Just Hanging in ThereIt's day three since the surgery. The first night was spend in the hospital, so they can keep an eye on you and make sure there are no issues. They encourage walking the halls and to get moving. I started walking within the first hour after getting to my room and didn't let up hoping it would move this gas along.
Yesterday and today aren't the best days I'll remember in my life, that's for sure. The incisions, there are five of them across my belly, are just a tad tender, but mostly what hurts is the gas they pump into your stomach during the surgery. They do this in order to have room to move around inside and do what they need to do. But, let me just say this, it is beyond uncomfortable, they tell you, you will experience some discomfort. Naah, it's painful and it doesn't go away quickly. The pain gets caught up under your ribs, in your chest and now I seem to have a very bad heartburn on top of it all.
I know each day will be better, as today is better than yesterday, so I really can't wait for Friday, LOL
It's really hard to get the liquids into your body like they want you to. I'm supposed to be drinking 4 ounces of this berry protein mix, three times a day and add water in between. I'm trying but I'm lucky so far to have gotten down 8 ounces of anything. The key is to stay hydrated, I'm working on it.
I've attached a photo of my lovely belly for you all to see (Don't look Ethel), just so you can have an idea of what the incisions look like. I know it looks like a big ass or a pregnant belly, sorry about that. Hubby asked if I was trying to discourage people from having this operation by posting the pic, lol No, I'm not, I just want you to be prepared for the surgery, that's all, so you will be hearing about and seeing all of it.
Much Love, Jodi
Current weight 286 lbs