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Plastics day 3: Feel like I was in a knife fight

18 Dec

Everything feels sore and “hurty”. The incisions burn and my sides seem bruised. The binder is cutting into me. I’m exhausted. Drains still in place although now, they’re producing a lot less liquid. My brain is fuzzy but I’m uncomfortable whether in a recliner or in a bed with a wedge behind me. My back hurts from having to bend over when I walk.

And I can’t WAIT to see what it looks like under the binder! Doc said he’d show me today.

So in other words, all is normal and well 🙂

Day two after plastic surgery

17 Dec

Really it’s not as painful as I thought it would be. I had a catheter in which was really uncomfortable but it came out today. I have two drains that need to be emptied. twice a day and I haven’t seen my new tummy yet.

But by and large it only hurts when I move. If I lie still, I can almost forget that I just had surgery.

Getting antsy so I actually made 3-4 work phone calls and wrote several emails–but all while lying down 🙂

Our dog and cat won’t to jump on me as usual and are confused as to why they can’t. Hoping tomorrow is even better than today.

Day two after mini tummy tuck

17 Dec

Really it’s not as painful as I thought it would be. I had a catheter in which was really uncomfortable but it came out today. I have two drains that need to be emptied. twice a day and I haven’t seen my new tummy yet.

But by and large it only hurts when I move. If I lie still, I can almost forget that I just had surgery.

Getting antsy so I actually made 3-4 work phone calls and wrote several emails–but all while lying down 🙂

Our dog and cat won’t to jump on me as usual and are confused as to why they can’t. Hoping tomorrow is even better than today.

Not getting blog emails?

17 Apr

I recently moved to a new site, http://www.twosleevers.com. Technically, it should have migrated all my blog subscribers to that new site.

Technically.

I think it’s safe to say that may not have happened. I’d like to suggest that you go to that new site and subscribe to the blog on that site until I can get some help from Worldpress folks. They should be able to help me make the transfer, but I’ve been waiting back to hear from them for a couple of days so unsure how long it will take.

In the meantime, I sure hope you enjoy the new site, the new recipe index and the ease with which you can print recipes. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Do cheat days help?

12 Apr

cheat day www.sleevers.wordpress.com

 

Two weeks at the same weight or up. I’m frustrated. Going to try a few days of higher calories to see if it helps or at the very least, makes me feel better about things!

I keep hearing from people that cheat days help them lose weight. I still average about 750-800 calories a week so I know I’m not over eating. I’ve not had a cheat day help historically but I will give it a try again.

I’m in Austin with my family, visiting my older son and might let myself relax a bit. Not planning to go crazy, just going to allow myself to enjoy a bit and (try to) not worry.

Do cheat days help you?

NSV? Or should I beat him?

11 Apr

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My husband just offered to duct tape my inner thighs so they wouldn’t jiggle so much. #mustbettruelove #bestillmyracingheart #marriedtoahandyguy

Stalls are frustrating no matter when they happen

10 Apr

weightloss is like hiking

 

So here I sit, 10 lbs away from my goal weight. And sit. And sit. And sit. I’ve lost net 2 lbs in the last month and I honestly don’t know what to do differently. I “know” that the answer is nothing needs to be changed. Just hang tight and this too shall pass. But when you think you have 10 lbs to go and suddenly you wake up having put on 2 lbs for no rhyme or reason, you want to scream.

Everyone tells you it gets harder the closer you get to goal weight. I feel like my goal weight is very modest–150 lbs on my 5’5 frame is not too skinny. I should be able to achieve that without this struggle for the last 10 lbs, but apparently it’s not going to be that easy.

So I’m frustrated and I’m trying to be positive and focus on the journey, how far I’ve come, how this too will pass….and everyone once in a while I scream a little.

8 month progress pic a few days early

30 Mar

Why yes, I do notice a difference, I do. 🙂

Tell you what. After a “certain age”, if you want to feel good about yourself, look at yourself in clothes, not naked. Let someone else have to deal with seeing you naked, that’s my view.

So grateful for the weight loss and the health.

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Snack size

18 Mar

So I saw this add for a “healthy snack”. And realized that with my sleeve, this could well be my whole health dinner. How life has changed. And how I love it.

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Cheat day!

1 Mar

My first cheat day in 9+ months! Today I’m giving myself permission to eat whatever I want. I’ve had visions of donuts, chips and cake running through my head for the last week.

It’s 10:30 am. I’ve had one chocolate cream filled donut. And really, I want to hurl. I feel so sick.

A cheese omelette or a chicken tandoori are calling my name. What. The. Heck.

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