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Post-Op Week 49 Progress Report: In Which I Struggle With What I See In The Mirror


No change on the scale this week.  I don’t know if it’s me getting used to being at home now and not being as active (although I went to the gym 3 times this week AND did a 2-mile walk yesterday) or if this is my body trying to settle in a new weight range for a little bit.  No loss is better than a gain but it isn’t any less frustrating.  I know I need to be patient, but it’s getting harder to be patient the closer I get to both my doctor’s goal and my own goal.  And I’m not that far from either of those things.

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Runner Wannabe

My husband and I have begun a new weekend routine. Every Friday and Saturday night, we go to the gym and have a workout date and then go have dinner afterward. It’s been a great way to get in our exercise and spend time together.

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Second Day in Hospital and Daily Bites

Today was my husband J’s second full day in the hospital.

This is proof positive that every BODY is different in how they respond to this surgery.  Compared to my recovery, his has been a bit rocky to say the least.  No leaks or anything like that, thank goodness, but he’s experienced some things that neither of us anticipated would happen.  I am just grateful that he is staying at a top notch hospital, that we have health insurance, and that he is getting fantastic care from the nurses and other health professionals who have visited him so far. Continue reading