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Back to work today (been gone since the 14th)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

It doesn't feel like the end of December. It is the end of 2011 already! I feel like I lost a lot of time from the surgery. I just started back at work today, and I am trying to catch up on everything that was missed. I feel strange writing 12/27 as the date on everything.

My hands feel funny just from typing so much already. I haven't used an actual computer in a while now! I hope the day goes by pretty fast. I just feel like I am out of the loop every time I answer the phone!

My belly button incision still isn't healing correctly. If I bend over too much or lean a certain way too much it really stings. I have been trying to take it easy so I don't over do it!

  
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JDUFORD 12/30/2011 10:52AM

    emoticon I hope you had a great day at work and are feeling better!

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I lost weight from the surgery ahh

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The first few days were the worst for my recovery. Not just the pain, but for eating. My tummy couldn't handle a lot of food. I have been drinking a lot of water though. My stomach is handling more portions of the bland food, but I am still far from my calories. I am not going to the bathroom right yet, yuck. I can't eat high fat foods or dairy. I don't want to eat too much meat because I don't want to overload my digestion. My stomach grumbles all of the time but I don't feel hungry. After I eat, my stomach hurts a bit. I don't like that feeling!

I finally left my parents house, and I am back at my apartment. I can't drive yet because of the percocets. I wish I didn't have to take them, but my one incision in my belly button hurts. I am waiting to hear back from the Dr to see if he wants to look at it.

I weighed myself today on my home scale and I lost weight. I assumed I did. Before the surgery I lost 36 lbs. After today, I lost 43 lbs now. I don't even feel like this is a good thing because that was an awful way to lose it! I hope soon I can eat all of my calories! I need to have small meals more often I think to help with the digestion process!

  
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CAROLIAN 12/23/2011 4:17AM

    Hope you feel better soon emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 12/22/2011 5:13PM

    It takes a while to heal from that kind of surgery. I had to have it done 5 years ago although I did not seem to have many problems. Hope you feel better soon!

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APIRLRAIN888 12/21/2011 7:37PM

    Sorry about surgery

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 12/21/2011 7:10PM

    I'm sorry you had to have surgery, and that isn't the best way to lose, but hard to help in these situations. I had surgery on my ankle a month ago and couldn't eat either. Its hard when you messed up, but miralax helped over a few days. It was still hard to eat even if I was hungry, after 2 or 3 bites, that was it. I stayed in the500 Cal range and drank alot of water. I lost 8 lbs and have kept off 6 so far. I'm mostly using this as portion control now, and eating more fruits and veggies. Kind of like a restart. The pain pills mess you up Good luck, and heal quickly.

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 12/21/2011 7:10PM

    I'm sorry you had to have surgery, and that isn't the best way to lose, but hard to help in these situations. I had surgery on my ankle a month ago and couldn't eat either. Its hard when you messed up, but miralax helped over a few days. It was still hard to eat even if I was hungry, after 2 or 3 bites, that was it. I stayed in the500 Cal range and drank alot of water. I lost 8 lbs and have kept off 6 so far. I'm mostly using this as portion control now, and eating more fruits and veggies. Kind of like a restart. The pain pills mess you up Good luck, and heal quickly.

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Sloooooowly recovering

Sunday, December 18, 2011

I have been eating a bit more. My tummy has been gurgling all day, so I can't tell if I am hungry or not. I don't have as much outside pain unless I move too much. It is a lot easier to get up & down now at least. I am still taking it easy although my mind says not to. There is so much I wish I could do. I am trying so hard to just forget about it. Everyone keeps talking about Christmas gifts though, so it is hard to just push those thoughts aside.

I helped my Mom make and decorate some cookies. It took so long to do everything. I am so tuckered out now. I tried to nap, but it didn't work yet so I am just relaxing on the couch. Football isn't exciting to me, but I figured I would spend some time with my Mommom and waste some time!

I am trying so hard to stay happy too. Yesterday was so hard on me. I missed a Christmas party I really wanted to go to. "Oh well" has been my slogan since I went to the ER. I just have to take what is given to me! The pain meds aren't really helping with pain anymore, but they relax me a bit so that's good.

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PEPPYPATTI 12/19/2011 9:08AM

    I hope you feel better soon. It is hard this time of year, just relax, watch some Christmas shows, give yourself time to recover. Don't worry about what you haven't got done, there is always next year!
Hugs-patti

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MAMAWLINDALOU 12/19/2011 8:38AM

    Hope you get well soon. this is not a good time to have surgery. 3 years ago I was hospitalized for two weeks I got out on Christmas eve, It was really hard to see my grandkids on Christmas morning with no gifts , I wasn't able to cook so my son and his wife did a brunch which was nice. Hang in there.

Linda from Ky.
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APIRLRAIN888 12/19/2011 1:15AM

    Hugs

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MOEMOORE 12/18/2011 7:10PM

    It sucks this all happened this time of year, but you really do need to let your body recover.

