SoOoOoOoOo it has been a crazy week…..
The good news is I have reached a weight loss milestone. Since my Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery, I have lost 55lbs. So between that and the weight I had to lose before the surgery, I AM OFFICIALLY DOWN 80 LBS!!!!!! I recently had some lab work done and other tests, and for the first time in a long time, my heart is healthy, my lungs are healthy, my sleep apnea is doing so much better, and I am no longer a risk for diabetes! I literally cried when the doctor told me this. This surgery and this weight loss gave me a second chance at life. I am so grateful, and so motivated to keep going and hitting my goal of losing 200 lbs.
And now for the bad news. Turns out it is pretty common for rapid weight loss to cause gallstones. If you have never had gallstones before, let me tell you, they’re brutal. If you eat foods that are higher in fats and sugars, an hour later your are toppling over in breathtaking pain that lasts several minutes or even an hour. If it lasts more than an hour, you need emergency surgery because that usually means a gallstone blocked a bile duct. SO, I had gallstones. What was worse, I wasn’t even eating the fatty foods that triggered it. Mine was so bad that I was limited to only eating chicken soup and plain mashed potatoes for almost 3 weeks. Luckily, the doctors got me in right away fro surgery, and yesterday I had it removed. Recovery should be about a week. In a lot of pain but it can only get better from here.
Since I can’t really eat much until I am recovered from the surgery, I can’t cook new recipes. But as soon as I am better, I will be posting the recipe my Spiced Pear Cake with Cinnamon Maple Frosting, and a recipe for Low-Carb Ramen. I just created the recipe for the Ramen right before the surgery, so I can’t wait to actually test it out once I am feeling better. So Stay Tuned!