Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Oh Hi! Just Me. And Poop. And Bubba.

So! How's everyone's week going? I can't quite believe that it's Wednesday already!!! Things have been going really well for me lately! Its been a busy week full of challenges, but I've done pretty well through them. Having friends who don't know about my surgery inviting me out for dinner is a less than stellar expeirence. But I refuse to ditch my friends, and lock myself in the house because my diet is temporarily different.
This post-op diet has been way more difficult than the pre-op diet was. I have no idea why. Through out the pre-op diet, I never craved things I couldn't had. I followed it and and didn't once think about cheating. This post-op diet... I have been so desperate for something solid, that I will take a bite of whatever it is, just to chew something, and spit it back out. I know this isn't forever. And I look forward to gradually getting to the point where I can eat solid foods again. Just tough! One thing I can say though, I can't believe how much less I am hungry. Around this time of night for me (5pm) Is when it starts to get the worst! I remember always "vegging" out at this time of day, right straight until bedtime. Its nice that in between meals, water is always enough! I don't even think about eating the way I used to. It's nice. Refreshing.

One thing I am battling right now is something most don't really like to talk about on a regular basis...

I'm about to write about poop. =)
Was the image going to far?
I'm sorry.

I haven't had a BM since the night before my surgery- almost two weeks ago. And it took my surgeon/surgeon's nurse that long to respond to me with what to do! It seemed obvious to me what I needed to do, but I wasn't sure what was allowed with the band, and I am terrified of messing something up! I haven't felt the urge to go, I've had no bloating, and no stomach pain. Just plain old haven't had a BM. So, needless to say, I just took good 'ole Ex-Lax for the first time in my life. This has me worried! Guess I'm not going anywhere tonight!!! 

Any who!! That's that on the poop topic. On a much, MUCH (!) brighter note, another blogger is to be banded this week!! I call her Bubba! Because she and I are like peas an carrots! She is also just starting out on this journey just like I am, and we some how landed upon the fact that our friendship is much like that of Forrest and Bubba. Stop on by and say hi to MOMoJJ, and make sure she's got all of the support she could possibly need for her surgery this Thursday!!! YOU GOT THIS BUBBA!!! Many prayers for you this week! Can't wait to hear from you on the other side!! 

1 comment:

  1. All I can say is Milk of Magnesia!!!! I'm not sure I spelled that right but it will help!