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Dec 09, 2009

Had my panniculectomy on Nov 4th.  It went well - my doctor (same surgeon that did my RNY) removed 37 lbs of skin.  It's amazing to think about.  I was in the hospital for a week and went home feeling much better than expected.

All was great for 3.5 weeks then all of a sudden the pain started to flare up BIG time and when I went to see my surgeon, she sent me to the hospital where I stayed for a week with a severe wound infection.  After having a procedure done to aspirate some pockets of fluid, lots of antibiotics and some time, I got sent home with a PICC line and more antibiotics.

That's where I'm at now.

I've not really left my house much since my surgery.  Due to pain meds, pain, discomfort...I haven't driven.  The only time I go out are for doctors appts and the occasional trip out with my mother.  It's been really hard and I can feel my depression sneaking up on me.  It starts with me being bitter at having to take my meds and really wishing I could just chuck them all in the trash can.  I think it's many things - the holidays, the bleak, dreary Dec. days, being in the house so much, being alone so much, etc etc.  I just really hope I can stay out of the hospital.


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