OK yeah,I hopped on this a.m. and am down 2 more lbs. I was down the last couple days but I was waiting to see if it was going to stick before I claimed it. :D I'm taking it now. So ... down 22 lbs.
Today I am 25 days post op. I get to start soft foods on Tuesday of next week. yay! I am allowed to have toast and crackers, pita bread or tortillas. I think I'm going to stick with whole wheat or lc tortillas. I think a bean burrito on a lc tortilla sounds heavenly. :) I bet I'll get full on 2 bites though! haha
I'm getting a cold in my chest and it hurts. My throats feels like its on fire when I first wake up and coughing burns!!! I took a little watered down Nyquil last night out of desperation. It was 11 p.m. and all I had and I needed to sleep. I measured out 1.5 tbsp and then filled the rest of the cup with water. It was weird b/c pre-op when I would take Nyquil I would imediately feel a rush... my face would get warm and I would almost feel it go through my blood stream. Last night I figured that would be intensified... Much to my surprise I felt nothing. ??? I thought we would be more sensitive, not less. Maybe I'm weird?? At any rate, it stopped my coughing so I could sleep. This morning I did wake up feeling hungover so maybe it hit me after I was asleep, I dunno.
I put in a call to the nurse though b/c at this point, I have no idea what to take since I'm not allowed to swallow pills yet and everything else seems to be loaded with corn syrup or alcohol. We'll see what she says. I don't care what it is as long as it works.
In other news, I was going to walk yesterday. I really was...but I sat on the couch unshowered all day. I was so weak I felt like I couldn't move. It was probably the 2nd worse day I've had since surgery. It seemed like just walking to the kitchen took every ounce of energy I had. I do feel much better today and am determined to get that walk in.
OH! I also called Curves about rejoining. I was a member there in 2005. They are running a special. No sign up fee! Yay! :) Only $34/mo. I'm totally doing it. When the nurse calls me back I'm going to ask about that too...when I'm cleared for real exercise. I'm guessing they'll make me wait til the 6 week mark. That will be ok though b/c that will be May 28 and the special runs til the end of the month. Perfect timing, eh?
Ok, the nurse just called. Nyquil is ok watered down. I'm ok there... Tylenol cold products as long as I crush the pills. (yuck)And, Curves is fine at 6 weeks out, but I have to baby my stomach muscles at first and no sit ups for 3 months. Good enough.
I guess that's it for now... I gotta get Abby to school and pay some bills.