Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I'm Back!!!

Hey Guys!I know its been 13 days or so since I last posted. For awhile I was feeling cruddy and I really wanted this blog to be positive, so I took a break to feel better and this week I went back to work. I feel really good. I did break out from the ster-strips on my incisions but I am getting over that slowly but surely. I went to my post-op nutrition class yesterday and I have lost 17lbs so far and I am able to eat soft meats, cheeses, beans, etc. Haven't had anymore episodes of sliming. Thoses only occured that first week and nothing even came up. I go to my follow-up surgeon's appointment on Thursday. I don't feel hungry but I feel like my blood sugar is dropping, so I eat. I would like to get close to 200lbs by the end of May because my best friend is coming home to visit and she hasn't seen me since December. Also, I do have some surgery pics if anyone is interested, I will post them. Let me know!!! Thanks for all your support!!! You are all special people!!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Feeling better...

Hey ya'll! Update, I feel better. I took a few gas-x, drank some milk of magnesia, bounced on an exercise ball, walked, walked, walked, took my pain medicine, and I prayed. Had a little diarrhea- cha-cha-cha, went to sleep and woke up feeling sooo much better. Still have some chest pain, but not near as bad. I knew what was happening but that self doubt came roaring back into my head and I couldn't beat her yesterday!! She's a mean old bitch! Anyways, after much prayers to God, my family's help, and your encouragement I feel good!!! I am officially down 11 lbs since the start of my diet so I am happy. I will be off two more days and I will try to go back to work Wednesday!!! Hope you all have a good weekend!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Hey all. I know what I am going through is normal but I feel like crap. I have so much gas in my shoulder and in my esophagus that its driving me crazy!! And of course the doubts are raining down!!! I need a pick me up!!! Please tell me this will get better and I didn't destroy my body!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

5K Heart and Stroke Walk

I wanted to let you guys know that I will be walking on May 19th with my fellow heart team members. Our name is "the beat goes on." Here is a link to my donation page in case you would like to donate!! Thanks in advance!!

Post op day 2

Hello!! I am up and moving. I have drank about 2-3oz of protein shake and sipped on water. Not to bad. I still have some gas and I must really be swollen because my weight is up 3 pounds. I need to jump in the shower but I have been putting off looking at the incisions! Imagine that, an OR nurse who can't look at her own incisions. I saw my CRNA yesterday before I left and asked if I did or said anything and she said I was a perfect patient. But... my husband said I talked and scratched in my sleep all last night. I think the liquid percocet is making me itch. Another note, I spoke with the bariatric liason that I used to work with in the OR and she said since the hospital is redoing the web page, she would love for me to start blogging on there.And she wants me to come to the support groups and talk about my experience. I think we just all have to keep supporting each other. If it weren't for the blogs, I would've been more anxious and not believed I could have done it!! Well, that's it for now. I will try to post some before pics this week, Thanks again for all your support!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Post-op day 1

Just had some morphine, fair warning! Its the first official day with my band. Waiting to see the doctor. Everything went well. I walked three times yesterday and once today. The nurses have been wonderful. The dr did fix my hiatal hernia as well so hopefully no more reflux. The worst pain is the gas in my left shoulder. So whenever it goes I should feel better. But all in all i am good. I have been sipping water and had two ounces of protein shake this am. Not bad at all. I was down another pound yesterday morning so i officially lost eight pounds preop! Not too shabby! Well, i promise to post more when i get home. Thanks again for all the support and well wishes. You guys are awesome!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Today is the day!!

Getting ready to leave my house for surgery. I am quietly excited!!! Thanks for all of your well wishes!!! OMG!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The operating room...

After reading Morgan's blog about being under the influence after surgery I have to tell you guys that I am an operating room nurse. More specifically I work on the open heart team. But, just having surgery knowledge is what scares me about surgery. Not so much dying but people seeing me naked and what they will say(cause we do talk...)and what I might say when I am under the influence. Good thing about my surgery is that I am having it at one of our hospitals in our health system. They don't do them in my OR. Whew.... But I will be fine and naked and talking dirty I'm sure!!!

Preop Day 8- Great Day!!!!

Why was this a great day?? Well, I weighed myself at work last week when I started the preop diet and I was 241.9 lbs. Today I weighed 235.5 lbs!!!! 6.4 lbs lost!!! I nearly fell off the scale. For all of you who have been encouraging me, thanks!!! You were right, I would get used to the diet and I am on cloud 9!!!!! I did pretty good while I was away this weekend and I know that helped!!! One more week and I will have my surgery!!! I am officially excited!!! Thanks again for all your advice and well wishes!!!