1 Day Out, So Far So Good

kamac
on 7/10/18 10:42 am
VSG on 07/09/18

Hi everyone, had my surgery yesterday as planned...got sleeved instead of bypassed but everything went well!

Everyone at St Mike's has been wonderful- the surgeons, the nurses, the anesthesiologists, the gentleman who brings the meals, there's even a fellow from the hospital library who brings you newspaper and will bring you a book if you ask...I've gotten excellent care and feel so greatful. For anyone having their surgery at St Mike's, you will be in good hands.

I'm having lots of pain in my rib area, especially the left side, which I've been told is normal. Morphine helps. Other than I'm feeling pretty good, no trouble getting my liquids down. I feel totally bloated and can feel the gas rumbling around, but no toots as of yet! Lots of walking around the ward, still a bit decrepit when I walk but getting better.

Thanks for all your well wishes, good luck to everyone having surgery, and hope everyone has a great day!

Kara
Age: 43, Height: 5'8"
Highest Weight: 420; Starting Weight: 395; Surgery Weight: 371;
Current Weight: 353.7; Goal Weight: 160

"Find things beautiful as much as you can, most people find too little beautiful."
-Vincent Van Gogh

TheRealMeWithin
on 7/10/18 3:38 pm - Canada
RNY on 06/02/17

was your sleeve planned?

Surgery Jun.2/17 at TWH ----- HW 215 - SW 197.2 - GW 125 CW 124.6

Pre-Op=8.8lbs --- Optifast= 8.4 (was on it for 9 days due to cancellation)

M1 - 20.6... M2 -10.2... M3 -8.0... M4 -5.8... M5 -9.0... M6 -5.2... M7 -7.0... M8 -2.2... M9 -0.9... M10 -2.6... M11-0.6... M12-2.0

https://trendweight.com/u/6ffd55753da24d/

kamac
on 7/10/18 4:09 pm
VSG on 07/09/18

No, it was scheduled as RNY with possibly of sleeve, the usual. But my BMI is high 50s, and I carry a lot of weight in my middle....I was told at my surgeon's appointment those things can increase chance of getting sleeved.

Kara
Age: 43, Height: 5'8"
Highest Weight: 420; Starting Weight: 395; Surgery Weight: 371;
Current Weight: 353.7; Goal Weight: 160

"Find things beautiful as much as you can, most people find too little beautiful."
-Vincent Van Gogh

TheRealMeWithin
on 7/11/18 10:23 am - Canada
RNY on 06/02/17

ah, ok. Well, I wish you all the best in your recovery. Soon enough you will be moving freely and loving your new life.

Surgery Jun.2/17 at TWH ----- HW 215 - SW 197.2 - GW 125 CW 124.6

Pre-Op=8.8lbs --- Optifast= 8.4 (was on it for 9 days due to cancellation)

M1 - 20.6... M2 -10.2... M3 -8.0... M4 -5.8... M5 -9.0... M6 -5.2... M7 -7.0... M8 -2.2... M9 -0.9... M10 -2.6... M11-0.6... M12-2.0

https://trendweight.com/u/6ffd55753da24d/

Hope_is_all_I_need
on 7/10/18 4:08 pm

Wishing you a fast recovery and remember, it will get easier everyday:)

Orientation Oct 24, 2017 at Humber; Meet surgeon Dec 12/17. Internist Jan 24/18; SW/Nut/nurse appt Feb 15/18;surgery March 19/18

Opti -12; M1 -25; M2 -18; M3- 18

kamac
on 7/10/18 4:10 pm
VSG on 07/09/18

Thank you!

Kara
Age: 43, Height: 5'8"
Highest Weight: 420; Starting Weight: 395; Surgery Weight: 371;
Current Weight: 353.7; Goal Weight: 160

"Find things beautiful as much as you can, most people find too little beautiful."
-Vincent Van Gogh

Liveyourlife
on 7/10/18 6:23 pm

You will be feeling great in no time, congrats on joining the losers bench!

Orientation July, Surgeon consult Sept, Internist Nov, RD/RSW/RN Dec.

RNY March 2, 2018 HRRH Pam (49 / 5'5 ½)

HW: 237, PreOpti: 226, Opti: -10, M1: -20, M2: -12, M3: -13, M4 -10

kamac
on 7/11/18 5:43 pm
VSG on 07/09/18

Thank you!

Kara
Age: 43, Height: 5'8"
Highest Weight: 420; Starting Weight: 395; Surgery Weight: 371;
Current Weight: 353.7; Goal Weight: 160

"Find things beautiful as much as you can, most people find too little beautiful."
-Vincent Van Gogh

SweetRide1
on 7/10/18 6:35 pm
RNY on 01/16/18

Congratulations! Take it one day at a time. Every day gets a little better than the day before. Be prepared for loss energy in the early going but rest assured when your energy comes back you will feel terrific.

I've moved over. Lots of room here on the bench for you.

Referral - May 31/17; Orientation - June 15/17; First Appt Nurse - June 26/17; Bloodwork and ECG - June 27/17; Sleep Study - July 5/17; Dietician Appt - July 10/17; Counsellor Appt - July 10/17; Abdominal Ultrasound - July 10/17: Endoscopy/Colonoscopy - July 25/17; Second Dietician Appt - September 14/17; Internist Appt - October 2/17; Meet the Surgeon - November 21/17; Pre Surgery Nutrition Class - January 12/18; Surgery - January 16/18

kamac
on 7/11/18 5:46 pm
VSG on 07/09/18

Thank you! I'm already feeling so much better.

Kara
Age: 43, Height: 5'8"
Highest Weight: 420; Starting Weight: 395; Surgery Weight: 371;
Current Weight: 353.7; Goal Weight: 160

"Find things beautiful as much as you can, most people find too little beautiful."
-Vincent Van Gogh

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