Thursday, December 1, 2011

I'm Banded!!!!!

Alright folks, it's done! I became a Bandster yesterday! And today is going okay. I'm feeling reasonably (the gas they use to inflate your belly isn't that much fun, now is it?). I've been drinking just fine, nothing weird or funny feeling, and I've eaten a couple of times-- some greek yogurt then some cheese (melted then blended, blah blah blah). It went down okay. I didn't finish the yogurt. About 1/2 way through I thought... hmm.. am I full? That's weird. Prior to the yogurt I had been SO HUNGRY. I hadn't eaten in 2 days so even though I had the band done, I was ready to eat. I was nervous about it... worried about throwing up, etc. But nothing. Yay!
My weigh in at the surgery center was 286.2. I think that is a little low because I couldn't drink that day (and I was weighed in around 11:30 AM). I hope to see it go down more soon though. So it is a reasonable start from my highest weight of 311. A 25 lb loss prior to the surgery is not bad!
Dealing with the kiddos has been a little tough. My 4 year old doesn't really know what's going on. He wouldn't know to not tell everyone and their brother, so I've been fairly vague about why I am stiff/sore/etc. My younger son, who is 1, has no knowledge of course except that I'm not spending any time picking him up and holding him. I quickly picked him up this morning to get him changed before my husband brought them to daycare. That hurt a bit but I expect over the next couple of days that will get better.
Oh, and one other good thing-- my blood pressure has been really low the last couple of checks. Not scary low or anything, but 92/78 and such.. I've always had lower blood pressure and then as my weight crept up, it went up. Now that I am exercising regularly and have lost 25 lbs, it seems to be better. I'm glad for this as strokes run in my family.
So there we have it. I'm banded... wohooo!!!

Question: Can anyone help me put a ticker on my blog? I can't seem to use the ticker factory's on here!


  1. I didn't even know you were following me, but thanks for your comment on my blog, and now I'm following you :) Congratulations on your surgery. Glad it went well for you. About the ticker... I know I asked the same question on my blog and someone gave an in depth response that was really helpful, but I can't find it at the moment. I'll try to find it and pass it along to you. I can't remember how to do it off the top of my head.

  2. Thank you so much for following me. im from New England too I live in Maine. Congrats on the band I look forwad to getting to know you. I would try to tell u about the ticker but Im on my iPad and typing is slower.

  3. Go to the "Layout" portion of your dashboard. You will need to "add a gadget", choose "HTML/Java Script" and paste the Ticker Factory code into the box.