My Nerves are a Mess
I am having surgery Monday, and the nerves are kicking in even harder today. I am so worried about the day after surgery and how I will feel. I see some people say they feel no pain then others have lots of pain. I just hope I am the lucky one with not a lot of pain. I am 18 pounds down since being on the pre-op diet, I am so proud of myself for making it thru. Two more days or pre-op left then I will be on my way to the hospital to get sleeved. Pray for me people, because I need it!
You'll be fine! Just remember, you don't have to be in pain or uncomfortable. Don't be afraid to be a pest to your surgeon's office. That's what you're paying them for :)
Don't be nervous. Be EXCITED! Before you go to the hospital that morning, weigh yourself. That will be the LAST TIME that you'll see that high of a number on the scale. BE EXCITED :)
VSG 7/1/13 with Dr. Jack Rutledge 28 y/o female - 5'10" - HW: 298 - GW: 174 - SW: 290 (-8) - M1: 262 (-28) - M2: 247 (-15) - M3: 235 (-12) - M4: 228 (-7 ~First Stall: almost 2 wks~) - M5: 218 (-10) - M6: 209 (-9) - M7: 199 (-10) Onederland on 1/31 - M8: 196 (-3) 100 lb total loss on 2/2 - M9: 192.6 (-3.4) - M10: 188.6 (-4) - M11: 182 (-6.6) - M12: 175.6 (-6.4) - M13: 173.8 (-1.8) CW (7/8/15): 167 - GOAL reached in 1 Year and 25 Days! - TOTAL WL - 131 lbs
on 10/11/13 12:18 pm
Jen, I'm new to this forum. Love the advice given on it and have followed it for a couple of months now. My surgery is Monday, the 14th, also. I am nervous and excited at the same time. Been on this journey to have the WLS for over two years. We'll both be fine and almost new people by this time next year. I've lost 31 pounds on my pre-op and very pleased with that. Starting out at 200 pounds with several co-morbidities associated with my weight. Keep us up on your progress. I'm not very computer savvy, but do check the forum daily. Best of luck to you for a speedy and easy recovery.
on 10/11/13 1:21 pm
when I first woke up after surgery I felt like I go hit by a truck but I hit the pain button and felt better in a few minutes and after I started walk , like 1 hour after surgery I felt a lot better , a little gas pain in my shoulder
the next morning I had my leak test and passed and the pulled the iv's out and put me on liquid pain meds and the rest of my meds where pills which where no problem
just remember sip walk rest and repeat , and push the pain button when you need it , you can't take to much , if you are still in pain call the nurse and the will change the meds or increase your dose
this is a very safe surgery if done by an experienced surgeon
on 10/12/13 12:56 am
Its normal to be nervous about the surgery. I was so nervous and my surgery was so 'uneventful.' If you have pain, the meds will help. I had very little pain, and no nausea. The surgery will be so worth it in the long run as the weight starts falling. the sleeve is a powerful tool.
I'll hold you in my prayers.
Surgery May 1, 2013. Starting Weight 385, Surgery Weight 333, Current Weight 160. At GOAL!
Weight loss Pre-op 1-20 2-17 3-15 Post-op 1-20 2-18 3-15 4-14 5-16 6-11 7-12 8-8
9-11 10-7 11-7 12-7 13-8 14-6 15-3 16-7 17-3 18-3
Yeah, you may have some pain, but trust me - it is worth it. I am not trying to minimize your fears, but think of the long term. You are about to start an amazing new chapter of your life, and before long, any post-op pain you had will be a distant memory. Best wishes for a safe surgery and easy recovery!