That's how I felt as I stepped onto he scale at my doctor's office today. Why is it that your Dr's scale NEVER matches your scale at home? His said I was 4 lbs heavier than mine! I don't care - for my own mental sanity I am going to stick with the figures on my scale - from start to finish! So..........according to my scale - I am down 30 lbs! Ok - the exclamation point was me faking it - honestly - I thought I would have lost more by now - when I told my surgeon that - he was shocked. He told me that I was doing great - and that I had lost a significant amount of weight and I shouldn't expect more...........I reminded him who I was after that comment.
I wanted to know why my clothes still fit - some looser - but still! Why aren't things just HANGING on me by now. It's been a month and 3 days! COME ON! And then it came............you can start to excercise now....don't overdo it.............but start.............I CANNOT BELIEVE I wrote that knowing that Mr. Running himself was going to read this.............but its true. I'm going to start walking this week.
Other topics of conversation dealt with 1) pain meds - only Aleve works for me - but I am very limited on how much I can take; 2) vitamins - I CANNOT take the frisbee sized chewables I bought which taste like hateful sour patch kids...........got new ones to swallow! 3) nausea - I've been getting sick daily since last Wednesday - sometimes a couple times a day. I'm supposed to keep an eye on this - it may be the types of foods are not agreeing with me - or that I am STILL not chewing enough - or that I have a stricture forming. 4) Potential hair loss - I've been told that I will have "shedding" but that I will not go bald...........Dr. Small is going to rue the day if he is wrong on this one!
Honestly - my Dr. is the BEST - he has the most amazing bedside manner - and takes his time with each patient. The last time I was in the office, there were several ladies SWOONING over him in the waiting room - I told him about it during my appt - and he blushed. He's just an all around good guy - honestly - someone that would be in my group of friends outside of being my doctor. Lots of trust in him.
Not sure why - but I am TIRED today. It took me a little while to fall asleep last night - but I should have gotten enough rest. I think my body is still adjusting. I am fading right now..........ready for a nap. Work has been very cooperative - but there are some who are not. You know the type.