on 9/11/19 1:28 pm
Like to start of saying, this group is amazing....has given me the courage to go through with surgery.
Had my surgery two days ago and just got home...horrible experience....extreme pain, stitch ripped, just overall terrible experience .....don't blame anyone, my doctor is great, it just is what it is....not everyone goes through this, and the last thing I want to do is discourage anyone.....but please tell me this gets better....I'm just miserable and am regretting my decision.
Hi! Welcome to the losers bench. It sounds like you had a rough time so far. Now is time to rest and adjust to your new lifestyle. Walk/sip/rest-repeat is your job right now. Hang in there, I'm sure you'll feel better in no time.
on 9/11/19 2:00 pm
Thank you very much
on 9/11/19 2:30 pm
It absolutely gets better. I had a revision a bit over a month ago and the first week was absolutely miserable. I was in pain that the narcotics hardly touched, I could hardly get my fluids in, I tried to walk around but had zero energy.
I went off the pain pills at the end of the first week and did a couple of days on Tylenol, the pain was gone shortly thereafter.
I'm five weeks out, and even though I'm still struggling with a lot of things. I've got some energy back and life has pretty much returned to normal.
Hang in there! You can do it!
on 9/11/19 2:55 pm
Thank you very much guys....appreciate the positive feedback.
I'm doing my revision Monday.Im trying to be very positive.Some people have an "easy" post op period,some have a more difficult time.Sorry you had the later.Does it feel way different from your sleeve?
Glad to hear you hopefully
on the other side of your discomfort.Are you having any reflux issues? How is your weight loss doing. What diet phase are you on now,are you tolerating it ok.
Not gonna lie, getting nervous.......Monday will be here before you know it.
BTW,I appreciate your comments on the other posts.
on 9/11/19 9:59 pm
My pouch definitely feels different. My sleeve actually stretched out to over double its original size, apparently due to a genetic defect with my connective tissue. So I can eat WAY less now than I could with my sleeve, which has actually been very helpful.
Weight loss is going well, down by 26lb and almost in the 100's again! I'm eating normal foods now without too much trouble, though I've had issue with a few foods getting stuck like jerky and chicken breast that was a little overcooked.
I have had zero reflux since I got home from the hospital, thank goodness! It makes me very glad I did this.
Awesome news all the way around!
I have developed ulcers of my esophagus due to acid.Thankful to hear of your lack of reflux.
So,it was worth it!? Relieved to hear that you are glad you had it done.I will keep that in front of me,when I have my difficult time.
Appreciate your input. 5 days to go........
Not sure if you got my message I just sent you. Sorry you had such a difficult time post op.Worrying I might too.Did you have a lap procedure or open?My physician is not sure what he will decide to do until the procedure.
Im curious about how you feel with the RNY vs your sleeve. Probably hard to tell so early on in your healing phase.What diet are you on now and are you tolerating it? How's your weight loss? Most importantly, any reflux?
Very interested in you continued progress.........
Things will get better everyday and your life in general will get better as you lose the weight and become more healthy.
I am sorry you had such a bad experience. That is not what normally happens. Get lots of rest, lots of fluids, and make sure you get enough movement in.
I am looking forward to watching your journey, so please keep us informed.
Real life begins where your comfort zone ends