I can't believe on Monday it will be 2 weeks since surgery. That seems impossible, but everyday I look down at my belly (still patched with steri-strip bandages), I am reminded that this is not a dream!
Not too many struggles...nothing out of the ordinary. I have been beyond the blenderized diet. I'm not ashamed that I went beyond the recommendations of my surgeon because I haven't been able to find a protein supplement that works with my new pouch. Even soy--practically baby's milk--makes me sick. I'm definitely getting better at getting all my protein in. It feels good to get it all in while eating actual food (not drinking protein shakes in order to achieve it).
Today I tried the toppings off of a pizza today and learned quickly that pizza is not my best friend. I experienced food being stuck and I mean STUCK! I felt like I was going to die and if I wasn't going to, boy I wish I was. It hurt so bad and I was actually more embarrassed (because it was at family dinner and I had to leave the table). I definitely learned to importance of chew, chew, chew today! It was an experience I know I will probably have again, but am not looking forward to the next time.
My son is going to be starting daycare/preschool next week. He turns 2 on Nov. 7th. Oh how the time has flown by!!!! I'm currently looking for a new job since I'll now have a lot of available time and daycare, by now means, is free! LOL. We put his name on the waiting list (which hadn't moved in months) and a couple of days later...BOOM!...he got in! ISN'T THAT JUST LIKE GOD! My husband and I have an agreement (thanks to the advice of some of you members....
(JK) that I'm not allowed on my scale until my 2 week appointment with my surgeon. Although the changes are quite obvious. I've already had my first embarrassing moment (thankfully at home). My son was running from his dad and grabbed my leg to hide behind me and in the process of him scurrying to the floor, he took my skirt down with him. Needless to say, my husband enjoyed the free peep show. LOL.
I know others have spoken of this, but since surgery I haven't been able to get my husband off of me. LOL. Not that I'm complaining. I never thought that area of our life could get any better but apparently it can!
I'm having some trouble with drinking with meals because sometimes foods get stuck and liquids seems to help move things along. Walking helps A LOT with getting things moving along, so I walk around the house after meals.
I have some favorite foods (foods that generally work well for my pouch):
-->refried beans with cheese, onions and maybe a little sour cream (for extra protein)
-->ricotta cheese with marinera sauce
-->Atkins low sugar protein bars (I can only eat 1/3 of a bar)
Turns out the day of my surgery, my husband and son came down with strep throat and yes they brought it with them to the hospital. I tested negative but my doc put me on Augmentin just to make sure. She also said that I had my husband's viral infection, as well. I'm just now REALLY getting over it. After much sobbing and panicking my husband finally realized the seriousness of his actions and admitted that he should have gone to the doctor sooner (he had been hiding that he had been since 5 days prior to my surgery). Unfortunately because my mom is here, she was in danger for having it, as well, so she was also put on Augmentin because she recently had surgery herself (about 4 months ago). We're all doing a lot better. And looking and moving forward. Thank goodness for moms! Mine is always on me about taking ALL of my MANY meds and sipping and protein, protein, protein. Thanks mom! Take a bow, mom! We ALL love you.
Well, I guess that's all for this update. See you in a couple of days. Bye!