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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Like a baby Bandster

So I am getting better since my band relocation surgery two weeks ago, but the recovery is pretty slow-going.  Basically I am fine, so long as I don't try to eat anything.  In the morning I may or may not be able to drink a bit of coffee, depending on how the day is going.  By mid-day, it is possible I will be able to eat some soup (Monday I ate a bowl of soup, yesterday maybe 10 bites).  I can drink most anything during the day (coffee, water, etc.).  Evening I've decided to stick to liquids (hot chocolate mostly) after a few disastrous attempts with soup.  Although it never happened to me personally, I can recall other Bandsters talking about only being able to eat during the day and not in the morning or evening.


I am not trying to lose weight.  I was perfectly happy at 170 lbs. (77 kg.).  I don't really know how much I weigh because I've stopped weighing myself.  I was getting a little funny in my head about it and I decided I wouldn't get on the scale for a while.  When I was very dehydrated after surgery, I dropped about 14 lbs. and I was weighing every night before bed and every morning when I got up.  As I started to be able to drink more, the nighttime number crept up and it bothered me.  I need to be more concerned about health than my weight right now.

I also tend to make less than great choices when I have few options available.  I just want things to be the way they were before I had my band "fixed".  Things were nearly perfect then.  The band kept my serving sizes low and I made good food choices.  We worked together, but now things are not working very well at all.  


Darlin1 said...

Glad to hear you are getting some food and liquids down. When I try to think back ....I seem to recall it took months to get the right fill with my band and for the swelling to not be a factor. Actually to this day if I have sinus issues or fly or anything that dehydrates me .....I have band issues!

Keep up the soup and sliders. I'm glad you're not driven be watching the scale any more. Thanks to the BAND!

Take very good care of yourself!


Beth Ann said...

I'm sure it will take some time to sort out. Try not to get discouraged.