This week has been rough. I had a great weekend last week, and it seemed like I was going to have a great week to follow. And then I woke up sick on Thursday.
I did make it to work that day, but my boss told me that I had the option to work from home, which I used on Friday. The illness was absolutely horrible, but I am feeling a little better today.
My schedule, eating, exercising, working, was thrown completely off kilter. I have eaten nothing but crackers and chicken broth for a couple of days. I tried to keep my vitamin intake the same, but I know that is off a bit too.
Good news though. I’m down another pound. Bad news, I spent what feels like forever, in bed completely immobile.
I might try to go out and get some lunch and pick up some groceries today, just to get out of the house for a bit, but I think I am still going to keep inside and rest for the lion’s share of the weekend.
Maybe tomorrow I will go for a walk.
I have not had a cold for nearly two years. I was not sure how my post surgical body would handle being sick, especially if I become nauseated, which I did this week. I did not vomit, thankfully, but there were definitely some close calls.
I have been very lucky, post surgery. Unlike many people who have had a gastric by-pass, I have not had very many incidents of vomiting or nausea after eating. In truth, I have not vomited at all. Partially because I have been very, very careful about what I eat, especially in the months immediately after the surgery. I really allowed my stomach to heal well before I started introducing new foods into my diet. I did make some mistakes, I cannot lie about that, the whole lamb burger incident for example, but mostly I have tried to be very careful.
Now that this illness is on the decline, I am not so worried about being ill now. I still do not welcome any illness, but I think I feel better about how my post surgical self will weather such a cold. I am so afraid of getting sick to my stomach and doing damage if I do vomit. I guess now that my stomach has healed from the surgery the danger of damage is not as bad, but still, I’m sure there is some risk.
Anyway, I don’t want to end this post talking about that, so let me say this. I lost another pound!! Yay!
Have a great weekend!