Well I just about gave up. I thought no one had found my blog. For whatever reason, I can only see the comments when I login. So, since no one was visiting, and no one was commenting…I thought I should just abandon this effort. But today, TODAY, I logged in and found that people are visiting and leaving comments…so I’m back in business. Don’t get me wrong, I was writing on some boards, I just missed the company 🙂 Now the task is to figure out how to expose the comments. If you know, leave me a comment (hahahah)
I am going to copy and paste what I had written a few days ago. I wrote it, so I might as well share it.
<paste start> Here is my lowdown…I had never had surgery, so I had no clue what to expect, but my hubby has had 4 knee surgeries, so I’ve seen people post-surgery, and been around first hand when dealing with nausea. Here’s my deal. I sat in the big comfy chair then I walked into the operating room. I had never been in an operating room together, the anesthesiologist put an IV in with some antibiotics, then they gave me some “oxygen”, and then I was in recovery. Seriously, I remember nothing, not even falling asleep. I awoke
groggy…but no nauseous-ness. I had some pain, but my recovery nurse was right there, and BINGO…no pain. I checked in at 11:45, surgery started right at 12:45 (I think), and was gone home at 3:45.
Once home, I took it easy. I didn’t feel nauseous, but also wasn’t real hungry. I did eat that night, but not much. I took the liquid pain med, right before bed, and slept like a baby. Throughout the next day the pain was manageable, and I maybe took 4 ibuprofen. My biggest issue was left shoulder pain. The pain is not strong, just odd, and not normal. When I did have discomfort, it was only 3 of the 5 incision sites.
Day 3 I felt like I was coming out of the anesthesia haze, and by Day 4 felt “normal”. So, surgery Thursday, and back to work on Monday. Voila!
I am 9 days post-surgery today, and still have left shoulder discomfort. I had my 1 week follow up and Dr. Montgomery (Dr. Chock was on vacation) assured me it was normal, and told me to manage the pain with ibuprofen.
Funny point, I was really “bunged up”, so last night I took Milk of Magnesia for the first time, as I have had 2 initial BMs since surgery, but then got clogged up. Boy-o-Boy, it works. I awoke at 7 to hear very loud stomach gurgles….presto….I now feel good.
Anyway, 9 days post op and 21 pounds down. I lost 14 pre-op, where for 10 days I did 3 protein shakes, and 1 Lean Cuisine/day. Then week 1 was all liquids, and now onto mushy foods. Tonight it’s Mahi Mahi for me.
Now, I am day 12, my weight loss has slowed, as I am back to food, and more variety (although still mushy). I continue to keep my portions small, and am choosing good band choices…but I am sure I am consuming more than 900 kcals/day.
I have been very lucky, or I’m being very good, but so far no discomfort, nothing stuck, and just waiting for 1st fill to really know what I’m in for.
Tonight, I had some yellowfin tuna, broccoli, and blueberries for dinner – YUM!
Thank you all for visiting my blog, I will promise to keep it interesting, and I’ll figure out how to expose your comments. They mean a lot to me, and will surely will help/entertain/inspire others.