I am sitting here post-op almost three months. I can't believe how great I have done and how many questions I still have. I have lost 87 lbs. since Aug. 14th and 110 lbs. since last november when I was diagnosed with diabetes. I am no longer diabetic and while my weight loss is sporadic i average between 4-7 lbs. a week lost.
I wanted to keep up with this blog but I just wasn't able to do it. I hope to do better in the future.
Let's see, the day of surgery I went in and although I was a little nervous it was managable. Before I knew it I was coming out of it and my family was in the hallway waving at me as I was carted to my new room. I was up and walking that evening, somehting everyone needs to push to do, and left by Saturday afternoon. Although I would have been better in the hospital one more day, a situation at home arose where that wasn't possible, and I wanted to see my munchkin so badly.
It was probably a week before I felt like I wasn't death warmed over, it wasn't that bad but I didn't have much energy. By my 2 week appt. with Dr. H I was feeling pretty good and had lost a good amount of weight. I went back to work at the beginning of week 3 and didn't have much problem except for some mid-afternoon blah moments.
Getting my protein and water in has been hard, there are days it doesnt happen, and others it does. I'm on coffee again which is a mini-disapointment for me but a lot better than some other things I have seen people are doing.
I get so frustrated about low-fat, no fat, no carb, no sugar, etc. I know its best to eat healthy, and I am trying to get that under control, but I can't see living the rest of my life restricting myself to the nines. You can't live that way. Yes I have discovered that I do not dump, not something I wanted to know, but my life is changing regardless. I don't have to finish what's on my plate, I am amazed at the ammount of food that people will eat, esp. at a party or buffet setting, and I don't even want to be the person who can't get out of a chair by herself ever again.
What amazes me is how open I can be now about my weight. Before surgery i didn't want anyone knowing or guessing anywhere close to what I really was. Now i will tell anyone that I started out at 473 lbs. lost 20 lbs. between Nov. 08 and Aug. 09 and the rest later, after surgery. I haven't had any complications so far and for that I thank God but I think even if I had complications this would still be the best decision I ever made.
Well hope to get on here again soon.