Day 4: I slept all night, almost 10 hours, just getting up once or twice to pee. That was without pain medication, too. :)
I'm down 6 pounds, already. I was about 25 (30 according to my back doctor) overweight to start out, so I have the weight to lose. Seeing that number on the scale following a good night sleep made me mentally cheer up today.
My appetite has returned ever so slightly. Knowing I have to limit myself to about 1/2 cup of whatever at each 'feeding' allows me a wide variety. This evening, I added bacon bits to my scambled egg. A few of the bits were larger, so I just chewed, chewed, chewed.
My husband took me to the grocery store today. I got into the electric scooter and used it, getting up as necessary. Walking the entire time would have been too difficult. I have a strong intolerance to corn (stomach ache, sinus problems), so my goal was to find some soft foods I could eat that were also lower in sodium. I had some success. I look forward to feeling well enough to do some of my own cooking. I predict it will be soon, as long as I don't push myself now.
I did pre-cook quite a bit for my family ahead of time. This evening, they are enjoying lasagna. It's loaded with spice, tomato and mozzarella, so I was not even tempted to taste it.
I'm no longer constipated. The senna has kicked in and helped me along. I experienced extreme nausea, both times using the bathroom, so I hope I can do away with the senna. I may give some Miralax a try if I need it. I was so freaking afraid of puking!
I have taken to rounds of pain killers today, but possibly that will be it, I'm not afraid to take the lortab, I'd just prefer not to, as it's quite constipating for me.
I had the house to myself for a couple of hours today (well... me and our 2 dogs). I was very nervous. But everything was fine. I'll be alone for a few hours tomorrow, again - but I plan to invite a friend or sister to come hang out with me. I don't know why I'm worried, I guess I know I'll push myself harder than I should, and with others here, I'm a lot less likely to do that.
I'll update tomorrow. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.