Young Adult, Paranormal Romance

Where in the Hell is Emily Guido????

I’m here!

Really I am here!  I am doing okay.

What a FREAKING HELL of a summer in a lot of good and bad ways!!!

First,  I had gastric bypass surgery on July 10th!

Let me tell you it was very weird.  I expected pain, and yes, it was painful.  But the phases I through IV were somewhat uggy – to put a technical term to it.

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 Phase I – Clear Liquids

Because my new 4 (FOUR) ounce pouch/stomach was healing and the small intestine is healing from being attached to it.  

I was mostly drugged out of my mind for this wonderful phase. Trying to get the protein drink of 80 grams a day!!!!  That is like the protein equivalent of  14 ounces of steak!

photo (5)Phase II – Liquids only

I was in pain for this because the drugs were slowing down and now was the time to get used to my NEW stomach being all upset and urpy with ANYTHING I put into my mouth besides my Earl Grey Tea – GOD BLESS THE QUEEN!

Still the nagging 80 grams of protein was hanging over my head!!!!  I was like on a mission to find anything I could drink that would be NO SUGAR with PROTEIN and didn’t taste like back-water and sat well on my stomach

photo (4)Phase III – Soups only

I was getting over the pain as it was beginning to lag.  I started eating soup and it was wonderful!!!  I was having an easier time trying to get my dang-blasted 80 GRAMS OF PROTEIN a day!!!  I was still on the search for my answer as my shelves were getting more full and full of PROTEIN DRINKS (UNUSED) which were making me sick after one taste.

My confidence was lagging, and I was starting to get REALLY DEPRESSED that I had this surgery and there was NEVER going to find a PROTEIN DRINK I could survive on!

Emily - 1Phase IV – Soft Foods

This was the time I started to really feel good.  I was eating cheese, oatmeal, shrimp, tuna, and soft cooked veggies and whole assorted soups which had chunks of over-cooked meat.  YIPPEE!!! I was in ‘HOG HEAVEN’ as they say…

UNTIL….

 

BUM, BUM, BUMMMMMM

photo (9)At one month into my recovery, I rolled over in my sleep and unfortunately my “Kitty” which I have had for 11 years was on the bottom.  He proceeded to bite the HELL out of my tendons in my hand and scratched all the way down my arm. Immediately, like 7 hours later, the bite blew up into a massive infection and attacked my whole arm!!

If I would have waited, I would have been in serious trouble as the red streaks were going up my arm!!!  I didn’t know cat bites were so dangerous.  I have had pets all my life, cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, fish… nothing like this has ever happened to me!

I went to the EMERGENCY ROOM in severe pain and distress, the next day I had surgery.

These pictures are after my hand was healing…. still swollen even two weeks afterward!

photo (3)I was in so much pain, I was hoping to have my hand cut off!!!!

I was in the hospital for three days and off work for another two weeks.

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The pain was awful!!!!

photo (1)PHASE V – ALL FOODS

So, the beaten and battered was I, I didn’t want to blog.  I just read… and I read a lot!!!

My cudos go to all in the blog atmosphere and my brother and sisters out there that put up with my silence and CHECKED UP with EMAIL and SENT CARDS and little messages on TWITTER….

This is me at about a week ago!  I HAVE LOST 52 POUNDS! I am OFF of DIABETES MEDICINE!!!!

I need to lose 80 more pounds!!!

IT IS A JOURNEY…

I LOVE YOU ALL!!!

This is for you and I love you, signature

20 responses

  1. Reblogged this on AntiRadiation.

    September 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm

  2. Jueseppi B.

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™ and commented:
    Welcome Home Ms. Emily.

    September 13, 2013 at 4:13 pm

  3. I sent out search parties but they never came back! LOL Missed you bunches Emily. Nice to see your smiling face and congrats on the lost pounds!
    Bad kitty! I’ve heard of cat scratch fever, their bites sound even worse. Good to know you’re on the mend and feeling yourself again.

    Love and hugs!

    September 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

  4. Me too, 12 years ago! And my daughter in law, 4 months ago. Hang on in there. You look FANTASTIC! And congratulations on getting off the diabetic meds. That’s a giant step towards better health.

    September 13, 2013 at 4:18 pm

  5. Welcome back Emily. So good to see you brave amazing lass!! Missed you xxxxxxxxxxx

    September 13, 2013 at 4:35 pm

  6. Oh no! Cat scratch fever – I’ve had it too! Glad to see you back and healthy!

    September 13, 2013 at 4:37 pm

  7. Emily, I love you and lots of kuddo’s for that summer from hell! I have the utmost respect for you for trying to get more healthy and that everything worked out in the end for you, you are so brave! And I’m trying as hard as I can to come visit you next year when I’m in the US so we can finally meet! Hang in there! Lot’s of love, Mendy

    September 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm

  8. Al

    I was worried about you. I’m glad you are on the road to recovery. YOWCH on the kitty bitty. Naughty moggy. Maybe kitty had a bit of dirt in the claws which may have caused the infection.

    Well done in the weight loss Emily. That’s some going. Be careful and take it easy.

    September 13, 2013 at 6:24 pm

  9. OMG Emily! You look wonderful Hun! I missed you so very much! xoxoxoxoxoxooxo

    September 13, 2013 at 6:47 pm

  10. Missed hearing from you! Very sorry to hear the kitty bite caused so much added pain. Take care and glad to hear you’re on the road to recovery!

    September 13, 2013 at 6:48 pm

  11. I missed you! Hope you have better luck this fall!

    September 13, 2013 at 8:18 pm

  12. xxxxx

    September 13, 2013 at 8:25 pm

  13. pasleysdivingadventures

    Great to hear you’re back in the saddle! Man, that cat attack is crazy, but you should tell everyone it was a vicious crocodile that got your arm in a death roll.

    Glad your back, missed you

    September 13, 2013 at 9:45 pm

  14. Omgoodness, I did not know that about cats either. Congrats to you on you weight loss journey and great news you are off the diabetes meds. All the best to you and glad to see you back!

    September 13, 2013 at 11:28 pm

  15. Anonymous

    Congratulations, Emily, that’s great!

    September 14, 2013 at 5:02 am

  16. What can I say but WOW

    September 14, 2013 at 7:37 am

  17. Wow, you’ve had one challenging summer! So glad to read you’re feeling better. Wishing you an abundance of health, love and prosperity.

    September 15, 2013 at 5:37 pm

  18. Glad to hear you’re recovering! I was worried when I was no longer receiving blog updates in my email inbox. Hope things go better for you this fall!

    September 17, 2013 at 2:03 am

  19. Behind the smiling face, for all these years, you have hidden great pain. Unimaginable. Sorry to hear this painful episode. Congratulations for your success victory over the pain and Grief.May God bless you with good health, Good life and wealthy life
    with regards

    September 25, 2013 at 4:59 pm

  20. Reblogged this on aksharaalu – Best Collections and commented:
    Pain never defeated the Work
    Great writer and beautiful story teller

    September 25, 2013 at 5:01 pm

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