Sep 29, 2010

My 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.


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Clearlake, CA
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Aug 31, 2010
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