I'm not a big football fan either, so I understand that pain. Hopefully you can take over the TV and pop in either some Christmas specials, or your favorite movie.



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I had to have my Gallbladder removed yesterday =(

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I went to the ER yesterday morning at 530am because my upper tummy was in so much pain. I had a catscan and ultrasound done and they found a gallstone stuck in the neck of my gallbladder. They saw other stones in there too, so they said even if they unstuck the one stone, I would have had another stone attack later on emoticon

So I had my gallbladder removed yesterday afternoon. I wasn't mentally prepared, so I kept crying before the surgery. Everything went well except for an IV complication. I have 4 wounds on my belly now. I didn't get to eat at all yesterday, and it is really hard to eat today. I can't have fatty foods, greasy foods, oils, raw veggies, or dairy. I feel full after one or two bites. My tummy is grumbly on the inside too so that hurts more too grrrr.

My fiance was joking with me saying the gallbladder out will help with my weight loss haha. I told him about how I just wrote a happiness blog. I think I jinxed myself because of that. Oh well, the Doctor told me I have had gallbladder problems for a while now by what he saw. I am glad it is out, but I am in so much pain. It hurts to move, laugh, pee, etc. I am not used to laying on my back so much either. I just want to be healed up again so everything will be easier. I can barely even do anything on my own. I am happy everything went well, but I am not ready for Christmas! I still didn't even get my Christmas cards done yet.

  
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JEAN_W_1960 12/17/2011 8:59PM

  Ouch. I had emergency surgery to remove my appendix a couple of years ago, it is quite a shock to be going under the knife when you don't have time to mentally prepare yourself. Take time to heal.

I rarely drink milk now because of hormone concerns. But I have to have something in my cereal, so I use Silk PureAlmond Unsweetened. Good luck!

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TAMIPCHICAGO 12/16/2011 1:01PM

    Aw, I'm sorry you're in pain, but it will get better. I had my gallbladder removed almost 10 years ago. Don't miss it a bit! LOL

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KIMPY225 12/16/2011 5:27AM

    Thanks. I am glad I can use my phone for the internet. I am trying to focus on ME and to get better so I can be back on my feet again. I was reading my old blogs and looking at my progress so far. It has helped me stay positive even though I am hurting. Thanks for all of the support! emoticon

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SIMPLYDEE 12/16/2011 3:04AM

    Sorry to hear about your pain, but I am glad that it was only your gallbladder. Hope you feel well soon . emoticon

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MOEMOORE 12/16/2011 2:14AM

    Sorry to hear about your emergency surgery, but glad to hear it overall went well.

Rest up - do your Christmas cards next month, or whenever you feel up to it!

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CAROLIAN 12/16/2011 2:08AM

    Glad you havent lost your sense of humor I'm suprised you feel like blogging.Hope youre soon up and about though you will probably feel sore for a while.No dancing over the holidays just look after yourself and don't overdo it progress slowly and don't try to do too much. Have a good relaxing Christmas.Have others run around after you.{ha ha} emoticon Carol HUGS

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USMAWIFE 12/15/2011 11:52PM

    hope you feel better. A friend of mine had hers out and said that some of the forbidden foods can be eaten later in MODERATION

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FITWITHIN 12/15/2011 11:26PM

    Rest up and have a speedy recovery. emoticon

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KATRINAKRAUT 12/15/2011 11:01PM

    Time out. Take time to heal. Ask for help. Just remember that most people LIKE to be asked to help a friend in need....and right now you need to rest and recover. God speed.

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APIRLRAIN888 12/15/2011 10:58PM

    Hope u feel better

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Sometimes I feel like my body can't contain my emotions!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

At certain times, I randomly get so happy I feel like I am going to explode. I will laugh, squeal, cry, hold my breath, etc.. it just feels like it isn't enough sometimes. I get so full of emotion and I wonder if one day I may actually explode in some crazy way. emoticon


I got on the scale and lost more weight and got soooo happy. I was just so proud of myself for a couple minutes. I just kept grinning and was so glad I am sticking with my weight loss this time! I feel so much better in the mornings. When I walk with the pup, half of the time I feel like jumping or skipping around because I have more energy.

I haven't been this happy in a long time, and I hope I continue to stay happy. I still am not happy all the time, but it has been a lot better. I Am trying to do more things for ME without being too selfish. I still feel guilty, and do things for other people but I am trying my best to keep myself happy too.

I am glad it is almost Christmas! I wasn't excited for a while, but it the holiday cheer finally hit me yesterday! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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JDUFORD 12/14/2011 9:43AM

    I'm so happy for you!!! Have a wonderful day!

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LEASTMAN2 12/13/2011 9:49PM

    Wow I just wrote a bit of a grumpy blog. Now I feel a bit guilty because happiness is much more inspiring. Thank-you. emoticon

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MRSSCHENCK 12/13/2011 4:16PM

    Wow! The emotion in your blog is contagious. emoticon I'm happy for you.

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