3 weeks post op

Feb 14, 2010

I'm still learning how to navigate this OH website, so bear with me. It seems rather clunky.

Today I am 3 weeks post op. I haven't weighed myself since I do not have a scale that reads high enough, but I do have a follow up Dr. appt. this coming Thursday.

Wow. What a whirlwind. I'm blessed and grateful to have made it through surgery and have had my husband be by my side every second helping me. It has been a really tough few weeks. I can pretty much get around without help now, but can't really "do" anything (housework, shopping) yet.

I have really had some hard moments getting used to what I can eat and what I can't eat. I knew this would be a tough thing, but I really miss food. Not just my favorite foods, but I miss being able to take a big bite of something, anything, and enjoying a mouthful of flavorful food. I'm so tired already of taking little half baby bites of cottage cheese and the like I'm about to go mad. But I just keep reminding myself that this is why I had to get surgery, because I couldn't control myself with food.

I can tell I have lost weight, and of course that will become my biggest motivator and encouragement to not lose my mind over what I can't have. Once I get down to where I have few clothes, it will be nice to choose a new outfit over a slice of pizza. I just have to find those moments in which my choice to have surgery was the best thing for me.


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Lynchburg, VA
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Dec 29, 2009
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