Hello to all of you, I am really excited yet very nervous to about this journey. I have viewed a ton of other blogs and also watched a ton of you tube video's for people who have had LapBand surgery. In my pursuit to understand this process and also to better understand what I might experience I have made some great friends. It is amazing how the Internet can really unite you with others that have similar experiences. As I start this process I believe my two biggest fears are, 1. Not losing weight, 2. BP'ing.
Seeings as I am less than a week post op I am know I have to pay my dues with the band and it is all part of the experience. Additionally, I think I have come very close to experiencing BP'ing in the short time I have been banded. As I understand it my stomach is still fairly swollen and is likely not playing very fair right now. I have tried to be very patient with introducing new things and following my diet, but there were a few days that I thought I would die for lack of sugar.
My husband being the sweetest guy ever (most of the time) decided I need to take in some Power Aid. Yes, I know its not sugar free and has tons of carbs but it took me nearly 3 days to drink half the bottle anyways. I would drink a bit just to get some sugar in me and then drink some water or crystal light. Believe it or not it helped a lot.
I am off from work until Monday, thank GOD!!! My drs. office said I could have gone back to work on Monday, but wholly freakin cow, I think I would have died. My port pain and my belly button pain are still quite tuff. The one advantage I have is that my dr. only uses to incisions to do the entire surgery. One cut in the belly button and one just below the sternum to insert one of the instruments. Seeing how both of these are fairly small I am sure I will heal fairly quickly and with minimal scaring.
As you see the name of my blog is candyNcarbsdivorce, on my journey with obesity and PCOS my urge for carbs is like no other. In most cases you can keep your cakes and pies but please give me some Skittles, Starburst, Laffy Taffy , Ice Cream , Fresh Hot bread or pasta. I am sure we have all been there and for some of you, your affair has ended quickly because you can't tolerate candies or carbs as you did prior to Lapband. As much as I would like to indulge at times, I would be grateful if for some reason my band, was ANTI, candy and carbs.
I am going to say Ciao! for now and see if I can play around with this blog a bit more and make it pretty!