I always knew protein was important but lately I've become super aware of how powerful protein really is. Since having my surgery I've concentrated on nothing but protein. It's filling, tastes good and I feel really good when eating it. When eating very low protein items I don't seem as satisfied. It's almost not worth the space it takes up in my stomach. Go figure!
I've found myself craving high protein items. Been eating a lot of fish (tuna, talapia) and buffalo, chicken and eggs. Along with fresh steamed veggies and whole grains. The saying that you are what you eat is so true! I haven't felt good like this in a while. I love the way I feel and just wanted to share.
Had my 6 week post op appointment with the nurse and nutritionist today. All is going well. I'm down a total of 36lbs! Feels good. Next appointment is on Feb 7th which will be my 3 month check up.
Was told I need to get more fluids in and to move on to the soft diet. I was supposed to move on to that 2 weeks ago but just didn't think I could handle it. May be more of a psychological thing with me but for now I'm to add 1 or 2 new items each day. Having salmon and cottage cheese for dinner tonight. Hope it goes down ok.
I can't believe that it's been 3 weeks already! The surgery went well. Had a hard time controlling the pain but I survived! Let me tell you, it wasn't an easy thing to go through. Am I glad I did it? Well...let me just say that I'm waiting for the day that I can say YES!
I'm getting better and stronger as the days go by but I'm dealing with an injured back (from the car accident) which makes things harder all around. I'm not allowed to bend, twist, or lift anything heavier than 5 lbs. Now throw in the bad back and you can only imagine how I'm doing. I've been working with PT and OT for the past 2 weeks which helps.
Spent 2 weeks on clear liquids and 1 week on pureed foods. I have 1 more week on pureed foods and then I can move onto soft foods. Taking things 1 day at a time.
When I went in for my 10 day post op appointment I found out that I had already lost 8lbs so that was a good thing. Healing is going slow which is due to me being diabetic but they are please at how things are looking. I go back again on Dec 17th for my next check up.
Until next time.....take care and thanks for reading!
Getting picked up at 5am as I need to be at the hospital by 6:15am. Going to get my IVC filter put in first thing in the morning. The real surgery isn't until Tuesday. I know I'm the first one on the list so I'm sure it'll be early. I'm excited yet anxious and yes, even scared so please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I will update as I'm able.
I have a long and hard road ahead of me. I'm still dealing with the pain of my car accident that I had 2 weeks ago as well so it should prove interesting! I'm not looking towards the additional pain that I'll have from the surgery but this too will pass. I just hope the drugs are good! Hehehehe!
Until next time...be good and keep on keeping on! HONK! HONK! HONK!
Well, my surgery is now scheduled for Monday (Nov 9th) and Tuesday (Nov 10th). What a roller coaster ride this has been! This is the second delay since it was originally scheduled for Oct 25-26. Every time I start to countdown the days it's time to start all over again. I was told that there shouldn't be any more delays but I'm not going to hold my breath!
I guess it's a blessing in disguise though. Last Saturday I was in a car accident (not my fault) and I have a pretty nasty contusion on my right shin and left thigh. Although my doctor says that it may take a month or 2 to go away it'll give me that much more time to heal before surgery. If it's not one thing, it's another with me!
Check out my car! Autobody shop says it's totaled!