Friday, October 21, 2011

Another New Beginning

Well, I had my surgery on Monday. I meant to make an entry sooner but I've been catching up on sleep all week. I am feeling great today. I hope to get back to the gym starting Monday and maybe do some time on the treadmill or the eliptical. I am surprised to say that I am not starving all the time. I guess since being banded for 3 1/2 years my stomach has shrunk quite a bit. I am eating the same amount of food as I did while banded and hopefully I can keep it up so my stomach doesn't stretch out. I must say, I have had no heartburn or reflux since surgery. I stopped taking my acid reducer pills the first day. I like the fact that what I do eat goes down to my stomach and doesn't come back and hour or two later. I didn't think I would be happy about not being banded but I am.

I don't know if I will have any other weight loss surgery. I will have to wait six months to a year for my esophagus to completely heal anyway. I am hoping to keep on top of the weight I've already lost and if I do opt for another surgery I may go for the vertical sleeve.

6 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Glad you are doing so well. It sounds like you have a positive attitude about it for sure. Since you've done so well I'm sure you'll keep on top of it all.

Sheila said...

Awwww, hugs Kathy! I know this isn't easy stuff but I'm thinking that everything happens for a reason. I also agree about attitude, it makes a world of difference, and you have what it takes to get through this!

Sheila Y said...

I have kept you in my prayers. I'm glad the surgery went well and you are feeling better. Take care, Sheila

Band Groupie said...

Hope you're feeling better and glad it all went well! ((hugs))

Jody V said...

Glad your surgery is over and it went well. I think you'll do great and keep the weight off!

Controlling My Chaos said...

I hope all is well and you are recovering.