I just realized that I put the wrong day on yesterdays post, maybe I wasn't as with it as I thought, lol. Oh well I do know it is wednesday today and it has been 7 days or one week today since my surgery. I weighed in today and am down to what I was the day of surgery. I am alittle sad that I am not lower. After all they removed 2.5 pounds from my chest. So does that mean I am really up 2.5 pounds? I am however still pretty swollen in the chest area so I am going to just wait it out.
I don't feel any bad effects from walking yesterday and we do plan on hitting the gym today. All 3 of us are going and I am walking and walking while they workout. I really would love to use the leg machines and if Rick doesn't put a halt to it may give it a try. That wouldn't affect my incisions at all.
I got a huge bag of grapes to munch on. Since the doctor wants me to increase my calories I will do it with fruit and veggies. I could eat a whole head of califlower as a snack. I also cut up some celery and apples so they would be handy to eat. I will admit to having one or two oatmeal cookies this week also. I include those in my diet as a treat. I just checked out my calorie needs for my age and weight and it is 2504 calories. I simply can't go up to the 3000 she wants. I will go up to 2200 or 2300 and that will have to be good enough. I went to this site to check my calorie needs.Calorie Needs - Women
Dee, thanks for the links to the tea. They all sound so yummy. I will have to order some after I get back to work.
Oh Man, can you say idiot! I am so sore. I didn't think I over did it. I walked 2 miles on the track and it took me 17 minutes so I wasn't going reallyfast, but I must have alittle more bounce now that the swelling is less and I am sore plus had a small amount of bleeding when I got home. Stupid. I also did some reps on the leg machines until Rick caught me and put a stop to it. By then I was getting sore and quit happily. I have been pretty miserable since. I did however get to take my much anticipated shower. Heavenly. I used a blow dryer on low to dry my steri strips and make sure I was really dry. Now a couple of pain pills and rest the rest of the day. At the time I did not think I was overdoing it. All of my other surgeries they want you up and walking as much as possible. Maybe this sports bra doesn't give me enough support. I will have to see how I feel tomorrow. If I am still this sore I might stay home and be a good little patient. I really don't want to mess up my incisions. I had a wonderful V8 Splash tropical blend after the workout and drank 24 oz of water. Still have not made my 10,000 steps today.