As I promised this will be an update post. Just to ease your minds first. No my husband is not going back to Qatar he is just going back on duty. He was given two weeks rest and relaxation leave for his TDY and then two weeks convelesant leave because of my surgery. He is just going back to regular old work. He is actually really ready to go and is pretty excited to see all the guys again. Sorry about that I didn’t mean to scare you guys. Trust me if he was going back overseas you guys would hear about it at length because I would be going absolutely stark raving mad!
Okay so now on to the update. I am doing really well. I am not on the liquid diet anymore but I am still on pureed foods. The pureed foods are not as bad as they sound though. It includes, meatloaf, tuna salad, chicken salad, salmon, vegtable sauces, sauce, baked beans , refried beans, scrambled eggs, and so on. Not the best of foods but deffinatly not the and baby food I was thinking it might be. Oh and just to answer your question silvernicks, I can eat 1/2 a cup of solid food or 6 oz of liquid at a time but it has to take 1/2 an hour to eat it and that is forever.
I have lost a total of about 40 pounds and I have more energy than I have had for a really long time. I have done a little bit of gardening and some common housework wich I must say is much more enjoyable now. Although sitting for a long period of time is uncomfortable and even painful at times so I am not looking forward to going back to work soon. I have also been cooking like crazy. I always liked to cook but now it is almost the thing I look forward to the most. It has become a challange. I have to cook things that are more healthy and more for one person and some leftovers. I am having a blast and Ryan has lost 25 pounds and a pant size!
All in all I have to say this is the best thing I could have possibly done for my life. God has truely given me a blessing in this surgery. I am really happy and very excited. I feel as if I have been given a miricle and a chance to start fresh. I can’t wait to walk and not be tired, to be able to sit on my husbands lap again , to be a mom, to feel like a person and not an outsider. This had been an amazing blessing.
So without further ado, here are the pictures!
I have to tell you I was shocked when I compared these pics. I did not realize how big of a defference there was!
Sorry guys the above pics are not the same size. I could stretch the after to make it look the same size but then it kind of defeats the purpose.
Yesterday in the mountains was a blast. I’m still really mad that I forgot my camera though. The mountains were beautiful and the air was so crisp. We took the dogs which was a hoot especially since Autie Angel took her Sammy. They all get along just fine they are all just a little excitable. We walked them around the campground wich was a lot of fun. It was funny though Gandalf my 110 pound newfoundland mix tired out before I did. I have to say that was a little exciting. But of course when a jeep went by he took off after it and I ended up jogging for my life for about 50 feet. Almost killed me so much for him being pooped!
Ryan went hiking with my cousin Lucas, Autie Angels 10 year old boy, and they had a barrel of laughs. It was so funny they were gone a little longer than we had anticipated so Gandalf and I set out to look for them. I could hear them before I could see them or they could see me. All I could hear was Lucas telling Ryan every detail of one of The Lord of the Ring games . I assume it was the Two Towers as that is both of their favorites. It was really cute actually. Then they come around the bend and Lucas pauses to show Ryan one of Legolas’s kill moves with a stick!
Basically we just sat around a campfire talking and laughing. We had a great time. In March we are all going to do it again up at Lake Alamo so I swear I will bring my camera then. That remindes me I need to tell you all my story about Lake Alamo. It is legand in my family. Every time Emily and I even think about going camping my whole family says “I don’t know Courtney, Remember the Alamo.”
Hope all of you are doing well. Thank you for all of your comments. I am so sorry I seem to have been missing some people and I promise you it was not intentional. I have gone back to some of your sites and seen things I have read and sworn that I had commented but, no comment. I will try to be better about it. Thank you all so much for your support. Talk to you later.