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Post-Op Week 69 Progress Report: Self-Care Takes a Holiday

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Discouraged this week by the slight uptick on the scale but this week was the week from hell.  Unfortunately this whole month looks to be that way.  This week, I fell down on the job of taking care of myself, and I let stress make choices for me that I wouldn’t have made otherwise.

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Post-Op Week 68 Progress Report: Disappointed

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A little frustrated by my progress as of late but glad to see the scale is still trending downward.  Not being able to be as active as I’d like has really thrown a wrench into my plans to exercise 5 days a week.  I still go 5 days a week, but I feel like I can’t put in as hard a workout as I could before since my knee injury.  I did go early Friday morning and swim, so that may be something I continue to do:  get up at the asscrack of dawn and go swimming.  There is something soothing about swimming back and forth for 40 laps.  All I do is concentrate on breathing, and propelling myself forward.  I don’t have to think about anything else.  It’s very Zen.

I have an MRI scheduled for this coming Saturday morning to see what’s going on in my right knee.  If I have torn meniscus cartilage, I will have to have the knee scoped.  When, I have no idea.  I will have to find the time between now and EVER to be out of commission for about two weeks.  I am NOT jazzed about this.  At. ALL.

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Post-Op Week 66 Progress Report: Achievement Unlocked–Misses Size Pants

image This week saw me lose most of the gain I had last week.  How, I don’t know.   This was a good week for the most part, though.
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Good News and Not Eating the Feels

Finally got the results of my gallbladder ultrasound today.

No stones, no sludge, no inflammation, so no surgery.  At least not now.

But I was told I have a small polyp in my gallbladder.  Nothing to worry about, I was told.

I did ask that in the event I had to have my gallbladder out, who would do my surgery.  I was told that any of the surgeons in my doctor’s practice could do it.  I said, good because I like you guys.  And I do–I’m quite fond of all the doctors in my surgeon’s practice.

So that’s the one piece of good news I’ve received in the past few days.  I have a visitation and funeral to attend this week for a former student who was killed last Friday, and I’m still awaiting word on when a memorial service will be held for my father’s wife, who lost her battle with cancer last Wednesday.   I also have a banquet tomorrow night for a club I sponsor at school, which is a desserts party.  I’ve already planned how I’m going to handle it:  eat dinner right before so I’m not tempted to graze on the cupcakes, cookies and cake balls that I know will be there.  I am going to have one cupcake though, and I am going to make sure I walk at least 7500 steps during the day.  I’ve got this.

The overarching goal this week is to not eat all the feels.  I’m trying super hard to avoid stress eating, which is one of my downfalls.  I’m 12 pounds from Dr. Nicholson’s expectation for my weight loss.  I’d love to hit that before I head to Kansas City in June.  I know I’ll get there before I see him for my 1-year post-op in July, but I’d like to be well past his goal for me by the time I see him on July 10.

I’ve got this.