X-post: One week post-LBL

Tracy D.
on 7/15/15 7:26 am - Papillion, NE
VSG on 05/24/13

My musings at one-week post-op:

1.  Less than 20ml drainage from each of the 6 drains - hoping this means most or all get pulled on Friday at my first post-op visit.  My first post-op was delayed a bit as we live 3 hours away from my doctor. 

2.  Got a sinus thing going on with post-nasal drip that causes unexpected coughing.  The first time it happened I thought I was being murdered!  Certain the neighbors did too.  I have a very high pain threshold and know how to brace post-op for coughing, but it's tough when you're sewed tight as a drum with a binder on.  I was sure I'd popped all my stitches and was going to bleed out.  I may have undone some of the muscle repair but there's nothing to be done for that :-(  Taking Sudafed, doing sinus rinses and have cough drops handy until this thing passes.  

3.  Guess what? I'm allergic to ******g codeine! Who the hell knew?  I kicked all the pain meds to the curb at 2 days post-op and have only used Tylenol sparingly since then.

4.   Finally got approval to sleep on my side last night.  The first OK sleep since surgery.  Still waiting for my first "good" night of sleep.  

5.  Have had a BM every day since surgery.  Thank goodness I didn't have to deal with THAT problem. 

6.  I couldn't help myself - I got on the scale.  At one week post-op I'm down 9 lbs.  I find that to be amazing, frankly.  Even with the 7 lbs. of skin/fat removal I expected my weight to be the same or higher due to inflammation/swelling.  

7.  Eating healthy is so much easier when there's no "bad" foods in your house...and you can't drive 

 Tracy  5'3"     HW: 235  SW: 218  CW: 132    M1: -22  M2: -13  M3: -12  M4: -9  M5: -8   M6: -10   M7: -4

 Goal reached in 7 months and 1 week

 Lower Body Lift w/Dr. Barnthouse 7-8-15

   

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

(deactivated member)
on 7/15/15 9:18 am

Congrats! I'm glad it's going so well.

And how right you are about eating in a healthy manner when housebound! LOL!

 

Grim_Traveller
on 7/15/15 9:25 am
RNY on 08/21/12

Great news Tracy. You'll be 100% in no time.

Funny what being housebound will do for weight loss. Maybe your husband could lock you in -- I've heard people say that works.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

thallnc
on 7/15/15 9:43 am - NC
VSG on 02/18/15 with

That is great news!!! Good Luck with a speedy recovery!!!

Height: 5'5" HW: 278.2; SW: 268.2; CW: 175.6

luvmypuggies
on 7/15/15 10:16 am

So glad to hear all went well - you must be so excited with your "new" body! :)  Congratulations, and best wishes for speedy healing!

Tracy D.
on 7/15/15 10:23 am - Papillion, NE
VSG on 05/24/13

Hard to get excited about something I haven't seen yet. After Friday I'll let you know what I think ;-)

 Tracy  5'3"     HW: 235  SW: 218  CW: 132    M1: -22  M2: -13  M3: -12  M4: -9  M5: -8   M6: -10   M7: -4

 Goal reached in 7 months and 1 week

 Lower Body Lift w/Dr. Barnthouse 7-8-15

   

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

(deactivated member)
on 7/15/15 11:06 am

PICTURES! I want pictures. Even the gross and gruesome ones! Better to prepare myself for the inevitable.

 

Tracy D.
on 7/15/15 11:26 am - Papillion, NE
VSG on 05/24/13

I had Mike take "befores" last week with our regular camera and will have him do some "afters" on Friday at the dr. visit.  The gory ones are tough right now cuz I'm so wrapped up so it's hard to see anything...except the bruising on my left thigh from the stupid lipo.  

 Tracy  5'3"     HW: 235  SW: 218  CW: 132    M1: -22  M2: -13  M3: -12  M4: -9  M5: -8   M6: -10   M7: -4

 Goal reached in 7 months and 1 week

 Lower Body Lift w/Dr. Barnthouse 7-8-15

   

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

(deactivated member)
on 7/15/15 12:19 pm

I'm guessing they'll still be "gory" enough on Friday! Ewwww!

GoBlueGirl1998
on 7/15/15 4:39 pm - MI

Congrats on your surgery! I hope the recovery is smooth and you get those drains out!!!

Age: 40 Height: 5'8" Highest Weight: 325 Starting Weight: 291 Current Weight: 166 Goal Weight: 160

 VSG 10/24/14 with Dr. David Chengelis

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