I have a surgery date for my gastric bypass! Well, I am "penciled in" until the official approval from my insurance, but have been talking to my case manager and she's all but said it will get the green light. :-) There was a difficult moment when the scheduler called and said they were full up for December and I'd have to wait for January, and I will admit, I burst into tears. :-( I've written before how I teach at college, and waiting until January would really mess up my Winter quarter classes. I have three weeks off for winter break and had been hoping and hoping I could do it then. I asked if there was any way she could talk to the surgeon, and she agreed, although told it me it probably wouldn't help. (It's not just him, it's having a bed available and the other staff, etc.) After a couple nail-biting hours, she called back with the good news! She says this hardly ever happens...just another confirmation that the universe is conspiring for me in getting this done. She says it's a New Years present, and I agree. How wonderful to be able to enter 2013 on this path to improved health. I also turn 50 on December 26th--another milestone.
We have very low-key plans for tomorrow--we're vegetarian, so I'm cooking a Tofurkey--but that's all for the best, since I'm just in time to start my 3 weeks of very-low-calorie diet pre-surgery (1000 calories/day). Luckily it doesn't need to be liquid or any special thing except just keeping the calories in range and the protein at least 60 grams.
Best wishes for the holiday weekend, and happy thanksgiving to all who celebrate it!