07.09.08-First follow up visit after surgery
Jul 10, 2008
I went for my first follow up visit since surgery. According to the doctors scale I officially lost 9 pounds...My scale says different...booooooo...My incision sites are still very itchy but are barely sore at all. I can sleep on my side and on my stomach...very carefully. Im NOW on mushy food. WooooHoooo. Cottage cheese has never tasted soo good...lol.
The doctor said I could walk, or swim but not do any other strenuous exercise until I see him next...(which is about 4 weeks)...At 4 weeks I will also get my first fill.
As of right now, I can pretty much still eat anything I want, there is SOME restriction, but not much.
Jul 06, 2008
-14 pounds down (10 days post op) (I can now fit into a size 22W pants..comfortably)
I woke up last night around 3:00a itching my stomach like a mad woman. I went in the bathroom and started taking off my steri-strips.. Carefully trying not to pull any scabs off..After getting them off I noticed I have welts around my incision site...I must have had an allergic reaction to the strips...they dont hurt...but they sure f-ing itch like a mutha....You can see the redness, but I couldnt get the welts with my camera phone....dayum whatta gut!!!
Other then that, Im doing GREAT! I did have some pain last night around my 2 middle most incision sites, but that went away after whining for a few minutes....Im drinking water, taking my vitamins and drinking lots of protein shakes....
A VERY small NSV-yesterday a girl at work said "You look like you have lost some weight"...WOOOHoooo..I liked hearing that...made me want to go out and buy a bikini..lmao...
First Day Back to Work 07.06.08
Jul 06, 2008
What a F-ing IDIOT I am...I went to work without ANYTHING to drink...Im still on liquids...A girl in the office ordered Pizza HUT...I was SALIVATING..and I have been fine at home with everything around me...I went to the store and bought a few protein shakes and put them in the fridge...I didnt have a problem at work..a few times I had to get up and move, but other then that I was fine. WoooHoooo..
I did NOT tell my boss/coworkers that I was having weight loss surgery...Not that I am ashamed..But I just recently was laid off and this is a NEW job..I have NO time off, and was toward the end of the WLS process...So I lied...I told them I was having emergency gallbladder surgery....Stupid me...but I was just soo happy that I found a job that I honestly didnt even think to tell them that "hey, oh BTW...I will need some time off in a month or two"....Oh well...what's done is done...
Jul 05, 2008
-13 pounds down (9 days post op)
Hang in there people....it only gets better!!
As Mary J would say "Im fine"...
I am doing great!
My pain is minimal, though I still have limited body movement. I am still unable to sleep on my side...but I have been sleeping in the bed! WOoHooo! I am still sore, but have been able to get in and out of bed and out of my recliner without any problem at all...ALSO...my incision sites itch like a bytch!!
My hunger has returned, but NOTHING like it was before surgery. My meals consist of Whey Protein shakes, EAS and Atkins Protein drinks, Jello, SF popsicles, and broth...wooooo...I will be sooo glad when I hit the mushy stage....5 more days until COTTAGE CHEESE....YUM!...lmao
I was feeling a little (a lot) aggravated that my husband had the nerve to eat anything and everything in front of me...I was honestly LIVID!! But HE didnt choose this surgery...I DID...I can not expect everyone around me to "baby" my hunger and food problem... I have to conquer and control this....NOT THEM!!
Today is the first day that I go back to work...(Yes on a Sunday)..I hate my job....I think I could have gone back a few days ago...but I liked being off too much!!! I will let you know how THAT goes..My work almost DEMANDED that I come back on Friday....HA....So, Im not on their good side at the moment.
Jul 04, 2008
-10 pounds lost
So, the rest of 4th of July went quite smoothly. We didnt get to see any fireworks because it rained...BUT I felt a whole lot better last night. Despite the fact I was around hamburgers, hot dogs, chips,dips...etc I ate my jello and drank my water and did fine.
I slept pretty good last night. I didnt get to sleep until around midnight and I got up early...around 5am...but I think I am going back to sleep when I finish typing this....I did sleep IN THE BED..and didnt wake up 50 million times. I didnt have shoulder gas pains or gas pains period...WoooHooooo..Im thrilled!!! My incisions are starting to itch like crazy though.
