Skip to main content

back to the land of the living

Well I am feeling a whole lot better since having my gallbladder out.  My surgery was Monday, and it took a bit longer then expected from what I was told.  I was still able to have it done laparoscopic, but apparently they had to go in twice, once in to remove the gallbladder, then back in to get the residual stones that had passed (?) 

I seriously have no idea, but that is what my dear fiancé tells me.  I go see the doc for a follow up next week so I’m sure I’ll get more of the dirty details then.

I have been eating pretty normal…obviously not going out for greasy burgers or anything (not that I’ve had one of those since…oh my preop liquid diet (yes, I confess, I cheated once).  I have really been trying to up my protein, especially with breakfast. 

This morning I had a 1/2 cup of 1% cottage cheese, two strawberries cut up into it, and about eight blueberries.  Just for good measure I topped it with a sprinkle of Truvia.  If you haven’t tried Truvia yet, do yourself a favor and do it!  I love it, and it is by far the best substitute for sugar out there, in my opinion.

When I look at the volume of food in the bowl, I think, day-um! That is a lot of cottage cheese, but when you read it on paper (or screen in this case), “normal” people would probably cry at the little amount.  Two strawberries.  Eight blueberries.  Eight.  Seriously I am laughing out loud….

I’m off to take a nap (yes at 9:15 a.m.) and then venture out to the post office and probably drop some money I don’t have at Barnes and Noble.  

Currently listening to:  What Could of Been – 7 Worlds Collide


  1. damn gallbladders only give us grief. i was actually glad i had stones early on so they took it out during my surgery. from what i've read, we all end up getting them out anyway. thanks for the review on truvia, i had been wondering about that one. feel better soon doll.

  2. and then there was this one time that i loved you oooooooooo so much
    you gotsa b day comin up
    just wanted to say hey, thinking of you, hope noodle told you i called monday :)he said you were trying to piss or poop or something before they'd let you out of the hospital. glad it all went well from what ime reading.. hope Sludgefest 2010 is OVA!!!!!!!!
    ill email you from the j-o-b tommorow
    love ya!


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The ugly truth

The truth is...I'm in recovery. The other truth is emotionally, I'm a disaster.

I haven't written in here because the truth is, losing libby was originally about weight loss surgery and how much weight I've weight I lost. In the past few months, more emotionally damning crap has happened to me, my family, my parent(s), my brother, and many people in my ever shrinking circle.

I am an addict.
I am well educated.
I live in the suburbs.
I have a child.
I have serious mental health issues.

I tell you all of the ugly in an attempt to hold myself accountable for the things I have done, the things I have put my family through, and most important...what I have done to myself.

If you would have told me five years ago or so that I would be unemployed, filing for disability, and doing medication assisted treatment for addiction...I would have laughed in your face and said you were crazy.

The truth is, like many other Americans, I'm not the only one.

How did this…

the report is in

I had my six week check up yesterday, and everything looks good he said. The incision pain is best case, a small tear where the sewed me back up, the worst case, a hernia. He said it is too soon to tell, and chances are that it will just heal up on its own in about a month. I am down 32 lbs since surgery, for a grand total of 54 lbs. DA-UHM! I am feeling pretty good of course, just this occasional pain BLOWS.

In other news, I have to go back to work on Wednesday. Blargh! I am pretty much not looking forward to this, but alas, time to go back to working for the man. I wonder how much has changed? Should be entertaining no doubt.

My beautiful friend Jenn is getting married tomorrow, so I better straighten my 'fro out and get moving, cuz I am the official page turner for the pianist. Later kids ;)

Much a blog about nothing…

So I haven’t written in a while.  Losing Libby hasn’t lost in about a year now.  Haven’t really gained either, but regardless, life definitely happened.  I recently watched the beautiful Eggy on the Ricki Lake Show.  She embodies what most of us feel post gastric bypass.  That there is still this obese person even if your not as obese as you once were.  It was a good wake up call to me, proving that my job of losing weight is not over, nor will it ever be probably. I’m getting older and I can feel it.  I feel old sometimes.  Kind of like, who is this 75 year old woman kind of old.  I need to move my ass more.  So the next phase of Losing Libby is going to be about losing my bad attitude about exercise.  God help me.