Saturday, February 28, 2009
I am really feel SO much better! Although I still have some tightness and a little hip pain when I attempt to sleep on my side I am doing GREAT!! It is so remarkable how the human body works to think just 10 short days ago I had major surgery. The scar is beginning to heal and now the wonderful itching is starting. The doctor gave us stuff that is to be painted on the scar that will help with the itching as well as help reduce the redness of the scar. Paul painted it on me last night and it was SO darn itchy when he was putting it on. But shortly after it did help a lot. That has to applied twice a day. Paul has been so great and little did he know by saying "I DO" all this stuff would come with it!
I also have the go code to drive which I am very excited about. So this morning I am going to run over to the gym and see all the girls I lift with on Saturday morning. I miss that place SO much and I look forward to being able to go back soon. I will attempt to do another video blog next week.
Thanks to all who have keep me in your thoughts and prayers it has meant the world to me.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
The words has been spoken, YOUR DOING TO MUCH!! I don't understand how could this be true? I saw my doctor twice since my last post and as you can see from the one week out pictures the one last drain remains. I saw my doctor yesterday and I continue to have about 50 to 60 cc of dark red drainage coming from the drain. I guess an indication to him that I am doing to much. So the scolding began: Take it easy, you have just had major surgery. At that moment I feel like a little kid being scolded. So of course, like me, I begin to argue my case wanting to prove that I am right little did I know that I was not going to win that battle. But I haven't been doing much. Would you say going to Costco (and just geting what we need, no browsing) and visiting at the Gymn Tuesday and going to Kohl's and Walgreen on Wednesday doing to much? And the answer was Yes! Sigh... So here I sit with one sole drain remaining. I see the doctor again on Friday.
Dad arrived yesterday to get Mom and I am sad to see her go. It has been such a blessing having her here and it was wonderful for my kids to spend some time with her on their "turf". So I question if I am doing too much with her here how I am going to do less with her gone? I have a feeling it is going to be a rough going until I get the go code that I can do more.
Monday, February 23, 2009
I have only been taking pain medicine before bed so I have been able to wean myself of that nicely. I will take a pain medicine before heading to the doctor today to prepare for removal of drains which is not a wonderful experience.
I got on the scale today and although it wasn't great it wasn't quite as bad as I thought it would be. I have some work to do. Although I haven't done terrible it has been the snacking that has hurt me and some thing I will begin to work on.
I am doing well and look forward to seeing what progress I will make this week.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I am up early this morning, 6:30 and I want to get back into a groove with my eating. I have been far from perfect and it is starting to wear on me. So I plan on getting back on my eating plan and schedule. I am feeling pretty good this morning so I will make and eat my eggs at 7:00. Also am starting to get stir crazy which is a nother good sign. Who knew that just in a few short days that I would start feeling like myself again. I guess it is a testimate to a healthy and strong body that I know have. It is amazing to see it first hand what you can do with your body and how well it responds. Here is to a strong healthy body!! Now I am off to eat my egg whites!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
The doctor visit went well yesterday and I was able to see the incisions for the first time. Still a lot of swelling and brusing so it was difficult to get an idea of how it will truly look. I was hoping that aleast one drain would be pulled yesterday but no go. Looks like I will have them through the weekend and have an appointment with the doctor again on Monday. The left drain is still draining quite a bit about 75cc this morning. They don't like to pull the drain until it is less than 30cc so I guess we will see what the next few days are like. And remind myself that I need to take it easy.
I had emotions come up yesterday that I was not prepared for. I started question why I did this and how stupid I was to attempt it. I am sure these are all normal feeling but it took me off guard. I also began to question how I would react if it didn't come out the way that I invisioned it to. It was a lot to process and I want to thank my friend Gale for being there for me yesterday. Her support was priceless and she is a true blessing in my life.
I got up and washed my hair in the sink by myself today I couldn't stand it any longer. Can't take a shower until the drains come out so maybe we can do some kind of sponge bath today just to feel like a human again. You don't realize how much you miss nice clean water on your body when you don't have it.
Gale has talked about stopping by for a visit today which will be SO nice. I am starting to get a little stir crazy and the thought of sitting another day... Well I didn't do this surgery to have my butt get flat for goodness sakes!!
