First thing I noticed when I woke up was the nasty nose tube things!!!! I fought with the nurses for two hours over it, but then just took it out.
I remember my first thought was "pain" followed by, "damn, i'm still hungry". I didnt have any pre-op diet, just had to stop eating after mid night the day before, so with an afternoon surgery, I was sooooo hungry going through the pre-op process. I cant imagine I was actually feeling hungry but thats what I thought.
Initially, I think there was just a feeling of "yuck" from the anesthisia - I cant say I was actually in much pain. The pain didnt hit me until they wanted me to move myself from the recovery room bed to my room bed...and even then, it hurt like hell, but it was like I had finished 1000 sit up crunches the day before. I will say that the worse pain from the whole experience was GAS PAIN which kicked in 2-3 days later, so overal, the pain of the VSG was not that bad. Not pleasant, but I was in more pain from a ruptured cyst.
I had to sip 6 oz of water over an hour before I could leave the hospital - I didnt get any food or other liquids.
I was on clear liquids for 3 days. I got my medicine cup, parked it in a recliner, and had nothing else to do or go for 3 days, so it was pretty easy to figure out what I needed to do (not that it was easy to accomplish but i knew what to do and how to do it). It wasnt too hard to progress from liquids, to full liquids, to mushies, to soft food to normal food. Im not a risk taker, so SLOW is the key, dont try too many new things at once, I had no desire to try and get creative early out. The simpler, the more plain/bland food - the better. I took little itty bitty tiny sips/water (and then there were the accidents where you learn very quickly what DOESNT work).
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11/16/12 - Got my Body by Sauceda - arms, Bl/BA, LBL, thigh lift.
HW 420/ SW 335 /CW 202 85 lbs lost pre-op / 133 since surgery (lowest weight post op: 188)