Tuesday, March 25, 2014

2 weeks-Post Op

I can hardly believe it has only been two weeks.  The pain is gone with the exception of a tightening in my tummy when I eat.   My incisions still have scabs but they are healing quickly.  No one would even be able to tell that I had surgery today.

I am walking 3x a day, 45 minutes, 30 minutes and 15 minutes.  Today I am adding stretches and some light resistance band workouts.  Even though I feel like I could do some light gym work, my doctor wants me to wait 4 weeks.  I am considering do some very light arm weights, just to get my arm muscles some use.  I will avoid all abdominal workouts.

My appetite is non existent.  My head hunger is still very much alive and kicking.  Even though I know that I am not hungry, smells can still make my mouth water.  I know I will certainly have much head work to do along my journey.  This week I was able to begin eating oatmeal, sweet potatoes and small white potatoes.  I have been sticking to protein fortified oatmeal right now to get my protein in but once I am able to eat other protein, I will switch to plain oatmeal.  I baked a sweet potato, removed the skin, sprinkled it with pumpkin spice and eat very small bites.  I was able to eat 1/4 of it the first time.  The next meal I was able to eat a bit more.  Tonight I will make rosemary potatoes.

I managed to get my calories into the 900's today.  It will be necessary to get my intake to about 1200 per day before I can increase my workout intensity.  My recovery seems to be going very well.

9 comments:

  1. "My recovery seems to be going very well."

    It is going well ... you should be pleased.

    Keep taking care

    All the best Jan

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  2. Sounds good! Keep up the good work!

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  3. This is definitely so good to hear considering I'm planning to do this very soon! I can't wait :) Be careful not to make your arm weights too heavy or it will begin to engage your core. I can't imagine taking 4 weeks off from working out. I will miss it :(

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  4. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Your post on my blog made my day! So happy to "meet" you! Looking forward to catching up with you via your blog!
    Onward!
    Judi

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  5. Glad to hear all is going well!

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  6. Oh what a difference 2 weeks can make!

    XO

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  7. Great news about feeling so good!

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  8. YAY!! I'm so glad all is going well.

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