March 14, 2009
Mar 14, 2009
I am now almost 2 weeks post-op. Feeling pretty good. I am finding it a challenge to get in all my fluids. I find that I am sipping all the time.
My clothes are starting to get looser. Things that were skin tight are loose. It is a good feeling. I have had my first WOW moment today. My husband and I weighed today. For the first time I actually weigh less than him, by 4 pounds. My sister, Janis, who I know was concerned about this surgery but didn't really voice it is so much now my cheerleader. She is almost more excited than I am. It so warms my heart that my family and my co-workers have been so supportive and encouraging. I am truly blessed.
Til later, Connie
My Journey so far.....October 1, 2008
Sep 30, 2008
It is now Wednesday October 1, 2008.
I am in the midst of preparing for Laparscopic Gastric Bypass. It is an emotional journey. I have completed the Upper Gi to see what the extent of my hiatal hernia is. But after the test, developed a allergic reaction to the barium you have to drink. Had to take benadryl, and now all is well. Seems like every week something else comes up.
On Saturday I entered and walked in the Walk from Obesity in Tacoma. I tried to walk the path, got better than half way but my foot that has hurt off and on for the last few weeks hurt even more. I went to the doctor and am going to have another test to see if I have a stress fracture. It was a relief to know that something actually was wrong and that I wasn't a total failure at the Walk. I did get embarrassed. My husband and I had a wonderful conversation and some good communication that day. He finally sees how important this is to me, and that I need him to be involved and be supportive.
So, life goes on. I'll take it one day at a time. Go to see my nutritionist on Thursday. I haven't been keeping a food journal to accurate but have started journaling how I feel, especially when it comes to food and when I eat. One step at a time.....I'll just keep plugging along.