Home (again), Jeeves!

So I came home yesterday… only to run a fever by the evening and find myself in hospital again overnight. As it turns out, it was probably respiratory related, as my fever subsided as soon as I had coughed up a mucous plug (TMI, I know!). So here I am, home again, and I’ve just been doing a lot of sleeping – I feel so tired all the time.

While I was in hospital, I was started on a “clear fluids” diet, and since I’ve been home I have to be on a “liquids” diet for the next 2 weeks – that means nothing thicker than milk. I’m still pretty nauseous, so I am finding it hard to stomach most things like protein shakes and soups but know that I need some nourishment to stay healthy.

Emotionally, I’m not really sure how I feel about the entire procedure. I just want to feel normal again… and to anyone who thinks weight loss surgery is an “easy way out” oh you have no idea how wrong you are.

Hope you are all well out there… xx

4 thoughts on “Home (again), Jeeves!

  1. afatmom says:

    I am glad that you are doing well. Hang in there!

  2. I hope you get your energy back soon! Rest up!

  3. NowaDiver says:

    I’m so happy you posted your blog – you’re doing really well with it! Let me assure you that you WILL feel better and you WILL get your energy back. Probably not as soon as you’d like to ;). But remember that your body is in control of this journey – not your mind or your ego (hmm! Give that little nugget some thought – it’s a tough nut to crack – believe me! 😉 ). You’re going to do really well with this – I know it.

    No, you won’t feel hungry – not for a good long time – the nerve that communicates hunger to your brain was cut and you won’t feel hungry again until that regenerates – usually around 6 months post-op. So in the meantime, it’s crucial that you eat (OK, sip) regularly on your protein shakes – want to or not – in order for you to get in the protein your body needs to heal you all up. You CAN do that – even if it’s between naps 😉

    Believe it or not, there will come a time when you’ll be writing on people blogs at almost 19 years post-op (I hope so anyway!), letting them know that this surgery is for the long term. You WILL succeed – because you want to so badly. That’s enough to make your way past all of this. And if it turns out that you DO have issues with food compulsions, there’s help for that available as well – so you CAN do this – no matter what – and you WILL do this. You will walk down the aisle as the mother of the bride and of the groom one day (OK, two days, really 😉 ) in a VERY svelte dress, not even remembering what it felt like to be obese.

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