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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Official Member of the Band!!

It's done.  Surgery was deon Tuesday morning and was home by about 12:30 that afternoon.  I cam out of General Anesthesia, very nauseated and in a lot of pain.  They couldn't give me pain meds until AFTER I got out of bed and walked to x-ray.  I swallowed some of the barium and he got a good shot of it making its way through the band.  10 minutes later I was back in x-ray to drink some more barium and make sure it made it's way to my small intestine through my new smaller stomach (from the plication).  15 minutes of standing later, I finally had to do it and threw it up.  Gross, I know.  I guess if I had to upchuck anything, the barium was the best thing. Then I finally got some pain meds. A little relief.

Hubs took me home and put me in bed.  I was/am so tired.  I've had a little chicken soup, 1 saltine cracker, Danimals yogurt smoothie thing, Gatorade and lots of water.  I'm having a little cream of wheat this morning, too.  Best tasting stuff ever!  I am usually a stomach sleeper, so sleeping on my back has been tough and makes my back hurt. 

Took a shower this morning and replaced the bandages.  I had thought I was only going to have 5 incisions, but alas there are 6.  After 2, who's counting anymore?  I have a pretty nasty looking bruise from the Heparin injection site.  Good news is that I'm down to 220.6 this morning before I showered.

I'm trying to stay up and moving around today.  The only place that really hurts is the port site.  It hurts to stand up, sit down, lay down, walk and anything else I might be doing.  Peeing is getting much easier and trying to pass gas.  Getting rid of gas is a big plus!!

I'm so excited to get going with this thing and being a part of this community!


1 comment:

  1. Welcome to bandland!!! So glad to hear that all went well! Get some rest and don;t try to over do it at first. Hugs!