Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Back to Work

I always seem to want to start my blogs out with "so," or "well,"  I need to find better intros lol.  Anyway, today was day 7 and I had mashed potatoes!!!  So yummy!  I've found these little packets that have 80 calorie servings and they're so yummy.  They have all different flavors.  I think they're by Betty Crocker.  I also had some refried beans today.  I put a touch of sour cream and some Spanish Gardens sauce on them too.  HEAVEN!! 

I return to work tomorrow (well, technically tonight since it is now 3:55am on Tuesday)  It's going to be a little rough because I am still pretty sore and it's very hard for me to bend over without pain in my port area.  Let's hope I don't drop anything! 

I am a bit excited about it only because I'm ready to get back to the real world and start doing things the way they should be done.  Like a routine I should say.  The past 7 days I've just been lounging and eating and drinking when I feel like it etc.  When I go to work, I will pack my lunch and bring my water and I'll feel better being back on a schedule. 

I have been a total slacker in the water drinking department so I'm ready to jump back on that band wagon tomorrow.  I'm going to weigh in tomorrow, since my new routine starts then.  I wonder what I'll weigh.  I hope I haven't gained too much.  But if so, oh well.  This past week doesn't count.

Do you remember when you first had surgery how your muscles under your incisions were super sore?  Like when you went to lay down or get up it hurt...well, that part of my tummy is almost all better now.  However, my muscles on the lower tummy now hurt.  Like, it you were to grab your fat belly, like your roll, the part that kind of hangs down (sorry for the vulgar description) that's were it hurts.  Kind of in your uterus area.  I feel like I need to hold it in when I walk to keep it from hurting.  I talked to a friend today and she said her mom had the same thing and it was just trapped gas and sore muscles which I assumed it was, but it's nice to hear I'm not alone in this odd feeling.  The nurse from the drs office called me today.  She told me I could take the butterflies off.  So I did.  My incisions kind of look gross.  I'm sure they'll get better, I mean, they don't look infected or anything.  They're just not little, neat, flat little slits like I'd like them the be.  My port incision looks the best, the other little ones look puffed out.  Blah!  I have big yellow bruises around each one too and I still have that tape glue around them all.  Bottom line, my stomach looks like hell!  lol!  I'm going to get some little adhesive remover pads(for the skin) and see if I can clean it up a bit.

Well, wish me luck tomorrow on my first day back to work!  I'll let you know how it goes.

8 comments:

Leslie said...

Good Luck on going back to work!

Cathy said...

Good luck with work tonight. Hope it is a slow one.

Here is some advice for the incisions. Wait at least one more week (two weeks post op) then get some vitamin D cream and massage it into the incisions twice a day. Start off with light massage, then after a couple of weeks, massage more vigorously. It helps to break up the scar tissue and will leave you with flatter scars. There is a brand at Walmart called "Fruit of the Earth". They sell it in the lotion section in a little jar. I think it is $4. This was recommended to me by my plastic surgeon last year and it really worked. You have to wait until two weeks post op though or you could break your incisions open. Also, it takes almost 9-12 months for the scars to go from pink to white. FYI.

Teresa said...

Ashli - best of luck tonite at work. Getting back in a routine will be a great help. Let us know how your first weigh in goes. Its all good. Stay positive, drink the water, continue on your fantastic weight loss journey!

Jenny said...

Good luck for tomorrow!! You will do great. Its easier for me when I'm at work-less distractions.

Janelle said...

I have had lots of weird places on my tummy hurt. Places that aren't anywhere near my incisions. All my gas should be gone by now since I am a month out, so I don't think it is that for me, but it IS weird.

Sandy Lee said...

I had bruises for more than 5 weeks post-op. Never had the lower abdominal pain. Getting back to a routine is good but it'll be hard those first few nights so take it easy. Keep drinking that water.

Michelle said...

Hope all goes well back at work.. Just remember to take it easy...

Girl Bandit said...

Best of luck back at work