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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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16th-Jul-2009 05:10 pm
feste_sylvain returned from his way-too-long work trip yesterday, and he came over today. Yay! Had missed him terribly.

Being as he was gone through my entire withdrawal process (yes, Adam deserves a medal for dealing with my withdrawal alone), he was surprised and conflicted to find that, in his words, "There's less of you!"

And I realized I'd forgotten to mention it here. So yes. The silver lining of severe nausea: I lost 10 pounds, and I'm down a jeans size. And I realize that with my body weirdness (new kids, I dropped 50 pounds with catastrophic suddenness on my first anti-seizure med, then gained it all back and then some on my fifth; neither extreme was good), people don't automatically know if this is A Good Thing.

So. I tell you that it is.

Not the nausea. That sucks. (And it's mostly back to pre-withdrawal levels... I don't say gone, because I've had nausea on every anti-seizure med. Six years. That's about as fun as you think it is. Remind me to post about the months where I'd lost my ability to read.)

But the weight loss itself is good, because I'd been carrying too much for my frame, which was exacerbating the pain and making it more difficult to get exercise. But this and the increased energy are eabling me to go out for walks again. I look forward to being more in shape.
16th-Jul-2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
Yay, happy joints! :)
16th-Jul-2009 10:48 pm (UTC)
Hurray walks!

Do you ever wish you could keep fewer jeans sizes on hand, for the weight fluctuation? I know I sure do!
17th-Jul-2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
Jeans and bras. Bras are so expensive!
17th-Jul-2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
Feh. I hate bras. Can't live without them, sadly.
17th-Jul-2009 12:21 am (UTC)
Of course, we want pictures. :-P
17th-Jul-2009 12:39 am (UTC)
Yay! :)
17th-Jul-2009 01:28 am (UTC)
Yay and good luck!
17th-Jul-2009 01:29 am (UTC)
Hooray for an in-shape shady!
17th-Jul-2009 02:15 am (UTC)
It's a lousy way to lose weight (I had the same thing happen in April, dunno if it was just stress or an incipient ulcer, but for a month it actively hurt to eat), but it does work, and O know how much better it feels to be the right weight for my frame.

Yay for reduced joint stress!
17th-Jul-2009 11:57 am (UTC)
*high-fives you* The nausea is indeed Teh Suck. But hopefully now that you're down ten pounds, and on new meds, you'll be able to maintain a healthy weight for your stature.

(I'm down ten pounds, too! But on me no one can tell, because it's like taking a teaspoon out of a quart and expecting people to notice.)
17th-Jul-2009 01:50 pm (UTC) - Happier Frame...:-)
Boy, do I know this feeling.

A lot of people look at me funny when I say I need to loose weight, but though I am not at my post-surgery highest (that November this past winter) I am carrying too much for my frame and my joints are still noticing.

Glad you are feeling better and good luck with excercising more.
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