Maybe I'm a hybrid between Wesley and Woody.
I'm mean, I'm Black. Sexy as all get out, and my booty looks good in a pair of Biker Shorts and Nikes (Sorry, I'm not wearing Reeboks or even worse...L.A. Gear)
Or like Woody, people see this Big, Out of shape man, but put me on a court, or gridiron (Football Field for those playing at home) and I will work wonders.
Today (May 12th) marks 2 weeks to the minute that I was rolled into my room after my WLS. Besides the 6 surgical strips on my torso, and the full feeling I get from the smallest amount of substance, you can't tell me I had surgery.
Well maybe you can because my blood sugars has yet to rise above 150 since I've been home. I'm walking 2 miles a day, and I have yet to dump in any form.
I've learned a lot from all the months I've spent here reading post, asking questions and I really feel all that has paid off. I've been told I'm over doing it with the 2 miles so I've cut back and try to take it easy. I have not tried to lift anything heavy. That's a bit hard because sometimes I do have to use the bathroom.
(You'll catch that on the way home )
It's been a good 2 weeks overall. I do have my "Side effects of WLS" as a fellow patient called it yesterday. For me, it's with sleep. The first few nights at home, I had to sleep sitting up because it wasn't all that comfy in my bed. I can lay down now, but if I lay on either side of my body, I start to ache. I can lay on my stomach, but I don't like that feeling either. Now that leaves sleeping on my back......NAW! LOL
That and Protein. I know for sure that I'm not getting mine in yet, but that will change. I'm in the process of trying to figure out what works best for me.
I'm on full liquids now. I could have moved on to pureed today, but I pushed my first week of liquids until Fridays. It's easier for me to remember to move to the next stage.
Right now, besides water...Applesauce, Yogurt, and Cream of Chicken Soup is my man diet...
SIDE NOTE: Cream of Chicken Soup is now called "Man Pudding" so good...
At my visit to my PCP, that was the first time since leaving the hospital that I stepped on a scale. I lost 27 pounds in my first 10 days. I was full of so much fluid in the hospital that I actually gained weight and balloned back to 400 lbs, but as of last Friday, I'm rocking a 373 lb frame.
We'll see what the business is on Thursday when I see my surgeon.
So it's been a good look for me and I'm happy that everything went well in this journey. They say now the fun part starts. We'll see!!