Finally, the end of the week.

And a good day.  Today was the first day since the surgery that I went a day without pain medication.   I do not like pain medication.  I don’t like feeling in control and all the other stuff that comes with it.  Yesterday I took the new medication and while it did suppress the pain, by 2 in the afternoon I was so dizzy that I had to go home for the day.  The pain wasn’t so bad today and what a difference to feel more in control.  I’m getting better but promise to take it easy getting back into my routine.

I miss my routine.  My body misses my routine.  I was feeling bad this week about how the pound piled on this week.  Several reasons.  No exercise, especially hurts compared to how much exercise I was doing before.  Metabolism slowed way down.  And then I ate quite a bit more.  The one thing about the medication is that it dulled the pain but it was still there.  In the evening I would not take any medicine because I can’t go to bed with that foggy feeling but to take my mind of the pain, I would eat.  Nothing like I used to, but more than I’m used to.  Another big reason that I just found out about today was that both medications I have been taking can cause constipation.  And boy, did the cucumber I had at work this morning take care of that.  This morning when I weighed myself I had gained 9 lbs over the week.  Unbelievable.  We’ll see what I weigh tomorrow morning after today’s cleansing but I’m debating whether to include this weight in my charts.  I know I’ll lose it in no time, there’s just something holding me back from documenting it.  Thoughts?


3 thoughts on “Finally, the end of the week.

  1. beej

    I think you should document it. BUT, with an asterisk. The gain did happen, but it was way outside of your normal routine (almost not your fault). And it’ll probably all go withing the next two or so weeks, and that’ll fell pretty cool! 🙂 I’ll be really interested in seeing the changes in your weight tomorrow.

    I’m glad you made it through a day without any pain medication. How exciting is that?! Keep up your progress and your great attitude!

  2. South Beach Steve

    I agree with Beej. It is what it is. Like you say, it is probably nothing that is a problem – maybe some water, maybe some true gain, maybe some crazy scale stuff. I don’t think it is something to worry about at all. I would asterisk it though. I’ll bet the weight falls back off quickly.

    I am glad to hear you are getting back to normal. I have had you on my mind. I bet by Monday you are fully back in the swing of things.

    1. Ehren Post author

      Alright. Alright, I’ll post it. Of course it helps that I saw a 4 pound difference this morning. Not sure about getting back in the saddle by Monday, going to take my time getting back into the full swing of things and make sure my body is ready for it. Thanks for your concerns.


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