Monday, December 28, 2009

1st week

So, it is almost a week since I had my surgery. I am just now getting around to writing though. The first few days were rough. Luckily pain meds work wonders. I was told by the nurses that I was the overachiever. I walked more than they told me to. Walking makes everything feel better. So, why not walk more?! My mom and husband have been here taking amazing care of me.

I got to have an amazing Christmas. My parents, brother, Jason's parents and sisters all got to be here together. I told them it was just practice for when we have kids in a few years. (We have to wait 18 months after the surgery before we can start trying). It all went really well. We had a good time. I just hope that at some point we can get a house with a bigger living room. This house is wonderful, but a bigger living room would help a lot with seating. Everyone was so great. I had been on liquids for a week, so food was sounding really good. So, instead of making me smell the food they were cooking all day, we went to IHOP for Christmas dinner. It was really nice. We all just talked and laughed. No one was exhausted from cooking. My kitchen still looks great and there was no clean up. We might be on to something here!
This week has been tough though. I have had to drink 5oz of clear liquids (water, diluted juice, decaffeinated tea, or protein drink) every hour. That may sound easy, but when your stomach (or pouch) is swollen from surgery and it only holds 3oz it is not that easy. Plus the things I have to wear on my calves that inflate and deflate are a pain and a half! But I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am going to Wednesday and getting my staples out. Plus, I get to start soft food diet on Wed. I have already gotten the stuff to eat, cottage cheese, sweet potatoes, malt-o-meal, cream of wheat, oatmeal etc. I am so ready to have something of texture to eat. 2 weeks and liquids is not fun, not fun at all.
I do not regret the surgery though. I have already lost one pants size! That is amazing! I will post on Wed. and tell how much weight I have actually lost.


Heather said...

Praying all continues to go well! Sounds like you are doing great!

Heather said...

Praying all continues to go well! Sounds like you are doing great!

Brittney said...

Wow Jac! You did it! So happy to hear you are doing well. Hang in there friend:)

Bryan and Chelsey's Moss Moments said...

You need to post more!

I left you a surprise on my blog! :)