Thank you SO very much to Kacey for starting this page for me and to everyone who sent their best wishes.
I'm doing very well! I've stopped taking any pain meds. I've had no nausea. The hardest part for me was getting out of bed, so I moved to the couch for a few days.
It's taking time for me to get used to sipping and not gulping liquid.
I'm pleasantly surprised at how well my body is adapting and how manageable the discomfort is. This is all SO worth it.
Since starting the 2 week pre-op Optifast diet until today, I have dropped 20 lbs. I'm really focused on healing now.
Thanks again for your kind support. It means a lot to me (I have not told my family about this so having this place to share is very important to me)!