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Steps 1,2,3 and recovery

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2BMeAgain007

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Hey everyone. My name is Kelly and I wans to share my journey with you. Please free to question, comment, and give advise.Step One: to have surgery or not to have surgery. I did a lot of research about the lap band before I had it done. I listed my pros and cons of why I would want it and why I wouldn't. The saddest part is that my biggest cons were no buffets or pigging out on junk food! I decided right then and there I loved my life before any buffets. Step Two the consultation. I went to have my consultation done and to my surprise I found out that I had a hiatal hernia which actually was in my favor for insurance wise. I had been complaining to my husband about how much heartburn/acid reflux I had been having and popping tums like no tomorrow. My decision was made I am having the surgery. Step three the surgery. I set up the surgery for 3/21/13 at 5:45 am. Right after the surgery I was uncomfortable obviously but I was able to get some pain medicine. I was able to go home. Day one I got to walk around a little bit and slept for most of the time took my meds as needed. Today Day two. I woke up this morning feeling great I could already tell the pressure in my abdomen was going down later on in the day my incision areas were getting a bit soar. I was able to go grocery shopping today. What would usually take me 30 min to do took me about 2 hours but I got my walking in. I am ready to start my journey to become ME again so I think the best way to get there is by blogging! Anyone else recently had surgery?

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I had mine on March 20th and recovering at a normal pace, I'd say. My biggest complaint is not being able to sleep on my left side, where my incisions are. At least my surgeon left the right side untouched...I'm a side sleeper. Otherwise things have gone well and I'm already down 6 pounds!

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I am about 7 weeks post op and I promise...you will feel better and better each day! Congrats on your journey. Keep a positive attitude and be a little patient. I wasn't promised this would be easy...just worth it!

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Thank you! I'm down about 5. i'm pretty sure it was just my pre op diet. The good thing for me is I usually don't sleep on my left side but I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed that

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I had my surgery on the March 21st also. I too had an hiatal hernia and had it repaired along with my surgery. Each day I am progressing, but still sleeps on my right side as I heal. I am now 10 lbs. down, and I am still on clear liquids. I went back to work on Tuesday, wish I would have stayed out longer, but the job is not straineous(overlook the spelling), I felt better so I returned to work. I am beginning to get hungery more and more each day, so now I am slowly moving into my solid liquids. I think I can give myself a pat on the back for deciding to do something for me. I too love life, more than knowing that I was killing myself eating just because it's there. This road my be hard, but I will be will be able to rejoice in the end. I can't wait to see my ends result. Good luck on your journey, we can do it!!

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