Thursday, April 30, 2009

7 Pounds From Goal!!!

Wow, just 7 pounds stands between me and the finish line, yippeeeee!!!! Feeling much better now that surgery is a week behind me, whew! Saw Dr. Hornbostel today who said that he expected the swelling and discomfort to last at least until June ~ wow?!?

The hematoma I acquired after surgery is the size of a softball which explains why my stomach was so swollen last week and this week too. I still appear to look pregnant (GASP) but at least the binder hides it some.

I hope to get the babies back soon, I miss them so!!! I am able to resume driving and lifting (within reason) and I'm ready for life to resume back to our craziness <3

Lots of love to everyone!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Almost Back To Pre-Op Weight....

165 today, amazed that the weight is coming off so fast....I was dreading that this would take weeks to accomplish.

Not able to eat, just not feeling hungry whatsoever ~ i've been downing water like crazy though, but I know that isn't enough. I feel so binded up, no b/m since last Wednesday, ugggh!

I'm amazed at how much energy it is taking to recover, when I had my c-section almost 2 years ago I was very motivated to recover ASAP to see my baby. The tonsillectomy later that year was very rough, probably the roughest recovery i've had, i've never slept so much in my life. The pain was TERRIBLE!

My RNY was typical, I was in pain ~ the most of it being from the drain tube which I swear was the devil but once it was removed I was on the road to recovery...and oh yeah....I had a UTI/Kidney infection to boot.

So, back to this recovery. I am thankful that my Mom was able to take the babies (Della and Edward) to St. Louis so I could recover ~ what a blessing this is because I truly would be unable to care for them due to my exhaustion.

I do wish she was here, I think she had my made all my recoveries go by faster, being here all alone is boring....and she also pushes me to do more things, be more active. etc. wish is that a week from now I am feeling more like my old self. All I have wanted out of this surgery was to be out of pain, well that pain is gone but this new one from recovery is here, blah!!!! I also want my energy back, I want to look forward to each day instead of dreading the pain and loneliness and just plain being miserable too.

I'm blabbing everyone!


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Home Sweet Home!!!

Well, the worst is over!!! Checked in Wednesday night and Dr. Hornbostel did surgery at 10:30 Thursday morning ~ he found an area that had herniated which he repaired and also removed my gallbladder which he said was HOT.

I had terrible swelling due to hematoma which they orginally thought might be a
hernia but luckily (I guess) it's just ugly looking and I looked like I was a
few months pregnant (see pic below)

I also had problems urinating after surgery, they had to cath me 2x just to let
it out but my Surgeon didn't want to leave it in b/c he wanted me up and
walking....I finally was able to go on my own last night and what a RELIEF b/c
the at the last cath the nurse removed 1500cc's of urine, OUCH!!!!

I have to wear a binder on my stomach for the next 2 weeks, I have a followup on
Thursday and can't drive for a week and no lifting anything for 2 weeks ~ we
sent the babies to STL so I can rest up.

Feeling very tired but happy to be on the road to recovery!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

-111 Pounds!!!!

9 more pounds until my final goal. I've hit my first post-op complication ~ my gallbladder is full of stones and sludge and it's been living hell trying to get the referral set up to have it taken out. Say a prayer for me, my appointment with the Surgeon is tomorrow afternoon. I think the process of having it removed will put me close my goal in no time, but feeling better takes priority.



Friday, April 17, 2009

Found out this morning that my gallbladder has to come out, I am not happy that I have to wait until the 28th for my consultation!!! Uggggh!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

10 Pounds to Go!!!!

Hit 165 today, woot! I am officially 10 pounds away from my final goal of 155 ~ once I reach my goal I am done with my loss...anything that comes after that is just icing on the cake! ;)