Well, it’s finally here – my new life (aka: The Bariatric Afterlife.) I am now day 4 post-op – wow. Surgery took an hour longer than it should have because I apparently have some nasty and inflamed scar tissue from the darn Lap Band I had removed in June. Apparently a part of my liver actually ATTACHED itself to my stomach as a way to try and “support” my dilated lap band. Ouch. Yuck. I hope they are enjoying their “organ romance”!! While it took my surgeon an extra hour to work with that, he was, thank God, able to complete a successful RNY. I am grateful to have a “surgeon of excellence” because another may have backed out and made me wait till all that healed. So, I am very grateful to be 4 days post-op and doing pretty well.
Yesterday I started feeling a little better and today I’m just really tired, but the pain is becoming a little better each day. I hope I’m ready to return to work Monday as that is my plan. I’m totally excited to see my surgeon on Monday morning for my 1 week follow-up…I want to make sure I’m doing everything right and of course – my first weigh in. I sure do plan to enjoy this “honeymoon” for as long as I’m granted it!
I will say – I am missing food, but only in my head. I want to eat, but only in my head. I’m a very very visual person, so I look forward to when I can ‘create’ meals again. Even if tiny. For now I just use really cute tea cups and baby spoons when I eat to make it “cute” – haha. I think I’m going to buy myself a kid meal set – ohhh..maybe “Hello Kitty” – I like that…to brighten “meal” time – haha! Luckily I’ve always had sort of an affair with baby spoons – I have no idea why – a premonition perhaps? But I actually have used baby spoons for as long as I can remember, at home – I just have a thing for them…LOL.
Today I moved to full liquid diet – thank goodness – chocolate protein powder – so yummy :). I am dreaming of cream of rice (I am a gluten free girl) and yogurt next week!