I had my first post op visist yesterday and all is going well. I am feeling ‘human’ again and ready to start the little things like a 10 minute walk (I will work back up to 30 mins), Bible study on Tues nights, church, etc. The little things that only take you out for a couple hours but don’t tax you to your wits end.
I have dropped 16 1/2 lbs. so far in less than 2 weeks! I am, however, going to start weighing only weekly starting this Monday. Weight loss slows down and I don’t want to get disappointed. It is suggested even by my WLS support group that we weigh only once a week.
I am slowly working food into my diet, and enjoying it! The main things are to watch my portion sizes. My nurse practitioner told me to just eat ‘a little of this and a little of that’.
Most people think this surgery is all about looks. That can be hurtful at times. It isn’t . Actually, my insurance does not cover cosmetic surgery. This was about health and wanting to live a long, vibrant life.
Some of those who dwell on the look part smoke a pack or more of cigarettes a day and I have never smoked a day in my life. Do you know that to be considered for this surgery you cannot have smoked in the last 3 years? The reason: Why get healthy weight wise only to ruin what you have accomplished with tabacco.
But I guess those who have been hurtful don’t realize they are being so. I try not to let it get to me, but still…..
In any event, the looks part is a nice fringe benenfit of what is a win win win situation. I am a life long NON smoker, in relatively good health now. I started as a relative ‘light weight’ for a gastric bypass patient so it will only take me a few months to get healthy as can be. I am going to do more, walk, optimize with the healthiest foods, etc.
NO regrets. As I filled my childrens Valentines bowls with their dove, lindors and reeses, I did not even want a bite!
I am looking forward to the one month part…….I get to add toast, crackers, meat, etc. Then I can eat like a more normal person.