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Friday, January 13, 2012

2 days POST Band

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."


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    1. Yes!! That's all I did for the first day and a half. Then I finally started passing gas and going to the bathroom. I'm still burping and still feel bloated.

  2. It gets easier... all I did was walk and burp for the first few days... I will however tell you that if you are in pain you should take the medicine... it does help.

    1. Thanks!! I gave in and had a bit. It helped give me a full 8 hours of sleep =)

  3. I agree with Jessica, take the meds if you are in pain, rest is very important for healing.

  4. Hi Lisa- New follower here. Congrats and keep on moving forward!

  5. As a soon-to-be nurse in 16 weeks..........take the pain medication. It not only will help you feel better, it will help you heal. One cannot heal properly when in pain.
    Sounds like you're doing great otherwise!! Keep up the great work!