I'm a scale ho.

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.


Donna said...

Hi there! Welcome to our webring of sassiness! I look forward to getting to know you throug your blog! I'm orignally from the the Northeast -- a jersey girl at heart here and have several friends in Ohio.

Good luck to you, I see you are already doing fabulous!

Danyele said...

Hey there sweetie - congrats on those 2 extra lbs. I have to admit something - I brought my scale upstairs from storage and I've been on it the last two days ((hangs head in shame) Just once a day though - in the morning before my shower - and that's it. I'll try to control myself.

I bet you can't wait for the soft foods. Use caution with the carbs .. they don't agree well with me at all, which of course is a good thing. Crackers and tortillas (and bread/rice..etc) gum up in my pouch and it's VERY uncomfortable.. painful really. Just take it slow and try to focus on the protein.

Hope you get rid of that cold soon - feel better.. ((hugs)) D

Dagny said...

LOVE the photos. I'm very excited for you because...well here's a sorta left-handed compliment but I think you'll understand and in a few months you'll REALLY understand. I can see the future. And yours is:
You're gonna be one fabulous REVEAL!

Amber said...

Donna: Nice to "meet" you!!! :)

Danyele: OK, let's make a pact... we are allowed to keep our scales, IF we promise to weigh on once a day... like "early morning naked weigh" and that's it!! LOL Deal?

Dagny: Thanks! I can't wait!! :D

Melting Mama said...

Amber - every time I see your blog address, I'm thinking it's a work-from-home plot.

Amber said...

MM: I know my blog name sucks! lol I hate it more and more everyday but I really can't change it now. :( I'm not very witty when it comes to making up usernames and blog titles. :D hahaha!! Funny thing is, I do work from home though!! hehe