Wow - can't believe how long it's been since I posted. I just realized that I didn't take 4 month pictures this month! Damn!! I was supposed to take them on 7/3. Let's see, it's 7/14 now. I guess I will just have to skip this month! I hate that. I was doing so well taking pictures too! I did take measurements. Ken's been working really long hours lately so by the time he gets home, I'm already ready for bed and don't want to take pictures in my pj's!! Life sure has been busy lately.
We just got back from a business trip in Atlanta. (My company). We had a good time. Hey - didn't even need a seat belt extender on the flight - woo hoo! I still don't fit "normally" in the seat - thankfully Ken is small. But, it was very manageable and I have no complaints. We did a LOT of walking in Atlanta. I got tired just because it was so freaking hot but I didn't get out of breath like I would have before surgery. That part was nice.
Oh, and the compliments were nice too!! Saw lots of people that I hadn't seen in a while and also wives of employees that I hadn't seen in a while. I wish I could have taken pictures of their WIDE EYES as they looked at me and said - wow, you look great!!! Reminds me of the credit card commercials..."priceless".
The only bad part of the trip was my period started - THE DAY WE LEFT - and is still hanging on. (insert curse words here). 4 days away from my child, ALONE WITH MY HUSBAND and this is what happens. GRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!
I had some carbonation for the first time! We were invited to hospitality suites every night. I wasn't brave enough to try alcohol but Friday night I decided to try a Diet Mountain Dew. It went down fine - no problems at all. I ended up having 3 the whole time we were there. Oh, also had some Diet Coke on the plane. No problems there either. I don't plan on making it a habit but it was nice to fit one more piece of the "normalcy puzzle" into place, if you know what I mean.
Life is really good. So far, nothing I've tried has bothered me. I'm still holding off on the high sugar things. I don't want to go down that road. But everything else is great. I am so thankful and so lucky and I know it. I read about people that have problems with certain foods and some that just have digestion problems in general after surgery and I am so thankful I am not one of them. If you are reading this and you are having problems, I am truly sorry for that. I can't imagine what you are going through.
That's about all that's going on right now. Life is just trucking along and I'm trying to keep up! I'll try to update more regularly but please know that all of my "friends" are in my thoughts a lot!!!