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23 Days after my RNY Surgery

Thursday, June 06, 2013

I am feeling great! Thank you for all your support, best wishes and prayers!
Today I turned to get something in the house and ran a couple of steps (I wasn't thinking) and it did not hurt, it actually felt wonderful.
I stopped short and walked though, don't want to explain any mistakes to my very very strict surgeon.
I am shooting for 800cal a day with 60g of protein. But am not really hitting the target every day. I try to keep to that pesky eating schedule (50ml of soup or shake every hour for 12 hours of the day, drinking 50ml every half hour in between)
On busy days I don't do it absolutely right. (I suppose it is not necessary to get to OCD about it)
I have picked up my Two Year Old twice now, and it did not hurt.
Now is when we have been warned not to get to gung ho and tear something. I am so thankful for a quick recovery so far.
(The secret is LOTS of walking, Sparkies!)

I have been asked to give horse riding lessons to children with ADHD by a friend who has a riding school. I am not qualified, but I have 30 years of horse experience and a child with special needs who has done horse therapy that I helped with. I am very good with kids.
I am thinking about it, the problem is that it is after school, and I then do not have anybody to look after my three.
I don't want to get involved in the competitive riding part of the horse world at all. I would love to get them horse safe, teach them basic equus (horse body language) and get them into rhythm (that is excellent for ADHD) balanced on a horse, and teach them their leadership role as the rider, and about that responsibility.
After they know that, they have to go on to the other instructors.
It will work if it can be during school hours some time. If not, I won't be able to do it at all.

I had to chop my curly shoulder length hair off, because it was falling out like crazy. It is expected after RNY, so I am not to bothered.
I am enjoying the short new pixy style, but it is COLD am having to wear a beanie or a hoodie now...

Thank you for reading my blog!

(By the way, I almost forgot to tell you the best part! I have lost 9kg since May 14, surgery day. That makes it 29kg since February 6)

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FLPALM 6/12/2013 12:39PM

    WhooHoo, pounds are dropping! WTG! As for the teaching, horses and children, and your great experience.....I'd give it a try! I know, you were not asking for advice, but I feel in my heart, that you would love to try it from reading your BLOG. Good luck, whatever you do, and I am sure the GOOD LORD, will help you get through anything!

Hugs,
Fran

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DSCROW 6/8/2013 7:42AM

    What a nice compliment to be asked to help teach :). I agree that balance and keeping clear your priorities is of Major importance right now. The protein and nutrition will work out. I got over 60 grams every day this week without having to struggle or think about it. I didn't at your stage, I struggled just like you are. When do I take all these pills, drink, and eat. It smoothed out and when it does is the time to evaluate taking on something new. You and your family are the first priority right now. This is the window of healing, then comes the window of time to get the weight off and muscles strong again. Very happy for you its sounds like things are chugging along just fine :)

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BOMBCHELL23 6/6/2013 10:03PM

    Maria,

I am equally impressed with your recovery from surgery and your positive upbeat attitude. I am inspired by your continued success and happy for you. I frequently love your comments on my status, it usually makes me laugh or smile. I keep hoping that my increased exercise will break my plateau but we will see. Glad to hear you may be able to help with the horse therapy which can have great positive results. Way to go and give back to a community.

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CORTNEY-LEE 6/6/2013 2:27PM

    I am so glad to hear that you are doing so well!!

The horse therapy sounds very interesting. I have always been terrified of horses.

I really hope you are able to work it into your schedule it sounds like it would be very rewarding.

Excellent job with everything! You are doing so awesome!

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MINDYHGP 6/6/2013 12:23PM

    Again I see such a difference in doctor styles! lol My doctor didn't even say I had a lifting limit when I left the hospital. I asked him and he said, you'll be fine, just don't lift any trucks or anything...lol Luckily the nurse told me before I left that I shouldn't lift more than 10 lbs.

That is so awesome that you were asked to help kids with ADHD and with horses, you lucky girl!!! I was never an avid horseback rider or anything, but I used to ride here and there and I miss it..I just never felt comfortable doing it while overweight. I think I'm going to make that one of my rewards! I bet you'll be awesome as an instructor! I hope it works out with your schedule!

I'm scared to death of losing my hair! You're taking it much better than I will, I know! Good for you! I'd love to see a pic of the new pixy style!

You're doing great! Keep it up!!! emoticon

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STEVEN2GO2 6/6/2013 11:14AM

    It is so great you are healing so quickly, and that your key is your walking. I notice you are taking it slow and steady not wanting to undo the work from the operation! Good luck on you decision with working with children and horses. If you somehow manage to work it into your family schedule, I am sure you would really enjoy the experience of helping kids learn the proper way to ride horses.

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NYARAMULA 6/6/2013 11:07AM

    Hey Maria, congratulations on the weight loss so far, you are doing great. I'm glad to hear you are healing fast and that your life is getting back to normal.

I hope the horse riding lessons work out. You obviously love children very much and I'm sure this would be a great opportunity for you.

Keep walking and take care.

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WHISPERINGPINE9 6/6/2013 11:02AM

    emoticon on your weight loss and it's great that you are feeling so chipper. Don't over do my friend. Slow and easy wins the race my friend.

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PATTYR81 6/6/2013 9:15AM

    I'm glad you are doing so well- both in body AND in spirit!

Your comments lift me up every day!

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BARCONIUS 6/6/2013 8:04AM

    Good to hear things are going so well. Keep up the good work. You're right about not needing to be OCD about it. Diligent, but not OCD.

The riding training gig sounds very rewarding, if you can work it out. I've always been impressed by the simple grace of a well-trained horse and rider.

Sorry to hear about the hair. I know it's normal, but that doesn't always make it easy. Of course, I didn't have that problem, and I've been losing my hair since puberty, though you can only tell from the top.

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CELEST 6/6/2013 7:46AM

    29 kgs in just a few months...now thats A LOT to smile about, a double smile when you consider how well you are feeling and how quickly you are healing. Wonderful!!

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