It's been an interesting two days. Gas, burps, and walking have taken over my life. Did I mention I haven't been able to get a full night's sleep in? Aside from all this minor stuff I'm complaining about, all is well!!
I am able to pass gas comfortably, poop with ease, and keep my liquids down. I still have to get used to the 5 minute wait between sips but I'm slowly getting there. I have decided not to drink the medicine and deal with the pain on my own. So far so good. Lately I've been feeling "hunger pain" but I think it might just be the air that's pushing up my chest.
Safe to say, I'm doing quite well and healing normally (so far). I'm a bit paranoid about the blood clots so I walk frequently to avoid scares. Everyone says I should be sleeping more and getting rest but that's the one part of me I can't change. So yes, I'm up at 6am and sleep only 3-4 hours at a time at night.
I've been surviving on Jello made with mixed-in whey protein, chicken broths, and my protein shakes. I can't wait to start the pureed food week! Honestly though, I don't feel hungry. It's just the "hunger" pain that reminds me I should be having something.
Here are a few pictures...some good, some very bad.
Here I am (in the middle OBVIOUSLY) celebrating my 26th birthday with about 20+ friends at our local downtown bar in 2010.
I continued my 26th birthday celebration with a weekend in Palm Springs with my girls (also in 2010).
Fast forward to 2011, still big, still celebrating. Here I am dancing the night away (in FLAT BOOTS) at a club in downtown.
December 2011, I look very wide in the black and white dress- bad choice! However, I managed to pull off the night in 5 inch heels (which killed me the following morning).
Sigh...won't be missing these struggles anymore ;) I'm not fully proud of any of these pictures. Yes, I love to have a good time and socialize. I've never let my weight be a deciding factor in my weekly social gatherings but it does play a large psychological role that smaller sized people will simply never understand.
Day 2 post band is almost over and I'm starting to feel better. Oh and I also only have four days to go for my MBA. Yes, FOUR DAYS!!!!
"I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
My twist: "I look for the day when people will not be judged by the size of their bodies, but by the character and personality that lives within."