Just a short update. The surgery continued to give problems until yesterday I think I am finally better, but not perfect. It has more to do with the damage caused by staples than the actual incision. Interestingly enough, during this healing process, I found I became very hungry for steak as well as almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds, and pistachios. So I decided to mildly partake in those things figuring my body was telling me that's what was needed to complete the repairs. Once I did that, the healing process went a lot better. Unfortunately, the nuts caused me to gain a couple of pounds, especially since my activity level has been very low since the surgery. I decided to continue with the walking, at a more brisk pace and a longer distance. I also got very strict on my eating. As a result, I lost the couple of pounds I gained and then some.
I weighed in a couple of days ago and I am now at 215 pounds. I started at 255. That is 40 pounds i have lost, for those of you in Rio Linda.
I feel I am gaining strength in my chest. I am not sure why, but I like it.
I got tired of clothes not fitting and having such a terrible time trying to stop my pants from falling down at work, that I bought five new pants and five new shirts for work along with a new, much smaller belt. I got the belt so that it fits while being on the second notch. I have already moved to the third or fourth notch since the purchase. Although I didn't like spending $700 on clothes, it is important for me to look good at work and nothing I had fit anymore.
I am still going easy with my physical activity. I am not lifting weights or really working out because of the surgery, but at least I am walking. I am thinking about starting to swim.
2014 Copperhead Pearl Unlimited Sahara in progress