Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Progress!!

Recovery

I had my 4 week progress follow up with the surgeon today.  When the receptionist showed me into the room she said I was looking really good.  That always makes you feel good!  Then the nurse came in and her eyes widened and she told me that I really look like I have lost weight.  Woohoo!  YAY!!  Then the surgeon came in and HE said something about my weightloss.  He kind of laughed at me when I told him I was trying to eat Paleo, but whatever, it is obviously working for now!

So, I got all but 2 staples taken out, so my arms feel MUCH better.  I just have one under each arm and they both hurt (pull) a bit, but it is better than 20, so I'm good.  No more bulky wraps is a huge plus as well!  However, I have to wear compression sleeves.  These things are crazy tight and not very comfortable, but once they were on (which is almost impossible), you kind of get used to it.  They definitely slim down my arms as opposed to making them bigger like the wraps, so that's nice.

He told me that we still need to work on getting my breasts to drop.  He said that my breasts were very tubular which is why he wanted to use saline implants.  The saline ones would help to round them out to look less torpedo-like.  I'm all for that!  So, I have to wear a bandeau.  He told me to wear it today and then I can just start wearing it at night after that.

I still didn't get released to Jazzercise (boooooooo!), but he said that I can walk/jog.  Bleh.  Fine.  My next follow up is in 2 weeks. 

Last Night

My plan for last night:  walk, run errands, shower & wash hair, go to BFF's for a rewrapping, watch Olympic Trials, go to bed.  Six little words changed that:

"Want to go to the game?"

I hesitated for about 2 seconds.  I'm so glad a I went though.  Our seats were in the 3rd base box right by the visitors dugout.  First row...  It was unbelievable.  It was such a bummer that the game was not a good one for the Rangers. 

The Rangers third base coach even threw me a ball, but the obnoxious guy above me reached over me and grabbed it, practically out of my hands.  I meant the guy looked at me and threw it to me.  I didn't even get up, just put my hands up and it would have fallen in.  This guy reached OVER and DOWN to grab it from me.  He even "apologized" and called himself a ball stealer.  I meant it wasn't any big deal, I'm not 5.  But I just get tired around annoying and obnoxious people.

Weight

Hit my post plastics low today.  If I can lose another 1.6 pounds this week, I will be able to start working on the 5 pounds I put on pre-surgery.  That would be SWEET!

Paleo

Still going strong.  I was so proud of myself for not deviating from the meal plan yesterday.  All of the other girls ate at the Ballpark, but I had my Mexican Chicken before I left home and took a little baggie of nuts for a mid-game snack.  That is a choice I'm really proud of!!

Today's meal plan:
  • Breakfast - mini quiches
  • Lunch - My Fit Foods Chicken & Veggies
  • PM Snack - Apple slices & almond butter
  • Dinner - I'm going to meet a friend at Fuzzy's Taco Shop, so I'm trying to decide between a Garlic Shredded Beef Salad and Huevos Rancheros
  • Late Snack - fruit
Maroon 5

The new album drops today!  Downloading now.  :-)  That should make walking later this week more enjoyable. 

Hugs!!

P.S.  Is the Blogger spell check working for you all?  Mine isn't and I'm a bad speller!!  :)

7 comments:

Brenda said...

Yeah, most of the staples are out. That has to be a huge relief. I know from experience those things are nasty!

Great job on the weightloss.

Going to download the new Maroon 5 now!!! I had forgotten. Thanks for the reminder.

Steph said...

Love the post, but I had to laugh at the "album" part. We are old school, because I say the same thing!

FitBy40 said...

Almost back to normal! That must feel great.

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Good for you!

Darlin1 said...

Sounds all good.....

XO

Ronnie said...

That's AWESOME that you avoided the food at the games... I never can! :(

You need a new progress pic. :)

Keeping In Touch said...

It’s great that everything is moving forward. The pain is the problemw. I had necrotize faciitis. It’s 13the months now for me and I still have pain. It is not severe. I found the supports is big help. She is getting alot of it. Keep in touch.