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Today marked three significant milestones that I wanted to share.

20130528-182925.jpg 1. Last night I was able to sleep in my bed! I’ve been on a couch since I left the hospital, because my stomach was too sore to lay flat. Last night I was feeling good, and decided to give it a try, and while it wasn’t the most comfortable night’s sleep I’ve ever had because I couldn’t only sleep on one side (crick in the neck this morning), it sure felt great to stretch all the way out.

Pink-Fuzzy-Scale2. When I first got back to my house, about 5 days after surgery, it showed 284, which was up 7 pounds from where I was right before surgery, when I weighed in at Kaiser at 277. I wasn’t too freaked out because I knew the weight gain was all from fluids, gas, bloating, and constipation. This morning I felt less bloated than I have since surgery, and I decided to get on the scale. It was down a couple of pounds from the surgery weight! It showed 275.8, which is great. Now that I’m past the “hump,” I know that the scale is going to slide down, down, and down. I can’t wait for Sunday’s weigh in.

20130528-182931.jpg3. I got to move to Stage 2 foods today. These include things like cottage cheese, yogurt, and baby food. I’ve never in my life eaten baby food, but I’m intrigued by the variety of flavor that it will offer. My sister said that she tasted all the baby food before giving it to her girls, and that it was actually very good. To help celebrate this new stage, she kindly bought me a bunch of different “kiddie approved” baby food. Is it weird that I’m looking forward to having string beans and chicken tonight? LOL. One thing I learned this afternoon as I was eating 1/2 cup of cottage cheese was just how slowly I have to eat this more solid food. I was going slowly, chewing carefully, and putting my spoon down between bites. I thought I was doing well, but all of a sudden, I got super-full and a cold sweat came over me – a sure sign that I’d eaten too fast. So tonight I’m going to slow down even more. This stage lasts for the next week until Monday’s 2-week post op appt. Update: The baby food?  Definitely not something I’m going to repeat.  The taste wasn’t terrible, but the consistency and texture was pretty yucky. So, I’m going to donate the food to our local food bank and stick with the soups that I’ve been enjoying.

I’m feeling really good today; the best I’ve felt since surgery.  I still have pain, and need to take things slowly, but I don’t feel the terrible bloated/uncomfortable feeling that I was struggling with as recently as yesterday. I was able to vacuum my floors, walk 10 minutes on the treadmill, and do a bit in my backyard. This is what I’ve been waiting for.  I’m not trying to rush anything, but I’m so happy to be able to feel more normal again.

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