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    Saturday, November 04, 2006

    Whew!

    I had to sneak out yesterday and get a haircut. My hair is growing 3/4 of an inch a month due to all the protein.

    I'm getting very bored staying at home. It's been so cold that I haven't walked outside much. I'm sick of walking around the house too. I need to get on the treadmill but until today couldn't stand the thought of it. I plan on getting on it today.

    I've been feeling quite well. I have some abdominal pain but suppose that's to be expected since I had my guts re-arranged.

    I haven't felt hungry yet. At least I don't think so. Everything just feels different in my belly so I don't know what it's trying to tell me yet. I've been able to get down all the protein drinks that I'm supposed to but have to force myself to do it. My water intake is good but not quite what it should be.

    My leg is still numb but I'm almost positive now that it's just a nerve thing that will work itself out when I get to go back to work.

    On Tuesday, I have an appointment with the surgeon. I hope he releases me back to work. I realize that I won't be able to do everything I did before for a while but will have other things to do. I also see the dietician who will let me know what "real" foods I can begin trying. I've been craving cottage cheese. Luckily that's one of the 1st foods.

    I hope that these updates aren't too boring for everyone. I would love to post something exciting but since I'm sitting on my butt all day, not much is happening.

    21 comments:

    Manny said...

    Don't be so fast to get back to work. I understand it's a family business and all, but you have to heal.

    Anyway, you will be using alot of energy out shopping for new clothes, so just rest for now.

    Madame X said...

    Who the hell craves cottage cheese?

    Only you!

    Take it easy now while you have the excuse!

    Thinking of you!

    Anonymous said...

    i'm cracking up over the cottage cheese craving too...!

    take it easy. you'll be back to your normal life soon enough.

    ell said...

    enjoy your "down" time while you can. you've just been through a major procedure. one day at a time, sweetie!

    barman said...

    I understand wanting to get back to work. Be careful not to over do it but I think it will be a good thing. Can't wait to see how you do on "real food." Still amused that you crave cottege cheese.

    Hey when you are up to it why don't you try walking the mall just to break things up a little. There is a lot of space to walk in and it would be less boring then the tread mill.

    Glad to hear things are going so well for you so far Sign.

    kimmyk said...

    Getting your rest is very important after a major surgery like that. Sleep and sit on your butt and walk when you feel you can.

    I love cottage cheese too!

    gab said...

    Hey dont rush it you'll get there fast enough. Enjoy time doing nothing. When is hubby going to get his done? or has he already? Good luck hun and for crying out loud cottage cheese?

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    Kristen said...

    I never did like cottage cheese

    Big Pissy said...

    Be sure to get enough rest.

    Don't try to do too much too soon.

    Glad to hear you're able to be up and around! :)

    Sal said...

    I crave the updates. Don’t press too hard sweetie. Except in on me. LOL

    Sicilian said...

    Gurl . . . sounds like things are moving along at the right pace. . . keep on keeping on. . . look forward to the updates.
    Ciao

    cadbury_vw said...

    i on the take it easy side too

    you may feel up to it, but you never know what is going to nail you

    i managed to give myself a terrible 3 weeks of extra pain on a back injury just by vacuuming after a car accident some years ago - i thought i was healed...

    Nonny said...

    I envy you in a way. Not the surgery part (hug) but the staying at home part. I'm sure it might get boring but I'd love to give it a try for say a year or two.

    I hate my job.

    DZER said...

    sounds like things are moving along well, and I'm glad for that ... take your time and have patience, grasshopper ;)

    sassinak said...

    i'm with dzer...

    surgery takes a lot longer to heal than we think it does... give yourself time :)

    g'luck with the leg!

    jillie said...

    Take it from a nurse...don't rush back into work esp if they don't know what is wrong with your leg. I am sure you are going stir crazy but it's better to only go through this maddness one time around than to screw things up and have to take off even longer. Been there done that!

    Suze said...

    Jenn, I hope everything goes well with the surgeon. I'm pleased to hear that you are feeling better.

    I love cottage cheese but I can't say I ever craved it but enjoy!

    Roxi said...

    mmm cottage cheese with pinapples

    Danyele said...

    Ewww.. glad someone eats cottage cheese. I know it's not me!

    Take it easy and don't rush going back to work right away. I was feeling great the second week and felt ready to go back, but then the third week kicked my ass and I had NO ENERGY AT ALL. I'm glad that I had that third week. If you do go back, try to have someone to back you up in case you need to cut out early.

    I'm so glad that everything is going well for you! Take care ..D

    Top cat said...

    thanks for the update.:)
    Glad to hear you are improving, take care of yourself.
    hugs
    tc