10 days Post-Op

Jan 05, 2011

  Hey I have lost 12 pounds since surgery, its showing in my face first which is good have had big cheeks for a while...lol
feeling alittle much better I started to drink today 3-4oz at a time but it take me 15-25minutes still having trouble... with the very thick soups so they ave to be very watery..adjusting so far..I get away with cooking now for the family and enjoy more I thought it would be torture but in fact it isn't I cooking healthier meals and I can't wait till I too can eat them but for now I am OK with just cooking it... Went to the Dr's had a B12 shot today for energy was feeling a bit tired but I too have been going every where and not being still..this experience has been a very strong but at the same time worth it I have suffer some pain but no as bad as I thought..Only issue is that anything I drink no matter what hurts going done is like a pressure but the doc said is because the esophagus is swollen and the stomach is very irritated hello we just took out 2/3 of your stomach..Can I have it back??? nope not reversible...

It was good to see that when I step on the scale the Dr didn't have to run the bar to the 200 yippee now I'm 192.3#

Been ^6^days since surgery!!

Jan 01, 2011

Well what can I say, it has been an experience so far outside of the soreness and gas problems which can get very painful if you need to burp it just gets stuck..I have been following the instructions as prescribed but it is very hard to get 1 oz of liquid down it takes me more than 15 minutes and it can be a little painful in the chest cavity if swallowed fast. I have had the sugar free jello but it is not my favorite chicken and beef broth are OK but it gets tiring. I'm starting Monday on my week 2 Full liquid hoping to have some yogurt. not feeling hungry at all, I have lost since Day of surgery 8 pounds which is good. the experience in the hospital was good I chose to stay another day the barium swallow wasn't as bad as the first time this time was a clear liquid but not as thick as the first time. Because they start you on clear liquid the second day I didn't want to come home without knowing how I was going to do thru the night plus the pain on my shoulder was pretty intense its an anesthesia effect is gone now. I am really trying to keep the fluids going I don't want to end up dehydrated sleepy time tea is really good. What I can really say that it was a blessing was to have a surgery buddy that had the same surgery the same day so we gave each other support she was walking before I was so she came and visit me at my room and we kept it like that visiting each other and talking about our symptoms and how much of problems we were having with the drinking.

On the 4Th day of surgery I took a road trip with friends of Florida you might think i am crazy but i felt pretty well we went to the mountains they wanted to see snow so I took them to Ashe ville but they drove, the nurse had said as long as we rested every hour i would be fine. I didn't get sick I took my broth, jello  and crystal light and the day went well...

New years eve I was really full of energy I ended up going to a friends house for dinner yeah right!!!my kids ate but I just told them that I wasn't going to have dinner because I had just started to eat healthier and couldn't eat past 7pm, believe me this was hard because they had made my favorite plate spinach lasagna, this is the friend that had told me that he thought I was more intelligent than having a surgery, but the wife knew so she has kept my secret of not letting him know. She just couldn't believe how good I was doing. I had to show her the small incision in my belly button so she could believe me that i really had it done. After we left the home I pick up my husband and went to another friends party and there were allot of foods oh boy that was a test but everyone there knew I couldn't eat. so I just had broth and water.. Was tempted with the almond raspberry cake but it pass.

anyways  I 've been having a bit of problem trying to sleep because could only sleep on my back sideways is a bit uncomfortable. that is all for now...


unbelievable headache!!

Dec 26, 2010

OK I am in clear liquids the whole day and I have this headache that doesn't go away...maybe is the anxiety I am...some what hungry ate 3 jello during the day had chicken broth and been drinking my final bottles of Pellegrino sparkling water...Any suggestions should I take a Tylenol..has anyone experience this while on clear liquids is this going to happen everyday after surgery...is like a migraine..well please keep me in your prayers and I will post something as soon as I feel up to..be Bless

"Divorcing" 24 hours before Surgery!!!!

Dec 25, 2010

It has been a long ride saying bye, bye to my former friends the fast food chains and restaurants and all related to unhealthy eating, imagine it has been 36 years of my life my parents feed me my first happy meal at age 4 so imagine this has been a longtime relationship and not easy to let go, but I am not going to let a hamburger, fries, and even the mcrib control the rest of my life Sorry guys no More "divorce is imminent!!!

With that said and done, lets move on my surgery is tomorrow at 1:45pm , I'm here with mix feeling, anxiety and at the same time excited because I know this will be the first day of the rest of my life. I just pray that everything goes well and that God guides the hands of the Dr's and medical staff through this 1st step of my journey.

I took the milk of magnesium last night cherry flavor not so bad, but I am a very bad drinker.. this morning I had a warm tea and a jell-o would have wish to have a "Big Breakfast" not...I am committed and this is definitely going to happen. I am going to post some more before pictures I was 203 on Tuesday when I visit the Dr. but yesterday I weighted my self and it read 207 but its my fault I overate some its the holidays and its not going to happen again after surgery...I am wondering if I'm going to be losing all the overweight and more that freaks me out because I really don't want to be to skinny and look like I have anorexia. Dr's said that 50-60pounds is what he expects me to lose..

The good news of all this journey that while at the Dr's office I met a friend and she is having the surgery the same day I am so we will be able to support each other and go through this journey together. I'll talk her in and see if she will do the 5k with me.

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