In the bariatric world that’s what they call it when you are done with surgery. I did it and I am so damn proud of myself. This is not something I say very often.
I went in Tuesday morning and every thing went right as scheduled. My surgery was at 10 am then I went to recovery for a long time because they didn’t have a room for me yet. But that was fine because I was half out of it and those nurses were very attentive and sweet.
Then they took me to my room. That first day is kind of a blur. I was dozing a lot and sipping very small sips of water. I was, in fact, a little shocked at how small the sips were that I could handle.
Craig had brought me to the hospital in the morning and stayed most of the day, then went to pick up Henry from my mom’s. He took Henry to basketball and then Henry started puking. So, that was unfortunate. Luckily Craig’s mom was coming to watch Henry Thursday and Friday, so she came earlier on Wednesday to help Craig out. The bad part about that is I wanted no part of Craig or Henry near me because I did not want to risk getting that bug!
So, that left my mom to get me moved out of the hospital last night which was late because it took me forever to drink my 32 Oz of water that was my get out of the hospital ticket! I also didn’t ask for pain meds yesterday so by the time we got back to my mom’s house we were both spent. I took all my meds and slept for 11 hours and was up for two hours and then took a three hour nap. My mom has been a real trooper throughout this process. I know she was a nervous wreck but she stayed strong and encouraging for me. But that’s how my mom is, and I am very lucky. She’s taken very good care of me.
Today, I sipped all day on water and a protein shake. I didn’t meet my goals of 40 g of protein, but the doctor said it takes time and it will get easier each day. I am getting excited about the future with my new “tool.” I have lots of plans for myself and I’d like to think, “the best is yet to come.”
And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the support of so many friends and family members. I’ve gotten so many texts, messages, calls and love from so many. I am profoundly blessed.
So, I’ll leave you with a selfie of me today… being proud of myself. ☺️