Monday, November 2, 2015

Day 117 Weigh In and Halloween Recap

PreOp Diet Weigh In: 226
Surgery Day Weigh In: 218.5
Day 103 Weigh In: 196.5
Change Since Weigh In: -2
Total Loss:  29.5

2 lbs down in 2 weeks.  I'll take it, especially since I didn't work particularly hard this weekend.  We had our Halloween party on Friday and it was a great success!

Me & Hubby

Kill Room

Food spread

Bar before ice, beer and mixers
Then Saturday, we got to do the Halloween stuff with the kids.

After all that excitement, I seriously couldn't handle doing anything else on Sunday so I finished up my first cross stitch project instead.
Great weekend!  And so sad to see it end and get back to work.  Work sucked last week so I'm hoping for better this week.  I'm also going into my last week of my first class since going back to school.  So far, so good on that front.  Hope y'all enjoyed the Halloween festivities without gorging too much on the candy.  We now begin the silly season.  November is sure to be busy!  Let's all stay on the healthy train!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Doc Update

I saw my primary care physician yesterday for my arm.  A couple notes about this:

  • I haven't had a primary care physician since moving to FL so about 3 years.
  • Prior that, I had only seen my PCP to get a referral to my lapband doc who I had already been seeing for a year.
  • I had been spending so much time at bariatric docs and gynecologists that I really didn't see the need for a PCP.
Given all that, this is Hubby's PCP who he likes a lot so I decided to give him a try.  I liked him.  He actually listened, was personable and doesn't seem to order tests for the sake of ordering tests.

All that to say, he says I have a torn muscle.  He said most likely I have a small tear in my left arm that's contributing to soreness and a bigger torn muscle on my right arm which is causing the shooting pain.  
All I can do is rest it.  He said it'll probably take a couple months to fully heal and he said it's like the old joke "Doc, it' hurts when I do this."  "Don't do that."  He said pay attention to twinges and find different ways of doing it so it doesn't hurt.  He said there's good pain (feel the burn) and bad pain and this is definitely bad pain.  So there ya go.

This weekend is going to be a cleaning weekend.  Our Halloween party is next Friday so I need the house spic and span.  We have a cleaning lady coming on Tuesday to give it a good scrubbing but I want to get as much clean before that as I can as I'm paying her by the hour.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Cross Stitch and Doctor

It's been a week of cross stitching and doctors.

I'm making progress and really enjoying my new hobby.  It's coming along and I've ordered tiny stockings kit to make stockings to go with the Christmas cookies I give out this year.

I took my oldest daughter for a consultation with an oral surgeon yesterday.  She has braces (her teeth are all kinds of messed up) and the orthodontist suggested this guy.  I liked him and he was pretty good with her.  We need to extract her last 2 baby teeth on the bottom and help the 2 adult teeth on top come down.  Poor kid.  I scheduled it for 11/6 and got the estimated cost of $300. Bah.

I have a doctor's appointment today with a primary care physician to talk about my arm. all my gracefulness I told you about falling off the stairclimber TWICE last month.  Well, that last one really hurt.  Both of my arms are still sore but my right arm is a little worse.  I get a shooting pain between my shoulder and elbow when I rotate my upper arm.  I've given it a month and it's not improving so figured it was time to see the doc and see what's what.  Fingers crossed that it just needs more time to heal.

I'm batting around quitting the gym and joining a crossfit gym instead.  I don't want to do anything until I get the OK from the doc though because I don't want to risk injuring the arm more than it already is.  My old gym stuff isn't working.  I just can't seem to get motivated to get there.  My neighbor belongs to a crossfit gym and has offered to bring me to "Bring a Friend" day.  I think I'll take her up on it and see what it's all about.