Hi, I've been reading this site now for the past...
I will be seeing a Naturopath on the 15th for a consultation. I know what needs to be done to lose weight, but I need a push to get me going. Wish me luck!
Shield your Eyes!
I finally managed to get some pictures done and boy, was I ever horrified to see the results! I know everyone says this when they post their before pictures and now I totally get it! I have really let myself go these past two years (stress from a divorce and moving maybe?).
As I mentioned in my previous post, I have gone to see a Naturopathic doctor and she is helping me get on the road to a healthier life style. I think that once I start seeing results I know that I will get out there and exercise more. I've never been big on exercise (big surprise there!), but I do like to walk.
You will probably note my bad veiny legs. This is due to genetics from my mom as well as when I gave birth to my son at 27. I ended up with two major blood clots that started from my toes on both legs and up to the middle of my chest. I spent a few weeks in the hospital away from my newborn while the doctors tried to stop the clots from moving more. They said the pregnancy did not agree with me and therefore unable to have any more children as it is life threatening. Needless to say, my boy (now 22) is my world!
T Minus Two Months
Starting to put together a list of questions to ask the PS but was wondering if you gals can give me some help with this? What questions did you ask?
I still have not done anything with my weight yet and not sure if I will be. I'm trying to be realistic in my thinking that I'll never be a skinny minny in this life time. I've always been a little chunky and that's who I am. I just want to get rid of the apron that sits on my lap and for my pants to fit better.
Anyways, I hope you all had a great Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year to come.
Kick in the pants!
Dr Parron's RN, Lana.
Finally, an update!
I spent an hour or so in recovery where they fed me some tea and a nice bowl of fruit. After final instructions, they sent me on my way. I felt better than I thought I would, though it didn't take long for my back to get sore.
It is 6:00 a.m. and I am up having a cup of tea and watching the news. My sister keeps giving me heck that I don't call her to help me out of bed (she is sleeping in the next room). I basically need help laying down only. It's amazing how much you need your abs! I really have to concentrate to relax my core when moving. My compression garment has been switched around a few times and the relief when it is loosened and I can breathe freely is a priceless feeling. I have included a few pics. The pain is tolerable and I am keeping it in check by taking some Targin every 12 hours. Today is my last day with it, but I feel it will be ok as I am taking some Advil as well and it should keep the edge off.
I finished the Targin up a couple days ago and using Advil only which is doing the trick, pain wise. I tried to go extra long without taking one and that definitely was a bad idea! I hurt everywhere! I took two gel caps this morning, slept for an hour and woke up feeling so much stronger and very little pain. I will not try to be a martyr again.
The sun is finally shining after days and days of rain and it feels so good to sit out on the deck reading a book.
Happy healing all!
Keep in mind, this is all while recovering from my TT. I went into see Carol on Monday the 23rd to get my drain pulled! but she wouldn't take it out as the fluid was very dark and there was too much of it. She asked if I sneezed or coughed lately. I did have a sneeze the day before which I couldn't stop so she thought it caused a new bleed. She wanted it left in for a bit longer to make sure it clears up. I really don't mind the drain as the surgery recovery has been quite easy. I managed to have two showers the last few days which felt so good, though I kept them short and sweet. I peeked under some of the tape that was covering the incision and the scar looks fantastic!
I managed to do a little cleaning today, along with some laundry. I hate having to rely on anyone to help me out as I don't want to be a burden. I would love to get out in the yard to pull a few weeds but I know that's not possible yet (sigh).
I will be going in to see Carol on July 1st as they are taking out the drain for sure as it shouldn't be in any longer.
Sorry for rambling, but that's how crappy my week has been. Tummy recovering nicely, but the leg had to give me grief. Gotta love it!
Have a great Canada Day weekend all!!
My leg is improving, but way too slowly. I see my family doc tomorrow and if he suggests I be admitted to the hospital for a couple days to be put on an IV with stronger blood thinners, I will definitely jump at the chance.
I hope everyone is recovering well and those that have the surgery ahead of them, you'll do great and you will love the change!
I recommend Dr. P for anyone looking for excellent results. He's a great guy with a sense of humor. His nurse Carol is a hoot who tells it like it is. Her guidance was a great help for me and she's not afraid to give me grief if I was overdoing things at home. I didn't interact with the surgery staff very much as they put me under pretty quick. Lana who I dealt with pre-op was also fantastic to deal with. And the ladies up front are very accommodating. Dr. P has a great staff all around. There is a bit of a wait time, but I put it down to the fact that Dr. P and staff are in high demand!