Tuesday, March 13, 2012

11 days post Surgery... 11.4kg down :)

I've been asked by a few people now how I am... didn't realise it had been that long since I blogged!

I'm off any kind of pain killers now to do with my surgery directly.  The cuts are healing up well and they're all uncovered and have been for about a week now.  The only one that I do have my eye on is the incision near my belly button.  I had much more trouble with it last time than what I have this time which must come down the fact that I have lost so much weight.  The worst thing I have to deal with has been the lump/clot on the inside of my elbow which is still there.

Since surgery, I have lost 11.4kg.  I haven't been doing any exercise but that will change tomorrow as I feel up to going for a walk.  I am actually thiniking about going back to the gym tomorrow but I think a walk around in the fresh air would do me good. 

The hardest thing this time around with my surgery has been the eating.  I think I mentioned that in my last blog.  It's been difficult to stay diciplined and only eat (or drink) liquids but I look forward to Thursday when I am able to have pureed foods!  I'm looking forward to it.

Here is a list of the sorts of foods I've been having - I've had to think out of the square at times
- V8 Juice (liquid or frozen)
- Ribeena
- Jelly (diet)
- SPC fruit sorbet
- Sustagen gold (Optifast and I don't gel anymore!)
- 'Musashi' Slim shake products (there's only 683kj or 163cal) in each shake
- Soups (home made are the best but I have had a few cup of soups here and there)
- Runny dips (these have kept me going especially when I have needed a strong taste)
- Chocolate (this melts!)
- Water (not as much as I should have)
- Herbal tea
- Milo
- Frozen yogurt
- Snow cones with diet cordial

I still can't recommend the Knife, fork and band book as the best book out there for bandits from Optifast stage right through to when you get back onto normal food. 

I have had to think of things that I can chew as you get sick of not eating things and stuff does become very boring.  I've also found that I have a sore tummy due to the fact that I am not eating anything solid.  I am on medication to make things a little more 'comfortable' (if that makes sense!).

I am enjoying this second chance.  Although I did everything right with my first band, I am finding this very beneficial.  It's forced me back into a routine and has helped me get rid of that weight that has been sitting there since I had my fill removed late last year when the problems with my band started to emerge.

I haven't been hungry at all.  I have actualy had to remember to eat which has sometimes been a bit of a challenge. 

Looking forward to seeing Dr Winnett on Thursday and am looking forward to returning to work next Monday.  It's been a long few weeks - especially the ones when I was in pain.  Happy that is behind me.

Over the next few days, I'll be updating my blog's tabs as I think some of the links are out of date.  If you think of anything you'd like to see or would find helpful, let me know.  Also, if you are a follower of my blog and you have your own weight loss blog that you'd like me to add to my list of blogs, feel free to post it as a comment and I'll put it up :)

Hope everyone is well :)


  1. You are doing so well. It takes a lot of determination and courage to do what you have done. You are amazing. I hope I have the same results when I have mine done in May.

  2. You have overcome so many hurdles.

    Your friends and family are behind you every step of the way x

  3. You're rocking your band! :) Keep going

  4. Well done! Can't wait to watch your progress over the next few months!