I had my one month follow-up visit with Dr. Syn today. He is my bariatric surgeon.
I had lost 32 pounds – which is what I had estimated on my scale also. He had wanted me to lose 27 by the end of the first month, so I am right on target.
He said that I was looking great and that things were progressing as planned.
He said to come back in 2 more months by which time he would like to see me lose 20 more pounds.
My wound is just a little 4 inch line down the middle of my tummy – looks great – should heal up nicely to be just a little white line.
I have not felt “great” over the past week or two but I kept laying it off that I had just had surgery and probably needed to rest more or eat more or whatever – I just kept making “reasons” and “excuses” for how I felt - but, finally figured out that my blood pressure was too low and was dropping when I stand up – so, I stopped my blood pressure meds (toprol 50 and maxzide) and I feel better today than I have in a week or two.
All I could think about before was wanting to lay down.
I didn’t know my b/p was too low – all I knew was that I felt like crap.
Finally, I was like – DUH!
So, I had a friend take a lying and standing b/p for me and I was dropping considerably.
I talked with Dr. Syn about this at my appointment today – and told him that I have an appointment with my cardiologist next week anyway – he said to continue to hold my b/p meds until that appointment (obvious!)
Besides all of that medication rigmarole – all is well.
My eating is going well.
Mostly trying to concentrate on getting my protein in first, a few veggies and a tiny bit of fruit – I can still only eat about 3 fl oz @ one time. I have some small Dixie cups that are 3 oz so, I mostly eat out of those – I am still not feeling hunger or fullness, so, I am afraid that I am going to overeat and throw up – I am scared to death to throw up since I had surgery, so, I am still measuring all of my food.
I can only say that I wish I had felt as well the past couple of weeks as I do now.
I called in yesterday – since all I could think about was laying down And I had class today – and I have class again tomorrow – so, hopefully by Thursday when I go back to work I will be on top of my game (for a change).
Bobby has definitely noticed a change in my appearance – said that he thinks I am getting skinnier from the top down – I know what he means – I actually told Dr. Syn that I didn’t see breast reduction as a risk of the surgery – he laughed – but it’s true – had to break out the wonder bra today.
I was driving to church Sunday and Devin said that he thought I looked like I was shrinking – he said that my arms looked too small, Sean said that he like the “old cuddly” mommy better – I told him that even though I was getting smaller – I would still be cuddly. He smiled. Devin told Sean “mommy looks like a Babe” they both laughed – so did I
Kids are so funny! Makes you wonder what they think about doesn’t it!
So, I guess that some of the results are noticeable – but, I am still primarily focused on what and when I am supposed to eat and take my vitamins etc – maybe in a couple of months I will be more about the wt loss than I am right now – still trying to “get over myself”
Much love – thanks for all of your notes and calls –I appreciate your interest and concern.
please see updated photos