I ended up losing 20 lbs in the 2 weeks pre-op. I was 316lbs the week before the pre-op diet started, though the highest weight I have a picture of is 310 lbs. Not a lot of noticeable change in these photos, which is sad I can lose 14 lbs and it’s not noticeable in pictures.
But, it’s still a start and I wanted to post some Progress pics.
I’m now 2 days post-op. I was discharged yesterday afternoon. Unfortunately, I could not tolerate the liquid pain meds they gave me, so I was in an awful lot of pain last night and barely slept again. I didn’t get hardly any sleep in the hospital either. Until about 3 hours ago I was extremely sore.
I finally got pain pills, and I cut them in half and took them, and magically I feel about a million times better. It’s amazing how much that little pill helps. I also ate some sugar free jello: 3 spoonfuls, which is the most I’ve eaten since surgery. I also finally slept for more than an hour at a time, which has also helped me feel a bunch better.
I haven’t been walking as much as I was supposed to be (helps prevent blood clots) but I think it was because I was in so much pain. I’m going to try to do the 5-10 min every hour-1.5 hours, like I’m supposed to now.
My beloved puppy, Rory, is getting a little vacation at my dads house. I really miss him, but I think it’s best he isn’t here. He loves to pounce on mommy’s tummy, and the Dr said to definitely not chance that for 2 weeks, then discuss at 2-week post-op appt. I miss him terribly, but I also can’t imagine the pain he would cause pouncing nor can I risk the possible internal damage. And my dad has been sending me photos of the little munchkin.
I guess that’s all I have to report for now. Feeling a lot more optimistic, now that I am in less pain. I’ve never been in so much pain after a surgery, but this is also the most major surgery I’ve ever had. Not really hungry, but it’s time to try and eat a little more jello. Trying to keep to a schedule, like how I should be eating every 3 hours for the rest of my life. Right now I can only eat about 2oz, which is about 4 tablespoons.
Onward and upward… This is just the beginning.