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Updates – Week 3

I can’t believe that we are closing in on a month since the surgery.  Today is 3 weeks and while it has been a harder week than I had hoped, I also see hope ahead.

My inability to consume the protein drinks I need is starting to hinder how I feel.  I am lethargic, my brain feels like swiss cheese most of the time and my stomach has been upset for a couple of days.  I know this is all a response to my body not getting enough of what it needs – protein and sleep.  I start on real food tomorrow and I am hoping that will help.  Small amounts at a time, spread out over the day with smaller protein requirements from the drinks.  I really hope it will help.

I started back to work this week and while I have been somewhat busy, I have been able to hold up ok.  Tired by the end of the day and I have been logging off early as I can.  I have not needed a nap in the middle of the day but I am in bed by 8:30 and asleep by 9 or 9:30 every night.

Most of the above is totally normal.  I have been told that over and over.  Its just hard to keep moving forward when you feel like you are swimming in cottage cheese all the time.  (I apparently miss cheese as I keep using phrases with it mentioned)

I am going to try and shop and cook this weekend so I don’t have to think about food prep each day.  Heat is serve is about what I can handle right now and I don’t want to go back to processed foods.  Homemade is the best.

I am entering Week 4 with a little trepidation.  But over 50 lbs lighter than I was in October.  So here’s to more successes.

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