Monday, January 21, 2013

Day 6 VSG post-op

It is day six and I feel like I finally turned a corner yesterday.  I went shopping with my mom a couple hours, and though I was tired, all the walking really made a difference.  This surgery recovery has been different in so many ways, and has also been tougher.  I started my phase 2 full liquid diet yesterday and I am very happy to be introducing new things into my diet like strained cream soups, cottage cheese (squashed), runny mashed potatoes, pudding, yogurt, and a few other things.  So far it has been a learning process.

I am still struggling to get in enough.  I fill up really quick and liquids are slow to go down.  Each day it seems to get better, I imagine this is due to the swelling going down.  So far today I have had 1 protein drink, 1 pudding cup, a couple spoonfuls of yogurt and a couple spoonfuls of soup.  I am going to try to get in one more protein drink.  I am also really working on the water.  I am entirely off the vicodin and solely taking Tylenol.  I am slowly getting used to my new stomach and the way it feels when it is giving off signals. 

On the plus side, I have lost about 10 lbs since surgery last Wednesday and 16 since my post op.  I am now exactly 30 lbs from my highest pre-op Lap Band weight.  Even though I gained a lot back, it was still nice to have a little jump start on last time.  I am impressed how quickly the weight is coming off this time around.  I know I should be hitting a stall any day now but I will take it while I can.

My first follow-up with the surgeon is Friday and I will have my staples taken out.  I can't wait for that.  They are itchy and pinchy!  Take care all!

1 comment:

Lap Band Gal said...

good to hear that you're on the mend :)