Counting down the days to my Whipple procedure is very much like watching the clock countdown at Cape Canaveral. The timeline is set. The clock is running. Certain things have to be finalized or the clock stops — again.
It’s sorta like this scene from Apollo 13.
Yesterday it was my cardiologist. Today was the endocrinologist’s turn. She’s good.
We are go for launch.
There was one unexpected moment. I knew it was important to try and put on some pounds before the Whipple. Today the doctor said weight gain was more important today than strictly following the mostly carb free diet. I will taste a few sweet things over the next few days. Ahhhhhh.
There are some medication adjustments coming. The anti-coagulants I took after getting my heart stents will stop. I’ll be chugging a Magnesium Chloride (think bad cherry soda made with salt water) cleanse Sunday night.
Tic, tic, tic. Time to wait.