Weight loss since my journey began.

Weight lost since banded 3/1/2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

I did it.

On March 1st 2011, I had surgery to have a hernia repaired and have a lap band put in.  I was scared. Truly terrified. But I DID IT!!!!

 I had battled paperwork for months and was at the point of giving up when I got the call and was scheduled.

The surgery was not as bad as I had anticipated. The first few days were rough. The 2nd week much easier. I now only have any discomfort when I sneeze or cough hard. It feels like I can feel the stitches, those holding the port in place and those at the hernia repair,  pulling harshly on the muscle. Ouch!

I had 2 weeks of phase 1 (liquids) and am now on phase 2 Doc told me anything pureed and soft foods.  I feel very little restriction at all (I won't have my first fill until April 5th). I have to be careful not to eat too much (because I still can) and watch both protien and calorie intake.

I am getting excited about the possibility of what is to come.


  1. Thanks for following my blog...It was a good decision...I'm excited for you!

  2. Thanks for following me too. Boy, I can relate about the waiting part. I am not as anxious right now so waiting isn't killing me now. I am happy for you and look forward to following your progress and being a cheerleader for you (God knows I could never be one in real life lol)

  3. Congrats and welcome to band land! And welcome to my blog, thanks for following me! I look forward to following your journey!

  4. Awesome, welcome to blog and band land! Thanks for the follow. :)

  5. Welcome to the world of bandsters. Good luck and I hope you do well on phase 2.