Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I'm Down Again!! :)

Hey Ya'll,

Sorry I haven't posted in a few days.  It's just that there wasn't much to post about.  My pain is getting less & less everyday, as expected.  The big news is that I am down from my lowest pre-surgery weight!  My lowest pre-surgery weight was 211.0.  I am now at 208.8, so I have lost another 2.2 lbs!!  Yea!!  Since I started my pre-op diet, I have lost 19.8 lbs.  My diet has consisted of some items not on the approved list for the first week of recovery. 

I have added a few items from the 2nd & even 3rd weeks, & I haven't had any problem eating them.  What I have been eating that isn't on the approved list for the 1st week is, Oatmeal, Tuna, Cottage Cheese, & a small amount of Enchilada (which was very soft & mushy with ground beef instead of shredded beef) & some Refried Beans (umm yummy).  Yesterday was the first day that I could really drink lots of liquid between meals though, so I am upping my water intake by leaps & bounds.

I know that most of you went off your pain medications within a couple of days of surgery, but my DH said that I would heal faster if I could cut the pain level, as my body would be more relaxed, allowing it to heal.  And since he has been home with me every day except yesterday, he had kept me drugged up!!  :)  Yesterday, I went without any drugs until I went to bed, & except for a headache, I felt fine all day. 

I have been fighting a headache ever since I got out of the Hospital.  But since we were in the Desert with extremely high winds, I am thinking that it got my allergies up, so I took something for them last night, so hopefully, I won't have a headache today.

Last night, DH came home from work & said, get dressed, it's time for a walk!!  So I told him that I had just taken something for my head & I wanted it to start working before I went outside.  So a little later, we went for a walk around the block.  That is the first time I have done that in the 9 yrs we have lived in this house!!  I was huffing & puffing, but I made it (our block is on a hill, so no matter which way you walk, you will end up walking uphill).

I will be posting my measurements soon.  Well guys & girls, I don't have anything else to say right now, so I guess that I will just say goodbye. 

Aloha My Friends  :)


Gen said...

That is awesome! Almost 20 pounds already!

Don't worry abou the non- approved foods. I was allowed to have oatmeal and cottage cheese right away. That is total slider territory, you will be fine.

Glad you are feeling better.

Debi said...

Thanks Gen! I felt that they would be easy to eat as well. So far, I haven't had any problems, but the first day, I did feel a bit tight while eating. But I did not get stuck or PB!

The Dash! said...

Nice, Nice, look at you go!! Congrats thats almost 20 pounds gone already - and you're hurtling towards the Onederland status!!

Debi said...

Thanks Cara! I hope I get to onederland by Christmas. That would be a great Christmas present to myself.

TJ said...

Congrats!! I think it is so funny how two people who had surgery so close to each other can be so different. I am 6lbs HIGHER than my surgery weight. With the number of calories I have eaten I should be right with you, but people are just so different even if they do the exact same thing! Hopefully, I will lose all this extra water and head the way you are soon!

Debi said...

Me too! I think I was just lucky. I am hoping that it continues, but I am not counting on it! You will probably take off in weight loss, & I will stop! LOL