Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Fat Fairy Takes Flight


Hey, Y'all..........Thank you so much for all the well wishes for a safe and successful surgery. I'm home and doing very well. Everything went quite smoothly at the hospital. I'm happy as a clam.

About the only thing that isn't as planned is the amount of free time and energy I thought I would have during my sick leave. Never having had surgery before, I honestly thought that I would come home and do everything as I always had done, just a little slower. I was going to be gardening and working on school stuff. I was going to spend vast amounts of time paper cutting down in Snippyville. I was going to learn how to use my new camera.

Welp, to say I was naive about my energy level post-op would be an understatement. I've been napping like Rip van Winkle. Walking around is really more like creeping around. I've got the old lady shuffle going. Everyday I get stronger and more energetic, but I'm definitely not up to speed at this point.

The snip above is of the Fat Fairy. She's really a symbol of me. I'm hoping that as my pounds shed away I'll start feeling as though I am taking flight just as she is. I'm definitely ready for lift off!

13 comments:

Julie said...

Can you tell us what you are able to eat/drink at this point? I'm sure it will take a while to get your strength/energy up to speed. It still is surgery, eh?

I love your snip of fat fairy taking flight!!! Wonderful, Jan!!!

Take care...
xoxo- JUlie

Snippety Gibbet said...

Hey,Julie....Different doctors do this different ways. My surgeon seems to be more cautious than many others. I'll be on liquidy foods for another week. But that means cream soups, sugar free yogurt, liquidy cream of wheat or grits, broths, sugar free pudding, protein shakes. The main thing I need to get in is protein, but it has to be in a "drinkable" state at this point.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Glad everything went smoothly. Don't push yourself too hard - your strength and energy will come back soon. Before long you will be taking flight with your Fat Fairy.

Julie said...
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sallgood said...

Hurray! I know how hard it is to adjust your expectations, but it takes time to adjust to your new wings! :D

Glad all is well!!

Tara said...

Hey Jan,
I have been out of touch lately. Sorry I didn't know you were having surgery or I would of said a prayer for you. Glad everything went well. Take it easy and drink that protein.
Hugs,
Tara

Maija said...

Congrats to you!! That fat fairy has personal meaning to me, too!!
ox

Pink Feather Paradise said...

"You can doo eett!" sorry thats waht sprung to mind when I saw your little snip... too many Adam Sandler films! lol

wishing you a speedy recovery and as soon as I heard "protein smoothies" I thought of a steak in my blender! ;D

x Alex

jackie said...

Hello Jan! Glad it went well, and I'm hoping you will just give yourself permission to rest. The new you can take flight after a full recovery! Love that symbolic snip!

Julia said...

I pray that your recovery starts happening more quickly. My cousin had this surgery. The first few days were definitely hard for her.

Kathy said...

Glad to hear it went well at the hospital. I bet you're happy to be home. Take it easy for the rest of your recovery. THen have fun in the garden and in your snippyville studio!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Jan I haven't been around for awhile so did not know you were doing this. I am pleased it went well and wish you a good recovery.

I understand the thyroid issue and the weight issue, I have fought the same fight for 30 years too. I'm not one for surgery myself, but I completely understand your decision and wish you want you hope for with it.

As for me, I'm back at Weightwatchers!

Alison said...

I've been a little out of the loop as to why you've been out but I'm so glad to hear everything went smoothly and that you are doing well!