Not a very accurate reading, however, since I've been sick and barely eating or moving!!
I posted previously about having a UTI, except it turned out it wasn't a UTI after all, but the start of a diverticulitis flare. Uggg....I hate them!! I know I have to have surgery to get this taken care of, but I'm just not there yet. The doctors I see are great, both my medical guy and the surgeon. My medical doc (GI specialist) is very concerned and wants me to have surgery. The surgeon says to let him know when. I, on the other hand, would like to get my weight down a bit lower before undergoing this surgery....at least another 10 pounds. I'd also like to wait until closer to the end of the year.
So anyway, I was on 2 antibiotics this time, one for a week and the second for 2 weeks. They knocked the crap out of me!! But, I'm better now, and finally starting to feel back to normal. I've started my walking again and a little bit of weights. Low weights, very low.
During the diverticulitis flare I had to stop eating low carb for a bit....but still did pretty good. You see, since the bowel is inflammed, you have to keep from causing any further irritation, so you have to eat a low residue diet. Initially it's clear liquids, then full liquids, and then low residue.
Low residue means no whole grains, processed only. It also means only a few fruits and veggies, and all of them cooked. No seeds or nuts too. I could have all the meat and eggs I wanted, but who wants to eat meat when they're constantly nauseated? So....I had white bread and saltines and a little bit of fruits and veggies. I'm not considering this a cheat as I didn't have any candy or sweets, and was under doctor's orders to eat what I did. I stopped and went back to "normal" eating as soon as I could. I kept track of what I ate, and didn't go over 100g carbs each day, so I guess it wasn't that bad. No cravings either.....probably since I had some protein along with the crackers and bread.
So, I'm fine now, and I'm going to put the surgery out of my mind for now. Hopefully the next flare either will not happen, or not happen for several months. This flare was only about 5 months after the last....definitly getting closer together. And each time I worry about obstructing, but so far so good.
On another subject, I got flowers for Mother's Day!!! Twice!!!
My son brought me a bouquet of yellow flowers, which he very nicely trimmed and put in a vase for me. They're so pretty!! Mums, daisies and one of my favorites, carnations!
My daughter had an arrangement delivered to me at work!! First time I've ever received flowers at work! Her arrangement was all kinds of flowers, including my absoulte favorite, peony!
Flowers from my daughter