1 week and 1 day post-op
Dec 31, 2008Well, I made it!! I have been home for exactly one week tomorrow. I came through the surgery pretty well. I don't really remember it but I was told I had a lot of nausea after the surgery. My surgery was at 9 but I didn't get to leave the Recovery Room until almost 3 because of the nausea. Then the nurse wouldn't let me get up and walk until after 4 because she wanted to make sure I was ok once I got on the floor. Once I could get up, there was no stopping me. I walked and I walked quite a bit on the day of surgery and the day after. I had some of the worst gas and every time a had bad gas pains then I just got up and walked and walked and walked. It really help. I slept for 5 hours straight my second night and was up and ready to go home by 7:30 Christmas morning. Dr. Bour came in and told me that if I tolerated the clear liquids then I could go home at 2. - Back track for a moment........not having anything to drink was the worst on 12/23. My mouth was so dry and I couldn't wait until I got my blue ice chips around 2 on 12/24....Happy Birthday me!!! - I made it home about 2:30 and my boys were soooo excited that I was home. Then the hard part really started - all that d*** drinking of clear liquid protein. I tried the Isopure and it was HORRIBLE. I made it through the day and headed right over to my Nutrition Store first thing Friday to find something else that I could tolerate. I found some Health Wise shakes and despite the sweetness they weren't so bad.
Today is 12/31 and I went for my first post-op visit. I weighed 299.8 which is down 17 pounds since the Thursday (12/18) before surgery! Yay me!!! Dr. Bour says I am right on target and doing great. He removed my drain which felt wondeful. I also get to start full liquids now like cream soups, sf/ff pudding, milk but I still have to get in 80 grams of protein a day and 64 oz of fluid. I felt a little hungry but when I talked to Meg (Nut) she said that it is probably dehydration because I have only been drinking 20 oz of fluid a day. My stomach is also playing tricks on my b/c it keeps moaning and groaning which makes my head think it's hungry. But, I'm doing really well and very proud of my success so far. My DH says he can tell a difference in my face already and I think I see the start of a jawline and the double chin disappearing. So, despite the few "WTH have I done moments" and the few crying spells I am doing pretty good and happy so far.
Well, it's bedtime.......and no it's nowhere near midnight but I'm ready to sleep now....Good Bye for now!
Jul 24, 2007