Friday, July 13, 2012

6 Days Post-OP

I'm sick as a dog.  I have headaches that prevent me from resting.  My stomach is upset and it hurts.  Yesterday, the doctor re-glued my skin where it was leaking, but that glue is coming up.  It's not leaking yet.  I'll have to watch it.  Alan has gone to get my sister.  They'll be here soon.  I tried to advance from clear liquids to full liquids today.  In 30 minutes time I ate about 2 teaspoons of sugar free chocolate pudding,  I'm not sure it was that great for me but I kept it down.  I'm just going to blog what I'm doing, what I've done, and how it is for me.  This is my experience.  All others will be different.  I hate being sick all the time.  I hate  being in pain.  This is misery, and no, it's not the "easy" way out.  All this does is make you miserable and prevent you from cheating on your diet.  I need to get in 48 ounces of liquids every day.  I haven't gotten in that much yet.  I hope I don't dehydrate.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Second Day At Home

So today I went back to see the doctor because one of my incisions was leaking quite a bit.  Apparently the residents never bothered to inform him that I was having this issue.  I imagine it will be a teaching point.  Anyway, he glued me back together (definitely better than stitches or staples) and now I'm back home.  Still just taking clear liquids, but have chosen to ramp it up to chicken broth tonight!  Yep, I've hit the big times now!  Please continue to pray for me.  That the headaches will not come back and that the pain will continue to diminish.  Pray for my husband too.  He's trying so hard to do it all and I love him for it!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

First Day Home From Gastric By-pass Surgery

I got to come home from the hospital today.  I'm still in a lot of pain and I can't seem to rest because I get a headache when I try to do that.  I want to post this poem that I found on Connie's Facebook site.  This is where I am.

I refuse to be discouraged,
To be sad, or to cry;
I refuse to be downhearted,
and here’s the reason why…

I have a God who’s mighty,
Who’s sovereign and supreme;
I have a God who loves me,
and I am on His team.

He is all wise and powerful,
Jesus is His name;
Though everything is changeable,
My God remains the same.

My God knows all that’s happening;
Beginning to the end,
His presence is my comfort,
He is my dearest friend.

When sickness comes to weaken me,
To bring my head down low,
I call upon my mighty God;
Into His arms I go.

When circumstances threaten
to rob me from my peace;
He draws me close unto His breast,
Where all my strivings cease.

And when my heart melts within me,
and weakness takes control;
He gathers me into His arms,
He soothes my heart and soul.

The great “I AM” is with me,
My life is in His hand,
The “Son of the Lord” is my hope,
It’s in His strength I stand.

I refuse to be defeated,
My eyes are on my God;
He has promised to be with me,
as through this life I trod.

I’m looking past all my circumstances,
To Heaven’s throne above;
My prayers have reached
the heart of God,
I’m resting in His love.

I give God thanks in everything,
My eyes are on His face;
The battle’s His, the victory is mine;
He’ll help me win the race.

—- by Lita Kurtzer

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Up All Night!

Up late tonight.  Since last night  my back has bothered me so much that I've spent much of today taking pain meds and muscle relaxers and thus  sleeping.  So now I'm awake at 0122 and I'd have gone back to bed,, but then I remembered that I needed to chop onions, make brownies and baked beans for our Independence day celebration tomorrow.  So, now as soon as the baked beans are out of the oven I can go back to bed.  Oh my.