Went to my appt at 1 pm today, left by 2 pm. I saw the nutritionist first and she basically wanted to know what I was eating for each meal and each snack and she added the protein as she went and it wasn't pretty folks ;) I'm getting about 30 grams of protein in these days. She reminded me that my weight loss is going to stall unless I get more protein in and I assured her that as soon as I could eat more food I'd be getting plenty more protein in and that I'm still on the hunt for that perfect protein drink.
Diane gave me permission to start soft foods today, NOW! Then in 4-5 days I can start on a "regular" diet. Obviously by "regular" I mean eating healthfully and making smart choices. It was a darn good day for me when I heard "go ahead and start on soft foods today!" OMG! I think my stomach growled immediately. ;) She gave me some more papers; things I can read at home basically.
After her I saw the nurse practioner. At our clinic you see this NP for every fill and check up. However, she's moving to Boston in June so while they train the new NP we'll get fills from the surgeons (team of two of them). So she checked out my incisions - I joked that I was going to flash her! All looks well but my port incision is a little red but nothing out of the ordinary from what I've noticed. I told her as much and she calmed down a bit. She told me I can start swallowing all my pills whole and I can stop taking the Prilosec which was apparently given to me in error (grrr). They said they used to routinely prescribe it but do not anymore and she needed to talk to someone about that so that could change. So that means I'm down to three pills from ELEVEN! Damn. Considering one of those is a birth control pill (BCP) that is pretty damn awesome!!! WOW!
I asked her about missing my period the week after surgery. She said my body is probably just in shock from losing weight and the surgery. It will probably be back tomorow. She suggested a pregnancy test just for peace of mind but that isn't my concern. If I'm pregnant I'm pregnant, know what I mean? I'm preventing but if I am I'm not going to terminate or anything. I know I'm not though. Certain things need to happen for that to occur! ;)
I also asked her about activity and exercise. She said I can resume pretty normal activity and if start slow. If it hurts, back off. I'm ok with that! :) I'm excited to get back to the gym and get some more weight off with the help of some movement!!!!!
I feel like I'm rambling now but I'm SO EXCITED!
I know I won't get much from that first fill but I'm excited to get the process rolling and started. My clinic only does fills I believe 4 weeks apart. So there will be no calling the next day if I don't have restriction... phooey! I'll deal! :)
YAY FOOD! :)