Wednesday, September 17, 2008
So far, so good. I have not had any pain medication for about three days now. I do still have a tenderness pulling on one side which I am assuming is the area some of the work may have been done. Other than that, no real pain.
I'm eating and not having much problem other than being bored with the foods I get to eat right now. A couple more weeks and the pureed restriction will be lifted and then I can eat more variety. I will also be able to add veggies back into my diet. I'm not sure I'm eating enough but I don't feel hungry so figure I must be doing okay. I'm eating about two ounces per meal right now and it is all protein. I need to get out and purchase some Isopure or EAS protein drinks and see how they are. I'm hesitant to spend money on something that I'm not sure I'll like, but it would give my protein intake a BIG boost.
Emotionally, I'm still up and down, but heck, I was that way a long time before surgery so I don't really think it's surgery related. I'm hanging in there. Moving easier every day. Only able to sleep in my bed on my back. Last night, Tim and I stacked two sofa pillows on my side of the bed. One flat and the other leaned against it. That enabled me to sleep in bed from 10:30 PM to about 4 AM which would have been about how long I would have slept on my tummy before so I guess that was good. It sure was nice to get out of the recliner for the night, anyway. I did doze in it from 4-7, though.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Emotions are right on the surface. Being housebound not only because of surgery but because of rain hasn't helped much. When not raining, I could have at least left this little apartment for a walk outside. Praise the Lord, the rain has stopped and I'll be able to get outside and move more tomorrow. All week is supposed to be quite nice here. Yea!
I'm already tired of pureed chicken, pork, and scrambled egg. I had a little bit of cream of mushroom soup today and that was heaven! I love cream soups and am allowed to have them. Such a nice change of pace. Hot tea seems to help calm my tummy if it feels a little upset.
Only took pain med at bedtime. Still have pain in my right abdomen. It's like a pulling. Hurts but I'm dealing with it. And that's about it for me today.
Monday, September 08, 2008
Well, my day has arrived. I slept okay. Woke up at 6 AM and got up. Took my blood pressure and thyroid meds. Finished off the bottle of water since it's all I could have and all I'll get until ice chips later today after surgery.
I've checked my email and posted in all my SP groups. I did a new post on my personal blog that I've been keeping for three years now. It is located at www.norakeno.blogspot.com should you be interested in taking a look. My entire weight loss journey has been chronicled there, pretty much. And now I sit and I wait. I have to be at the hospital at 12:30 PM.
I still need to shower and shave the ole legs and pits. TMI but it's what needs to be done. I also need to pack my bag, but I have a comprehensive list of things I need to pack so it's all good. And I need to have the day of surgery "pre-op" photos snapped. In addition to that, I also need to get Tim or my sister to help me get my measurements so when the scale isn't moving so much, the inches can be recorded. Lastly, I need to weigh myself here at home. I know the hospital scales generally weigh me about five pounds heavier.
I'm not scared or even all that nervous. I am just anxious to get this all over with. I'm ready to have it behind me and to head on downward toward my goal. I'm more worried about how this is all affecting Tim (the hubby) than how it is going to be for me. I'm thankful my sister is here to be with him.
He will bring my laptop to the hospital tomorrow and the good Lord willing, I'll be up to at least posting an update here. If not, I'll check in as soon as I can to let everyone know how things are. I really don't forsee any problems.
I know there are prayers going up all over the country (and even a couple parts outside of it) in my regard. The operating room will be packed with angels sent to watch over me and be with me through the process. I know that the Lord will steady the hands of my surgeon and give the entire surgical team wisdom and sure responses. It's all going to be just fine.
So ... this is my last post pre-op. I've managed to hit an all-time low of 389.5 lbs as of yesterday. I've not weighed yet this morning. Should it be different, I'll try to jump online long enough to change the ole weight tracker. I'm at peace with my decision. So ... on that note, I'll just say "Catch y'all later!"
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