Thursday, April 29, 2004

6 week appt

well things have been a little rough two weeks ago I was having problems holding anything down including water. I ended up having to go to the ER. They admitted me. The only thing they could find wrong was that I was dehydrated and that my potassium was very low. I was released the next day. Things have been ok but Im afraid to try solid foods since that is what I was having problems with. I saw my surgeon today and I have lost a total of 45 lbs (from discharge date) Woo hoo. She doesn't want to see me back for two months now. Post again later.

Monday, April 5, 2004

I am now Post Op

Ok time to update!!!! I had my open RNY on March 19, 2004. All went well. I was taken in early since my surgeon was ahead of schedule. The surgery took aprox. two hours. I woke up after being in recovery only 15 min. I was moved to a room about 30 min later. By 11:30 pm that night I did my "walk" I walked 1.5 laps on the floor. I had a central line, drain, and cath put in while I was in surgery. Dr.Hruska had the cath removed the day after surgery. My second day post op I walked 4 laps on the floor. I didn't experience any problems (sickness or pain) until my 3rd day post op. Right after Dr.Hruska decided to discharge me my BP dropped and I started getting nausous. So unfortunately I had to stay another night in the hospital. However all went well and I was discharged 4th day post op.The only pain I exprienced was when my drain was removed. It felt as if they were trying to pull my insides out through that hole. They had stopped my continous morphine when I was 2 days post op and left it to where I could get 1 gram every 10 min. but I didn't have a need for it. The week after I was discharged I was placed on  a full liquid diet. I then started a blenderized diet. At my two week appt I found out that I had lost 30 lbs. First I cried and then I told the nurse " I can use a reg dr scale now!!" I was so tickled. My staples also came out at this appt as well as me getting a B12 shot. My surgeon told me that since I had done well tolerating my diet that I could start on solid foods. So far so good. I will post again later....