Sep 29, 2010My surgery went really well. I was up and walking late in the day, about 4 or 5. I had to go home with a drain in my side, but that was not a big deal. It didn't drain at all after I left the hospital. Considering I had major abdominal surgery, I had very little pain. Make sure you have plenty of broth, crystal light, etc for that first week or so.
When I got to the hospital, they took me back into the prep room, had me change into a hospital gown, did the vital stats, and my husband stayed with me right up until they took me to surgery. I met with the anathesiologist, the nurse assisting in the surgery, and the doctor. they put the medication in the IV, I went to sleep, everything got done, and I woke up a changed woman!
I am 15 days out and doing really well. I have gone back to work, but I'm only working 5-6 hour days. I get tired, I go home. My problem has been hunger. Most peopel from what I hear don't have hunger after the surgery, but I am not one of the lucky ones. So, I have to measure everything, and drink plenty of liquids, and work hard so I don't eat too much and suffer pain. I've done very well so far, but now I'm thinking I may not have the protection of "dumping" either. this i disapointing tome becauset is a method of controlling behavior. I have to depend on determination and will power. I have yet to eat anything that did not agree with me. I feel pretty much the same as when I went into surgery, just a little sore. I still have my incisions healing, but that's it. Oh, and I am 19 pounds lighter, the easiest 19 pounds I have ever lost.