Today marks a week out and I am finally starting to feel better. The incision where she removed my stomach from is the most painful. And it isn't the incision itself, it is everything under it. I guess from them digging around to move things around. I did have minor gas pain but gas x strips worked wonderful for that. Dr. Noria did do my surgery. I can't express how much I love her! She came and saw me the day after and the morning I was released and we had about an hr talk. She is only a new surgeon at Tulane. I was her first sleeve here. She has done hundreds in another state. I wanna say Michigan or something up north.
Just prepare yourself. I didn't think my recovery would take this long. Plan to have someone with you for almost a week after. Moving is painful but required. And having someone track your liquid and protein intake is helpful too. You really don't feel like doing much. Today I am down 6lbs from surgery. seems to about a lb a day. I am anxious to get back to my workout routine after I see her next Friday. Then hopefully the weight starts falling off. And understanding your new stomach takes some getting use to. I can tell you I am not hungry, or feel hunger like I did before, but I do miss food! I have no regrets with this, but it is a whole life change.
Good luck, and keep me posted on your progress!