Today, I'm not in as much pain as I have been in the past few days. My belly button feels as though it has been stabbed with at least 20 metal chicken skewers. It hurts! I have only taken Panadol today which is good.
The kids went off to School as normal today and the babies are at baby School. I went back to bed at around about 8.30 and got up at 11.30 or so. I haven't been able to do a lot since getting up although I do intend on going down the street later to get something for everyone elses dinner. I'm set - I've got my soup.
It's a really strange feeling having the band on. I don't actually feel hungry. I read through one of my books last night about what to expect a month after the baning and this is what they hope to achieve - a lack of interest in food. I haven't felt hungry once since Wednesday. I have felt thirsty in the way of a dry mouth but that is all. I have eaten something almost every meal but it has only been a few tablespoons of soup or drinking yogurt or something like that. I haven't felt full or content or anything like that. I've just felt the same.
I imagine that it's going to take time to get to know what the feeling of hungry and full feels like. Until then, I'll make sure i eat routinely and make sure I keep up my fluid intake.
I still feel like eating things although I am not hungry. I really wanted to eat a peanut butter and honey sandwich when I woke up at 1.00 this morning. For a split second when I woke up, I totally forgot about my band! I didn't have it (obviously) but it's funny feeling like things that I'm not going to have. Yesterday at the BBQ, Trish had potato salad. I could have eaten the whole lot! Even though I'm not hungry, I still get cravings.
There is a very clever lady on the lap baning forum who says that you can put a band around your stomach but not around your head. I am going to understand this as the weeks go on.
I'm going to start the Christmas shopping this week as I've done nothing so far. I know what I am getting the Boys but other than that, I have no idea what I'm getting anyone. I love the idea of doing most of it online :)
I've got my first Post Op appointment with Jason Winnett on the 2nd December 2010. I weighed myself this morning - I am 202kg at the moment. I am going to do myself a favour and only weigh myself once a week (I've been doing it every day since Surgery and today is the first day I've recorded loss). It's so frustrating and not good for my mental state. The scales are going to live in the bottom cupboard in he bathroom every other day of the week other than Monday morning...
Off to get this day started :) I'm going to do my measurements tonight, something I wish I did a lot earlier. I'll post them up once their done.