Sunday, March 28, 2010

Day 3 .... settling in..

I have been home now for over 24 hours. Things are going well, Slept last night 2 blocks of four hours which was better then I thought. Woke up feeling really well, I went on to spend almost an hour showering and getting dressed, even managed to put some colour on my face and blow dry and straighten my hair!

My family called past at 9am and I was up making tea and coffee for them all. Then my sister and nephew came over and I was up making more cups of tea. Then my parents came over and I made more cups of tea and hot cross buns for everyone but me!!! haha I think they really don't realise what Ive had done! So it's 4pm and Ive just managed a short walk around to the local store for some milk.

Feeling rather tired now and a tad achy, so more pain meds for me! Its my Brothers 30th birthday today and may parents are hosting him a dinner party of yummy Thai food! I have decided to go after they eat just in time to sing happy birthday and give him a present! I am not really Hungary well I dont think I am.. My tummy is rumbling and gurgling a lot.

Today I've had

Brekkie 125mls meal replacement shake

Snack 125mls Meal replacement shake

Lunch 125mls Meal replacement shake
30mls yogurt

Snack 50mls banana smoothie milk, banana, vanilla yogurt Blended till smooth

Dinner I am planning soup and maybe some custard

I hope I am not over doing it.. the Meal replacement shake is a premix shake that comes in a 375ml carton which is 207cals for the whole thing so Ive split it into 3 serves.

So I wonder did the scales move at this stage for everyone else?? what should i expect!!!

Big hello to the new followers welcome to my blog xxx

K xxxx


Girl Bandit said...

I moved a bit on the scales and then stopped but if I remember correctly it took a few days to start moving because of fluid retention I would think. Drink as much as you need as the major thing is to recover...don't ration the protein drinks if you need them as your boddy needs nutrients to get over the surgery. Looks like you are doing ok to me though

workinprogress said...

Sounds like you are doing really well to me!

What a great idea to show up after the Thai food

All the best with your recovery & tea lady duties - lol!

THE DASH! said...

I must admit you do seem to be able to get down some good liquids at this stage of the game lol.. but as long as you don't feel like you're overly full. Don't forget to sip lots of water too.. although you're probably getting that thru your meal replacement protein drink. Sounds like you're doing just fine.

Jacquie said...

Hi Katherine,

Sounds like you are doing great. I am 4 days post-op and I am basically getting in at least 40 oz. water each day and Saturday I had about 1/2 bottle of Isopure (20 g. protein), 1/4 cream of wheat, 1/2 broth and 1/2 sugar free pudding.

As of yesterday, I have lost 5 lbs. and that is with TOM showing up yesterday morning (so happy it waited until after surgery).

Keep it up girl, your doing great!