Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Two weeks after surgery

So I've made it this far!! I am now 14 days post-op and finally am feeling pretty much 100%.  I am now able to sleep on my stomach again, thank goodness.  At 14 days post-op I have lost a total of 15.5 lbs !!! I know once I start eating again things will slow down but for now I will love every second that it is coming off quickly :-)

Going into this I knew that there would be 5 days of clear liquids followed by 2 weeks of protein shakes.  I thought it would be no big deal, I was using two shakes a dayas meal replacements prior to surgery anyway.  Let me just say this has got to be the hardest thing I have ever done in my life.  I am not physically hungry but what is called "head hunger" is out of control at times.  I want to eat because that is what I am used to or because that is what everyone else in the room is doing.  Peter brought home a left-over calzone the other night and the next day I told him I needed to get out of the house because I could hear it calling my name from the kitchen!  I've gone so far as going over to the fridge and opening a container of sauce to smell it.  While he was eating that left-over calzone I asked for a spoonful of sauce.  You know its bad when you are willing to resort to drinking sauce just to give in to the head hunger.

Right now I have a wicked sore throat so luckily even the idea of eating something is not appealing or I'm sure this battle with head hunger would continue.  I am looking forward to my appt with the dietician next monday and hoping they allow me to continue on to the mushy foods phase of this diet.  Never have I looked forward to foods like cottage cheese & cannned tuna so much in my life :-)

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog!!


  1. Dana, I feel your pain honey. I used to suck on Fritos then spit them out. It will go fast, and it is so worth the pain!! Hang in there!

  2. Oopsie, that last comment was from me... Jenni Lynn :)