Jul 04, 2008
-12 pounds lost (Since June 27th)
Last night was the night from hell...I couldnt sit down...I was pacing from one room to the other....The gas pains in my upper abdomen and left shoulder was HORRENDOUS!!! I honestly thought I was having a heart attack...I ended up sleeping in the recliner in the living room. I took 4 gas X chewables...OMG..Im blaming it on the Clamato juice I was drinking...and I love that stuff....I felt like my pain relief was in reverse..I felt worse yesterday evening then I had since coming home on June 27th. I do feel better this morning, but its like the pain is only hiding behind a corner ready to pop out when i least expect it...
George and I are supposed to be going to my Uncle's house for a 4th of July party...I said woooooo, make sure you make lots of jello (cause thats the only thing I can damn EAT)....He lives on the water and always has LOADS of fireworks...No food, No drinking, No hot tub...SHYT....why did I do this again?
My youngest daughter Sydney is still in Sarasota with my mother-Their 4th of July will be spent on the beach, My middle daughter, Emily is working until 3:30p and then going to the inner harbor via boat to spend the 4th...My oldest daughter, Bethany is at a friends house, swimming...Our first 4th of July ALONE...
This morning I woke up around 10:30a...I was THRILLED...I havent had a good nights sleep like that in a long time...I drank a protein shake and G made me a blueberry smoothie...or whatever it was...He put a half of a spoonful of protein powder in it and it congealed like spam..lmao...I watered it down a little and have been nursing that for the past hour. I can drink quite a bit.
Well, let me get going, Ill write more later...
Jul 02, 2008
-11 pounds (6 days post op)
Mood: Tired and sore and irritable
Ok...I havent been sleeping good at all...I cant sleep on my side yet..It just AINT happenin...It is still very sore...I cant get to sleep until after midnight and Im waking up early....When I DO wake up, my eyes feel like they are sandpaper...like they have NO moisture in them at all...Im not taking naps, just because I cant get to sleep..or I would be...
Im walking quite a bit, mostly because if I sit for long periods of time, I start to feel achy and irritated.
Ive been getting a little hungrier..I actually "unconsciously" made myself a ham sandwich the other day..lol...and then after I made it and put it to my mouth I thought OH SHYT!!! So, the dog ended up having a nice lunch...lmao....
I have cooked a meal or two, when I felt up to it...Im a taster...so I was trying to figure out how I was going to cook and not taste the food without "hurting"...Dont laugh.....I put the food in my mouth...SAVOR THE HELL OUT OF IT...and then spit it out in the trash can!! Dilemma SOLVED!!!
I know Im sick of liquids....I love the protein shakes...but hate soup, hate jello, hate popcicles..I remember being on a diet that had me eating eggs every day...Ever since then I have never been able to eat an egg...I think that is how Im going to be after these 2 weeks of liquids...
I think I am going to try to go back to sleep...My husband said I need to stay up because its going to screw up my sleep cycle...WHAT F*!%$ing cycle?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
07.02.08-C Pap Came
Jul 02, 2008
07.02.08-5 days out
Jul 01, 2008
Over extended myself
Jul 01, 2008
Ok...so I was stupid..I had sex last night...well, ok, he had sex I kind of laid there like a paraplegic and made noise....No it wasnt his fault...It was MY fault...the pain pills last night did it for me...Put me in La-La Land...he should have known better...lol...After he fell asleep. I was swore as shyt and ended up reading, then getting on the computer, then taking another pain pill which made me tired but would not let me fall asleep...I ended up back in the living room laying in the recliner...My friend...ahhhhhhhhhhhh..
Today, Feeling like Superwoman despite the soreness from the wild sex...(i.e can you say "Did I shave my legs for this" sex) I decided to go out and go get a magic Bullet. I was using my blender and it died on me....Soo, I showered, put a bra on, which is a feat in itself and took my middle daughter with me to K-Mart..I was not up to going to any other store, (Kmart is the closest)...We got there and though I had the air on 60 degrees in the car...I was sweating um, BULLETs...(duh dunt dunt...ching).....I knew that going out was the biggest mistake that I could have made today....OMG...I was miserable...I still am miserable...And Im having heart attack like gas pains....
But at least I walked and f-ing sipped and walked and sipped and f-ing walked...LMAO...
(forgive me...Im in a mood)