Well, I guess my "reward" for looking at this situation with the right perspective is the next phone call I received!
Per the nurse at the bariatric clinic I'm going to I am on my liquid diet as of 2:59pm today! That's when she called to let me know that the Dr. said my BMI is "low" enough that 9 days on the liquid diet would be sufficient and he could do my surgery either Wednesday, Jan 13th or Tuesday, Jan 26th. I opted for the earliest! :) :) :) :)
Until next time....Hugs, Prayers & Only 9 Days!!!