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One Week Post-Op

Posted by on 18 January 2012

It’s hard to believe that my surgery was already a week ago.  It seems like now that I’ve gone this far, that it’s all a blur.

So my surgery went fine.  I had it on Tuesday morning….early.  By the afternoon, I was up walking around the halls.  Hubby was allowed to spend the night with me.  Wednesday morning, I had to swallow this nasty stuff for an upper gi to make sure that my opening was enough for things to pass through.  I was released Wednesday afternoon.  There was a delay because there was a mix-up with my paperwork.

I literally slept most of the day Thursday.  I walked around the house on my few waking moments, then back to sleep again.  I got so little sleep in the hospital.  They were waking me up for one thing or the other.  It’s been steady progress since then with only one breakdown because I just wanted some warm homey food!!

I had my one week follow-up appointment today and the surgeon said I’m right on schedule and making great progress.  I’m down over 20 pounds already.  Next week, I’ll start my puree diet.  I’ll be on that about 2 weeks.  My incisions are healing and I’m finally starting to sleep on my side a little bit.  Sleep is my biggest issue right now.  I just can’t seem to sleep through the night, no matter how tired I am.  And being on a liquid diet, I have have to get up and potty at least once a night.  However, the past 2 nights I’ve at least stayed in bed and not gone to the couch.

That’s about all that I have for now.  I just thought it was really time for an update for all my readers.  I know that you’ve all been following along and waiting to see how things turn out.  I’ll definitely be posting some updates and hopefully I can get the blog moving along again soon.

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5 Responses to One Week Post-Op

  1. Janie

    Hi Elaine! I tried to look you up at the hospital and they said you were dismissed. I wished I knew about the surgery so I could of at least go some flowers for you. I am glad recovery is going well for you. Don’t push yourself to hard that will require you to take longer. WOW!!! Lost 20 lbs in a week. I guess I need to have this procedure done. I had another friend have this procedure done and she has done very well with it. May be I will talk to my Doctor. Right now, I am going in for surgery on Monday in Oklahoma City. Doctor said it would be at least a 3-4 week recovery. May be after I complete my procedure we can have lunch someday. Take care and tell family hi for me. Janie

  2. Bethanne

    I’m so glad it went well. Take is slow and ENJOY the weight loss! But never forget, your joy is found on the inside. God will give you the strength to persevere, especially when you get hungry. 😀

  3. Amazing Grace

    I’m so glad you are doing so well. Please keep us posted on your progress. 🙂


  4. Heather

    Hi i’m Heather! I have a question for you! Please email me 🙂

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