alone……
We are here for you through thick, fat and thin.
Wishing you a painfree and trouble free recovery. Wishing you well…
Buzz xxxMarch 19, 2011 at 10:41 am #43055ANN410Member
hi Lesley, well done lesley, keep up your good work, you will soon be on the losers bench. your not that far from me, when you are feeling well , maybe we could meet up at ashford outlet, x xMarch 19, 2011 at 10:48 am #43057CandyMember
you can do it!!!! you are on the down hill and what a lovely prize at the end just think of that swimsuit for are swimming classes i have lots of house work ironing and of course theres always the garden that you can do lol
it was lovely to meet you last week and you are in my thoughts so take care and keep going
catch up soon
love Denise xMarch 19, 2011 at 10:54 am #43058CandyMember
how are you doing ? i have been managing ok and still eating puree diet which im finding more difficult looking forward to moving on to the next stage but slowly slowly. i have my follow up appointment on the 12/4/11 don’t know if yours is the same time it would be nice to see you again
DeniseMarch 19, 2011 at 9:05 pm #43051
Thank you all so much for your help and advice, I think I was having a very low day yesterday but reading your post and the advice offered has helped. Going through this two weeks, of 13 days in my case, has made me realise that I can do it, so far I’ve lost 10 pounds, that is amazing for me, that’s the most I’ve every lost. Plus, and this makes the last two weeks all worthwhile, while in M&S this morning I tired something on and it fitted, that is the first time I’ve got anything in M&S to fit, in a very long time so, yes my resolve is strong again and I am ready for the rest of my life.
Denise, as much as I’d love to come over the help you out, my own ironing in begining to look like mount everest, if I don’t do it soon I’ll have the whole himalayas there, sorry, I will take you up on that shopping trip to Ashford though, it’s a date, perhaps we could meet up with ANN410.
Anyway, that’s for the advice, encouragement and support, you guys are THE BEST.
xxxxMarch 20, 2011 at 5:51 am #43047Ms EllieMember
Hi there Lesley you are allowed to have a “down day” I can feel one coming on myself today!!!!! Congratulations on the weight loss so far are you doing the milk diet???? You must be up for surgery then real soon. M & S wow!!!!! I can’t wait to shop In those kind of shops well done!!!!
Much love Ellie xxxxMarch 20, 2011 at 10:36 am #43052
H Miss Ellie
Good to hear from you, to answer your questions yes I am doing the milk diet, finding it a bit of a trial this morning, hubby has gone to work and I’m on my own, keep getting the urge to mouch but I have lots to keep me busy, it’s just getting the motivation to get on with it. My operation is on Tuesday, 22nd, so only one whole day of the lovely milk diet to go and yippee I can have an oxo for lunch tomorrow, instead of milk shake, before my jelly.
Why are you having a low day, your doing beautifully, keep up the good work.
Well housework doesn’t do itself so I suppose I should get going, I’m going to treat myself to long bubble bath later, that’s something to look forward to !!!! lol.
Take care and keep your chin up.
xxxMarch 20, 2011 at 2:22 pm #43060GannyParticipant
I am a day behind you on the milk diet and I must say I now fed up with it lol, what is keeping me going is after today I have full day left to do, brought the last of the milk in yesterday so the end is in sight. The only worrying thing is I have now started with the sniffles, just hoping it is an early touch of hay fever as I have been out and about in the garden and with everyone beginning to cut the grass it may be grass pollen that is causing it, fingers crossed anyway.
Elaine xxMarch 21, 2011 at 3:50 pm #43053hazelann70Member
I wonder if all these sniffles is anything to do with the milk diet. I remember being told years ago that milk and dairy increases the mucus production. Just a thought!
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