I know, I know...don't everyone drop their computers! Today is the first day that I could even remotely think about dragging myself out of bed to the computer. I can't stay long, my back and legs are already rebelling. But I knew that some of my very good blogger friends would worry about me, so I made the effort. It feels good to be able to blog again!
Let me tell you, I want to strangle the guy (or girl) who came up with this liquid diet with the yummy protein drinks! I've been to Hell and back with severe diarrhea, vomiting and weakness so bad I couldn't even hold my head up straight. I've been in bed so long, I think I've termed the phrase "bed head"! The first week (last week) I was on what is called "whey" protein and my body reacted so badly to it, I almost landed in the ER. I called the Bariatric Clinic and the nurse and dietician suggested to switch it to "soy protein." They also said I could be lactose intolerant. Let me tell you, I was born and raised on milk. I LOVE dairy products. So how could that happen? At any rate, so far, I let my stomach rest yesterday and today I started the new soy drinks and so far, so good. I've had almost two drinks today and they have stayed in my stomach. We are making progress.
I'm scared to death about Monday, but then I can't wait for it to be over and I can start the recovery process. And losing weight. That is very exciting! And going back on my arthritis meds that I had to stop for surgery....that is very exciting, too! Maybe I can walk better and without my trusty cane! So everyone please pray for me on Monday. I won't blog again until it's over, so don't worry if you don't see a post until the end of next week. Maybe Gina will put on her blog how the surgery goes, because Dad said they would call me after the surgery. I had a very good talk with him last night! Gina couldn't talk, so I missed speaking with her last night. :0(
I hope you all are doing well and I think about you often.
Pray my recovery goes well!
These are my last few days with my whole stomach!! Next week I'll only have 25 percent left! Come weight loss!!!
Hugs to all,
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