Today makes 3 months since surgery. How do I feel? In general, I feel great. Today, however, I feel like absolute crap! And it's my own fault.
After the fill Thursday, my band is TIGHT! Probably tighter than it has been previously. So tight that I can only eat a few bites of solid food for a meal. Really, just two or three and I'm done. Knowing that, I should not have drank much (alcohol), but Saturday I had one drink after going to a basketball game (GO HEELS!!! ...UNC alumni) and Sunday I had a get together at my house and had too many glasses of wine. I am not even sure how much I drank, but it was more than one too many.
So now, I'm super dehydrated. This isn't something I considered before drinking this weekend. Due to my band, I don't take in as much liquid as I used to. Before surgery, I always drank 5 or 6 glasses of water at meals...yes really. Now that I can't do that, my water intake is severely decreased and I have to actually work to get enough water. I keep 2 bottles of water at my work desk and carry a cup of water to whatever room I'm in in my house. Regardless of all that, alcohol two days in a row has me terribly dehydrated.
You know it's bad when I put myself on a strictly liquid diet today to try to help me hydrate, and because I just don't feel like eating when I feel this bad. I HATE protein shakes.