Will attempt to do a video blog today so you guys can see me! Probably take another set of pictures at one week. post-op,
Friday, February 20, 2009
Here is a couple of pictures of my wonderful drains. Sure hope atleast one of those will be removed today. Not the most flattering picture of me but it pretty much summoned up how shitty I was feeling.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Haven't had anything to drink or eat since yesterday around 9:00 pm. So I am attempting not to go pee so that I will be able to give a urine sample when we arrive. All I need is to be sitting there with "nothing" to give. Interesting how you are just accustom to going to the bathroom as soon as you get up. Since I have been become so lean my body has decided that I no longer need to have a menstrual cycle, hence the need to pee this morning to make sure I'm not pregnant. No I am not that either since with the loss of the cycle the loss of any kind of sex drive. I'm poor husband he has been such a trooper through all this.
Off to do my hair, thought I would do that since I won't be able to shower until the drain are removed from my body and depending how well I do (i.e. rest and not do too much, which is a difficult thing for me to do) I am hoping to have them out in a few days.
Talk to everyone soon!! Love everybody!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
This is a picture of my trainer and myself taken at the gym yesterday. He is also my boss! He is an important person in my life and someone that has pushed me and inspired me to be my best. He has been my friend and my enemy at times! But I know that he cares about me and wants the very best for me. I find it interesting that I still have difficult seeing myself has a fit person. I am so glad that this picture was taken and that I can see what an amazing job I have truly done with my body. And after the surgery it will only get better! It is so very exciting.
It truly has been and amazing journey. I began training with him almost a year ago. I believe it was February 21st. Little did I know at the time that by meeting him that my life would change. Not only did he help me create this great body but also gave me the opportunity to be a trainer at his club. A job that has been such a blessing to me. How odd the people that come into your life that make such and impact. To those who think they are to old to change their body I say don't under estimate what you can do. Did I know a year ago that I would have this kind of body. Who knew with dedication and committment to a clean yet challenging diet and work out routine that this would be possible. I say challenge yourself and see what you can do!! I think you will be amazed.
Now I am on to yet another journey, the surgery! Although I am not looking forward to the downtime and not being in the gym, I am SO interested to yet what kind of change I can make to my body. I thank my husband for standing by my side. I know this has not been easy for him and sometimes he has difficutly understand why I want to do this yet he has been there for me and I love him for it!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I was still hoping to do a small video blog and my afternoon is free today so maybe I will attempt to do that. Just thought it would be something fun.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Although it is a rarity that we go out on the town I felt like it was a much needed one for us with all the stuff that seems to be bogging us down from just having a good time. Kim, a trainer at the club, set up a night on the town. We meet at her house around 6:30 and a limo picked us up at 7:00 and we headed downtown Chicago to a Brazilian restaurant. I had never been to one and it was a perfect place for a bunch of people that eat a mostly protein diet. They just came around with all kind of meet on skewer and slice them for you. There was lamb, fillet, chicken, sausage, flank steak, Brazilian steak, etc. All I can say thank goodness for a cheat night. We topped it off with a nice dessert, a piece of caramel cheese cake that Paul and I shared. We then headed over to a dance club. Although it was much to load for us old folk it was an interesting site to see. We took the limo back about 12:30 and were home around 2:00 am. It was a great time and I thought it was just what the doctor ordered.
Of course the scale showed the indulgence I had last night I know that I have the tools to take it off in a short period of time. I am back on track and have decided to keep it solid on the diet until the surgery. So it will be a solid diet run of 10 days no cheats. I am looking forward to the challenge and feel good about going into the surgery health and at great weight.
Todays plan will be to finish up the cooking. I am just about finish making all the meal for the next three weeks. This way there will be meals plan and ready to go while Iam recouping from the surgery. It goes well I may just do it on a regular basis. Although the prep time is long the rewards out way that. Knowing that I have a months worth of meal in the freezer would be wonderful. Well off to finish the cooking.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Feeling pretty goood with my weight these days. After the melt down I had with Dick this past weekend I have been able to get the diet back in control. I am sitting around 151 at the gym and 147 at home. I would love to stay right around this weight going into the surgery on the 18th but that will take work and dedication. At the moment I have it but we all know how that call all of a sudden disappear.
May attempt to do a video blog. So watch for that coming soon.