Friday, September 27, 2013
Hey fellow Sparkers! I owe you all visits! It’s been a while. Things have been very busy this month.
DH and I took a mini vacation over the Labor Day to Wisconsin. We spent some time at the House on a Rock in Dodgeville. It took 4 hours to complete the tour and it wasn’t easy walking for me. But I was proud of the fact that I completed it!
When we got home, DH got really sick. It started with Heat Exhaustion on a Saturday. On Sunday, I had him in the ER for 5 hours. Scary! The next day he had to be my driver because I had to have a procedure done.
The surgeon has to do a stomach scope to make sure the environment is safe for surgery. I also had to have an ultrasound on my gallbladder to make sure there weren’t any problem there. Well it turns out I have a family of stones living in my gallbladder! So when I have my surgery, the plan is too also remove my gallbladder. I guess if I were to have problems after my surgery with gallstones it would be a very big deal! My stomach is in good shape for surgery so now all that is left is to lose the weight that will allow me to have surgery. As of today, I am half way there; but I’m about a month behind.
My doctor has suggested protein shakes as a replacement for breakfast. That I guess will help me lose the weight more quickly. At first I was not excited about it. I was just positive I would hate it. I tried it this morning and it is not so bad! So we will see how that goes. I need to have 60g of protein a day…..tough thing for me cuz I’m such a noodle head!
The day after my procedure, I put DH back in the hospital with pneumonia! They think he got it on our vacation! Crazy! He was in for a week so it was really difficult for me diet wise, work wise, and sleep wise!
He is doing a lot better now, but he is still taking it really slow.
I hope these protein shakes work, as I need to have surgery before the end of the year. (My deductible is paid and I’m a little nervous about the healthcare reform!) I met with a nutritionist and I am going to take some cooking classes that are held at the local hospital for about $10 a class…not bad.
My next blog is going to focus on what your plate should look like when you eat. I found out some interesting things that I want to share with you….but I think I have rambled on long enough for now!