Hello 🙂 I’m happy today because I finally got released from the hospital. I had to stay an extra day because my hemoglobins were down, even though surgery went well and I didn’t bleed out or anything like that. Dr. says surgery was perfect and he couldn’t have asked for better. The last couple days I was in agony with gas pain but it’s starting to pass. Right now I feel mild discomfort from the incision sites and a bit of pain when I “eat.” I don’t feel full it feels like I have a gas bubble so it rumbles and hurts when I breathe in. I guess that’s my cue to stop “eating.” Today I had 2 Boost Diabetic meal replacements, 125 ml of diet peach juice, 125 ml of diet lemonade, a couple sips of gross hospital broth, and a bunch of water while I was at the hospital. I had 2 meal replacements because my sugar dropped under 4 and they needed to get it back up. When I got home I tried my new protein shakes. SUPER GROSS. But a fitness guru friend of mine suggested I mix it with my plain Greek yogurt so I did. It turned into a vanilla flavoured Greek yogurt soup but it was tasty. Better than broth and water. So it took a few hours to eat that, I also tried to have some pudding but got less than 1/2 through the cup before I felt yucky. I checked my sugar close to bed time and it was low again, so I got myself 3 spoonfuls of low fat, no sugar added, lactose free vanilla ice cream by Chapmans. It sounded like it might taste yucky, but it was actually really good. I’m glad I bought it.
Haven’t really begun to lose any weight yet, but I’ve also only been off the IV for about 12 hours. I should start dropping weight soon. I’m also not feeling any side effects like lethargy or anything like that. But I’m probably not nutrient difficient yet either. Goal for tomorrow: take ALL my medicine/herbals/vitamins at the PROPER time. Sounds easy, but I’ve been having a rough time remembering. I’ve got to set some alarms or something.
Well, I’m tired. Will post pictures of the incisions tomorrow (yay you!) just wanted to check in.
Todays weight: 278.4
Total weight lost since surgery (day 21): -1.4
Total weight lost since beginning this journey a year ago: 41.6