I am so behind on all your blogs! I don't know if I'm going to be able to catch up on all of them...so I'm sorry not to have commented on anything for nearly a week. But thank you all from the absolute bottom of my heart for all your comments, they made me feel so much better.
It's Day 6 now and I'm feeling quite a lot better. I'm still pretty tired (doesn't help that it's freezing with dark skies at 11am over here in England) and I have some pain behind my left collar bone and left side, feels like a stitch. But other than that, much better. I took my dressings off yesterday in the bath (how wonderful to have a bath!) Then I decided I had to wash my hair (it'd been nearly a week, yuck!) and thought this would be easier in the shower than in the bath. I also chose this moment to be when I took the final dressing off to reveal the biggest wound. Now, I don't know if it's just me being a wuss again, but taking those sticky dressings off when they're so stuck to your skin, really hurts!! So there I was standing in the shower trying not to cry whilst taking this dressing off and slowly revealing the horrible cut underneath and...I fainted!! Fell right down into the bath bashing my knee really hard and my boob. It was a horrible shock and I just sat there in the empty bath sobbing whilst my mum on the other side of the door tried to insist she could break the door down to help. No way was she seeing me in all my naked glory!! Luckily it's only my knee that hurts, I was so worried that falling down (and let's face it, it was a pretty heavy fall) so soon after surgery was going to screw everything up, that my band was going to ping off my stomach or something. Obviously not!
On to more exciting news...weight loss! Weigh in day seems to have moved to Fridays now so this morning meant weigh in. I know that once I'm on mushies and then solids pre-fill I may not lose much or even gain a little but I'm taking this week's weight loss as a victory.
Starting Weight: 17st9lbs (247lbs)
Current Weight: 16st5lbs (229lbs)
This Week's Loss: 6lbs
Total Loss: 1st4lbs (18lbs)
This is WONDERFUL!!! I know I've only been existing on liquids (which is getting OLD by the way) and not getting in many calories, but I thought that might hinder rather than help my weight loss. I'm really glad to have seen a big number because it's hard to remember why you're putting yourself through all this pain sometimes. And one of my favourite things about weigh in day is that I get to update my ticker!
The loss is WONDERFUL! I'm so sorry about the fall, hopefully it will be something you can look back on in laugh at with your Mom someday!ReplyDelete
OMGSH - ARE YOU OK? Dang...I bet they do hurt taking the dressings off! I cry when I have to take a plaster off lol. Yay for your weigh-loss!!! You're well on your way to becoming a healthier and new you! Yayness!ReplyDelete
So glad you're OK after the fall!!!ReplyDelete
Great stats so far!
6 lbs for the week is awesome. Keep up the great work! And hope you're okay after the spill, that sounds pretty rough for 6 days out. :(ReplyDelete
Whoa! Take it easy! Shower falling is not on the post-op exerise list! Super terrific on the weight loss!ReplyDelete
Great Weight Loss!! Nurse Kelli says "No more falls girlfriend!" I wish your surgeon would have told you to get the dressing soaking wet befor removing them, geez... Is your incision look different then what you expected? Does it compare to some of the pics you have seen? I am sure they will heal up just fine, no worries.ReplyDelete
Just started following you today. Congrats on your loss! You are doing great!ReplyDelete
Lord you had us all scared with that fall! I hope you continue to heal and you are ROCKING that band! Healing is your focus right now :)ReplyDelete
Great weight loss though!
Glad you're feeling better and congrats on the loss!!!ReplyDelete
Eek. That fall sounds painful. Hope you're okay. Congratulations on the loss :)ReplyDelete