Sep 14, 2007
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May 28th, 2007
Today is Memorial Day. We've spent a nice quiet day at my Daddy's. Kyle, Holly, Daddy and myself cooked out. Jill had to work. But we have plenty of leftovers for her. We had hotdogs, cheeseburgers, baked beans, chips and sf lemon and sf peanut butter pies. I have these pie recipes listed on my profile here and they are really good and nutritious. I ate a bunless cheeseburger with all the fixin's and it was great and later I enjoyed a bbq'd weiner. This afternoon I finally ate me a small piece of peanut butter pie and it was delicious. It's just been so peaceful today. We are preparing for Kyle's 4th and most invasive nasal surgery tomorrow morning. Kyle is nervous, but we trust and stand in faith that God is in control of this situation. I'm doing well since my surgery 4 weeks ago and continue to get better each day. I finish up work first thing in the morning and then I have to be at the hospital by 10 am with Kyle.
I got a cortisone shot in my right shoulder on Friday. It's still hurting, and I don't know what else to do about it. The dr. said it would take up to 48 hours to take affect, but it's been longer than that, with little to no relief. Right now my #1 priority is to get my husband healthy and back to work. He will be off work for a few weeks, since his job requires him to do heavy lifting and he will be restricted on that for quite awhile.
Anyway, I'm doing good and maintaining my weightloss since surgery. I lost 10 lbs during my last surgery and I've managed to keep that off, but the doctor said I needed to increase my protein if I wanted to lose anymore. I've found the South Beach diet frozen dinners to be very good in protein and caloric intake. Quite tasty too.
May 07, 2007
It's been a week and a half since my hernia, adhesions and intestinal repairs. I've not done near as well with this as I did with my WLS nearly 5 years ago. I'm not sure if it's because I'm 5 years older or if this was just a harder surgery. I've had much trouble with eating and food sitting well with me. I'm not thirsty and I'm afraid I'm going to get dehydrated. I've been off work now for nearly 2 weeks and won't return at least till Thursday after my recheck appointment with Dr. Dewitt. I know that he will find out what's going on when I get there. I trust him explicitely. He's wonderful. Just keep me in your prayers. I know God is with me and he knows what he's doing here.
May 01, 2007
Where do I begin? Well, last Wed. April 25, I went up to B'ham to Carraway Hospital to have an outpatient EGD done. I'd been having some stomach pain for quite some time and really believed I had an ulcer. Dr. Dewitt scheduled the EGD first thing that Wed. morning. They found nothing out of the ordinary and I went over to Dr. Dewitt's office next to the hospital to see what else he had planned for me. I did the H-Pylori test and it too was negative. He wanted to admit me to the hospital to run some more tests. Those that I can remember was a CTscan, MRI, KUB and a couple of others. They found a lower hernia with the CTscan but that didn't seem to be the source of the problem at all. He decided to do exploratory LAP with possible hernia repair and take a look in there to see what he could find. There was definitely something wrong with me. After surgery I found out that I had not one, but two hernias, one internal and my intestines had worked up and entertwined and kinked into that hernia that was up near my sternum. I also had lots of adhesions which wasn't hard to believe since I've had so many surgeries on my tummy in the past. Dr. Dewitt placed mesh on my lower hernia and unkinked my intestines, repaired the other hernia and removed the adhesions. I couldn't believe it didn't hurt to drink anymore after surgery. It's taken me a few days to be able to eat anything, but my tummy is finally waking up. I feel like a newly post-op WLS patient. Dr. Dewitt said my pouch looked great and my stoma was good too and not stretched or anything. I am so happy to know I still have my tool working for me. I've lost 10 pounds since I was in the hospital last week and if I could get off 5 more I would be estatic. That's to get to my PCP's goal, but I would really love to loose 20 pounds to get to my personal goal, but I would be extremely happy with 5 more pounds. I still have lots of swelling in my tummy so I'm hoping I will get off a few more pounds. God is so good. I am so happy to have Dr. Dewitt as my surgeon and his skillful knowledge to find and fix my problems. His bariatric coordinator Stefanie was incredible. She's an awesome friend and I don't know what I'd have done without her. She was there for me and my husband all the way. My friends Lisa G. and Amy M. came up to visit one night and Kat C. came by everyday. My WLS friends are the BEST! I didn't even get visits or calls from my family or church family. I don't know what I'd have done without my WLS family. I praise the Lord for them and thank God for placing them in my life. Thank you all my friends for being there for me during this difficult time for me. It's been a bit lonely and depressing but you all have pulled me through. I give God all the glory, honor and praise for his faithfulness.
Jan 22, 2007
as posted by Protein Princess:
How to break a plateau
#1 - Do this for 10 days to break a plateau.
#2 - Drink 2 quarts of water a day.
#3 - You must have 45 grams of protein supplement and all your vitamins/minerals supplements each day.
#4 - You may consume up to 3 oz of the following high protein foods, 5x a day.
low fat cheese
plain yogurt or artificially sweetened
you may also have:
sugar free Popsicles
tea or coffee
sugar free soda
sugar free Jell-o
sugar free Kool-aid
Crystal light drinks
#5 - If it's not on the list, you can't have it for 10 days!!!!
Jan 19, 2007
Wonder how much protein, carbs and calories we should consume? Here's what my surgeon has to say:
You should probably be getting anywhere from 1200-1500 calories per day, 60 grams of protein every day, and to be considered low-carb then you need to stay at about 50-60 grams per day.
First and foremost, follow your on surgeons rules, but if you don't have a clue, then these are some suggestions and what my surgeon recommends.
Also, I've found the most amazing website for protein and supplement products that came highly recommended by my surgeon and hospital's bariatric coordinator. It's called www.mydietshopz.com It's an amazing site and the woman I work with in ordering is a WLS patient herself. Shes' been lots of help to me and I've ordered some wonderful stuff from there. I've been very pleased and if you want know more, please email me at [email protected] . I've already tried quite a few of their products and haven't found anything that I don't like yet. They all come individually packaged and easy to pick up and go. Everything mixes with water and so easy to pop in the microwave for an instant meal. They have protein soups, meals, fruit drinks, cocoa's of every flavor and so much more all very reasonable priced. No, I do not work for them and I don't even know where their company is out of, but I do know they are very good and wonderful service. Free shipping with a $70 order and you get free samples of your choice with a $20 order. Sounds amazing doesn't it?
I hope this helps,
Jan 14, 2007
Jan 14, 2007