Saturday, April 24, 2010

Four weeks on Tuesday

So I weighed myself this morning ant it said 91.8!!! Shouldn't have weighed myself again tonight!!
I went to the gym and did 15 on the bike and 25 on the treadmill of fast walking. So I am almost back to normal. Some clothes nearly fit my again and I bought a nice knee length demin skirt (size 18 from Rockmans - still a feat for me) which I could barely do up the button and the zipper did not go up, but today the button and zip did up. Not comfortably mind you but it still did up. My favourite pair of jeans that I have not been able to fit into for 6 months fit.. but not comfortably enough to wear out of the house and sit or walk around in. So I gather in another 5 kilos (or 4 ish weeks) I will be able to comfortably be able to fit into these pieces of clothing. When I do, new photos to come!!!! Woot woot!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Coming up to week 3

Haven't been on here for a while... This Tuesday is three weeks.. I am now sitting on 92.3 ish depending on the day. I need to stop weighing myself everyday.. So I am going to weight myself on Monday and try to resist jumping on them until at least Sat!

Work went well last week... I can still scoot around on my chair! Weeeeeee!! I am going to go the gym tomorrow after work for a walk on the treadmill.

I went to a lapbading lunch (my second but first post banding) and meet some more awesome people. It is so nice to share stories and swap scar marks!! hehe

Tis all for now. Over and out

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Day 11

It's now 11 days since banded and I'm feeling great!!! Almost back to normal. Not as much pain in port side when I move the wrong way.. I am looking forward to walking on the treadmill next week.
Speaking of next week, I go back to school then. After two weeks off. For those of you who don't know, I'm a teacher. At the moment in a tiny school, two teachers (one of those the principal), two classes. I teach the little class, K/P/1/2.. So should be interesting. I doubt I'd be able to scoot across the classroom on my chair. We'll see!!
Anyhow, I'm heading towards the end of liquids and so looking forward to mushies.. bring on the mashed sweet potato!!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

One week

This time last week I hadn't eaten anything since 8pm the night before. I was nervous and waiting.
It's been one week since my surgery. I have lost 4.8 kilos! weeeeee!
I'm feeling pretty good. Dooley was down for easter and we went up to Mt Wellington.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Day 5 and I'm back at home and Dooley is down again!!
All if good with the healing side of things. Port site (ha dooley calls it port side) is itchy and bit numb underneath the cut, but I am getting around quite well. I had yummy tomato soup with grated cheese last night for dinner - so yummy and filling. Everyone else had lamb roast with vegies and gravy... mmm..
Still not really "hungry" but towards the end of the day I do feeling a bit peckish, and I figured out it's beacuse I'm not drinking enough!!!
Jumped on the scales this morning (I know I should only weigh myself once a week at it said 93.6!! Down from 97.4! Oh my god! I know it's just fluid but my god!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Day 3

Feeling good, a bit sore and tender on the left hand side, but ok. I am not taking anything for pain, as I am not in it, but I do have a bit of a sore back. I think I am overcompensating. I have really just been resting and getting up to have a short walk around Mums house. I don't know.. should I be moving more? Mums thinks I should?
I go back to my house tomorrow, Dooley is down, so I guess I will be moving more then...
Mum is about to make me a very smooth banana smoothie for lunch.. Looking forward to it!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Are you in today as a result of an accident?

I am banded!! Day 2!!
Let me regress, went in on Tuesday, in admissions she asked me "Are you in as a result of an accident?" I said "Yes, I accidently got fat!!" She laughed. Gotta love those standard procdure questions!
So go into my room about 10am. Was meant to be fourth on the list, but got bumped up, so Mum saw me wheeled away by about 11:45am. They put a nice warm blanket on me and I was to wait. The nerves were building, I was all alone, wondering what I am I about to do?? Tony then came in and asked how I was "Very nervous".. he said that's normal and he said that he would look after me and see me in three miniutes.. Then my anthestist Cameron came in and again asked how I was "Still nervous"...
I then got wheeled into the operating room. 6 people in there all together. I had to slide onto the operating table... BP went on (up a bit) and then I meet the other people. I remember saying how big the light was (huge!!). Then had the prick of the IV bit. He then said, you will feel like you are on drugs for about 30 seconds then pass out. Great! The room was spinning, faster an faster (oooh...oooOOOOOOOoooo) then I wake up in recovery.
I complain how noisy it was (bloody machines beaping all around me). I got asked how long I thought I'd been there... 10 mins? no, 30. I remember (?) Cameron saying how I wouldn't let go of his hand (held held it while the anthestic was going in!!)Tony came up and told me that he had to take my belly button ring out (damn hard thing to get back in) Then I was wheeled back to my room.
Mum rang me, Tony rang her about 1 to say it all went wel!! Now I know why people call him Dr Dreamy! He is quite lovely!
Timmy, Dad, Rachel, Mum Liz and Jake all came to visit. I felt very special.
Overnight I had to get up three times to go the toilet due to the fluids they were pumping into me, and it wasn't too hard to get out of bed without too much pain....
Went home the next day at 11am. Mum gave me a shower, had some up and go, apple juice and just sat around watching TV, with a bit of walking every now and then.
The gas pain is the worst!! I think most of it is gone. but sheesh.. takes your breath away!!
Right now though I am very proud I got it done, even though tender. Thank you to everyone who has been supporting me!! Now the real fun begins!!!!