Girl Scouts and Russian Brides….

Day 26 Optifast and T minus 4 days until surgery.

Well I successfully navigated my last weekend on Optifast.  Overall it has been a looooong 26 days with a lot of ups and downs along the way.  There were many temptatrions along the way and the capper was Saturday when the doorbell rang and I need to pay for my wife’s Girl Scout cookie order.  I came close to just giving them the money and telling them to keep their damn cookines, but my son was at the door with me and he grabbed the order and disappeared before I could get the money out of my pocket.  The family did their part and has kept them out of my sight and have not put them in the pantry next to my yummy Optifast shakes.  I still haven’t quite come to grips yet that I may never have a thin mint again, let alone a full sleeve of them and a tall glass of milk to go with it! For my Ukrainan brethern that have not had the opportunity to taste a Thin Mint or a Tag Along…you don’t know what your missing.  And for the record I did Google  Girl Scouts in the Ukraine and the first Google sponsored ad was for….go figure.

I can’t wait to get back to a  I just want to get to the point where I can have something “normal”  For whatever the reason I have been craving a giant sea scallop seared in olive oil and lightly dusted with a little seasoning…Which is something that I believe I will be able to eat after I am able to have “real” food again.  But why this is the thing I am craving most is beyond me,  probably much better that I crave this than a sleeve of Thin Mints.

So tomorrow is my last day on Optifast (Yoo-fucking-hoo)  and Wednesday I start on an all clear diet with nothing to eat or drink after midnight.  Need to be at the hospital by 6:00am on Thursday, surgery at 8:00am, out of the anesthesia by 11:00am and asking for my first sponge bath by noon.  Okay…scratch that.  More like asking for more pain meds at noon, I probably won’t be up for that sponge bath until at least later that afternoon.

Well folks that is all I have for now. I have a lot swirling around in my head and trying to find the time to get it all out prior to surgery will be difficult. I am hoping that while I am off I can address a few things that I have been wanting to write about and spend sometime writing more lengthy posts.  So if I don’t post anything again before Thursday don’t be too alarmed…and if I don’t post anything within a few days after Thursday, well then you have every right to be alarmed.


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