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My name is Sara and I am on the quest for a better me! I was banded on May 23, 2012. Come join along and help me stay accountable!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Meeting my bandster class tomorrow!

So, my doctor does all his surgery's on Wednesday's.  He has "classes" of band recipients.  1 week and a half before your surgery, it is Pre-Op day.  Tomorrow is that day for me.  So I'm heading to bed now, and fasting in the am before heading to the hospital.  Check in at 7:45 and then I will do my EKG, blood work and barium swallow.  Apparently there are 8 of us getting banded on the 23rd.  We all will be traveling around the hospital in a pack tomorrow getting all the tests done.  I think this is partly convenience and partly for a built in support group :-)  I'm kind of excited about meeting the rest of them, but let me tell you - I'm actually super nervous about the barium swallow.  I'm a super gagger when it comes to certain textures and really can't hold down any liquid meds... YUCK!  I'm hoping I don't puke.... Send out some positive vibes for me tomorrow!

Since I am actually only 10 days out, I've officially started stockpiling the "stuff" - you know, the stuff that is listed on every forum.  Here's what I came home to today.

Yep, I'm addicted to internet shopping... It is just so easy!  That is three amazon boxes, a box of samples from unjury and some shampoo / conditioner I ordered. It's like Christmas at my house!


  1. I am all about the internet shopping too!! I love amazon and have a prime membership. I get my quest bars and atkins shakes off there. I also get stuff from netrition. Good luck!

  2. woot woot...so close now! How fun. I like that you get to know others banded on the same day... definitely bond like that!

  3. Good luck with all your tests today. Hopefully the barrium wasn't too bad. that was the hardest for me as well. It's great that you get to meet your band day buddies.

  4. Let me know about the Barium I do that I belive after my surger ont he 23rd before I am discharged? God I hope that sounds correct....

    are you doing a week of liquids too?