Monday, June 25, 2012

2 Weeks Post-op today!

Today marks 2 weeks since surgery on June 11, 2012! And might I add, I feel good!

Starting weight when I first saw the surgeon was 244 lbs.
Day of surgery i weighed in at 232.9 lbs.
Today, 2 weeks post-op, I weigh in at 219.4!

This makes for a weight loss since surgery of 13.5 lbs and a total loss of 24.6 lbs!

I think this is pretty darn amazing and I never in a million years thought I could do this! I'm so astounded by the results.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

about 24 hours post-op

So here I sit at about 330am EST, quite sore from the incisions and in a bit more pain than I'd like to be from the gas they put inside me to be able to do the surgery. I've been trying to walk the gas out, but its just not coming out as fast as I'd like it to be. The gas has moved into my back, chest and shoulders now, so it's super uncomfy.

I've been doing my best to follow surgeons orders and just sip, sip, sip on liquids all day long. I actually was able to drink a little bit of a protein shake last night, all of about 1 oz, lol. However, this filled my tummy and I didn't have room for a pain pill last night, so I went to bed shortly thereafter and woke up in some killer pain this morning. Hopefully that'll be the last time I make that mistake.

Besides all that, things are progressing nicely so far. I'm really glad I did this.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Night before surgery!

Hello again.

Tonight is the night before surgery and I'm getting quite excited! I think the only thing I'm nervous about is the fact that I know there will be discomfort and pain after waking up from the surgery.

I've been on a liquid diet mostly for the last 2 weeks, with only 1 small real meal a day, and today having been only allowed liquids. Today has been super hard! I've just wanted to go down to a burger joint and get a juicy cheeseburger and shovel it down my throat! I think the only reason I really want to do this, is because I know I cannot. I've been strong, but it's been rough. I've also been exercising a bit too in the last 2 weeks. Nothing really all that impressive right now, but just small walks around the block.

So yeah, bring it on. I'm so ready for this.

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