This time next week I’ll be back at work. I can’t say I’m exactly looking forward to it but needs must!
I’m certainly feeling up to the task. I’ve been walking in the garden every day and only experience the odd discomfort. I still tend to take Paracetamol (Tylenol) before bed because of my discomfort on my left-hand side. I’m still waiting for the letter from Mr Big’s secretary to tell me why I’ve been so uncomfortable on that side. From how I feel, I would say that I’ve been scraped on the inside along that side. Perhaps my fibroids were harder to remove than previously suspected?
A friend told me that I could expect to lose weight while off work and at first I did – after surgery and having a stomach bug, it was to be expected. However, I have also been eating little and often – as instructed by my clinical nurse. Bearing in mind I have insulin resistance, grazing does not suit me. Before the surgery, thanks mainly to Pilates I think, I dropped a dress size (UK14 to UK12) but I fear I’ve gone back up to 14 when I indulged in grazing and stopped doing the Pilates every day. When I get back to work and into my usual routine, I’ll go back to my usual diet of large meals mainly consisting of meat and lots of vegetables. Of course I have carbohydrate too, but my usual diet has just 20 grams of carbohydrate per meal per day. Lucky for me, I’ve not given away my bigger clothes yet!