Monday, September 13, 2010

Wonderful weekend [and Post-Op Education Consult] - ✔

Fall weekends rock! If you haven't figured it out by now,

After church yesterday we took a ride around Cades Cove, an 11-mile scenic route through the Smoky Mountains. We live just about 25-30 minutes away, but it's a favorite place for the locals. The weather was perfect, the leaves falling, lots of people out and about; so lovely. My dad left yesterday for a business trip, so when we got back home I threw a bag together and went and stayed with my mom for the night. We always have so, so much fun! So very blessed with such wonderful, God-loving parents!

My Post-Op Education consult was this morning. I've officially been given the in's and out's of banding, all the do's and don'ts and my post-op diet advancement. I'm sure all advancement diets are the same, but just in-case mine vary from the rest [and for the newbies], it includes: Continue liquids through next Tuesday [9/21], 9/22 - 9/24: Clear liquids only. 9/25-10/9: Liquids only. 10/10 - 10/24: Soft Creamed Foods (soup broths, cream broths, yogurt, etc.) Week 4: Fill No.1 - back clear liquids, advance to liquids/softs, as tolerated.  Week 5: Advance to solids, as tolerated. So, for dramatic purposes, I [should] be able to eat in [drum roll please; rump, pa, rump, pa, rump, pa], 49 days. What will my first meal be post banding [also to be known as my belated birthday dinner], you ask? Grilled ground turkey breast w/ fresh lemon and snap peas. Just sayin'. I did give kudos to all your wonderful blogs when talking to the nurse today! Thank you for providing your journey; I've learned so much.

Real quick, you know I've been debating on "who to tell?". I've decided to only tell who I've told so far. I know these people will be the most supportive during this journey; and that's all I need. 

Looking forward to catching up on your weekend! 

the leaves are changing! eek!

what i see, everyday. 

Primitive Cades Cove Baptist Church

J inside the sanctuary. 

loves him.


me & J.

Dusty loves going on his rides.

i'm a wanna-be photographer. 


  1. Gorgeous pictures! I grew up in NC and went to college in Asheville. I love the Smokey mountains and Fall.

  2. I love fall too. Love your pictures.


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