Hey, sorry I've been slacking on the posts! I've sort of hit a groove and figured there wasn't much exciting stuff to talk about! But, there definitely are awesome things happening, just subtle awesomeness. Quick update, then I'll talk about food: I'm down to 253 pounds, which is 22 lost since surgery and 78 total … Continue reading I’m still here
I have to take some time to publicly thank two people who have been with me every step of this journey- my mom and my husband. (I feel like I'm giving an Oscars acceptance speech minus the ballgown and shiny trophy and annoying host!) My mom is Grandma extraordinaire, especially since there are 4 of … Continue reading Thankful
So. I'm 10 days post-op. I was on liquids for the first 7 days, then purees for 3 days, and today I started on a "soft diet" (flaky fish, rotisserie chicken, cheese, bananas, tofu, etc). I feel surprisingly NORMAL. Normal to the point that I'm positive my surgeon just cut my 6 incisions, sewed me … Continue reading I’m normal?
We did it, you guys! We survived! (And I'm saying "we" because most of you have had to listen to me complain on Facebook, for which I am eternally grateful.) Lemme tell you though, THIS SUCKS. In the bariatric Facebook groups I'm in, the question is always asked about how bad the pain is post-op. … Continue reading Hello from the other siiiiiiiide
My surgery is tomorrow. HOLY SHIT MY SURGERY IS TOMORROW. I've been trying to keep myself busy and not obsess over MAJOR SURGERY TOMORROW. The boys and I all went to Target this morning to get out of the house, and they must know something is going on because they listened to me the entire … Continue reading TOMORROW!
One of my amazingly wonderful friends had a few questions on my latest Facebook blog link post, and I have lots of answers! I figured I'd do it here for posterity, and as a reference for anyone reading this who I'm not FB friends with! She asked: Andrea, after the surgery, what types of food … Continue reading Questions?
(I started writing this on 4/17 and am posting on 4/18. Things never happen on time around here because kids and life and doctor appointments and SLEEP.) I'm on pre-op liquid diet day 7 of 14. WHEW. It's just as much fun as I expected it would be. The 2 cups of veggies I eat … Continue reading 1 week down, 1 to go
Day 1 of my 2 week pre-op liquid diet was yesterday. I have some thoughts (because of course I do). You know how when you get a new car, all you notice out on the roads is the same car you just got? Those same cars have always been there but now you notice because … Continue reading Shake Shake Shake Shake
Funny Propofol story before I get to the good stuff: I was coming out of the Propofol haze after my EGD the other day and the nurse told me I had had a nose bleed during the procedure. I'm thinking it was a combination of the cold air they had going up there and a … Continue reading Champagne wishes and Propofol dreams
Insurance approval came in the mail today! HOORAY! This is HUGE! This means that once my doc says I'm good to go, we'll set an official date. The "requested date of service" on the top of the letter says April 25th, but the doctor's office just had to give the insurance company an approximate date … Continue reading One step closer