I need to get back on track and think this is the perfect time. Is there anyone else out there who has gotten off track and is looking to find support?
Quoted from C_sharp
You may want to look at some of our fresh start threads.
Quoted from ruthiegirlI've never been a big fan of "New Year's Resolutions." When I'm ready to make a positive change in my life, why wait for January? Every day I try my best to take proper care of myself, though I often do fall short.
I personally like the weekly FS threads for "being accountable with diet and exercise" and the monthly FS threads for random chatting about our lives (AKA emotional support and maintaining a sense of community.)
The weekly threads went on for a while but then we all got too busy and forgot. How about we start one on January 2nd, for the week of the 2nd-7th (starting on Wednesday and ending on Sunday) and then we resume Monday-Sunday weekly threads from that point on?
Quoted from ruthiegirlI've never been a big fan of "New Year's Resolutions." When I'm ready to make a positive change in my life, why wait for January?
This might be difficult during my surgery and recovery, but I believe that eating right prior to surgery will speed my recovery. I need to get back out and exercise as well, which will help control my blood pressure.
Quoted from Spring
You will be doing yourself the most fabulous favor if you will do everything you can to get fit before this surgery. I have another story to tell about that. My sister had to have a hysterectomy, so she came back home from another state to have it. She was taking every supplement known to man to help recovery from surgery several weeks before the date. After the surgery she already had a ton of supplements ready to take, and we were scared out of our wits to give them to her, but she insisted that we give them to her even though she was not even supposed to have any liquid yet. I don't know how on earth she got them down, but she did! To make the story short, her doctor was shocked at her recovery. Three days later she was dismissed, caught a plane back home and never had any problems at all. Most amazing thing besides my mother's ordeal that I ever saw!! Supplementation before and after surgery definitely works!!
Another little story: I had to have a polp removed (or at least my doctor thought so) when I was pregnant with our second child. I had been totally sick with nausea for a solid three months before this surgery took place. I was barely able to get my supplements down, but I did. I instructed my husband about how to make me a super duper smoothie with everything but the sink in it to bring to the hospital when he came to be with me for the surgery. When they got me back to my room I immediately drank the entire 16 ounces. My husband was scared to death that I was going to throw the whole thing up, and the nurses would throw HIM out!! Anyway, a nurse came in about thirty minutes later and said, "Honey, we will give you some ice in about an hour." After she left we couldn't help but laugh. I was feeling GREAT! No nausea for the first time in three months!! So take good care of yourself, Jane, and I think you will be all right!
Sounds like a great plan! I am working on my health before the surgery. Let's hope things go well :)