Yesterday I had surgery again, this time to remove my gallbladder. Good riddance! I did not even know I was having gall bladder problems, but apparently they have been there for a while. Once I read about some of the possible symptoms a lot of them fit.
Compared to when I had my gastric sleeve surgery on January 10 I felt better when I woke up in the recovery room. It felt like I wasn’t as foggy for as long at all. I was sent up to a patient room after that because you know how they want you to do all those certain things before you can leave. While I did have some pain, it was not terrible at that point. At about 5:30 pm I was discharged – happy dance! It was nice to not have to stay in the hospital overnight again – although Des Peres Hospital is fabulous in my book. All of the staff on all levels seem to really care about patients and that makes a huge difference.
Apparently, I still had some of the general anesthesia going on for a while yesterday afternoon because late last night and this morning the pain ramped up. Ouch! It is not constant, but getting up, reaching, bending down, etc. is really hard and uncomfortable today. However, I am noticing that the overall kind of “sick” feeling that I had is totally gone. Cool!
I’m up to week 4 of my bariatric diet since the surgery too now which has lots more options – soft is still pretty key though. With having the gallbladder out my doctor said just really watch fat content in foods for about a month to prevent diarrhea. My lifetime will include lower fat items anyway now so that is not a big deal at all. Super bonus news – I was having a huge problem taking the Bariatric Advantage chewable multi-vitamins and told Dr. Minkin. He said I could go back to my other vitamins I just swallow but I just have to cut them in half right now. Yay!!!!
So, I still have a couple of days that I think I might be pretty sore which means somewhat loopy too since I’m taking the pain meds for that. I’ll be glad to be feeling better all over and be able to start exercising more.
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