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RoadlinerLaura's Blog
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VSG - 5 days post op
April 3, 2012 9:10 am
Today is day five.  I feel smaller ironically but I gained 8 pounds in the hospital.

My surgery was described as perfect, I didn't have a drain, didn't need a cath!!  Woohoo!  My surgery was March 29, in the afternoon.  My first night was interesting, getting up out of bed the first time, it felt like someone was slicing me from within... Holy crap!!!!  I walked the floor, but tired quickly and went back to my room.  The next two days my walks increased as did my drinking after being told I wasn't consumming enough.  The worst part in hospital was the upper GI, how I kept the contrast fluid down, I have no clue, we'll just call iit perseverance!  

Then came the gas pains,...... Ugh. I am still suffering from them, 5 days post op

Today, I have hope!  I am hopeful I will see pictures of me one day that I like rather than feeling embarrassment and wanting them torn up!  My spirit has been missing, drowned in a body of fat.  A big part if who I am on the inside is a reflection outside.  I haven't felt good in so darn long!  I cannot wait to open up similar to a butterfl emerging from a cocoon.  This is my second chance... This is about ME!!!   Yay me!!!! 
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October 8 Thoughts
October 8, 2011 9:16 pm
Today I talked to my husband about my options for weight loss surgery.  I explained all three... he wonders why I can't just limit certain foods, or amounts and just do it myself.  I think the idea of surgery really skeeves him out.  I've had 30 years of gaining 50, loosing 50.. and never taking off that "other" 50 that I needed to.  I'm tired of being embarassed at how I look, tired of being embarassed someone takes a picture of me, sick and tired of hating to get dressed each morning.  All done with hating the reflection I see in the mirror.  "Is this really me?"

Anyway, in tears I said something I think is pretty profound.  This will be my "prior to surgery" statement on how I feel. 

I said.... "If I were to die on the operating table, I would be in a happier place than I am today".

That... says it all!
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