Wednesday, March 27, 2013

One Week Down

It's been one week since I had surgery.  I still can't quite believe I actually did it.  It's been interesting to say the least.  I've had a lot of mixed feelings and emotions but I'm staying positive.  All the fluids they pumped me with while I was in the hospital made me gain about 10 pounds.  But I weighed today and I have lost a total of 17 lbs.  That is 12 lbs before surgery and then 5 lbs post op...and that's just 3 weeks.  I'm very happy with that and it's very encouraging for me.

I have had a few things that I've had to deal with as far as pain goes.  I get a lot of pressure in my chest but I've learned that it could be from drinking to fast.  I'm still on liquids only so that has been interesting.  I have been good this week at getting in all my protein and fluids.  This weekend was bad and actually a little scary because I had a hard time drinking my protein shakes and barely got any protein in so I was super weak and had no energy. But I'm a lot better now.  Monday, mom and I went and looked at some model homes just so I could get out of the house and walk around.  Then Tuesday, we went to a couple stores and then we went to see Wicked (my Christmas gift). It was awesome! And I was happy to be back in the land of the living complete with makeup and hair fixed lol. Today, I went down to the clubhouse fitness room at our apartment and walked on the treadmill for 3o minutes.  It felt good.  Then, I was going to come back and get ready and go to the mall but I ended up falling asleep on the couch lol. I guess I needed it.  I'm still sleeping on the couch so I haven't been sleeping all that great.  I tried one night in the bed but it hurt to turn over. I would get this weird pain in my collarbone.  

I have my one week post op appointment tomorrow.  Hopefully, I am doing everything I am supposed to be doing. I've been walking like i'm supposed to and getting my protein in but I've had a hard time getting all my fluids/water in.

Well...that's all for now.  Think I'll go to the mall tomorrow and buy something that I can work towards :)  an early birthday present for myself.

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