Monday, July 14, 2008

The coma diet

I certainly don’t recommend septicemic shock, a coma, dialysis, heavy doses of antibiotics and two knee surgeries as weight-loss tools, but they worked for my dad, who has shed nearly 60 pounds since his initial hospitalization May 28.

He’s definitely on the road to recovery. His surgeon again opted for an arthroscopy, withdrawing some fluid which tested clear of infection. That means no major surgery and no six weeks of immobilization. He’ll be working on regaining the mobility he had prior to the infection and, since the infection is gone, he should be better.

The stress-and-travel diet didn’t work so well for me, and I’m back to Square One, but with renewed motivation. I’ve lost weight before. I know I can do it.

Hell seems to have broken loose around the old homestead while I was away, as it is wont to do, and while stress will continue to plague me for a while (let’s hope for not too long this time), at least I’m not on the road and will have better control of my food.

My appetite may be out of control, but I’m in charge of the menu. Heh.

I can’t really say it’s good to be back (see “hell seems to have broken loose”), but back I am, and I’ll do my best to post somewhat regularly until the next out-of-state crisis.


MARLA said...

Glad to hear things are looking up for your father! Wow he's been through the wringer.

Stress-and-travel diet didn't work out??? What do you mean - it was a weight GAIN diet, right?

Just being home in your own bed is going to help, I think. Keep us posted...

D said...

It's good for US that you're back, and it will be good for you too :) Even in chaos, it's usually good to be home. Glad things have improved for your dad.

L.G. said...

I'm glad you're back. I'm sorry about your dad but I'm glad he's on the road to recovery.

Anne said...

You're home, you're safe, and your dad is doing well after an enormously scary time. I don't recommend his method of weight loss either. Now that you're home you can address the "hell has broken loose" stuff and control your menu. Good way to put that!