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First Blog Entry... 6 Days Post Op!

@DomLorenVSG

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Drum roll please.... I'm 6 days post op, weighed in for surgery on Friday at 216 lbs, and according to my brand new scale I purchased yesterday, I am 206 lbs! That's -10 lbs in 6 days. Holy smokes. Today is also my first day back at work and I'm feeling pretty good, I have a desk job which helps a lot, and I'm really trying to remind myself to sip every 2 or 3 minutes. I already made the mistake of trying to multitask and walk and drink at the same time in the hallways and I doubled over with chest pain because I took a huge gulp- I don't want to scare my coworkers thinking I'm having a heart attack. Lol. I'm definitly going to go home at lunch and lay down for an hour and just do nothing so that I pace myself and give my tummy some down time as well. Last night I helped coach a little for my club sport, then afterwards we all went to grab a bite to eat, I sat there with my Powerade as they all ate huge amounts of food, and I was almost perplexed- I had NO hunger what so over. It all smelled good, but I had ZERO temptation or desire to eat anything. They all kept saying they felt bad I wasn't eating, and I just chuckled and said don't worry about it because I DON'T WANT ANY! It was so AWESOME!

 

So over all I'm doing great. Incesions are bit sore, but compared to a week ago I feel like a rockstar. Dr. Alvarez cleared me to swim 15 days post op and the count down is on! Once I get to full liquids on Monday and get protein shakes in my diet I know I'm going to be ready to start working out (in moderation). No regrets. At all. While I know this will be a long journey, I feel like I'm finally taking steps forward NOT backwards. I look forward to weighing myself rather than dreading it! Yay!

 

I was sleeved Friday, August 17th, 2012 and I plan to do my weekly/monthly blog updates on Fridays to keep track a little bit more accurately. But 6 days post op this is what I got:

 

Stats:

 

Height: 5'9

HW: 216

CW: 206

1st GW: 169

2nd GW: 145

3rd GW: 135



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Wow congrats. That's so awesome. Please keep the updates going. I am inspired by success stories. I am due to go in on Monday and am starting to freak out. How was waking up for you ?? I think that is what I am most afraid of. The eating part is fine. I love the shakes.

Good luck !

BTW what the codes for above ?? ( HW,.. OH duh highest weight ?? LOL ) Take care.

Lisa

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Congrats on returning to "normalcy" with work and activities and soon to be swimming as well! I am on day 7 today and i woke up feeling so much better and it gave me such a push! My incisions are still tender but that's it. Looking forward to your updates.

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Wow congrats. That's so awesome. Please keep the updates going. I am inspired by success stories. I am due to go in on Monday and am starting to freak out. How was waking up for you ?? I think that is what I am most afraid of. The eating part is fine. I love the shakes.

Good luck !

BTW what the codes for above ?? ( HW,.. OH duh highest weight ?? LOL ) Take care.

Lisa

I was terrified of this journey- as any sane normal person would be... but I was out before I knew what hit me and when I woke up I lift up my hospital gown because I didn't believe them when they said it was done. HOLY smokes! It was easier than getting my wisdom teeth out! THey kept me well drugged and I just chilled in bed and watch'd tv. I was so anxious I had a hard time sleeping but the team was amazing to me. Jessica the nurse and everyone where just fantastic. I've never had a doctor and his team treat me that well for that many days. No regrets... only wish I'd done it sooner! :D

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