1st Follow-up

Today was my first appointment with my surgeon since surgery on the 26th and he was very pleased with my progress so far.  He looked at my incisions, and was very happy at how well they are healing, he even told me that I can go swimming now — unfortunately I don’t have a pool.

He was pleased with my protein and fluid intake and said that I can proceed to soft foods, like eggs and salmon. I still need to make sure that I am getting in my required amount of protein daily, but thankfully I no longer have to depend on these horrid shakes!

He was also happy with my exercise, I’ve been walking 1-1.5 miles 2 times a day since last week. He did say though that he wanted me to increase the cardio, so that means either I increase the mileage, or head back to the gym so I can workout in the middle of the day, because it’s just too darn hot here in Florida to be out walking mid-day! He also wants me to pay attention to my body and in the near future start working with a trainer and doing some light weights, my goal is to start including light weights back into my routine the beginning of August.

All-in-all it was a good appointment. I have lost a total of 21 pounds since my first appointment with him back in January, hopefully I will surpass that when see him in October, which is when my next appointment is, when he will review blood work and assumingely approve or disapprove of my progress.

Though I haven’t lost as much as I would like by now, I have noticed a little weight loss in my face. Below is a side-by-side of me on June 13th (left) and today, July 6th (right). My cheeks are a little less “fluffy”.  It’s a good start!!

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Categories: Vertical Sleeve, VSG, Weight Loss Surgery | 4 Comments

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4 thoughts on “1st Follow-up

  1. Corcynthia

    Congrats on a great appointment! How has it been with adding food again?

    • Corey, I haven’t done it yet, my appointment was late this afternoon and we didn’t plan on my eating dinner with the family tonight, so they are having leftovers of chicken stir-fry. To be honest, I am a little scared, I think I will try a few bites of the leftover chicken, in a little bit just to see what happens.

  2. Kimberly Maclennan

    LOVED reading your blog and hearing about your progress. Let me know when you’re up to it and I’ll go to the gym with you. We can workout together and encourage each other without having to go the same pace. What are you using to track steps? I use my phone sometimes but need to track them more closer. I’ll be waitressing at least 3 nights a week (burning an additional approx 1300 calories a night) Hoping to see some positive results.

    • Thanks for reading, Kimberly. I enjoy writing about the process, and I am excited to have something to look back on to remember the journey.

      I wear a Garmin Vivo Active to track my steps, I like it ok, but I don’t know many other people who use a Garmin.

      I will definitely let you know when I am up for the gym so we can workout together. I look forward to getting back to the bridges soon too!

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