Well I made it to the other side. My belly hurts like heck but thats I to be expected. On a good note I'm 8 days post-op and have already lost about 20 lbs. YEEEEEAAAHHH. I had some doubts after the surgery but it's true. Everyday gets a little easier. Not having a good time getting in all of the fluid and protien though. I'm just need to try a little harder on both. Thanks to everyone for you support and concerns throughout this journey.