Well so much for "relaxing" and "recovering" lol - real life has kicked in full steam ahead! Its all good though cause I feel fine (pain wise). I still dont know what "hungry" is going to feel like as I am having to remind myself to eat at the times they set up for me, take my vitamins and of course... sip, sip, sip. I have got the morning routine down. I cant do proper breakfast in the morning, so what I have sorted out for now at least is:
6a up - wake Aly for school; grab pre-mixed liquid vitamin / fiber water (this is only till 2 week post op appt - then should be switched to chewables - which would be much easier and faster) and drink that until gone.
7:15a - home from taking Aly to school, and usually vitamins finally down, so make an 8oz milk protein shake - drink till gone (here comes the burps.. lol)
7:45a - make sure Alex is up for school - start drinking water.
Noon-1p - make something (if able) for lunch (or a shake if cant cook).
5-6p - dinner w/ family (hardest part of this is the no drink while eating thing.. VERY difficult)
6-6:30p - walk around block
This is when my routine hasnt gotten so good yet. I am getting VERY tired (like fall asleep with little notice kind of tired) - and VERY early! So I am not getting my night snack or my night time vitamins in all the time. Nor am I hitting the 80oz liquid everyday. Surprising cause I am never without a drink - but its just not enough most days. I am hoping that once I go to chewable - the vitamins will get easier to get down. Main problem is I am not fond of the citrus flavor of the multi, so it takes awhile to get the 8-11 ounces down - and I end up falling asleep before I do.
Last night I was watching Tudors with hubby and with no warning - all of a sudden felt EXTREMELY drunk and exhausted. Hubby woke me up and helped me to bed and must have even covered me up. I remember taking a nice long hot shower and feeling nice and relaxed after - and I remember watching the beginning of that episode of Tudors - and Thats all folks lol. Hopefully the energy comes back..
I havent weight myself in a few days and am not gonna until Thursday am. I go to Dr Kim that day for my 2 week post op - and want an idea of where I will be at. Since hubby has this week off too - he will be coming with me to this one. I am looking forward to talking to Dr Kim and finding out really how I am doing.
I also recently found out my sister-in-law had the surgery as well. EIGHT days after mine! And neither of us knew the other was even thinking about it till last minute. Pretty cool huh!? So there are three members of my family, besides me, that have gotten the bypass. Sad part is all three of them are up north where our family is from. So I am all alone down here
Well its time to get the ball rolling again here.. Gotta LOOOOVE Mondays (SOOOO NOT!) lol
Till next time
hugs & prayers