Doreen's New Beginning...
May 8, 2009
I had my surgery exactly one week ago, April 30th, 2009, but started my journey back in April at a Bariatric seminar at our local hospital, SOCH, in Manahawkin, NJ.
The seminar was great, got the facts, met the doctors and their staff, and got to meet recent patients who were doing great. So here I am a week out and I've lost 13 lbs since surgery, and since April about 26 lbs. My goal is 125 pounds total, so I've got 99 to go. (My first doctor's visit I was 256, now I'm at 229.) It seems so far, yet so close!
My recovery is a little harder than I imagined, but maybe it's normal. I feel like I did a 1000 sit-ups and all I want to do is sleep. But it's getting better slowly day by day.
Yesterday was my first day on pureed food and I couldn't get over how weak I was, called my doctor, Dr. Reich, and he said I wasn't drinking enough fluids and it was ok to drink Gatorade.
So Mom and Dad came to the rescue, brought in a few supplies and I'm feeling a bit better today. Still tire pretty easily, but I'm trying!
I thought I was supposed to eat a 1/2 cup of pureed food, but today I double checked and realized it's a 1/4 cup! Yikes, hope I didn't mess anything up...it's just not much food. Is this the way it's going to be for the rest of my life? >^..^<