Its Friday. 4 days out. I am still in pain, but it has gotten a whole lot better. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Kim and the staff at Celebration Health. We arrived and I was taken back for pre-op stuff. I have very small veins and it was super hard to get my IV in - the the nurse was awesome and got it in on one try. AWESOME!!! I remember being wheeled into the surgery room and there was music. I said something about loving Bon Jovi and they played Bon Jovi for me as I was going out. I think it was You Give Love A Bad Name, but I can't really remember. It was great. Next thing I know I am in my HUGE private room and my husband, my mom and dad and my sister are all there. I was on morphine and feeling great. I even went for my first walk that night. Troy, my husband, stayed with me that first night and it was very comforting. They were able to do the surgery laparoscopy, so that is great news. I slept off and on during the night, pushing my lovely morphine button every time I woke up. The night nurse was Everly and she kept checking on me an making sure I was OK.
The next morning I was introduced to my day nursed, a wonderful guy named Izzy. We have the same birthday. His mom's birthday is the same as my Grandmother's, and we have the same last hypenated name. It was too Twilight Zone! But I think God sent him to me to look out for me. It was not such a good day, day 2. My vein blew and my IV became infiltrated. They took it out, so that was good. But Bye Bye morphine. Little did I know just how much I would miss it later that night. They took me down for my upper GI and there were no leaks. Hooray! I would start on protein shakes in the morning. I had visits from my parents and my friends Pam and Diane. It was great to see them! That night was aweful. The pain was horrible. I broke down and cried, but Everly held my hand and rubbed my back and told me it would be OK. I had told Troy earlier, when I was still on morphine, to go home and get the house ready and take care of the dogs. I wish I had him spend the second night instead of the first. That is my advice to anyone considering the surgery, have your husband or family member spend the second night with you.
Dr. Kim checked me out on Wednesday and Troy took me home at around 1:00 PM. It was a bad bad night. The liquid pain medication that contained codein made me woozy and I dry heaved twice. It was like no pain I had ever known. We called Dr. Kim and Troy was ready to drive me right back to Celebration Health. But Dr. Kim told me not to drink anything else and try to get some rest. I slept most of the night. One great thing is that I had a bowel movement. Then another one. All that walking is paying off.
Dr. Kim called the next morning and changed my pain meds to Darvaset. Halajulia! It works MUCH better. Now it was Thursday. I think I am gonna try to get out of bed all by myself. Bad Idea. I slid my legs over and couldn't lift my body. Troy runs around the bed and grabs my hands but it was too late. I slid to the floor. But I got back up. All is well. My mom came over for a few hours and we watched TV. We have been catching up on the Planet Earth series. She now wants to get a DVR and a Hi Def TV. I walked a lot. I have walked a lot every day. Still just water, protein shakes, and hot tea today.
Today - Friday - Today was a good day! I has an ounce and a half of scrambled eggs, an ounce of unsweetened apple sauce, an ounce of string cheese and an ounce of chicken salad. All at different times of course. Tonight Troy is making Salmon, and I plan on having an ounce and a half of that. I went for 4 outside walks today. I saw a few neighbors, and I look like shit, but I don't care. It was nice to be outside.
I am getting tired of sitting up now. I will write more later. Thank you to my family and friends and everyone on this site who have supported me so much! I go see Dr, Kim on the 20th. I am not weighing until then.