Big day today!
As of this morning, I have lost 20 kg since my highest weight pre-op!
I cannot believe it!
Feels like I won a big prize. Which I did in a sense 😉
I am so very grateful. Dr Swanepoel gave me my life back. I am looking forward to my progress and the future.
Update on how I am feeling physically:
I am 5 weeks, almost 6 weeks post-op. and my body is speaking louder than my brain now. At last the switch happened.
The dark side of the moon now is that I am a bit afraid of eating. Just because I am experiencing an unwell feeling whenever I eat. Not dumping. Just an unpleasantness.
So like Pavlov’s dog I come to dread eating something.
This is kinda new and I have a notion that it is only part of the journey. My insides settling in and nerves coming back. A friend who is a few months post op told me she went through the same thing. That at this stage she just didn’t want to eat because most everything didn’t sit too well with her pouch. Apparently it passes.
I hope so.
Don’t like feeling this queasiness. It is quite unpleasant. And of course now I am not getting all the food and nutrients in that I have to and that comes with its own set of problems.
Like headaches! And don’t think it can be fixed with a tablet. Noooo, I am not taking tablets yet.
So I am riding it out.
But otherwise, apart from this, I am doing great and feel so much better about myself! Feeling so much more healthy.
Not a struggle to put on shoes anymore! Or to get into the bath!
Funny hoe such “little” things can get so huge once one is not able to do it.