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!