5 weeks post op.

May 13, 2015

This week is definitely better than the last couple were.  That drreaded stall is finally over and I am again losing.  Woot!  Man I was not prepared to stall so early on, and the incredibly panful results of severe constipation.  Iron is not my friend.  I am going to have to talk to my surgeon at my next visit to find out if injections might be a better option. 

This week, however, the scale is moving again.  I have lost 5 inches off my waistline.  WHAT!!  It is awesome to see the changes in my body.  I actually feel like I am in control of my eating and my success at this point.  I did have a problem yesterday that I was hoping to avoid.  I popped a soft piece of beef into my mouth and apparently didn't chew it well enough and it got stuck.  Very stuck.  I didn't even know it was stuck until about an hour later when I went to eat my yogurt with my meds in it and noticed pain in my stoma.  I was so scared!!  I do NOT want to strecth my pouch or hurt the suture line at my stoma.  I did throw up a few times before it finally resolved.  Lesson learned.  I am going to avoid meat for a couple weeks more.  I had been doing fine with tuna salad and salmon dip, but I am still not comfortable with trying either of those again at this point.  Ugh.  I guess it is all a learning curve but that sure was a hard lesson! 

All in all things are going along well, I think.  38 pounds down from my preop diet until now, so 7 weeks.  Not to shabby! 


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