Thanks Kttn for starting this new thread, I am scared, happy, nervous and yet excited about this surgery. I have heard a lot of pro and cons, that is why I chose lap band versus gastric bypass..this one is reversible if there are problems. Now I have tried every diet that was made to no avail and a lot of that is because of the pain..I can not excersise very much, and I would comfort eat when in horrible pain. believe me this was my LAST resort, and I chose this over feelings of not wanting to live with this pain any longer. I hope it helps take some of the pain off of my back and joints. Every time my weight fluctuates up and down, it seems the pain is eased so much when I am lighter . I appreciate everyones thoughts and opinions and encouragements too. all I ask is for your prayers that everything goes well. Thank You Everyone...will update in a couple weeks when not feeling so sore.
Well Good morning world and all my friends here at HealingWell,
I have survived the surgery and with only a few unexpected pains, moans and groans..I teased the doctor the day after surgery and told him I was upset because I had brought size SIX clothes with me to wear home...why didn't they fit?? anyway, I want to thank each of you for all your prayers & words of encouragement. I still don't get solid food yet, but believe it or not I am not so hungry, I DO miss the act of eating though,(pretty sure that was comfort eating) I have to chop all my pain meds now so it takes forever to get my meds in me for all the other pain I have, but I will not complain. I already lost like 10 lbs and I can FEEL the difference in my back a little. I go to a Pain MAnagement Dr on the 18th for the first time and I have a list of questions for her, thanks to all my friends here I hope I ask the right ones...again thank you everyone. PATTY
Post Edited (moondancer) : 12/14/2008 1:35:11 PM (GMT-7)
kittn, not any STRANGE side affects, no diarhea (sp) like they say and only ONE time when I kind of cheated and over ate some pasta (which was a no no this early after surgery) but I ate it fast and I was already full and it had no where to go..so it came back up..but not like your friend (no projectile) and I have still got a little gas stuck behind everything and it hurts in my neck when I get an air bubble..nothing a little "burp" doesn't cure Trust me Susie I am eating, and I should still be on liquid for another two days..but I eat oatmeal, yogurt, sugar free pudding.ect..and boost drinks for now I srart puree food in 2 days. however I have tolerated regular food as long as I chew & chew well, just smaller portions. I was not sure immediately after the surgery if I should have gone through with this, but now that I have healed a little I know this was my last resort to LIVE again, and take weight off my painful bionic joints I am GLAD I did it. I am filling out papers now to enter the guinness book of world records for the most replaced body joints..
hope your feeling better, what did the Dr say today????? Patty