Today I went to the doctor to have the staples removed from my stomach. I was so happy to get rid of them. They were very uncomfortable. I’m still dealing with some minor pain and discomfort, but I am feeling much better. Eating has become easier as well.
I’ll be honest, the first couple of days were a lot harder than I thought they would be. The pain was incredibly bad and I had a lot of problems with nausea and discomfort. I found it hard to create an eating/protein shake/water drinking schedule. I definitely had days where I know I did not eat nearly enough. I tried to supplement food with protein drinks, but I know I did not get quite enough of those either. The past couple of days, however, I have had a much easier time.
Today, the nurse removed my staples and put tape across my scar to help keep the scar closed. I have to keep the tape on for ten days.
OK, now the big news. While I was at the doctor’s office, they weighed me. Today, I weighed 281 pounds. I started at 298. That is a 17 pound loss in 10 days.
I was surprised honestly. I was not sure if I had lost any weight. I was so focused on healing, walking, eating properly, that I have not focused on the weight loss yet. It feels good to see some results.
Today I am sharing a picture of my friend Guin’s cat. The cat’s name is Shelly. Shelly reminds me of my sister’s rag doll cat., except my sister’s cat has beige markings instead of black. I think Shelly is a beautiful cat.