Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall, My favorite time of year!

I am so glad I had this surgery in the fall. I love fall weather, colors, and fun activities.  Have done some fall foliage sight seeing, but only locally. Was hoping to go for a ride with hubby, but looks like it will not happen....because...I AM GOING BACK TO WORK!!! And yes I am happy.  I need structure in my life, and this is the only way I will accomplish it.  I am 3 weeks post bypass and feel great!  I think I have gotten this nausea thing under control.  The key is fluids!! I needed to drink like 20 ounces more a day!
I went to my first exercise class and support group today. I was able to ride 4 miles on the stationary bike, which I think is pretty damn good 3 weeks post op.

We all did the ADA diabetes walk Saturday.  It was great! Team fighting Foisy's raised over 2,000...and Megan and Markie were the grand marshalls!  They started the walk off with Vince Wilfork! WHat an amazing day. It was so great to see the kids in the limelight!  Check out the pictures I posted!!

Markie and Mark are off to Boston Childrens right now for Markie's sleep study.  Seriously, if he needs CPAP, then Megan and I are moving out! LOLLL I really dont think he needs CPAP, I think he needs his polyps removed again....and he needs to stick with his sinus rinses and pulmicort instillations.  But what do I know....I am only the mother that listens to his breathing every day!!!!

Why is it that a 9 year old doesnt understand preventative medicine.  If I had a nickel for every argument over the sinus rinses, I'd be a millionaire.  He just doesnt understand that if he kept it up AND the steroid in his nose, then we may not be in this postion again.  AND I do not believe in the check chart and reward system anymore!!! We have done it with him for 3 months now and no improvement.  So do I give up or continue the checks and rewards....and then once the reward is given, we are back to arguing over doing it all again!  ARGH!!!!

Looking forward to a peacful night with no snoring and no CPAP!!! YEAH!!! But I do love my guys!!!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Baby Steps!!

Well...6 days post op and all is well.  No complications yet. The nausea is tolerable now, hopefully diappearing soon.  My belly looks good.  I am forcing my self to get in water, and still have not managed to get in enough,    64 oz of fluids a day is my minimum. Yikes!! I can only take sips becasue my new "pouch" wont handle more than that.  If I take too big a sip I can feel the cramping as it tries to move on through.  Wierd feeling, but not paibful, just yet.  I will def. need to be conscious of my bites as I eat..need to take small bite and REALLY chew...chew...chew...!!
I am totally exhausted all day long!!  Morning seems to be my best time so far.  I am up 7am, feel pretty good. Walk around the house a little, cleaning picking up little things.  By 11 am I am ready to zonk out!  AND I can sleep for almst 4 hours!! This is def. not normal for me....I hope it goes away soon!!
I did hear from everyone about this feeling. 
So looking forward to my week ahead.  Gonna try some pureed foods, see what I can tolerate.  Hoping to go for a walk. And continue to catch up on all my tv sitcoms!!
Loving this rest!!

Sunday, October 02, 2011

A New Beginning

Tomorrow is the day.  There is no turning back now. One month of liquids, well I had few days in the middle where I ate some healthy foods....7 months of preperation...nutrition counseling, exercise monitoring, insurance flaws...and the day is here! 1pm will be here before I know it!! Hoping the surgery goes smoothly, and the recover is uneventful!
We start the day at Marks Lawyer!  We have a deal...and it includes Mark getting his job back!  Thank goodness!  So he will have another few injections in his back, some more therapy and then back to work! WOOOHOOO.
Markie is on a 5 day antibiotic course.  Hopefully this will work, if not then OR for him in 2-3 weeks!
So off to take some pre gastric bypass pictures.  I cannot wait to follow my journey.  I cannot wait to be able to jog, ride a bike again, play with the kids!! I am back on track exercising...but this will be excellent.

A few years back, I promised Megan we would swim with the dolphins for her 16th birthday...well she will be 13 in one month!  I WILL be swimming and dancing with those dolphins with her in 3 Aruba!! Her request!!  Hopefully Big Mark will follow the same path as me, once he is settled back into work...his weight loss journey will begin.