It All Starts Tomorrow

Yup. I’m starting to freak out.

Tonight at midnight I officially switch to a liquid diet. I can still have protein shakes with fat free milk, so that will likely substitute for my meals. The hospital gave me a couple of bottles of something that should help with nausea. I will drink one at 6:00pm and another at 9:00pm. There is a third bottle but I don’t know exactly when to have that yet. I will get a call sometime tomorrow afternoon giving me the scheduled time for the surgery and what time I should arrive and all that. The third bottle of stuff will be taken three hours before the surgery.

Then on Wednesday the shit will hit the fan and everything I do will be different from then on. The thing that I currently refer to as my stomach will be referred to as the pouch, and my goal in life will be to protect the pouch. Also my goals for the first week or two will be to stay hydrated and to avoid blood clots.

I can do that. I just don’t know what it’s going to feel like yet.

Yup. I’m starting to freak out.