|Ready for the hospital in my awesome pjs!|
|All Dressed up with nowhere to go.|
|Still waiting to be taken to surgery|
|So yeah, just a little bit loopy. Post surgery|
Anyways, at around 3 my lovely friend came to see me and give me a present! A froggy pillow with a froggy blanket inside! I love it! And she took me for 2 walks! I was so glad she came to see me. She's one of the best people I've ever had the pleasure to know! After my last walk (at around 4:30) I decided it was time to go and I got to sign my discharge papers. I stayed at the hospital a bit longer so my mom could pick up my prescriptions and so I could have my "dinner"; chicken broth and cranberry juice. I'm told I had an excelent recovery at the hospital, but by the time I got home I couldn't sleep more than two hours without my pain meds (yay for hydrocodone elixir). I took pain relief at 9 PM, 1 AM, 3 AM, and 5 AM. It wasn't until my last dose that I actually slept for a good 5 1/2 to 6 hours!
1st Day Post-Op: Day one post op wasn't too bad, except I could never really tell when I was hungry, so I could never really tell when I was satisfied. All the books and doctors say to stop eating when you're satisfied so as not to stretch the limits of the band and make yourself sick, but seeing as how it's just clear liquids right now, I'm not too worried.
This is when I started noticing a lot of the gas pain. When they go in laproscopically, they have to pump you full of gas and that gas has no where to go once it decides to dissipate so you tend to have all over body aches and, at least in my case, I had the added bonus of lost of burping and farting (which in all honesty felt awesome every time; just saying).
|My incisions (one is hiding off screen though)|
Hope this helped fill you in on what it's been like the last day and a half or so. And I hope you enjoy the included pictures!
Stay safe, stay happy, stay hopeful
This is sleepless in Idaho signing off.