Friday, July 27, 2012

10 Days Post-Op

WELL! I'm 10 days out, and I'm 10 pounds down :)

I'm pretty happy so far!
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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Measure THIS...

I am currently 5 days post op.

I finally took all my body measurements, so in CASE the scale stops moving, I can still track my inches lost :)

left bicep 18"
left forearm 12.5"
left wrist 8"
left thigh 32"
left calf 19"
left ankle 10.5"
neck 14.5"
right bicep 18.5"
right forearm 7.25"
right thigh 33"
right calf 20"
right ankle 11"
bust 44"
waist 47"
hips 54"
OH! and the swelling is going WAY down. Right now I'm only suffering from bruise-related itching. The pain is pretty minimal, thankfully! Unreal...

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Healing at Home

It's 3:26 and I'm awake. Fell asleep very early, and now I'm up watching reruns of Medium in a quiet house.

My sleeve surgery on Tuesday 7/17 went FANTASTICALLY. My surgeon was very pleased with my progress, and I was discharged at 10:30 am yesterday.

I'm able to drink Isopure, chicken broth, tea, sugar free jello and sugar free Popsicles. I'm walking easily and making sure I don't overdo it.

I took a picture of my battle wounds, my belly is VERY swollen. But all in all, feeling good!

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Monday, July 16, 2012

I will change my life tomorrow

Tomorrow is "Sleeve Day"...

I'm nervous, excited, scared, embarrassed, thrilled, anxious, terrified, over-the-moon, mortified, and jittery all at once.

I can't wait to be POST-OP! Wish me luck!!!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Less than a week pre-op!

In 6 days, I will be patiently (yeah right!) waiting at Griffin Hospital's same day surgery wing, ready to go under the knife, errr, under the laparoscopes? lol. I dunno what you'd call it, but I"ll be under something!

Last night (one week pre-op), I had my husband take the [obligatory] before shots of me. Jeez, I look worse than I thought I did. I took a second [riDICulous] set in the bathroom at my office. I don't have a full length mirror at home, so I rarely even know what I look like until I get to work. Yup, that's my life LOL.

Here they are! My embarrassing, yet encouraging, before shots:

(*my dog makes everything in photos look bigger)

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday fanny

I will be SO happy when I no longer have back fat :)
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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Day 3... cakewalk!

and NO, I'm not walking and eating cake.... mmmmmm. caaaaaaaaaaake. d'oh!

I digress lol.

I was on my liquid diet yesterday (4th of July) while EVERYONE I knew was out BBQing... So I did what I needed to do, I went to my parents house (they're on vacation) and sat in an empty house, sipping water, eating soup, and sucking on popsicles... I knew that if i went to a party with my husband that we were invited to, I'd be pouting watching everyone drinking beer and eating burgers, or WORSE, that I'd cheat...

I'm on day 3 today, and so far it's been pretty ok!  Here's what I've been doing:

8am - breakfast: protein shake, small coffee with splenda, 20oz of water with a generic ice tea 'crystal light'
keep sipping on water
11am - snack: sugar free jello (or two!? depending on how famished I am)
keep sipping on water
1pm - lunch: creamy tomato or creamy chicken (no chunks), 12oz of water with a generic lemonade 'crystal light'
keep sipping on water
3pm - snack: sugar free jello, can of low sodium v8
keep sipping on water
7pm - dinner: creamy soup, chicken broth, or bouillon cubes in boiled water, 20oz of water with a generic ice tea 'crystal light'
8pm - dessert: sugar free popsicle

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