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.