December 3, 2020
Well it appears that I was retaining some water when I weighed on Tuesday. I got on the scale this morning and I’m already down a couple of pounds. And… I have been peeing A LOT! I’ve really been trying to buckle down on my water intake and get in as much as I can. Have I mentioned I HATE water? I will stay off the scale till next weigh in on Tuesday. I was just curious because of all the peeing.
Yesterday I had the most glorious meal. I ate a (tiny) salad with some chicken breast, some blue cheese dressing (my favorite Lighthouse dressing… diluted with some lower calorie yogurt dressing) and chopped cabbage. It was one of the best things I’ve eaten in a long time. I miss raw veggies so much. I think I probably jumped the gun a little bit on this because I believe we’re supposed to avoid raw veggies until after month 3 but I chewed a LOT and took very small bites and I was able to get through most of it just fine. I even had some raw carrots yesterday for a snack (just about 4 baby ones). After my salad I sure felt full. It was a different full than I’ve felt so far so I think I’ll take it easy on salads and have small ones only occasionally for now. I wasn’t uncomfortable-full or anything… but I definitely noticed a different feeling after eating the salad. I went for an afternoon walk about 30 minutes after I ate and that worked nicely. I felt completely fine after my walk. So it makes me think that all the raw fiber might be a little tough for my new stomach, but it was sure nice to have that salad! Next time I’ll use even less of the cabbage/lettuce mix and definitely less dressing. I didn’t need as much as I had this time. Live and learn.
I had my follow up appointment with my colonoscopy doctor. He explained that the type of polyps that they removed are the kind that they consider pre-cancerous. He also explained that there was no cancer in any of the polyps (thanks GOD) and that most of the time it takes about 10 years for these types of polyps to develop mutations or cancerous cells. That was a relief. He said they removed everything (very small ones) and I don’t have to be seen for another colonoscopy for 5 more years. That’s good news. While the procedure was fine… the prep was NOT fun. I laughed when the doctor actually told me “you did a very good job cleaning out your colon.” Um. Thank you? That’s not a compliment I get every day.
I just made my appointments for early January to get my labs done for both my bariatric surgeon and my primary care doctor. I’m really looking forward to seeing the results on this test. It will be 4 months post-op by then and it’ll be so interesting to see how much my numbers have changed. For the most part, they were fine pre-surgery except for my cholesterol and triglycerides. I’m eager to see how much changed because of the weight loss. This is the main reason I chose the surgery. I want to be around and enjoying my older years as much as possible. I can’t do that if I’m too sick to function.
That’s about all for today.
How am I feeling? Good. I have been doing quite a bit of house cleaning trying to get Christmas décor organized and all the boxes moved back to the garage. So it’s a good thing I have the energy to do that kind of stuff.
Mentally/emotionally – steady and content. Nothing off and nothing noteworthy.