Saturday, March 10, 2012

I'm Banded and Slim Down Saturday

Well its official I AM BANDED!!!  The surgery took about 1.5 hours.  We got to the hospital at around 7:45 and I got home around 1 that afternoon. 

I am doing much better today as far as staying awake but I am sticking to that 4 hour window for my pain meds.  I am really sore but trying to get up and move around about every 30 minutes.  The worst was waking up this morning after not having meds for 12 hours or so. 

My mother in law has wonderfully taken Dixie for the weekend and that has helped me to be able to recoop on my time.  Being able to sleep without a waking baby in the middle of the night was rough getting in and out of bed...the port entrance stretches a bit and it is pretty sore.

On another note lets talk weight -

So thanks to Aunt Flo's visit...who decided to come the day before surgery (and has not been around in months) I gained 4 pounds of the 10 I lost.  The day of Surgery I weighed 310.0.

This morning for my slim down Saturday - even thought I was just out of surgery, I went ahead and weighed and I am down to 309.2.

I am now one day post op and dealing with the protein shake diet.  I have a doctors appointment next Thursday (might change to Friday since I have a test that day) and we will see how things progress.

Can I say that I am tired of Vanilla and Chocolate shakes...going to get some unflavored protein powder and come up with some other shake options.  Never thought I would be sick of Chocolate.  :-)


  1. Congrats on the band!!!! Im 4 days out and Im not even looking at a scale until my 1st fill. I think it will just get depressing - theres alot going on with swelling, bloating, gas etc. and the band must weigh something. Don't get into the #'s until you're at your 100%.

    I wish you a peaceful recovery and a quiet baby.

  2. Can you blend the heck out of a banana and some strawberries added to that vanilla protein shake? I hope so because its the only way I can drink that crap :-)

    Wishing you healing vibes and pounds lost!