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4 days post op

Saturday, March 16, 2013



Today I am feeling ok. I think the introduction of protein to my clear liquids has helped with my energy level. I don't feel as dizzy as I have in the past few days. Yesterday I had a protein shake and my pouch tolerated it well. Today I had a protein shake and also this afternoon tried some V8 juice and that went down well. Also I have had a couple of ounces of cranberry apple juice which I watered down 75%.

I walked (slowly) for a half hour today around the neighborhood. It was such a beautiful day I just wanted to feel the sun on my face.

My pain level is low. I haven't taken any pain killers today but I may later on as it seems to soothe my pouch somewhat. My staples around my incisions are starting to itch mildly. I am guessing that is just the healing process happening.

I am finally starting to lose some of the water weight I gained from the hospital. I was 5lbs heavier when I got home from surgery. I'm now back down again and have lost a couple pounds on top of the water weight. Looking forward to my weigh in on Monday. Also my 1 week post op appointment is on Tuesday.
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PHREESPIRIT 3/19/2013 1:22AM

    So glad that you are feeling/doing great! The first week is tough but it will get easier, I promise. I'm 19 days out from surgery and my biggest issue now is that the scabs over my incision are itching like crazy! LOL. Keep positive! Congrats!

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DDOORN 3/18/2013 8:53PM

    With you every step of the way!

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Don

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PATTYR81 3/18/2013 11:17AM

    emoticon That's great that you are feeling good, getting your nutrition and some walk around time!

Happy Day!

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BILL60 3/17/2013 8:48AM

    Hang in there.

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DIETSAFARI 3/17/2013 8:11AM

    I hope that it will just be plain sailing from here.
You seem to have bounced back quickly, and I am so happy for you.
Hope you heal up really quickly!
Bless you

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ATHENA1966 3/16/2013 10:18PM

    Hope you are feeling better soon.

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CBLENS 3/16/2013 5:29PM

    emoticon good luck with your recovery.

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