I think I am now a member of the club.

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Date Joined Jul 2011
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   Posted 5/17/2012 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   

I think I am now a member of the club. Had my surgery on Tuesday morning and spent Tuesday night in hospital and discharged Wednesday afternoon. Everything went very well and i am relatively comfortable at home now.

The only real pain has been the notorious shoulder pain and it is definately there! The incisions only hurt when I try to sit up or lie down i.e. the change in position.

I was surprised to have cream of tomato soup, tea, milk and pudding offered for lunch the first day. No trouble at all getting anything down. I had expected a clear liquid diet.

The doctor said that the entire stomach was above the diaphragm so I am even more surprised at how well I am feeling. He said that I should be nearly back to a normal diet in a week. I think I will slow that down a bit though.

It is good to be home and from my experience, I can suggest to those waiting for surgery not to worry to much.

Edit:  I gave your thread a title.

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   Posted 5/17/2012 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the Wrapped Club.  Good to hear you are feeling so well. I have not had the surgery but many members have and I know you will be hearing from them soon regarding diet.
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   Posted 5/17/2012 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to the Club!!! yeah yeah yeah yeah

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   Posted 5/17/2012 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to the wrapped club!!!! Glad to have you here and we welcome you to share with us your recovery progress.. we all learn from each other...

I believe you are very wise to take on the "I think I will slow that down a bit" attitude. I am almost 14months post op and I watched my diet carefully.. maybe too carefully to suit some, but it suited me and my body.. listen to your body and you won't go wrong..

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