On Friday I saw my surgeon for my 2 week post op visit. Officially I have lost 9 lbs! Yippee for me. I was given the green light to go back to work without restrictions and to start my exercise program again. Everything looks great and Im progressing as I should. I will return to see Dr. McKee again in 4 weeks at which time we will decide if I need a fill or not. A fill is when they add saline through a port I have under my skin. The saline fills the band and makes it a little tighter. More restriction makes you feel fuller. I don't have any in there yet. Initially the restriction you get is from the inflammation from the surgery. As long as I continue to lose weight at 1-2 lbs a week and am feeling full and satisfied they keep me where I am. If not they add a little saline.
Well this weekend Im back to work. The working part is easy. However, Im used to eating when Im here. A lot. Every place has food in a hospital. There is alway cake for someone's birthday, or cookies for some appreciation week, or just because someone felt like bringing something in. There is even a candy drawer in the ER. An entire drawer full of lots and lots of candy. Aghhhh!!! There is food everywhere! It is also very very slow this weekend, so I have a lot of downtime. I used to fill that downtime with eating.
I feel hungry. It is probably because I am bored. It may also be because Im losing that inflammation post surgery and I don't have as much restriction any more. I still feel full, but Im finding it takes just a little more to eat for me to feel that way.
Im proud of myself, though. I brought food with me to work for the weekend. I haven't had any of those yummy snacks I keep seeing all over the hospital. I haven't even ventured down to the cafeteria. Im eating more, but Im eating what I brought, so I know its good for me. Yippee me! So Im sticking with it, getting healthy!!