Setback is a Setup for a Comeback!
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
"A setback is a set-up for a come-back!" I don't know who originally said it, but my old pastor said it a lot. I'm choosing to believe that when this setback hit.
One of the things that this clinic has you do is a sleep study, before you can have your surgery (as most of you know by now I'm getting RNY gastric bypass surgery soon-ish). Mine came back having only recorded 2 hours... it has to have at least 4 hours for accurate results. Phooey. This means I have to get another one done, and more time till I can have the test.
But, trying to look on the bright side, my study is in two weeks, my results will come in two more weeks and then I'll have to do a mostly liquid diet for two weeks. So at least a 6 week delay. I'm going to look at this as a time to get my other medical problems under control (like lack of sleep and my cough I've had for 10 months!). I think this can be a good thing, if I use the time wisely.
I've been so tired from lack of sleep that I've not been working out, I've not been getting my steps in... "I've not" a lot of things.
I did discover that being on a mostly shakes diet, if I have more normal meals than I'm supposed to I end up feeling awful and sluggish. When I have just my small meal or just my shake (aka not going out to eat) I feel so much lighter and more energetic. Big meals make me feel like falling asleep.
I think if I start working out again I'll be able to, after getting used to it again, have more energy from that too. Maybe I'll go work out before I wake up the kids, getting them ready in the morning without my coffee, I'm usually a bump on a lump making sure they do all they are supposed to get ready for the day. I'll try that in the morning. It will work as long as we don't have another cold sweep. Don't want to go out, even though it's like 5 minutes, all sweaty in the cold. Nope.
So I guess I'm saying this is my chance to get ready for my surgery over again but to try harder to give it my all. I must say I'm still a little bummed, but this is probably for the best.