Thursday, October 9, 2014

Learning Curve

Five weeks today since my surgery and I am down 35lbs now.  I feel good, I have had a couple milestones already, like I can touch my toes again.  I am also learning (and listening) to my new insides now.

It seems that my stomach likes to talks to me now.  I have heard some very strange things going on in there lately.  Grumbling, chirping, burping are all going on almost daily.  Sometimes, my stomach is grumpy, its just like I'm not hungry so why should I eat? 

The first week after the surgery was by far one of the hardest weeks of my life.  Honestly, I was thinking, "WHAT did I do to myself?"  But as time went on, it became easier.  Now, even though I can try new foods and Im not on those strict, liquid, puree or soft food guidelines anymore, I still find it difficult to eat some things.

Some foods go down easily, scrambled eggs, cheese, yogurt, all seem to be staple foods for me now.  I eat other stuff but these are the things I cling to.  Other foods feel like sandpaper going down my throat and esophagus and lay like a lump in my stomach.  I try to stay away from those foods.  I have also found that some things I used to like, I just dont like anymore.

So I guess I am in the official bariatric learning curve now.