This is my first post but Inhave been browsing the website for a few weeks. I have my surgery scheduled for this Thursday! . My highest weight was 215 . Right now about 190. I have other issues other than my weight going on, so batiatrix surgery is the best option for me. I few months ago I was very excited about this. Tonight feeling very nervous about it. I know that this most be a normal kind of feeling :-). Just wanted to put myself out there. I will update as soon as I can after my surgery! Thanks for this amazing website!
Things should go just fine, Dragonfly1980, you will see. While at the hospital, consider gleaning the medical staff for whatever advice they are willing to divulge. Take your time giving us an update; instead putting all your attention to sipping, walking, resting, sleeping, repeat. Here are some things that helped me: lots of pillows on the bed for comfort, sitting in a recliner with a pillow propping up a water bottle to drip in the corner of my mouth while resting, a velcro abdominal band worn around my middle to ease pain when sitting or standing, and taking more than two naps per day for the first three weeks.
Congratulations! I can completely understand your nerves, Dragonfly1980. My surgery is next Wednesday, and I'm getting the jitters. I obviously don't have post-op advice, but I can say that it's good to remember why you've chosen to have the surgery and all that you've done to get to this point. I wish you the best of luck!!!!!
Please come and visit often and join the fun OH community.
Nerves are 100% normal, I sure had them before my surgery.
You will do great.
Best of luck, you got this!
Daisy 5'5" HW: 280 SW: 254 CW: 125
RNY Nov 15, 2013 - Toronto Western Hospital - Dr David Urbach
Gallbladder removal & hernia repair - Nov 2, 2017 - Dr David Urbach
You got this! The first three days are tough. Sip, sip, sip, it does get easier. I had my surgery Monday and today feel (almost) human. I was able to walk down the hall in my apartment building last night. Today I am walking around the block. I was only able to get one protein shake down the last couple of days but feel confident I can manage at least 2 today. Remember why you are doing this. Love yourself, nurture yourself and let others take care of you. Don't be a hero, take your pain medication when offered!
Best of luck and hope to hear from you soon.