I had wanted to start a blog early on, but just couldn't find the right place. Now that I have, lets catch up.
It's been 26 days since my surgery and I've lost 16 pounds. Not a lot really, but the doctor says it will come off faster as my body gets used to the changes. I should mention that my surgery was robotic and if ever you are given the choice, choose robotics! It is amazing! I was never in any pain at all and the first week prior to seeing my doctor post op, I would swear that I didn't even have surgery. The only side effect from the surgery was complete fatigue. I couldn't walk from one room to the next without feeling exhausted.
Stage 1 takes place in the hospital and you are allowed water only.
Stage 2 takes place in the hospital as well, and you have clear liquids, and jello.
Stage 3 starts in the hospital and you go home on this stage. This is the same as stage 2 only you add carnation instant breakfast.
I was released to stage 4 after seeing the Doctorr one week post-op. Stage 4 is pureed foods. Chicken, fish, eggs, cottage cheese, baby foods, and protein drinks. The only food I was able to keep down was cottage cheese, but I was fine with that. I'm not really hungry at all.
I saw the doctor on Thursday, February 10. All is well, and I've been released to Stage 5. Stage 5 is a regular soft diet with various choices, mainly protein. I'm still on liquids mostly, and I'm ok with that, but tonight I'm going to try to eat a piece of hamburger. Woo Hoo! Sounds exciting huh? I'll let you know how that goes. I don't see the doctor again for 3 months and he says by then I'll have lost 90 more pounds. I don't quite believe that, but we'll see. Sure would be awesome!
This post may have been boring to some, but I needed to show you where I'm at and what I'm doing.
Talk to you later!