Thursday, April 29, 2004
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
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....