2 month update
May 17, 2009Yesterday was my 2 month surgery anniversary. I weighed 211 pounds (started at 256 pounds). I can wear a size 18 and some XL shirts or dresses.
This surgery has brought so many changes to my life. I am starting back to work on Friday 5/22/09. I was not expecting to be out of work this long. I am in a relief position, so when I work I make a lot of money, but I do not have sick time or disability, so when I don't work--NO MONEY. I hope as I start back to work, my energy increases and I can get back to a regular schedule. Although, being off of work has allowed me to adjust to my new body and how it works.
I am able to drink like a regular person. That was the hardest part for me. I take in very little carbs, but only because I eat protein first and I am so full after that, I have no room for anything else. Popcorn does NOT work with me. Worst gas and abdominal pain ever. I stay far away from white flour because, frankly, it scares me. Other than that, I am getting to know the DS and all its pros and cons. But you can't argue with success. I must say I am enjoying the ride!