Feb 12, 2018
Well, I had my DS on 2/1/18. According to my surgeon, it was a long, extensive surgery. I had more scar tissue than was allowed by law. So much so, that he had to remove my appendix because it was so entwined in the adhesions. But here I am, 11 days later, and so far, I haven't had any negative effects. I am incredibly sore however, so I can't walk like I want and/or need to. I do get tuckered out pretty good whenever I try to do anything, but I know that I'm getting there. Unfortunately, I had an allergic reaction to the Heparin, so they took me off of that. And the Lovenox was almost $500, and I certainly couldn't afford that. So I have to make sure that I move every day, and being as sore as I am, that's not an easy feat.
TMI.....After reading about the side effects of the DS, I was prepared for less than pleasant smelling bowel movements. Well, let me tell you....I WAS NOT THE LEAST BIT PREPARED FOR THE REALITY OF THE SITUATION!!! It was absolutely horrible! I have my own bathroom in my bedroom, and even with the fan on, I didn't want to go into my bedroom at all! So I bought myself some of that Poo pourri stuff, and that made it a little better.
Eating is a challenge, at best. And I find that I'm hungry, more often than not. But I'm sticking to the plan, and I'm now in the puree stage. What's hard about this stage, is that when I was younger, my brother broke his jaw, and my mom had to put all of his food in the blender. That's all I can think of when it comes to this stage, but I'm doing the best that I can, and soups with extra unjury protein always fills the bill. I have only lost about 6 lbs since the surgery, but I think I have rather high expectations.