Monday, March 8, 2010
I called them today and asked the post op nurse to pull my chart and see if I had hernia repair during surgery and guess what????? She called me back and said I sure did! So I had a hernia and didn't even know it and then forgot that the doctor told me I had one!!!!! Holy mess! Crazy huh? So that explains my shortness of breath and the pain I STILL have when I breathe in deeply. Also my tummy is still swollen in the port area and they said the hernia repair can cause a bit of extra swelling. Soooo there is is? And it also explains all the pain I have had for years under my ribcage and the reflux! Heck I thought I had IBS, gallstones, etc forever I was self diagnosing myself...lol and the whole time it was a dang hernia! Who'd a thunk it? hehe Well I am super glad it was fixed! yay! And I am feeling much better and almost back to normal.
Oh my incisions are itching like crazy today!!!!!!!!! And my glue on them hasn't even budged a bit! I can't believe it will be on there for another 4 weeks!
Now onto heavier subjects...I am a little discouraged. I will be able to start mushies on Wednesday but I haven't lost any more weight! I am just hovering between 191 and 192. Heck I weighed 193 the day of surgery so technically I have only lost like 1 pound since surgery? WTF???? I don't get it! I have been following my post op diet to the letter and I know I don't get more than like 500 calories a day! Is my metabolism shot or what???? I have noticed a difference in my clothes and they are getting loose but I expected a good size weight loss post op! Anyone else have these issues? What happened, did the weight loss pick up once solids foods came back? Just trying to figure out what to expect!