Well, I think I'm over the worst part of the liquid diet already. At least I hope it stays this way!
I took 2 Advil last night to take care of the headache and got a good nights sleep. When I woke up this morning I was happy to realize I didn't have a headache, and I wasn't feeling too incredibly hungry.
Today I went for my pre-admission testing at the hospital. It made for a long day, but the good thing is, it's done! My appointment was at 9:30, but I got there around 9, and luckily they went ahead and started me early. First they sent me down to the lab for a urine sample (which is easy when you're on a liquid diet! lol), and a blood draw. From there it was down to radiology for a chest x-ray. Then it was back to the pre-admission testing area for an EKG and breathing test. Once all of the testing was done I met with a nurse, then the doctor for my final surgery clearance. I didn't get to leave until about 3:00, but the good thing is I'm done with all of my appointments before surgery! Oh - and I paid my bill in full! I don't think I can get much more official!
So here's what I've learned today about being on a liquid diet...it does get better, I can do it, and beef broth is actually really good on a freezing cold day, and when everything in is liquid...everything out will be too. (So, ah.....don't assume it's just gas!)
Well, I'm pretty much zapped for energy, so I think this is it for tonight.
Until next time...Hugs, Prayers & I'm Paid In Full and Clear!