Ok so this is my first try at this and I'm starting this blog a little late; I had my surgery a week and a half ago and things are going really well. I went to Dr. Marsden at True Results in Richardson, TX and I really liked him and the staff at the Surgery Center. The nurses were really great in the post op area too, I had a lot of nausea right off the bat. That seems to happen every time I get anesthesia but I was really concerned because of the band, they got me up to walk right away which was not as bad as I thought it would be.
I recovered fairly quickly from this, the pain was pretty minimal except for the back pain I had from the air trapped inside. They say this is usually shoulder pain or chest pain but mine was right in the middle of my back, this went away by the end of the second day. I went back to work about 6 days after the surgery, if I was taking patients I couldn't have done it though; you really have to pace yourself.
During the liquid week it was ok at first; chocolate milk, broth, popsicles etc. but after a couple of days this gets really old. I was so excited to move on to soft food, so far scrambled eggs have been my fave and mashed potatoes have never tasted so good. The worst part about this phase is the fact that my stomach itches so bad!! This has been driving me crazy, the instructions say not to apply creams or ointments so I'm considering a lobotomy. I thought that I would feel full during this stage but I definitely don't, small meals fill me up but it doesn't last long and my stomach is growling after a couple hours. This is frustrating but according to my sister it's normal so at least I know there's nothing wrong with the band itself.
Well that's pretty much it so far, this was a super long blog but I had to catch up quite a bit. I think I'm realizing at this point how far I have to go still, so I'm trying to keep myself motivated to continue to make good choices.