Friday, 27 May 2011

Am I or Aren't I???? I Don't know!!!

It's been a few days and all I'm able to think about is how hungry I am. I would love to be able to eat (chew) something. My stomach sounds like heavy machinery is at work. I'm sticking to my liquid diet and changed it up a little today. I had 1 scoop of Syntax Nectar Fuzzy Navel Protein, 1/2 Med Banana, 1/4 cup Organic Fat Free French Vanilla Yoghurt and 8oz OJ and blended it really well. It was really good and filling. It took me about 2 hrs to drink it. I'm still having a hard time getting in 1200 calories. I met my protein goal yesterday for the first time and I'm sure I'll meet it again today. I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Evil Scale Say Whaaaat?

I'll probably get so much slack for this but Oh, well - this site is about honesty for me. I'm a weighing addict now. I weigh first thing in the AM, after a meal, after a BM, I try to guesstimate the lbs I've lost with each wee (pee for us Americans - Usually no weight lost FYI) and before I go to bed. I'm sure I'm not alone in this post-surgery obsession. What's your feelings on it?

My Surgery Day Story!

Well, I was discharged finally from the hospital yesterday and what a difference a day makes. So happy to be in my own home with my husband and kids. I'm still having a hard time getting in all the liquid but I'll keep with it. Was touch and go for awhile if I made the right decision. I guess that's why it's called Bandster Hell! Here's my story:

All went well. I was so nervous for nothing. I got into the surgical suite, got my IV and the next thing I know I woke up in recovery. I was in pain initially. They gave me 4mg of Morphine and then sent me back up to my room. Since then I've had Tylenol only. The only complaint I have is I'm an American in the UK and they don't do things the same here. Instead of giving me liquid Tylenol - they gave me these tablets like Alka-selzer that dissolve in water and the nurse gave me tons of water with it. It was at the same time they brought me broth and a cup of juice. I had to drink the nasty Tylenol drink for sure and was unable to consume anything else. I just have to say that is a feeling I've never felt before. I was repulsed by even thinking of taking another drink. Wow!!! My pain is very little discomfort at the port site ( I was lucky and only had 1 incision) and mild discomfort in my left shoulder. Like I pulled something. I'm staying in the hospital until Sat the 21st which is another UK thing I guess. I'm ready to go home now although, I feel really tired. Thanks for all the well wishes. I'm interested in hearing everyone's stories. So glad I went through with it.