Sunday, December 6

Feeling good!

Sorry I've been MIA. Work was busy Friday and then yesterday was a nice family day, and I really didn't jump on the computer long enough to post an update.

Let's see. I am feeling MUCH, MUCH better in the whole 'fun bodily functions' arena. The gas pains have disappeared for good (knock on wood), that really hollow feeling in my tummy is gone (thankfully), and I'm not having any pain (woohoo!) I was t-h-i-s close to calling my surgeon to ask if I could move to mushies early when everything just kind of stopped bothering me. I really think that hollow feeling was the rest of the gas moving its way through my system. Don't get me wrong, I'm still super excited about starting mushies on Wednesday, but this week has been doable. I'm even hitting 70 grams of protein most days without protein shakes (which make me want to hurl right now!) Between 1 cup of greek yogurt at 24 grams of protein and a venti latte (homemade or Starbucks) at 15 grams, I can pack in nearly 40 grams of protein before noon. Not too shabby.

I had a small NSV yesterday. We took the kids to see a movie (it was free) and DD (just turned 2) only lasted about 30 min, so we decided to wander the mall for awhile instead. Pre-pre-op (got that?), I would get so tired and sweaty within 20 min of walking the mall. I made it almost two hours yesterday without feeling sore, sweaty, or tired! It's amazing how much of a difference even 35 lbs can make. My hips didn't ache, the bottoms of my feet didn't hurt, and while I got warm, I wasn't dripping with sweat. Love those NSVs!

We're putting up the tree this afternoon. Please send me don't-kill-DH-if-he-whines vibes. He's not much into this kind of stuff, but dammit, we're going to have a nice family afternoon!


  1. I think its Awesome you were able to enjoy the mall with your family. I know its been a long time since I have been able to do that, and Im looking forward to it. Sounds like you are having awesome progress.

    Hope you have a good time putting up your tree, sing a few christmas carols for me!

  2. That's awesome Amy! I'm right there with you on being able to walk longer and not get so tired. This is a great journey we're on and it really helps me to know you're right there too. Have a wonderful weekend with your family.

  3. Fantastic, Amy - see those good things are starting already and you're only at the beginning - imagine 6 months from now!!!
    I hope you had a lovely family day - they can be fun (and sometimes stressful lol)

  4. great news! i am glad you are feeling better. this past week i kept reminding myself it was "only" 3 weeks since my surgery. i felt like i only weighed 160lbs. (like i even know what that feels!

  5. Wow! I can't believe that you have had so much success so quickly! Good for you girlfriend!