Sunday, September 11, 2011

3 days post op-

Three days after surgery, and I am pretty sore.  I feel like someone has just continuously kicked me in the stomach; over and over and over...

Yesterday went pretty well.  The day after surgery, I felt pretty good.  Yesterday, I was more tired, and my stomach had more soreness to it.  It was really hard for me to get comfortable yesterday, it just felt like no matter how I sat or laid down it just hurt. 

I also got to shower yesterday, which was...different.  I had to pull off my bandages (which hurt), and see what things are looking like, and the cuts seem to be super tiny.  The part where my port was placed is bigger than the others, and next to my belly button is pretty long, but still seem kind of small. 

Last night my stomach was rumbling super loud, so I decided instead of broth, I would test drive some mashed potatoes.  They were the best mashed potatoes I have ever had in my life, lol.  I didn't eat much, and it went down pretty easy, but my stomach felt good just having something heavier than liquid in it.

This morning I woke up feeling ok.  I am really sore, and kind of cranky today.  I had 4 oz of protein powder in water.  I got some Isopure protein powder, and it tastes pretty good.  I got the banana pineapple orange flavor, and with really ice cold water, it's pretty good.  I try to drink only 2-4 ounces at a time (even before surgery).  It's easier to drink a small amount than it is to drink a cup; plus the colder it is, the better it tastes (in my opinion).

My stomach felt fine after that, and there's 25 grams of protein in 4 ounces, woo-hoo!  I've been keeping up with my nutritionists eating plan, and this week's goal is to get in between 60 and 80 grams of protein a day.  Also get in 64 ounces of fluids.  I think the fluids is going to be harder than  the protein.

I keep a water bottle with me at all times, and it just seems like it takes forever to finish one.  Oh well.  We'll see what we can accomplish.  Tomorrow I have to call and make a follow up appointment.  Everything looks and feels good to me, so hopefully the doctor says the same thing.

- Until next time.


  1. Hello!

    I'm also sooo hungry! I'm on liquids which allows me yogurt, pudding, broth and jello but I can't wait to have something to actually chew on. I'm using the Unjury brand protein shakes and I LOVE them they really do feel like a treat... I mix the chocolate with 8oz of skim milk (you can use 6 or 8 oz) and the strawberry with a half packet of single serve lemonade crystal light... both are really good but you only get 20g of protein... I would rather give up a little protein and at least enjoy what I'm drinking... however, they are a bit pricey it is about 20 for 5 day supply... I hope all is going well for you. I see my Doctor tomorrow and can't wait to weigh in!

  2. Hi Lucy!

    I know I just posted this on your blog, but we have the same surgery date! We're on the same journey, and you have no idea how exciting that is to me lol. If you ever want to chit chat or whatever about what you're going through, I would LOVE it!

    My doctor's had me only do 3 days of clear liquids, then one week of pureed stuff. So I can have broth, jello, pudding, yogurt, they said mashed potatoes are fine but will have to be taken out of my diet later as I introduce healthier foods.

    They also recommended baby food, so that may be an option for you. Basically I can have anything that could potentially be drank through a straw, without using the actual straw.

    Good luck band buddy! I'll be thinking of you often!