This morning I went to LabCorp on my way to the gym to have six tubes of blood drawn for presurgery prep for my surgery tomorrow. I had to have a CBC, Complete Metabolic Panel, HIV, TSH, HCG, and some other test I have never heard of. I am so sick of them always sticking me in my left arm. Thank goodness that arm and vein have healed since it has had a little rest since October.
After my labs, I ran to the grocers to get chicken breast, fresh mushrooms (to make garlic mushroom chicken) and fish fillets. I had fish and hushpuppies for breakfast after I got back from the my morning weight training. Today was leg, glutes and abs day. Note, I have lost 22 lbs thus far !!
I am going through mental withdrawals since cutting out beef and pork from my diet. In doing research, I learned that pork, beef, and lamb are carnivores which produce a sugar that human bodies do not. By eating it, our immune systems inflame and go into attack mode. It is advised that we consume no more than two grams per day. Since I have autoimmune issues and I need to keep my immune system at bay, I have temporarily cut those meats from my diet. I will eat chicken, turkey and fish from here on out.
So, I am trying to figure out what to wear tonight ! I am in DC area at my moms and the temperature has plummeted. It is NEGATIVE SIX outside with the wind chill ! UGH. It is going to be snowing in NYC tomorrow. I will arrive in NYC tomorrow morning at 5 am and have to report to the hospital at 6 am for my procedure. I will be on the table at 7:30 am so please send up some prayers and well wishes for me at that time. The procedure should be thirty minutes tops. I am nervous because my OB is not on call tomorrow and one of the female doctors in the practice, whom I have never met, is doing my procedure. For those who know me, I research the HELL out of doctors and staff that I deal with and do not like change at all ! I wish Dr. K were able to do my surgery, but it is what it is…