So I am a little over a week post-op from getting the vertical gastric sleeve. I'm feeling way better. No pain meds, only a little bit of pain in my right side where most of the work was done (basically removing my stomach out of it). I did have a new incision that they removed my lap band port out of but not much pain there.
I have been extremely fatigued and since about a week post-op, super emotional. I think the tired feeling is from doing the clear liquid phase. But I had my post-op appointment this past Wednesday and was given the okay to move onto full liquids, which includes creamy soups and protein shakes, etc. My doctor also said I could start my vitamins, usually he waits until two weeks out but I was already low on the B12 and vitamin D side... so I've been taking my vitamins and I think its helping. I got back on December 26th for my 6 week follow-up.
My doctor said the ultimate goal is to get me down at least 30 lbs within the first 6 weeks of surgery. Well when I weighed in at the doctors office on Wednesday, I was 219 lbs (with clothes on, when I weighed at home it was 218 lbs, lol). So I have lost about 8 lbs. since surgery. He said I'm doing well. So I need to lose 4 lbs. every week until I go back. I am sure that is possible, especially since I will be on full liquids for 2 weeks, and then finally move onto the pureed foods stage until the 6 weeks is hit. Another goal is to eat 500 - 700 calories a day, get in over 70 grams of protein a day and at least 64 ounces of water obviously.
I know with the creamy soups... because yes, as soon as I left his office I went straight to the grocery store for food! Lol. I could probably only eat 3-4 ounces, if that. Which is fine. It was just nice to taste something other than clear liquids. Blah!
And I can't help but to keep on weighing myself every day. I need to stop it before I become scale obsessed. I know better. But I weighed today and I'm 214.2 lbs. Its just crazy to me that I'm losing like this so fast.
I also attempted to go back to work yesterday, ended up coming home. I am so tired. Plan is to go back on Monday. At least then the following week we have days off for the holiday. I also start my next two classes for the Fall semester, but they are just 5 weeks (can't wait til thats done and I haven't even started yet).
So thats about it.