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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Post-op appointment

I went to visit my surgeon for my post-op appointment today.  I guess I must be looking good, because the first thing that he said to me was "You really don't look like I physically assaulted you last week!"  He felt around and said that swelling is way down and shouldn't bother me any more.   We talked about food choices.  I told him about moving to the softer foods so soon.  He said that wasn't a problem as long as I chewed well and took it slow.  He also gave me the go ahead to work my way to food food.  He said that because I am one of his "smaller" (his words not mine) patients, I will be able to tolerate a faster progression to food.  He also said that I really "deserved" a fill today (one week out!?) but he didn't want to miss the port with the little swelling that was still there and hit the tube.  I agreed that wouldn't be a good thing. 

I next met with the nutritionist (surgeon's wife).  I shared with her the same about the food that I have been eating.  She said that my choices are appropriate and that I need to eat at more times during the day.  I have only been doing shakes for b'fast and lunch and then mushies for dinner.  Sometimes a stick of cheese for afternoon snack.  I don't feel so bad about eating now.  They said as long as it doesn't cause me problems, it will be fine.  I do get full from a small amount of food. 

I go back on July 14 for my first fill.  4 weeks!  I can't wait!

10 comments:

Bonnie said...

Glad you are doing well.

-Grace- said...

Good to hear that all is well!!

Stephanie said...

I'm happy to hear that things are going good for you! :)

Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

I started on foods a little early too. I have felt just fine.

Jenny said...

1week out and things are looking great! Keep up the good work!

ChristineKingery said...

YAY! You're healing fine and doing great! SO happy for you!!

Pamela E. Williams said...

Good for you!! I'm glad you are doing well.

DB said...

Glad to hearing you are doing so well!!!

Cindylew said...

Good for you...keep up the good work.

Susan said...

So glad you're feeling good! I'm just 3 days out and still feel pretty yucky. Thanks for the hope!

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