Wednesday, August 15, 2007

One Week Later...


i'm feeling lots better already. i have my appointment with my surgeon tomorrow morning to give me the official word on how i'm doing. but, my mom, who has been with me since the surgery, said she is amazed at my progress.

i have been walking around, doing things for myself, getting in all my protein and liquids, resting when i need to, writing down questions for the doc....and i've lost a total of 15 lbs already. feels weird.

my 6 incisions look good and are healing great. the only discomfort i have is right under my ribs on my right side. the doc said that they had a hard time with me because i'm so high/short waisted, so they blew in a lot of gas and had to do a lot of manuevering in there to get done what was needed. my mom thinks my discomfort is just from internal swelling still, not that anything is wrong. but, that's one of the things i'll talk about with the doc tomorrow morning.

i'm excited to hopefully move on from the liquid stage to the pureed foods/soft foods stage. more choices. looking forward to it. we'll see what happens.

i'll check in and let you guys know what i hear from my surgical team tomorrow.

thanks for the support!! :)


Aalln said...

I'm glad things are going so well. WE have a local friend who had the same surgery a few weeks before you did, and she is doing great.

Lynne said...

Glad to hear that you're doing so well. Good luck at the doctors tomorrow - let us know what they say.