I am now onw week post-op gastric bypass. Last week at this time I was in the recovery room. I had my one week follow-up with my Primary Care Physician. My incisions look great. I am healing nicely and I feel great. I am getting in my protein, my liquids, may be TMI but there has been poop! (which my PCP is happy to hear), I am no longer taking pain pills and I have not thrown up at all at this point. I am actually starting to wonder if my Surgeon actually DID anything inside me. I have the scars. I was on an operating table but I feel so good (compared to many others I hear about) that I do wonder if the Surgeon DID anything in there! haha. My blood glucose is starting to normalize and that is the #1 reason I did this surgery - to get rid of that darn diabetes.
I've heard of many people discuss being sick for weeks after surgery, being nauseous, being in pain, etc. Is there anyone out there like me who felt great, almost too good, that it makes you wonder if you should be feeling something other than the way you are feeling? I guess I was expecting a much harder, more difficult recovery and that is not what happened. I guess I should count my blessings!
Edited by jules74, 21 October 2011 - 01:13 PM.
6-month liquid diet: March 2009-August 2009
Information Session: March 29 2011
Surgical Consult: May 23 2011
1st Support Group: June 09 2011, 2nd Support Group: July 21 2011
1st NUT appointment: June 15 2011; 2nd NUT appointment: June 23 2011
Psych Evaluation: July 19 2011
Insurance Approval: August 25 2011
Surgery Date: October 14, 2011