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The return to life post-surgery?

Havamal

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I know it has been a long while since I last made a post. There is a reason for that. Kind of…

Before I get into the non WLS side of what has been happening I'll update how things have been going for the last couple of weeks. I am now currently in week 8. I have adjusted to eating normal food as much as the definition of post-surgery "normal food" lets you. That really did not sound right… I am happily eating a post-surgery diet of normal food… just not much of it!... Ya, that's better! All kidding aside, things have been going rather well. I have been blessed with no adverse side effects and have not encountered any foods that have given me issues. I have only had two real issues, one has been with constipation, but the doctor thinks that it might have to do with the iron content in my multi-vitamin. The second has just been a recent development. I have been getting a nauseous feeling after taking my multi-vitamin, I even vomited the other day after taking it… not sure what is up with that yet. I will be getting ahold of the office on Monday to see what they have to say. I still have not been able to get my caloric intake up to where the doctor would like to see it, I have still been hovering around the 600-800 range rather than the 1000-1200 range the doctor would like to see me at. I do need to increase my exercise level, but it has been hard with the hours I have been working… That is about it, as far as the WLS.

 

Stats update:

Start Weight: 465 lbs.

Surgery Weight: 448.3 lbs. (16.7 lbs. lost prior to surgery)

Current Weight: 383.0 lbs. (65.3 lbs. lost since surgery)

Total Lost: 82.0 lbs.

Starting BMI: 63.1

Current BMI: 51.9

 

Now on to the daily life stuff that interferes with everything else.

I work as a night shift supervisor in a 24/7 logistics office that is operated by four supervisors and one manager. Just before I went for my surgery the manager transferred to Florida, which really did not make a difference since he did not do much in the first place. He had planned this transfer back in January and had already left mentally. During the first week I was off, the other night shift supervisor quit. To top things off one of the day shift supervisors turned in her notice but agreed to stay long enough for me to return to work.

In order to cover for my absence and the departure of the other night supervisor, they flew in two people from a California office. On the surface that sounds good except for the fact that the two people that came to cover had no clue what they were doing. This leads to why I have been so busy for the last month. If you have been following the math, when I returned there was only myself and one other supervisor that knew what we were doing. I spent the first two weeks just cleaning up the havoc that the two people from CA had caused by not knowing what they were doing. The second two weeks I spent training the two replacements which meant that I worked their shift with them training and was on call for them via laptop to solve any issues that came up. Basically I worked 14 days straight. Needless to say I have not had a lot of time on my hands, but it is getting better. One of the up sides of all the changes is that I was able to take the other day shift position.

There is more going on involving a semi-hostile takeover that I won't be able to comment on until it is fully announced and a done deal. Needless to say the new events are going to make my life even more… errr… interesting?

Until next time… the saga continues….


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So you're day shift now? That's great news! Everything I've read about sleep and weight loss says that working nights can really mess things up. You've made fantastic progress so far, and this may help you keep that up!

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Life doesn't stop for surgery! Glad you've been really successful in your losses and are feeling good, but the hectic nature of your job sounds tough. Keep taking care of yourself by hitting those goals - you're well on your way to goal! 18 more pounds until -100 :) 

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So sorry about the job stress. Kudos on great weight loss! Sorry about the constipation. Can you up fiber & fluids? Is your vitamin a chewable? I was taking a Centrum chewable that made me throw up. My doctor switched me to 2 Flintstones Complete a day (Funny but gave me great bloodwork numbers).That helped so much. I can now swallow petite vitamins. I have to take 4 a day, but it's so nice not to have to chew vitamins anymore.

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On 9/23/2017 at 4:12 PM, Kio said:

So you're day shift now? That's great news! Everything I've read about sleep and weight loss says that working nights can really mess things up. You've made fantastic progress so far, and this may help you keep that up!

It is taking a bit of adjusting to go back to day shift, but it is much better health wise. humans were not meant to be nocturnal!

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On 9/23/2017 at 8:59 PM, Jen581791 said:

Life doesn't stop for surgery! Glad you've been really successful in your losses and are feeling good, but the hectic nature of your job sounds tough. Keep taking care of yourself by hitting those goals - you're well on your way to goal! 18 more pounds until -100 :) 

Chipping away! If things keep progressing like they are I figure I should hit the 100 mark by mid October. :)

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On 9/23/2017 at 9:18 PM, tracyringo said:

Glad you are back have been wondering how you were.  

With the chaos at my work it has been hard to get enough time to post. I still read, but I always seem to get interrupted before I can respond :(

 

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51 minutes ago, Havamal said:

With the chaos at my work it has been hard to get enough time to post. I still read, but I always seem to get interrupted before I can respond :(

 

No need to apologize. I am the same way. Rooting on by posting when I can but always in spirit! 

Be kind to yourself and keep up the great work!

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boy, if you can work that much post surg and still be losing, you are doing something right!  way to go....hope things slow down soon (tho it doesn't sound like that is happening any time soon!)

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