Sunday, January 29, 2012

Checking In

Just wanted to do a quick update since my gallbladder surgery last Tuesday. All went well. Had the surgery at 8:00 am on Tuesday and woke up in Recovery at 9:10 am wide awake. A first for me. With no pain. I guess my doc gave me a shot of Dilaudid (or something similar) in the OR. Nice doc.

I was out of recovery and headed home after another dose of Tylenol #3 in my veins and basically watched TV for the rest of the day. DH brought me some soup but I was stunned how little pain after the laparoscopy. I have 4 holes in me in different spots than after the band but it was a much easier surgery. Wednesday, I took Tylenol #3 in the morning and again at night to sleep and that's basically it. I've had a few Ibuprofen since but am feeling quite good. I'm even back cooking.

I asked and received 4 weeks off to recuperate.

Am I a suck or what. I do have to attend a three day training course Monday to Wednesday so hope the sitting for long periods of time doesn't wear me down.

Honestly, I could have gone back to work. The wonders of Laparascopic surgery. I had 4 weeks off when I had my band but I think I needed that time to adjust to the eating.

One thing my clinic had suggested but I ignored was to have a defill before surgery. Since I had no problems eating with my current fill level, I chose to ignore it and was able to drink and eat ok. I was a bit worried that with all the poking, the band might get irritated but so far all is well.

I have a fill booked on February 7th so hope to get some hunger relief. Although lying around watching TV, surfing blogs and being cooped up in the house is getting a bit stale. I ventured out yesterday to the grocery store. We've been snowed/iced in for the last 4 days and the snow is coming again today. Not as much as in a normal winter and it will soon be spring!
My backyard

To the other ladies who went under the knife this past week too, take the pain meds, relax and get well soon. And hope you don't have too much snow!

I still have 3 weeks of sick leave left to fill. No sympathy needed for me!

11 comments:

speck said...

Sandy I'm happy you are doing well with your gallbladder surgery.

Am this Georgia girl never sees snow like that! :)

Jacquie said...

Glad you are healing so well! I go in tomorrow!

Lap Band Gal said...

I'm so happy to hear that you're doing well :-) enjoy some reality TV for me. Hugs!

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

You little turd...enjoy your time off! I'm glad you are okay and well. Love you.

Lonicera said...

Enjoy your time off - read lots of books!
Caroline

Barbara said...

WHAAAAA... I should have taken off 4 weeks for my boob surgery just to get my balance back.. glad all is well.. hugs and kisses. I am watching the NHL all star game and thinking of YOU.

Darlin1 said...

Yep....I was amazed with my recovery time also. LB surgery set me back for a while.

Take good care of yourself and enjoy....that's another body part we never need to worry about again!

XO

Sam said...

Glad to hear you surgery went so well :o) enjoy the rest of your time off.

Catherine55 said...

So glad that it went well, Sandy! Enjoy your time off!

Ronnie said...

Glad all is well, and that you got plenty of time off to relax! :)

Andrea said...

Glad your surgery went well!

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