Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Okey-Dokey Folks, I Did It!

This morning I had my second fill with my doctor's office's PA. Okay, let me just say he totally rocked! For the first time, I have had an overwhelmingly positive experience at the office, and I told him that.

It was his enthusiasm for me and my goals that led me to finally do it. I finally ate right and followed the plan since right after surgery. I had a protein shake for breakfast, a protein shake for lunch, a serving of peanut butter pretzels (150 cals.) for a snack and another shake for dinner. All-in-all, I would say no more than 900 calories for the day. AND, I was able to get in a one hour hike.

I have to say, I feel so wonderful compared to the all of the other evenings I have gone to bed feeling like a failure. I have been grasping for some hope from someone/somewhere only to keep failing myself. But, today was different. I made a special point to put myself first and hold myself accountable. Although I wasn't supposed to have solids today, I was proud that I stopped with a single serving of the pretzels instead of telling myself I blew it anyways only to eat even more.

The PA put in another 1.5 ccs so now I have a total of 4.5. He originally put in 2, but I wasn't able to swallow water so he backed out .5 ccs.

I am going to bed looking forward to tomorrow instead of praying that I don't fail once again.

8 comments:

Kate said...

Yeah for good PAs, good fills, good days, and good hikes!!!

Nawlinz Lady (Dee) said...

Glad your doctor helped make your fill a pleasant experience, they all should be!

Nicole said...

ohh i can't wait to finally meet someone aside from Dr. Enoch's and FNP Long. I am headed there tomorrow for my first pre-op appointment.

sounds like you had a good band-friendly day. i know you can keep it up!

DawnB said...

I'm so glad you had a great PA to help you. I really like your positive attitude :).

seckert08 said...

Wow, an hour bike ride! Impressive! Way to go girl!

Cristina said...

What are cc's that they put in you?

Kinzie said...

I'm so glad all went well for you. You sound very relieved.

Natalia said...

Good for you! What does it mean to have a "fill"?