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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

back to work and then some

Today will be my first day back to work since having surgery last Friday. I initially intended to go back yesterday but my larger incision site was really painful. Going to go for 1/2 a day today with the possibility of staying all day. Just depends on how I feel.

Side note: my younger stepson has the word "feel" as one of his spelling words this week - poor little southern kid can't say "feel" he always says "fill." We have worked so hard on E's and I's but just think how hard it must be when you here everyone around you saying "GIT" instead of "GET." The whole thing just makes me laugh when people talk about feeling their fill.

I added the Wal-mart brand slim-fast to my diet yesterday. It felt so good to taste something other than water, chicken broth, and popsicles. Doc suggests adding a clear protein during week 1 but I had the slim-fast so I threw caution to the wind and added it instead. Everything seems to be going smoothly. I am down almost 20 lbs since my last visit with my surgeon and 15lbs since surgery. One little LB is keeping me from being in the 2s. I am ready to be done with the 3s FOREVER!

I thought this morning, as I was in the potty, about Amy's "fart, fart, not a fart" situation. Guess it is true if you only put liquids in you are only going to get liquids out! I was ecstatic, though, because I hadn't pooped since the day before my surgery - going on 6 days! Isn't it funny how we all commiserate in our poop problems?

And on that note ... Hello to my new followers and I hope everyone has a lovely Wednesday.


  1. I am SO sorry that I have just now popped in to check on you. You are doing wonderfully, and your incisions are SO small! Doc really does a good job, doesn't he!?

    I too experienced the fluids in, fluids out. Oh, the joys.

    I am so glad that things are going well for you. Keep us all updated...and call me when you have the chance.

  2. Don't feel bad at all about adding the slimfast. My doc, and many others, start full liquids immediately after surgery. I would do the same thing if I were you!

    Congrats on getting close to that new number! Just one more pound - you are probably there already!

  3. Yeah, I'm 2 months out and as delicate as the band is you have to take all the conflicting info about portion sizes, fill amounts, fill frequency, do's/don'ts with caution and sometimes just follow your gut.

    (which is hard when you've just plunked down $$$ to have surgery and want to be a model patient!).

    You're doing great!!!!!! Goodbye 300's, hello 200's!!!

  4. I love the southern talk and am looking forward to getting back south to enjoy it!! ;-)

    I'm so glad you are feeling well and ready to work, even if only a 1/2 day.

    Great job on the weight loss! Hello 200's here she comes!!

  5. Sounds like your doing good so far, so congrats!!!