Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Day 17.....Really?

Seems as if the Lap Band Operation was only last week. Over the last few days I have managed to intake much more water ( an ingredient, as Chris terms it, LOL).
I have also successfully tamed the increasingly larger portions of food and breaks between satiety by having the water, and as a fellow Bandit suggested, eating before you get too hungry. Thanks for that tip!

I have increased my repertoire considerably, and in the last few days I have eaten small portions of:

Roast Lamb with Garlic and Yogurt sauce
I small roast potato, with TRUFFLE SALT. LOL, Yummmmm
Steamed vegetables, snow peas/beans/bamboo shoots etc.
Salad- more leafyness than loaded with vegies, just taking it slow.
Chilli Tuna Penne- Last night my daughter cooked her favourite pasta, and I ate a tiny bowl of it with loads of Tabasco sauce, and it all went down ( and stayed down) well.

So the transition from Mushies to solids has gone well, but I've been mindful to only have a few bites first, see how it travels, then follow up with a tiny portion.

I've been busy/ slack all at the same time and still not purchased scales!

I also found one of my surgical incisions off to the side of my belly keeps busting open, and Chris is suggesting to go to my GP or back to the hospital and perhaps get stitches inserted. The steri strips just keep falling off, and this is just the one wound not healing properly.

I also found today out that my daughters Math Tutor, a lovely lady by the name of Margaret, has Breast cancer. She phoned me this morning to explain why she has not been to some of Paige's classes, and is hopeful that all the cancer was removed and that Chemo will help. I sensed something was wrong last month, but it took my breath away to hear this news. My daughter thinks a lot of this lady, as I do, we send her our love, our strength, and prayers. I looked to to the sky and wondered why another beautiful person must suffer this dreadful disease.

Hope you are all having a great week, thanks so much for posting in your blogs, and commenting on mine, it really does make such a difference, I just feel like I am part of a fabulous 'sisterhood' of Bandits.

:) Ruth


  1. So glad you are moving right along. And so sorry about your daughter's tutor. Cancer sucks.

  2. Sounds like you are doing well with your band, but I agree you should call your doctor to see what to do about your inicision. Want to make sure it heal properly so you can wear a bikini. : ) So sorry to hear about your daughter's tutor.

  3. I second that suggestion to see a doctor about the incision! Take care of yourself!

  4. Calling the Doctor today about the wound,and thank you for your wishes for Margaret.

    Oh and Bonnie, I still can't believe I could ever get into a 'kini. Mind you, miracles have been known to happen, LOL.

  5. Hi Ruth, I just found your blog and will be Following you!!

    You are doing so well, but definitely get the wound checked.

    Sorry to hear about Margaret, I will be thinking of her.

    Debi: http://hawaiiboundbandster.blogspot.com/