So I just wanted to do a quick post to update how my second run of Victoza is going. To my shock I have responded well! I have only had one day of nausea and no vomiting (thank goodness for that!). I guess the doctor was right (go figure?). Perhaps I did have a stomach virus when I tried the Victoza before. I was skeptical because it seemed like such a coincidence but with such a great response this time I’m beginning to believe.
Not that I have had no side effects. My appetite has been low but that’s not too bad when it isn’t coupled with the nausea. I have also been a little bit weak and tired. Let’s just say it has not been my best 2 weeks exercise-wise. At least I’ve been meeting with my trainer weekly so that’s helped. Not every week will be a perfect exercise week. The most important thing is to consistently keep exercise in my life, and that I have done. Yesterday I went swimming and it felt great! Today I’m meeting with Michelle for a session so that should be good. (I will probably be sore later on).
Anyway, I had so many comments on my ‘Victoza is Evil‘ post that I felt I must own up to my better response this time. Hopefully it continues and I will feel well for weeks to come. The last two weeks have been great and I feel very hopeful for the future.
Next Wednesday is my strabismus surgery. I’m a little nervous but my doctor is a pro (this is the main surgery he does in his career) and I feel confident in his skills. This is my doctor:
There are always risks in surgery but the greatest risk in this surgery is possibly needing follow up surgeries later on. On the plus side my mom is coming to help me! She will be here from Tuesday to Saturday. Being from a family of 6 it is a rare treat to have my mom all to myself, almost worth going through surgery for!
The doctor expects there to be 2 days of the most pain with it lessening each day, with most of it being gone by a week’s time. However, my eye will be red for several months. The doctor said ‘now would not be a good time to get married. All your photos will have red eye!”. Obviously that is not an issue for me but I will have red eye in Hawaii. Oh well! A small price to pay…
Please keep me in your prayers and thoughts. I am sure I will love calls as I recuperate but I probably will be off the internet for several days because I won’t be able to see out of one eye. Thank you in advance for your love and support.
Also, I am going to be taking a couple days off of my meds and would love treats, food and especially company. Please come by for a visit if it is at all possible. Love you all!