Today is a very nice quiet relaxing day for me. I am just sitting around at home and enjoying what is left of my time off from work (I got back next Wednesday). I am still a little sore... but it is all extremely manageable. No more movement on the scale but I am not at all surprised by that. I am still on my full liquid diet for another week and I am already getting sick of my choices. My favorite thing seems to be cottage cheese. Somehow, it feels like real food.
I am learning what it feels like to have a sleeve and honestly, it some ways it is similar to my Lap Band. I get that same squeeze feeling I would get when I ate too fast or ate too big of a bite. However, I do not get the slimy pukey feeling that would often follow. I do get a little miserable if I eat one too many bites but I think that is hard to do at this stage.
My biggest obsession has become worrying about a leak. I can't imagine anything worse, short of dying, that could happen. I knew the statistics before surgery, and still know now that it is relatively rare. However, I recently started researching how they fix the leak and that is terrifying. I pray everyday that I continue on a healing path with no complications. I also take my temperature twice a day to make sure I don't have any early leak symptoms.
I have my first follow up with my doctor tomorrow to have all my staples taken out and talk about my progress/issues. I did get a call from the office yesterday and I have a vitamin D issue so I have to go on a prescription for 12 weeks. Living in the Midwest where the temps have been in the single digits isn't helping! I have only been outside for a few brief moments this past week.
Anyway, I am leaving you with a picture of my incisions because I have SO MANY scars. Some from my original Lap Band, then my port revision, then my Lap Band out, and now my sleeve. My stomach is a map of my weight loss history!