Everything is going along fine, I am increasing my free fluid intake slowly and am nearly up to a cup!! Yet still amazingly, I am not feeling hungry, this is too good to be true, never have I ever....
Onto some reality though, I am experiencing the horrible neck shoulder pain, thought I was a hero last night with no pain relief, how wrong I was. in my defence, I wasn't feeling pain before bed, just uncomfortable, this to me didn't warrant an endone! well I was reaching for one this morning I can tell you, along with a maxalon for how sick I felt.
The moral to my story is - don't be a hero, take all the steps necessary to have a comfortable and safe recovery
it really becomes a personal journey!
Before I went home yesterday, I had nausea which resulted in vomiting, I probably took the panadol too quick or something, I can tell you it is an experience I do not want to repeat because of the pain.
I feel reasonably comfortable with my pain relief and being very anal about my fluids, especially because it is hot here in the tropics and dehydration is a reality even without banding.
i am amazed that I don't feel hungry, who would've thought that food is thought of so differently for me and so soon into the journey!
As I sit here and think of what I can and can't eat, I imagine my life as a healthier being. My stomach isn't rumbling but my brain is saying 'I could eat'! Easier day by day? Sometimes! I just have to remind myself of the better times ahead.
My concern is mostly about the first few weeks after the banding (2/11) if I'm hungry now, what's that going to be like? Am I going to fail? I really hope not.
so for now I will imagine