First of all, I apologize for the long post!
So I got banded on the 24th. We got to Vancouver on the 23rd. Walked for 4-5 hours, did some shoppings and I must confess, I had a bit of grilled meat!! So good
I went to meet with my Anesthesiologist, it only took 10 minutes.
So Friday morning I took another shower with the liquid soap they had sent me. This soap works miracles. I had gotten a big zit on my face, washed it with this one and it was gone the next morning. Also, since I have a very sensitive skin, shaving leaves a lot of bumps on my legs( especially thighs). I washed it with this and again, it was gone!!
So moving to the surgery, I was scheduled for 11:30, sat in a room until 12;10 when a nurse came and got me and I walked to the OR. they got me on the bed, the Anes. Doc put in my IV and in a few minutes, I was gone. My husband received a call from my Surgeon at 1:45 to tell him everything went fine. I remember they try to wake me up at 2. God I felt in so much pain. My throat hurt, my stomach hurt and I couldn't stay up and the nurses insist on talking to you!! I remember( and I am sure I was wrong) the nurses talking about complications, so in that situation( not being awake completely) I was thinking that they hadn't put the band and there was complications!!! god was I ever worried.Mind you up to this point, no one has confirmed I have got it!!!
My wonderful husband had got me a beautiful bouquet of red roses and a very cute lady bear :). Prior to our trip he gave me a Movado watch as a gift to tell me how proud he is of me sticking to my diet and doing this :)
I have 5 incisions the middle one being the biggest one. They really push you to get up and leave the clinic. I so wanted my husband to get lost in Vancouver and get there later so I can sleep! They dressed me and moved me to those recliners and I kept falling asleep. I swear to god the nurses came to visit me every 5 min. Giving me drugs, dressing me up, checking my incisions....
Anyways, my husband came to pick me up at 3:30. He had already filled my Liquid Codeine prescription. We went to the hotel, I was in so much pain. I only got up a few times to have my Codeine and sip water and went back to sleep. The gas pain is really something!!!!
My abdomen was so big as if I was 8 months pregnant. I also had a bit of bleeding which stopped right away.
So comes Saturday, I thought I could go walking in Stanley park with my husband. Who are those people who said they went to CN tower the day after the surgery? I would like to know how they did that. I was in so much pain crying the whole time. My husband was trying to make me get up and walk every hour but it was too painful.I think I managed to do it 5 times and each time it took me a minute before i started screaming from pain. I am normally pretty good with pain but this was different.
Sunday morning we had to go to the airport at 5 am! We managed to pass the security line and go in front of the line because of my surgery. As lucky as I am , we had 40 minutes delay, so we got to Calgary at 9:45. From this ride and all the walkings to and from gates, I had a bit of bleeding. Got home and my lovely parents had put flowers in every corner of our house. My mom had already made my soup( we'll get to the food later) and she had even cooked for my husband so he didn't have to do anything.
My Sunday was a bit better than Saturday but I still needed help to get up, I am not much better, less pain and can get up with a bit of manoeuvre. I probably finished a whole pack of Gas-X in those two days!
Strangely enough I had my main pain on the right side( right shoulder). Then it moved to my left side of abdomen by Sunday. Couldn't drink anything, just made myself drink my water. I tried having a short black starbucks coffee and couldn't. I am a coffee lover and it was odd not to crave that. I had a few sips of my apple juice but it had so much sugar that I felt I was drinking pure sugar!
When I got home, as I mentioned my mom had already made me some soup. God did it ever taste so good. She had made it with real chicken broth( she made it herself) and green lentils, and watercress, she then blended it and passed it through a strainer, it was so gooooood. She also made me cauliflower soup, so good. Tomorrow I am having mushroom soup with skim milk.
One very important thing: I didn't have any nausea or vomiting, I was so afraid of that.
So now my questions:
1-I am having difficulties getting something to eat for breakfast. I have been having half a cup of skim milk with a tea spoon of honey( warmed up).
2-As soon as I have my meal( 1/2 cup of any liquid) I get a slight pain in my left side, is that normal?
Haven't weighed myself yet and am not planning on doing so until next week, but before I left for the surgery, I was down 16 pounds.
Lots of love to all of you,