Monday, April 23, 2012


I was good, feeling good…then I got REALLY sick! So much I ended up in the ER on Saturday in so much pain. After ruling out pneumonia…thankfully… it was determined I have a sever case of sinusitis. UGH! OK. I was sent home with a steroid to help open my breathe way and antibiotic for the infection. I am 3 days on meds and finally the pain is manageable.

We are moving on…

Today at Weight Watchers I weighed in and….

lost 3.6 pounds!

I was so surprised…happily so. I was prepared for a gain. It was ironic to me the meeting topic today was being our own BFF. I was yelling at myself in my head on the way to the meeting how stupid I was for not trying hard to keep track this past week…sick or not.

Well I apologized to me and promised I would work harder at not being so critical of my shortfalls and to just pick myself up and move on.

That is what I am working on. To be nice to myself and to stop the trash talking when I make a mistake. I certainly would not say the things I say to myself to anyone else when they goofed up so why do I do it to me? I am not perfect either.

Backing up a bit…

***I had something that concerned me a little and maybe someone in the WLS community can help me with this…***

With this sinusitis I was in a LOT of pain…I mean rolling around on the floor type of pain. Even though I took 3 Tylenol it barely touched the pain. At the ER they said I should have taken ibuprofen…a NO NO after surgery…instead of the Tylenol. I am susceptible to sinus infections…always have been….so my concern is there has got to be a pain med that would touch the pain that would not endanger harming me after surgery. I really really could use your input here and I will definitely be bringing this up to my doc next month but thought of you…the awesome online bariatric community that you are.

I was getting busy with spring cleaning here at the house…then got sick…and getting things ready for the day when I have surgery. Yes I am forward thinking positive here! =) Making “Mom only zones” in different areas of the kitchen and redoing things for ease. I was on a  good roll too. Bummer I will have to work on getting back in that mode again.

I just LOVE this idea!!!

There we go for an update. How about you? What’s new with you?

Until next time…


“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It’s the courage to keep going that counts.”~Winston Churchill

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