2 Mo. Surgiversary
May 03, 2009Time flies when you're having fun! haha ...o.k. so maybe it hasn't all exactly been fun, but I am having MORE fun now that I've turned the proverbial corner!
So, two months ago today I was nervously awaiting a surgery that I was somewhat unsure of. I had faith but having been through the lapband drama previously, I was a little bit apprehensive. Dr. Inman took care of the hard part that day and I have been living the life ever since. The first month was very hard. The two weeks after that were less hard, and the last 2 weeks have been MUCH MUCH better! It really does get better each and every day. There are some positives and negatives but the positives FAR outweigh the negatives.
I'm moving toward being able to fit in my closet full of smaller clothes!
I can actually cross my legs for longer periods of time without fidgeting.
I feel like my body can move faster (walking, getting up from a seated position, etc.).
My breathing has improved tremendously.
I feel FULL when I eat. I don't know that I've ever felt this before except for when I would get uncomfortably full and be miserable!
People say I seem happier.
I'm not swollen all over.
I can sit in the recliner without my thighs rubbing against both arm rests (hey, maybe that's why it's easier to get up!)
I have the energy and desire to do stuff around the house and not depend on hubby so much
one word....ACNE! I feel like a teenager!
Food still has control in my life but in a completely different way -- now I have to make myself eat even when I don't want to! (this really isn't a negative)
I hate pills (but I signed up for this part)
Some hair is falling out here and there
Cramping in the morning before BMs
That's really about all for the negatives and even they aren't so bad (other than the ACNE).
I posted a little over a week ago about my first stall. I ate more and more, which led to 6 pounds lost this past week! That was after more than 2 weeks of nothing. I'm trusting it now, o.k.? I didn't break it and I'm doing fine!
Eating as often as I do certainly takes some getting used to. People at work probably wonder how I am eating all the time and still losing weight -- oh well! It's working for me. I got all excited last week when a guy I was talking to said, "a friend of mine had the same surgery as you." I said, "I doubt it...most people have never heard of the surgery I had." He said, "you had the duodenal something right?" I got this huge grin on my face and my brain was saying, "you've heard of it? Oh my god....tell me all about your friend!" LOL His friend (male) is 3-4 years out and still maintaining at his goal weight. He hasn't had any major problems or anything like that.
The DS is working for me. I can't wait until I see all of my family at Christmas. I wonder what I will look like and what size I will be by then. That would be at about 9 months out.
I'd also like to thank the Academy (a.k.a. everyone who has given me so much support and advice). I couldn't have made it through as calmly as I have without your input, so Thank you!
If you are awaiting your surgery day....it will get here, and sooner than you think! Get ready because you are in for the best thing that has ever happened to you!
You can see what my 50 pound loss looks like on my profile. I have posted pics there!