Friday, May 21, 2010

What a Difference a Day Makes!!!!

I was whining yesterday about my stomach hurting, but this morning when I woke up it was gone (finally).

I really did not like the Milk of Magnesia but it did what it was supposed to. I was up half the night but I really feel soooooooo much better.

I stayed on liquids all day yesterday and until this evening and then tried a little chicken noodle soup. I am obviously not quite ready for that yet. I am back to liquids for another day or so. I got stuck really BAD. The sliming is the worse. Yuck-o!!!! My own fault, but still painful none the less. And it took forever to go away. I just took too big of a bite. I know better, but I guess each time I do this I will be one step closer to remembering all the rules all the time.

Tomorrow morning is breakfast with Dad, Miss Alice, Mona, Katy, Matt, Becky, Holly, Neal and I. It will be lots of fun. I just don't think that I am going to eat anything at the Original House of Pancakes. I thought maybe I would have a poached egg, but after tonight, I will just drink my protein shake before I go and be happy that I am not hungry.

Right now, I feel so good. Better than I have since I started this experience. Who knows why, but I am so thankful for all of it.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Haven't been around for awhile.

I know that I haven't posted for awhile, but May always seems to be so busy. The students are leaving the houses, the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors and also the end of Neal's school year.

I am still figuring out this wonderful tool that I was gifted. Sometimes it seems to work smoothly, but other times not so good.

I have felt like someone has been stabbing me in the belly button since last Monday. I figured that it had to do with me not being able to go to the bathroom (if you know what I mean).

Well, I saw the Nurse Practitioner today for my first fill (yeah!!!) and she recommended a laxative. Well, I took it and now things are clean as a whistle, but my stomach is still hurting. Hopefully, it will work its self out, otherwise I will be visiting the doctor next week.

As I said before, I got my first fill today, very happy about that. I had been getting hungry and doing the kitchen crawl. I am sure that I have been eating more than I did right after surgery, but way less than I did before the Lap Band.

I have had two Atkins shakes since I had my fill, I can't say that I am hungry, which is a good thing.

The fill itself was simple and painless. A little stick and then it is over. I now have 4cc's in my band and go back in 3 weeks for another fill. It could have been two weeks but I am taking Neal to Chicago for his 8th grade graduation gift.

I also exercised here at home tonight. I did one of the Biggest Loser DVDs. I really like the video. I work up a sweat but don't feel like I am killing myself. I really need to step up the exercising to really make sure I am doing all I can on this journey.

So, I am on liquids for the next two days and then onto mushies. I may stay on liquids a little longer if my stomach pain doesn't go away. Hopefully, it is nothing but my body getting used to the band.

The dryer just went off, so I need to go fold clothes. I will check back in a little later this week and update you on my stomach. Prayers for the pain to go away.