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.