It`s finally over!! My Laproscopic Roux en Y Gastric bypass is complete. I still can't believe I actually did it. I worked my ass off for something and I actually did it! Go me!
Surgery went fine. It was weird though. I knew almost every nurse's aide I had the whole 2 1/2 days I was at Wilson. Not because I work at Binghamton General, but just from lots of places. I have six small incisions on my belly in various places. I think some people would be ashamed of the scars I`m going to have. But I would rather have the scars then a big ass gut! After my stay in the hospital, I went back to Brackney for a few days. My mom took excellent care of me. She bought me season 1 of Scrubs, did my laundry, sewed some clothes, bought my food, watched TV with me and kept me calm when I wanted to cry. (basically kept me company- which ment the most to me. I love my mom!!)
I have had this major surgery and so far I have lost 8 pounds. I feel better and better each and everyday. I even want to take a walk around the block tomorrow. It may be a bit early for the gym. The weirdest thing is taking three sips of water and feel like you just hit up a buffet. (yes, I said three sips and this is accurate) I`m still on Clear liquids for another five days. Clear liquids is so blah. (Mostly sugar free jello, sugar free juice, sugar free popcicles, broth, water, herbal teas and pedialyte) After the clear liquids, I move to full liquids. Believe it or not I`m thrilled to be moving on to full liquids. At least this way we can throw in pudding, yogurt and creamy soups. Then I get pureed food. Bring on the gerbers!
People kept asking me if I was scared or nervous. I felt a little of those things. But mostly I felt anxious to start my new life and excited to be taking such a risk. Also, thrilled to be off of work for a month!
I also just want to thank everyone who sent me a text message, gave me a call, visited me in the hospital or even just left me a comment. It really means a lot to me to know I have my friend's and family's support. This has been so difficult. But so far I think I made an excellent choice and I regret nothing.
So... I`m pumped. For the first time in my life I think this time I may actually be loosing it!