been awhile on June 21, 2009 6:43 pm
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It's been a little while since I've posted. I am doing good, pain is all the way gone, all my little incisions are all healed up even "the leaker" I went for asthma med refills last week, and i was down to 231 at the dr's office, so that makes 33 pounds so far, I like what my wii fit says better, 227 LOL.... but either way it's better than the 264 i weighed when i met my surgeon. My blood pressure was 121/80 I haven't been on my blood pressure meds since surgery. Food wise, things are the same.... I can eat anything, it's crazy. Today I had 1 egg beater egg with ham and cheese, that was at 9:30, then for lunch around 1:30 i had half a pure protein bar, and a slice of 2% sharp cheddar ( i love sharp cheeses) boy was i stuffed... so went out and cut the yard, that took like 1 1/2 hours, but I do it the "lazy way" i have a riding mower!! before i cut grass, i started dinner... chicken parmesan, green beans and garlic rosemary red potatoes. So about 6:30 I had a piece of chicken breast with a spoon of diced tomatoes, i forgot about my potatoes... but then i went and ate a bite of one, it sooo yummy. Since i don't think i got enough protein i had 1/2 a slim fast with nectar protein in it, I'm sure that gave me a extra 25-30g. So i should be good for today. Yesterday i tried that natural peanut butter.... that stuff will fill up up!! i had 2 tablespoons, and 4 crackers.... i was full the rest of the day!! i made rotisserie chicken last night, i'm back to the chicken salad thing. I've been eating those southwest chicken breast strips at work for lunch, with cheese. Then i take a light and fit drinkable yogurt, that's good for 6g protein. Been having a problem with constipation, even with colace and prunes, milk of magnesia has got to be the nastiest stuff i have tasted since liver, it just about makes me BARF
so if anyone reads this and has any suggestions, i need them!! Happy Losing All!!!
feeling full??? When does it happen on June 8, 2009 3:35 pm
I had surgery on 5-5-09. At first it was if i was stuffed after a half of slim fast. Now that I am on a regular diet, i cannot sense the feeling of fullness. I eat a little then stop, because I'm scared i'm going to mess something up. Today for breakfast i had a 1/2 package of weight control oatmeal with skim milk, then snack was a sugar free applesause, lunch was 2 bites of a bubba burger (no bread) and 12 nuts, then a snack of 1/2 a protein bar and a baby bell cheese. For dinner i had 3 small slices of reduced fat smoked sausage, and about 2 forks a saurkraut, and a little mustard. I hear others saying, that the food feels stuck, or pain, nausea or feeling of fullness. I do not have any of these symptoms, what gives? I do not want to fail, at yet another weight loss... I did lose 4 pounds last week, i am now 260, from 264. I just want to feel full...I am not having a problem with head hunger, if i do, i drink a protein enriched crystal light, or i have a sugar free life saver, if it's not too late, i may have a yogurt or a protein cappuccino. I'm so afraid of over eating, streching my stoma, or stomach... it's just a worry that eats a me, why can i seem to eat anything?? so far my only thing that bothered me was the cream of wheat, that i didnt know had 13g sugar... i keep my sugars under 5g and my carbs under 15g, i do not have have white bread, only light wheat, and a 1/2 piece at a time. I have no problem eating a 1 egg omlette with cheese and salsa, and a 1/2 piece of bread, is too much?
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incision oozing on June 5, 2009 6:09 pm
When I had my 1 month post op, my Dr. found a partially exposed stitch and removed it from one of my incisions. I noticed last night, it is leaking a small amount of fluid, kind of pinkish to clear, not much.... smaller than a dime, but bigger than a eraser top. So i called in today, the bariatric nurse is gone until Tuesday, and my Dr was not in yet. So she told me i could walk in to wound care any day of the week if I was concerned. Which I kinda am. So anyway, i cleaned it up, and put anti-bacterial ointment on it and band-aid. I'm going to see how it goes until Monday, if it is still oozing on Monday, I'm going to walk into wound care, and have take a look. I figure as long as it not "smelly" or infected looking, it should be okay. As for food I'm doing great. I can eat anything so far. I haven't tried a whole lot, I did eat chili with kidney beans last night and tonight. I think the chicken salad phase has run it's course (lol) I'm back to chicken strips. Pain is all but gone, i worked 7 hours today... and my feet hurt, that was it!! guess that's good news. I've been so busy working, I haven't used my wii since last weekend. I need to get on this weekend for sure. I found out prunes work real well, even though I take colace each day. But that milk of magnesia stuff is awful, think I'll stick to prunes (lol)
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1 month follow up on June 1, 2009 7:21 pm
Went to see Dr Olsen today, all is well i am down 20 pounds from surgery day, and 27 pounds total. I had a piece of stitch working it's way out of one of my incisions, she had to take it out. Guess that's why it was red. She told me push the protein otherwise I may start having problems around the 3rd month or so. I have to follow up in two months, with my surgeon and nutritionist, i think I'll be getting blood work then. Hopefully they will find a vein the first time!! I am addicted to home made chicken salad, with ff mayo, relish and onions. I get a big rotisserie chicken from Sams and use all white meat, and my husband takes the rest to work for a few days. it's fast and easy to eat at work, and i take a 1/2 piece of light wheat bread, it seems strange having bread, the last i had bread was april 21
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