3 Weeks After Revision from Lap Band to RNY
May 24, 2022
So I had surgery on Monday, May 9th to remove the lap band and to revise to a RNY gastric bypass. When I woke up, I was in very litte pain and almost could not believe that I'd had anything done. My surgeon, Dr. Kevin McGill, was great!
Everything is going well except for a really bad pain on my right side. It feels like something is pulling and it seems to be getting tighter. When I told the surgeon's office about it (a few days after surgery) they said it was to be expected as it's the area where the heavy work was done and where the deepest incision was made. I thought by now it would be almost gone but it's not. I requested an appointment for Thursday, May 26th as I am worried.
Aside from that, things are so much better than I expected them to be. I have no problem meeting my protein or fluid goals and I have no pain, reflux, or vomiting. I was at 286 and I'm now at 261. I do get tired a bit faster than before but I'm trying to stay active during my recovery, so I guess that's to be expected. I really do with I had done this procedure in 2002 instead of the lap band. I am grateful for the time I had between procedures to establish a healthier relationship with food.