Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Another one of the teenage regulars at my store has knocked up his 16 year old girlfriend.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Back To Work

Yesterday I hit the 4 week mark past surgery. I'm feeling pretty good. The pain is very minimal, and I've been advanced to soft foods! I can still only eat about 4 ounces at a time (that's only 2 tablespoons!). My first meal solid meal was a big ol' scallop and stir-fried veggies. Yum!

Today I'm back at work. I can't say that I'm happy to be here, but I AM happy to not be sitting around at home, bored and lonely. I do miss my puppies though, they were excellent company. The girls in my department got me a card and some pretty flowers. It's nice to know I was missed.

Things are going pretty well overall. I've lost a total of 92 lbs. I've been biking almost every day. Other aspects of life are pretty quiet, so there's nothing really to complain about. Last night I went to an orientation for a phlebotomy course. It's 15 weeks, 2 nights a week, an hour away from both work and home. I'm seriously considering it. While I don't at all dislike my job, in fact, I rather enjoy it, I can't handle the hour drive anymore, especially not on my small wages. A phlebotomy certificate would open up opportunities for me much closer to home. Not to mention that average starting wages are higher than what I currently make. I've got about a week to decide before I need to gather and submit the paperwork and tuition.

I hope you're all doing well. I'm going to start being better about reading and commenting.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Somewhat Lame Update

I'm still having a little bit of trouble bending and turning. I have to keep reminding myself to take it easy, and let other people help me. From the start, the most pain has always been near the middle left incision, which is the incision through which they did the most work.

I've been really glad to add canned meats and veggies to my diet. I love mixing Albacore tuna with roasted veggies or with hummus. Hummus comes in so many varieties, it's great for changing things up, and has a decent amount of protein!

I've had a little bit of trouble finding protein supplements that I enjoy. I ordered a sample pack of Syntrax Nectar flavors, as well as a couple of samples of Click. I haven't been too crazy about most of the Nectar flavors, but I've found that most things that are able to be mixed with milk are pretty decent. The Cappucino, Mint Cookie, and Strawberry flavors are pretty tasty when mixed with Light Vanilla soy milk. The Click flavors are also pretty good, though the protein content is lower.

I went for my first post-op bike ride today. I'm a little sore, but it mostly went really well. I'm looking forward to working my way up to longer rides.

Tomorrow is my 2nd follow-up appointment at the clinic. I'm not expecting any diet changes just yet.