Another step forward

Posted: March 18, 2013 in Bariatric surgery, diabetes, Doctors and Dentists and Nurses... oh my!, Exercise

Had my last workout session with the boys this morning. Also had the blood work done. See, not only did I have the preop tests from Dr. McPhee, but I also had the full battery of tests from Rachel. The crazy thing is that I have results already. They stuck me at 7:30 and I had results by the time I got home.

When I went in for the bone infection, my A1C was 14.3. Today, it's 6.3. Still in the diabetic range, but greatly improved.

When I went in for the bone infection, my A1C was 14.3. Today, it’s 6.3. Still in the diabetic range, but greatly improved.

In the good news, my hemoglobin A1C level dropped again. It’s half of what it was at one point, which means that my diabetes is under much better control. My cholesterol levels have improved, as well. My HDLs are still low, but getting closer to where they need to be. Other than that. I’m pretty much disgustingly normal.

So, the workout session went well. I did intervals on the elliptical for 25 minutes, then hit the weights. I worked up a pretty good sweat and got to play medicine ball catch. It’s very cathartic, getting to slam a ten pound ball into the floor. As Ryan says, “Gee… hope they aren’t doing surgery down there.” From this point on until I get back to regular food, I’m not allowed to lift weights. I could still do one more cardio session at the Rec, but starting tomorrow, it’s slower walking on the treadmill. I should be able to do about 30 minutes at 2.5 mph and hardly break a sweat, so that will be fine.

Apparently, one of the post surgical instructions is to WALK. It helps keep blood clots from forming. This actually is something I look forward to. I’m hoping that it’s not too cold to walk outside during my recovery, but if it is, I can always go to the gym. I’m also looking forward to losing enough weight to fit comfortable into my swimsuit. I really want to swim again, and hopefully, the time that I need to avoid immersion will allow me to lose a few inches.

That’s about it for now. I am going to ask you for suggestions for my last meal before the liquid diet. See the poll below:

 

Song of the Day: Go Your Own Way (live) – Lindsey Buckingham

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