Sunday, March 21, 2010

stir crazy

I don't know if I'm an underachiever or weak and pathetic but sometimes I kind of feel that way compared to some of the blogs I've read.  I was in crazy pain for the first two days post op, most people I've talked to..."oh it didn't hurt at all!"  It's day 6 and I'm still sore.  I tire easily and I'm taking it easy.  I took this week off to rest.  I'm not losing any weight and I'm totally ok with that and in fact, I don't expect to.  I'm also not exercising and I don't plan on it until I'm healed.  I don't know if that's being a slacker on my part but that's the way it is.  The real world doesn't start for me until Tuesday, until then, I'm on the couch relaxing.

If you can't tell, I feel irritated.  I guess I'm sick of sitting here, stuck in the house by myself, being sore.  Our lovely job scheduled my husband to work all but two days following my surgery (we work 12 hour shifts).  The day after surgery and Friday.  So other than that, I've been by myself and bored. It's been snowing the past two days so theres no going outside.  I think I'd rather be at work.

11 comments:

Jacquie said...

Don't worry Ashli, after Wednesday, it will be my turn to be feeling how you are feeling. You'll be back at work and I'll take the torch from you! You have until Tuesday night and then you'll feel better!

I cannot believe you are still getting snow in Missouri!

Jenny said...

Just because the surgery is the same doesn't mean people heal the same way. You need to do whats best for you. Why go crazy and run all over just to tire yourself you and feel crappy the next day? You will have to go back to work soon enough and you need to feel your best. So if that means taking it easy then take it easy. Its not you being a slacker, you don't feel good. If you felt better I'm sure that you would be working out and doing more.

Bottom line-relax!!!!

Camille said...

Don't worry about anyone else except yourself. I remember when I was pregnant I would feel like a loser because I didn't feel just "Amazing" like all my friends, but the outcome was the same. You can only follow your path, and your experience will likely encourage someone else. My surgery is Wednesday and I plan on complaining tirelessly about whatever is bothering me!

Linda said...

You are not wimpy. It took me a long time after surgery to feel better. I couldn't sleep flat in my bed for like 5 days. I had 2 weeks off work(per surgeon) and was grateful for every minute. Don't compare yourself to others (especially in weight loss), just take your time and get better.

Leslie said...

You are not a wimp at all! I had my surgery on a Wednesday and that Sunday I was wondering why I had put myself through this. It will get better, I promise. You are allowed to be cranky, you just had a major surgery!

Stephanie said...

It gets better! I thought I felt fine right after my surgery and then the other shoe dropped and I felt like crap. My scale didin't budge and I didn't start exercising until week three. One thing I learned the hard way is DON'T compare yourself to others. I was so upset at first when i read how people dropped pounds like hotcakes while my scale wsa not moving. I am on my way now and I feel great 1 month out. Healing takes time and you will get better! I promise! :)

Teresa said...

Ashli, do what you feel is best for YOU. All the rest will fall into place. Like some of the earlier comments, NEVER compare yourself with others. We are all different. The end result will be the same, keep that in mind. For me the surgery was a cakewalk (pardon the pun) BUT i've had some horrendous orthopedic surgeries in the past so what pain I had with Lapband was a drop in the bucket. Everyone is different. Hang in there and all will be better. Yes, this weather in KC this weekend is a bummer, and depressing, so that's not helping matters. In the meantime, curl up with a good book or a movie. Keep drinking the water. Feel better!
Best of Luck.
Teresa

Gilly said...

You know, everybody's pain threshold is different. And I'm willing to bet that those of us who have been through childbirth made it through this procedure with more ease than those who haven't. However, the body sends out pain for a reason, and it's to tell us to take it easy. You need to listen to what your body is telling you and take it easy if that's what it's telling you to do. It took me over a week before I stopped babying myself, and I didn't really have much pain at all. And I was terrified to take my bandages off! lol! Go to the supermarket or something...lean on a cart and walk slowly...I guarantee it will make you feel like a million bucks!

Janelle said...

This isn't a fun time, no doubt. And even though a lot of people have no pain, we are all different, and you and I both had pain after surgery.

My doctor said no exercise activity for 21 days, so don't feel bad. If you move around too much your port won't heal in place and that may require more surgery later.. so don't risk it and just use this time to relax and heal up.

Girl Bandit said...

LOL...me not you....sounds like you have the post-operative blues. When work sounds better than chill time at home...yep you are sick.....try to enjoy the rest time you have as hard as it may be....

Cathy said...

Wierd. I posted yesterday, but I don't know where it went. You are not supposed to be exercising yet. Your body needs time to heal from surgery. Even though the incisions are small, you still had major surgery. I didn't exercise for two weeks and even then it was only walking; nothing strenuous. Remember that with the band, you should only be losing 1-2 pounds per week. You've already lost 14 pounds in two weeks. That's amazing!! You will have periods throughout this journey where you don't lose anything for months and then all of a sudden, 10 pounds are gone. Don't get frustrated. When you start to get fills, the weight will come off again. Enjoy your last night off from work. You're doing great.