The never ending phase of testing…

YO! I’m back.

Seriously, though. The past few weeks have been extra crazy. In the past two weeks, since I blogged last, I decided to start up my own small business (still in the VERY early phase!) which has taken up an insane amount of my time trying to get that off the ground. Plus, I’m in that point of pre-op where I feel like the tests will never end.

In actuality, it was only 2 tests, but I’ve been trying to get all my appointments squared away prior to surgery. I had my second weigh in my with doctor and I lost a whopping 2lbs since my first appointment to start my doctor supervised nutrition. I’m doing Weight Watchers, since my insurance allows it and my doctor is happy with me doing it. In the 3 weeks leading up to my doctors appointment, I wasn’t losing a thing! If I’m being honest, I could’ve tracked better and ate better foods and not indulged when I did. But, when I finally started working out more, more than just walking, I finally saw some change. *Phew.

So, I’m trying to really focus on getting my workouts in and really be good about tracking. I’ve been cleaning up what foods we have in the house. Not bringing home all sorts of chocolate and trying all sorts of things that I see other VSG patients getting the OK to eat (Hello, sugar free popsicles). I’ve been trying all sorts of protein too, to try and prep myself for my new life and what I might like (although, I am aware that my tastes may change, and hey, I’m cool if they do!) So, please, any support from anyone reading this would be so amazing!

Last week, I had my psych evaluation and my endoscopy all in the same day. I was super nervous for my psych clearance, I don’t know why. But she was dope and I had no problem opening up to her. Not at all what I had expected, but she made me comfortable which I needed. After that, I had my endoscopy, which went well!

I’m thankful that all the people my surgeon is referring me to are excellent at what they do. They know my surgeon, they make this process easier for me, because it’s easy to get confused! I didn’t known what to expect for an endo and I was surprised when it only took a few mins. While I waited in the hospital bed, I prayed and God answered my prayers. Nothing serious to report from my endo. I have a very small hiatal hernia and some signs of acid reflux, which even with that, I am thankful it’s not a large hernia and something worse like GERD or something.

Tomorrow morning is my bloodwork. Then that’s it for testing until I see my surgeons PA later this month and from what I know, more tests!

I appreciate all the testing, but good God, it’s exhausting.
Anyone else feel overwhelmed with all the testing?

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