News at Home: The Vitamin Jam
The highlight of this otherwise really good week was what I’m calling “The Vitamin Jam.” So after my surgery I was limited to chewable and drinkable medicines. For my vitamins I’ve been wearing this patch. My doctor said it was good for a first, but there’s no good evidence that it’s enough so he wanted me to switch to oral vitamins around now. And on Thursday, when my patch vitamins had run out, I did just that. Or tried to, at least. I took two capsules first thing in the morning (5:30am).
And things immediately got bad.
Not 10 minutes later – in the middle of my morning yoga – I had to stop and go throw up. But then I felt better, so I got back to life.
Then around 6:30am – I’m eating my morning yogurt (something I’ve never had trouble with!) and suddenly crap, I need to go throw up. But then I felt better, so I got back to life.
Then I’m at work, about 7:30am, and I drink some of my water. Before I go pick up the kids from the gym at 8:00, I need to go throw up. But then I felt better, so I got back to life.
And so it went, all day. I drank considerably less than normal, because I kept throwing up. But try talking all day on no water, no food. So yeah, I kept trying. And I kept throwing up. But then I felt better, so I got back to life. Sense a theme?
I finally messaged my surgeon’s Nurse Practitioner around 1:30, while the kids were are recess… while trying to find a spot to throw up outside that wouldn’t get trampled in by kids. I mean it was basically just water I was throwing up, with some foam, but still. After asking me a lot of questions, she decided to call me and put me on the phone with the surgeon (how amazing is my surgeon? To get on the phone with me like that?). Anyway he tells me that it sounds like my vitamins are stuck and nothing is actually making it to my stomach. And since it has no where to go, the only option is back up. But he tells me to keep sipping water because that’s the only way I’m going to dissolve those damn vitamins. And if it’s still happening Friday morning, I’m going to need to come in for an xray.
By this point I feel like total crap and thankfully my team was like, “go home!” So I got my kids to their dismissal point and took off, probably before a single parent had a kid in their car. And went home to sip water and throw up for hours. It was around 8pm, I believe, that I finally threw up some vitamin and was able to start keeping down water. And Friday I was fine. Didn’t throw up once. So yay!
Did other things happen this week? I’m sure. But all else was clouded by that fun FUN day. I seriously don’t remember the rest of my week. I do know it was a pretty decent one, otherwise!
I’m working on getting a bunch of blog posts done today and HOPEFULLY I’ll actually get a chance to visit tomorrow. I do know we had a ton of meetings last week at school and that took away a lot of my work time, so I have more than the normal amount of work to do at home this weekend. Plus Thursday was SUPPOSED to be my late night, but then the vitamin happened. If I don’t make it, please know I love you all and appreciate you, even if I suck at visiting!
Oh and Michelle and I have our Can You Read a Series in a Month? Challenge starting in November. I hope you’ll join us!
I’m going to start reporting the most important things I’m tracking right now – exercise/steps (goal daily yoga and at least 6k steps a day), calories (goal within 1000), and protein (goal at least 65g).
Here’s a rundown on my week:
Saturday: 10 min morning yoga, 2,047 steps; 778 calories, 42g protein
Sunday: 10 min morning yoga, 1,866 steps (had fitbit on charger a while today though); 514 calories, 30g protein
Monday: 10 min morning yoga, 9,115 steps + Body Sculpt Class (cardio + weight intervals); 452 calories, 53g protein
Tuesday: 10 min morning yoga, 9,221 steps + Cycle Class (Best 45 minutes of cycle I’ve ever had!); 549 calories, 67g protein
Wednesday: 10 min morning yoga, 8,001 steps + powerbelle class (barre on crack, as they say); 627 calories, 74g protein
Thursday: 10 min morning yoga, 5,427 steps; 32 calories, 4g protein
Friday: 10 min morning yoga (20 days without missing!), 9,433 steps; 589 calories, 90g protein
Days since surgery: 60
Total weight lost since surgery: 50.6 pounds
Weight lost this week: 7.2 pounds
Again, with the exception of Thursday this was a really good #FitReaders Week. I think I mentioned last week that I found this gym – through a coworker – that is 100% classes. And that’s what I like. They’re expensive and 15 minutes in the wrong direction (I have to drive past home when I leave work to get there), but I decided to do their introductory visits this week and I’m hooked! They have amazing instructors, the classes are intense (but totally modifiable) and the FEEL is amazing. I don’t feel uncomfortable being plus size – all shapes and sizes are in their working their collective asses of and cheering each other on. So yeah, looks like I’ll be budgeting a bit more for gym and gas!
Last Week on the Blog
- [2 Oct] #2017HW REPORT CARD ~ 3rd Quarter
- [3 Oct] Happy Release Day! Mustaches for Maddie! #giveaway
- [4 Oct] Bubbly Berls is Babbling about: Hogwarts Teachers
- [5 Oct] Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter by Marcus Sedgwick, Thomas Taylor ★★★★
- [6 Oct] Can you read a series in a Month? Sign Up! Challenge starts November 1st
- [7 Oct] Berls’s My TBR List Voting for October 2017
- [7 Oct] My To-Be Read List October Lets Vote!
- [7 Oct] Sunday Post with Berls | The Vitamin Jam
- [8 Oct] An Anniversary, A Bookshelf & One Clicking ~ WIR & SP
Coming Next Week From Me
Berls’s My TBR List October Voting
Sunday Post with Berls | The Vitamin Jam
F*ck Club: Con #review
White Trash Zombie Unchained #review
Can You Read A Series in a Month Goal Post
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!
I just finished…
I finished Sweep in Peace by Illona Andrews and I liked it a lot more than the first one, which I liked.
I also started and finished The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare this week. Gah! So good, I laughed so hard and snorted a bit too!
I’m almost finished with Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs and it’s so SO good.
Also almost finished with Teaching with Love and Logic, literally pages away from finishing.
I just started the third/final? Innkeeper Chronicles book, One Fell Sweep by Illona Andrews.
Not quite sure…