I am coming up on three weeks (Wednesday) post sleeving. So far I feel really good (in the sleeve department). However, last Wednesday, my first day back to work, I hurt my back. I have an ongoing problem with lower back spasms. I went into work feeling great and left in tears on my drive home. I drove myself (hardly) to the urgent care. The doctor gave me Flexeril, more vicodin, and an anti inflammatory shot. I had to call in Thursday and Friday and I pretty much slept through the last 4 days. I stopped taking the vicodin on Saturday because it makes me feel gross and have only been taking the Flexeril before bed. I am significantly better, but I am still really hurting.
I am back at work today, armed with my heat wrap, back pillow, and meds. I called my surgeon's office to get the okay to take nsaids for a short time, so I just took a dose of those. Back pain is miserable...but I am determined to bounce back.
I am looking forward to moving on to soft foods this Wednesday. I can finally start eating somewhat normal. I can have fish and seafood, tender white meat, cooked fruits and vegetables, and other delicious options. I am getting so tired of eating soup, beans, and mashed potatoes.
On the weight front, it is still pretty unimpressive. The scale isn't moving much so I have to be patient. I am still eating between 600-800 calories, and even that is a struggle some days. I am just glad that things seem to be going down smoothly and I feel, for the most part, healthy.