Friday, July 15, 2011

Two Weeks Post Op

I have so many thoughts, questions, etc. throughout the week and never jot them down! Grr...  I am FINALLY starting to feel like me again.  I never expected that would take almost the full two weeks.  I am still pretty tired and sore.  I will say that I did not anticipate this kind of recovery.  I expected to bounce right back and not be down for almost a full week.

I am starting to adjust to eating (still on mushies).  I think that I am scared for real food mainly because I am worried that once a put a bite of food in my mouth I will gain what I have lost so far (19lbs)... Secondly, I am worried about getting stuck. 

I did go out to dinner with some friends last night - not as hard as I expected but definitely have to work on slowing down, being fully conscious about what I put in my mouth (quantity wise) and when I am full.... I guess you just keep going one day at a time.......  Have a fantastic weekend :)


  1. They call the first weeks after banding "bandster hell" but I like to think of it as the Honeymoon Phase. Taking special care to follow all of the rules...I'm going back there!!! I've even gotten out Band Bible.

  2. I'm super scared about eating too. I haven't gotten sick, but I have carefully recorded my hungry times and put myself on a schedule of three 1/2 C meals a day, no snacks, and no water for an hour after I eat. Today was my first full day and it worked great. Such a learning curve - learning how to eat with this Lap Band is a part time job! Hang in there, I'm with ya! Amy

  3. I've definitely been scared too. But I'm just taking it one day at a time and trying new things slowly. I don't feel any restriction yet so it's kind of hard to know when to stop eating. I'm just trying to pay really close attention to my body as much as possible.

  4. I feel ya! I'm 2 1/2 weeks po today...and am already dealing with hunger issues!!??? It took me 10 days to feel human again...and the two week mark was like heaven! I've still got bruising and scabs from the adhesive tape on my stomach...but i can really feel my port now. I'm on mushies too...and have had soup and yogurt today...looking forward to a sugar free fudge pop later today!