Nov 01, 2009I finally got my gastric bypass on August 19, 2009. I was told to be there at six a.m. I waited all day long till six p.m. before they were able to get to me. I was not allowed to have anything to drink and so I was dehydrated and they were unable to stick an i.v. before surgery. The anesthesiologist said that he'd put me to sleep with the mask and insert a pic line while I was asleep. That was so nice to wake up and have it all done.
That was on a thursday, i stayed in icu until monday when they let me go home. I felt bad. When I finally got home my son tried to help me to lay down in bed and i pulled a muscle in my stomach. it hurt so bad! I spent the next few days in a chair from the living room and then couldnt stand it anymore. I called rent a center and ordered a recliner. they brought me a crappy recliner, it's padding was all smooshed down and was so uncomfortable. Then on September 4th I started feeling sick. My son had gone out for the evening at my insistance and I was alone. Suddenly I started throwing up and had a horrible pain in my stomach. I called 911.
The ambulance showed up and took me to the local hospital. They did a cat scan and said that I had a blockage. While waiting for my ambulance to show up I called my son. He met me at the hospital. He also called a sister from church and she contacted my bishop. The bishop and another brother came to see me and to give me a blessing. I felt so much better, calmer. I was loaded into another ambulance and taken to Houston, about an hours drive away.
Once I got to hospital in houston I was wheeled into surgery. When I woke up my dr. said that I was lucky and that once he got inside there was no blockage. I had also had dehydration.
After five days in the icu again, I was sent to another hospital to recover and to improve my strength. That was such a blessing. I did start my pureed food there and even started my soft food there. After my first dr. visit I was given the go ahead to start normal food except for raw veggies and pineapple.
I have another dr appt this thursday and hopefully will get the clearance for raw veggies and pineapple. I am craving salad so badly..lol.