12 hours post-op here in the land of Dr. Aceves.
Shockingly easy day. I've had minor trips to the dentist involve more pain.
I was first up, went to the OR around 830, woke up in recovery around 11, back in my room at noon.
Did email and snoozed for a bit,had vitals taken a few times. Around 4 I started walking and was encouraged to put on my own clothes. I'm walking a bit each hour.. feeling just fine. I'm sure i'll be sore tomorrow when all the anesthesia wears off....
Dr. Aceves has been in twice to see me, and Dr. Campos, the nutritionist has as well. All the nurses have been great and fun to try to chat with using mey 10 words of spanish. Almost all of them spoke English but seem to be pleasantly surprised when a try to say something in spanish.
So far this exceeds my expectations in every way.