Anyway, I bruise pretty easily, at least this one I can hide behind a pair of jeans. If this is an indication of how my face will bruise after surgery, I will look like a human punching bag! Needless-to-say, I am now forbidden from mowing the lawn, at least that part of it. I don't think I'd want to take the chance post-op anyway of getting thrown off again.
On another note, I went shopping yesterday to start picking up some "supplies". So, I got one of those trusty magic bullets, since I've heard such rave reviews about them. Between that and the blender and juicer we already have, I should be set for mixing up many post-op concoctions.
I picked up a 6 pack of soft-bite spoons for infants, 3 sippy cups, and a baster. I also ordered and received the zip-n-squeeze bags, so I am hoping that between all of these feeding methods, I should have my bases covered given I will be banded for 6-8 weeks. Plus, I am guessing I will get some syringes in the hospital.
I picked up 2 notebooks, one for writing (communicating) and another for my meds journal. I also picked up 2 bottles of hydrogen peroxide (this is my OS's preferred method of rinsing my mouth - 3 parts water to 1 part peroxide), Afrin, non-drowsy children's Sudafed (liquid), Sudacare shower soothers (vaporizing shower tablets), and Ferro-Sequels High Potency Iron Supplement (recommended by my OS to take one month pre-op). And I bought one of those baby suctions, thanks to Rachel's post ... to keep some of that post-op drool under control.
Last, but not least, I picked up some All-Bran Fiber Drink Mix (pink lemonade flavor), whch packs 10 g dietary fiber into a 16 oz drink:
I'll try it this week to see how it takes ... I was thinking I might be able to incorporate it into some smoothies post-op to keep my fiber up.
I still have quite a few other things on the list, but it's a start. I don't want to be stressed the week before and have to pick everything up at the last minute. Thanks everone for all of your tips on what is needed ... it really helps to be prepared.