Having My Life Back (3 Month Update)

It’s been 3 months since my surgery and things are still going pretty well. Here are some things that I still notice about my body: I still can’t jump or do anything that stretches my ab area without feeling sore the next day I still can’t wear jeans without feeling sore the next day, but the…

Turkey Sausage Recipe

When it comes to choosing between bacon and sausage, I always go for the sausage…hands down! I used to boil my store-bought turkey sausage which helped keep the sodium down, but then one day I thought to myself “I wonder if there’s a recipe for turkey sausage patties?”…and lo and behold…there are!  The store-bought sausages…

Trying to Keep the Weight Off

I knew how long recovery would be and how I’d have to rest my body and I also know how much I loved eating junk food like cookies, chips…anything tasty…when I wasn’t feeling so well.  Because of that, I asked my trainer to develop a meal plan for me because I’ve been working hard at…

Sore Again (Week 9)

Here I am at week 9 and I felt sore all week. I’m not sure why. I normally felt the soreness whenever I walked. At work, I’ve been walking 2-3 times a day (around 3000 steps according to my pedometer) so maybe that’s it? I’m not sure. I’ve also been exercising  a lot more –…

Things I Still Can’t Do at 2 Months

It’s been around 2 months since my operation and I’m feeling really well!  However, there are still some things I can’t do. #1: Wear Jeans While I can fit in my jeans and wear them comfortably, a day or so after, I feel A LOT of soreness (like bruising) around my left side where I…

Recap: 1st week Back at Work

Last week was my first week back at work. My co-workers were really happy to see me and I was glad to have someone else to talk to other than my mom and my nieces and nephews who came to visit. I was worried about what I could wear because for the 6 weeks I…

Made it to Week 6!

I’ve made it to week 6!  I remember when I was suffering through week 1 and I thought “how could I possibly get better in just 6 weeks??” because the pain was excruciating. But…here I am! 😀 Overall, I feel really good. I feel a slight bruise-y feeling on my left side where I hurt…

Starting to Drive (Week 5.5)

Today was the first day I spent the whole day out and about and drove myself. My doctor cleared me to drive as long as I could twist at my waist and wasn’t taking my painkillers. I stopped taking my painkillers at week 2-3(ish), but there would be no way I could’ve driven myself because…

Week 5: Post-op Light Lifting

After getting sore last week, I decided to take it easy with the lifting and exercise.  I went out on Saturday to run some errands and a couple of hours later, I was feeling quite sore (like week 3-4 soreness). I still tried to stretch my muscles by not using weights and did 3 sets…

Week 4: Time to Workout!

The wait is over! Today marks the 1 month hysterversary and I’m feeling close to normal. I still feel a little sore (slightly) on my left side, which was where I felt the searing pain the first couple of weeks, but it’s not that bad.  It’s more like my body is saying “Be careful…I’m not completely…

Buh Bye Period!

According to my period reminder, I’m supposed to start my period now haha!  I have to admit that it’s SO great not having to worry about cramps, taking my meds on time, making sure that I have enough tampons and pads in my purse, etc. I’m still not sure what I should do with my…

My 3 Week Post-Op Appointment

Today I went to the doctor for my post-op appointment so that she could take off the tape. She took it off and said that my scar would heal well, but as she was taking it off, she ripped off some of my skin. But the scar doesn’t seem to hurt that much anymore! In fact,…