7 Weeks post op
Apr 21, 2008
Exercise! Exercise! Exercise!
Thats made all the difference this week. I have been bike riding and walking and staying active. Diving and boating. It was what I needed to push the weight loss that little bit further. Have a conference for work this week so am sitting still all day so I am making sure that when I get home I am taking the dog for a walk and moving. After my first 1 hour bike ride I dropped 1kg overnight. Coincidence? Don't think so, my body needed something different.
Really noticed a difference in my clothes too, I am in between sizes now. I started at an 18 and am now 14-16 which is a little hard as my 16 pants are too loose. The eating is much better now as is the drinking. I am finding it easier to drink water too and life feels much more normal. I feel normal but thinner.
Week 6 Post Op
Apr 14, 2008
I THINK I AM IN A STALL?
I am eating fairly freely and drinking also but I think I have hit a stall. I have lost 4 pnd this week / 1kg. And to make matters worse I caught a cold! Ughhh Have to keep up the fluids.
Week 5-6 post op
Apr 11, 2008
I HAVE TURNED THE CORNER -Finally!
I am not sure what happened this week but something changed. I can eat more freely and drink more freely also. Its like a new lease on this thing! I am starting to feel better about the op now because I feel much more normal and so does my tummy. Previously I was feeling a bit alien like and that my tummy wasn't normal.
Others told me this would happen but I didn't know when. Hopefully it just gets better from here. Still get the occasional dizzyness and weak feeling but that is getting better by the day. My Dr prescribed me nexium and that stuff is just great - no burping, gas, reflux or nausea.
5 Weeks post op
Apr 07, 2008
Wow the weeks have flown by. Things are going better now although I find it hard to drink all the water. I have never been a water drinker so I guess its not unusual for me. Might have to try some lemon slices or something.
Food is getting better also but I still get an indigestion feeling if I eat too fast. Its hard to slow down and hard to retrain yourself. I am really happy with the weight loss but still have an open mind about whether this was the best way. I guess its hard to say that "I love my sleeve" when you have really bad nauseous days. I think you have to think long and hard about this surgery, its such a life change.
Social situations are hard and I encountered my first one on Saturday night. We went out for dinner for a friends birthday to a mexcian restaurant. I felt a bit anxious but decided to give it a go. I ordered a bowl of chilli, it was awful. I sat there picking at it like a bird and looking around thinking that I wished I could eat like everyone else. I got a bit panicy again but this passed slowly. I ended up eating hardly anything in the end and saying that the chilli was yukky (and it was).
I think I will leave it a while longer before I put myself in this situation again.