My surgery was on Tuesday the 5th. I had a rough first 30 hours or so caused by the pain medicine and having a surgery twice as long as the normal time. I had a lot of scar tissues from upper abdominal surgeries when I was a child that they needed to get rid of to access my stomach. The surgery went well but the 24 hours following the surgery and recovery were hard. The pain medicine made me nauseous and made me dry heave one time - my husband and the surgeon said I looked green. I could not do anything but sleep and rest. I didn't use my laptop. iPhone, watch TV or anything until the next evening, and I could only watch about 40 minutes of TV.
I began to fill so much better in the late evening and was ready to be discharged the next morning. I left the hospital a little after 1:00 on the 8th and returned home with my husband to his parents and my two children. His parents flew from Florida to take care of my children while I healed. They came about a week before surgery and are leaving tomorrow just a week after my surgery. They have been so helpful!I haven't folded clothes, cooked dinner or done dishes since they've been here! It's been heavenly.
Friday and Saturday I took it pretty easy and napped quite a few times. The only outing I had was for 30 minutes to attend a performance of my daughter's at her school mid-afternoon Friday. On Sunday I finally made it out of the house and drove to a nearby grocery store to get a few things for myself. It felt great to get out.
Today (Monday) I woke up early and was very active. I never felt the need to take a nap and now at 11:00. I still feel great. I went to see my surgeon today and was cleared to exercise. I took my in-laws and the kids to a local play place/cafe to let the kids play and then I went to Ikea and walked around for an hour with my MIL. Before we ventured out for the day I locked us out of the house as we were getting in the car. I called a friend around the block and RAN there and back!
My BodyMedia band says I've burned over 2700 calories today! I've only taken in 508 calories so that's a great deficit.
Well, I am off to bed so good night everyone! I hope to wake up tomorrow and see a 219 (or less) on the scale for a total of 3 pounds down during my first week.