Friday, November 04, 2011
October 14 I had my gallbladder removed. It was pretty bad. They did it outpatient without asking me if I had help at home. I didn't know that was such a big deal until I was specifically asked by the hospital staff- too late. Of course at home it is only my 14 year old daughter and 11 year old son. (They are angels and wont be grounded for anything for 6 months, but they don't know that) They did everything in the house, even if I did have to turn the tv up while they argued how to do it! I think I get a little more respect now that its over. The look on their faces was priceless the day they came in from school and I was up, the house semi-clean and an easy dinner cooking in the kitchen; they realized that their ordeal was over. I hope it lasts because even my son comes in from school now and asks me if he can do anything to help!! They told me that they did not know how I do everything that I do. The Dr. did laparoscopic surgery which is supposed to be better than opening one big incision.
I haven't went off my diet because I felt like I was already eating for my body's health, so why change? I did crave apple pie? for a solid week after I had surgery. Even though I had cut out most processed packaged food I had to have it so I just ate it and shaved calories elsewhere. You know even a Paula Dean apple crumble pie serving has 400 calories, so that was my snack every day for a week. I haven't gained any weight but I am starting to feel a little weak. I can guess why that is happening since it only takes 2 weeks to start losing muscle that you build by exercising. I still have to wait 2 more weeks to start walking again and 4 more weeks for the Pilates and cardio but I have been cheating by walking the dog 4 blocks each day. I am getting extremely bored! But overall I am feeling more like my old self again except for one thing and I wanted to ask anyone else that has had surgery if they have this; Ever since waking from the surgery, I have had a fine tremble in my hands. It is there day and night and is always the same. The Dr. just waved it off as nervousness but I have never had it before and I am not a nervous person. My family would describe me as a very steady person. So, it makes me wonder.