One Month today

Jun 03, 2010

A month has flown by fast and yet it seems like I had the surgery forever ago. As of yesterday, I have lost 28 pounds. The changes are amazing, especially when I look back at my first pictures. I  notice it most in my face, neck and waist.

Some days have been tougher than I would have believed. I didn't realize how much "head hunger" I would have to deal with. That is tough. Stepping back, evaluating what is going on and drinking some water usually takes care of it.

My mom pointed out that things can seem more stressful because one of my major coping mechanisms has been taken away. I can't even have a beer at the end of the day either and that is hard. It is worth it though to know where I am headed and in a month or two the benefits will be even more evident and I know I won't regreat it at all.

2 Weeks today!

May 17, 2010

Well, I am two week out today from surgery and about 18 pounds down. I feel really good. I get an occasional pain in my left side, but the nurse says that it is likely nerves healing and nothing to worry about.

The first week was tough. There were a couple of times I said to myself "What have I done?"

Now I am feeling great, eating my 2 oz. meals 3 times a day and trying to get as much protein in as possible. my best so far is 54 grams in a day.

I have also been telling friends as I run into them or talk to them. I was surprised that a couple of family members were upset even hurt that I didn't tell them before the surgery. That was a litle hard to deal with but I wanted this experience to be about me. I didn't want a lot of fuss. I guess I was also a little embarrased that this is the only way I felt I could get some  control back which is hard to explain to people.
I am excited to see where the next few weeks, months, years will take me1

Going Home!!

May 04, 2010

I get to go home today and am excited and very nervous. AT least here at the hospital I have immediate answers to my questions and what is right or wrong and there is comfort in that.

The sipping and walking seem to be going really well.  OOPS. I am getting sleepy again..will stop for nowl

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Indianapolis, IN
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Mar 13, 2010
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