After a long process of meeting with the Weight Loss Clinic in Las Cruces, consideration for surgery in town, and changes in plans, I’m finally meeting with the Bariatric Surgeon tomorrow. Dr. Bock will see me tomorrow at 2 pm at UNM (University of New Mexico) Hospital.
I’m being picked up at 8:30 in the morning to travel from Las Cruces to Albuquerque NM. It is about a 3 hour drive. So, I’ll be taking water and out of courtesy of the driver, I’ll be wearing a mask. That should be fun (sarcasm). It’s all in the name of safety, right?
I have mixed emotions about this appointment. I’m wondering what is going to be required, what tests they will want to do, what recommendations will be made, etc. I’m also meeting Dr. Bock for the second time and will want to get his professional opinion on what I should expect.
Remember, we are not just dealing with a patient who is undergoing Bariatric surgery. There are other underlying health issues that I’m dealing with. Namely, the parastomal hernia that is under my liver. There could potentially be complications and risks. It all will be based on his recommendation and his professional decisions.
I have a list of questions regarding what procedures will be taken and how long after surgery, I’ll be able to get my hernia looked at. There is a lot to consider. I’m also fearful that they will delay surgery for other reasons. I just won’t know until I get into the office and talk to Dr. Bock and the dietitian.
I’ll definitely do a follow-up post on what happens and what is recommended. You’ll see that tomorrow night or Saturday morning, depending on how late I get home.
Send some prayers, well wishes, or magic fairy dust my way, please.
I am doing well and keeping calm, but I’d be lying to say that I wasn’t nervous. But I also know that God has a plan and I’m trusting it.
I’m more anxious to get this ball rolling than I am nervous. It’s important to get this taken care of. I’ve been on a liquid diet for 6 weeks. It’s not fun and I have weathered through fairly well.
I’ll update soon and tell you how it goes.
Until then, thank you for your support and well wishes.