Saturday, July 14, 2012

Post op day 2

Wow, I think I'm FINALLY caught up reading and commenting on everyone's blogs!!

I've been banded for 2 whole days now! Yipee! I'm doing good.... Gas pains are still there but not nearly as bad. The incisions hurt today...for sure. Now that all the anesthesia is worn off I'm sore as all hell! My right side is definitely more sore than the left. My calves have been really sore too... they feel much better today though.
I'm on full liquids until Monday and I move to purees. It's been hard to get in the amount of liquids and protein i'm supposed to. I can't have more than 8 oz of liquid in an hour. Between the gas pains... the pain med induced naps and me feeling like if I drink too much I'll eff something up... I'm not getting as much as I'm supposed to. But I'm getting better. I'm only getting in 1 protein shake a day. I can only have 4oz at a time so  it's hard to get it all in. I know it will get better each day, I'm just taking it one day at a time.

Cupcake picked me up today and took me to a support group meeting at my surgeons office. They were all pretty impressed that I lugged my ass in there 2 days post op! I was glad I went. Met patients there in all stages. 1 guy was pre-op for the sleeve. There was 1 sleeve patient and his wife had the band. then there were 3 other bandsters and a nutritionist. It was good to hear everyone's story so far and to tell mine. I'm looking forward to going every month. They also offer a nutrition group and I think I will be going to those as well. The more I'm involved, the more motivated I will be.

I'm not going to do an official weigh in until probably monday. But I think It will be a good week ;)

It's hard being out of commission....I'm so excited to get started working hard.
I'm so ready for this change... I'm ready to fight for my life and work my ass off to succeed.
#quotes #inspirational inspirational-quotes

14 comments:

  1. Hang in there... each day is better. I am post-op day 5 and feel soooo much better today!!

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  2. Yup hang in there it will get better. Just keep walking and looking towards the future!

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  3. I think it is so crazy all surgeons have different pre and post op diets. only 8oz an hour I can see why you would be a lil scared to go over and prob. why your legs were hurting, dehydration.. not that it isnt enough water. (would I drink that every hour, no but I would guzzle down a bottle 16.9 oz in 2 seconds every 2 hours lol)

    you are so good going to a meeting already, I have not, I suck, but actually I am not sure if I will ever go to one to be honest, I am a freak like that hahaha.

    glad you are starting to feel better hope those incisions heal up fast for ya!

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    1. I just want to guzzle water! But they said sipping only! Oh well, I think i'm getting more of a hang of it!

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  4. Sounds like you're doing great. Well done.

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  5. Easy does it Cowgirl ... you just had MAJOR surgery!!! Relax, nap a lot and get your incisions to heal properly and then go get 'em <3

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  6. Baby steps, my friend.. remember to rest. It's how your body heals. But I'm SO glad to hear you're as much of a rockstar on this side of things as you were on the other. Keep up the good work! :)

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  7. WOW congrats hun! I am so proud of you.
    You are my inspiration, only 2 more days to go for me! I hope everything goes as smoothly as yours has.
    Keep up the amazing work!
    xx

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    1. OMG 2 days?! congrats! Can't wait to hear how everything went!

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  8. The #1 important thing - hydration. Seriously. I struggled to get the protein in and was always chasing the whole hydration issue. I'll warn you about something though....constipation on the pain meds. I took the knock-you-out-drunk ones (liquid Lortab) for about 2 days and let me tell you...I was a raging bitch and a half because I couldn't poop! I got a bottle of stool softeners when I thought I was going to use the kitchen knife to cut my belly open. So...use the pain meds when you need 'em...just be sure to drink plenty of water. :)

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    1. Yeah, hydration is the hardest for me. I'm trying to drink water but the way they have my diet set up it's hard to get enough in on top of the other things I need to eat. I'll get there. Just started purees today! :)

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  9. Hmmm, maybe I should drag my butt to the support group next month.

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  10. I love that you went to group. I'm so glad it wasn't all GBP patients like it seems to be around here. Nice to have people you can actually relate to!

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  11. Going for surgery in the morning, excited but nervous too!!

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