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It's been a few weeks, and it's a done deal!

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Barbara278

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I did have the surgery Jan 19th. All went very smoothly for the most part. I was really impressed and happy with Dr. Aceves and his staff. Hubby and I were surprised at how accommodating they are. I have had to contact Dr. Aceves office several times for questions etc. and they always reply with in a few hours, on the other hand, I can call my local doc and wait hours and sometime days to get an answer or response back. Doesn't make any sense to me.

 

I did have one complication from surgery and that is a blood clot in my left arm as a result of the IV from surgery. I noticed a lump on my arm after being home several days and ended up in the ER room twice as a result. The good news is that my arm is much improved. At the beginning it would swell and hurt quite a bit. Now only my hand hurts. So I'm pretty sure it's on the mend. It was scary though as my family doc explained that it can break up and move to your brain/lungs or heart and kill you. Not exactly what I wanted to hear. :)

 

I've done really well with liquids and have sucessfully gone through phase I & II of my post op diet. This saturday I can start eating mushies. I'm so looking forward to that. I really haven't been hungry much at all, so it's more that I'd like to be chewing.

 

A few times (just for a second) I've had that "What have I done" question pop into my head, but it leaves very quickly. I know this is the best thing I could have done for myself. I only wish this would have been available 20 years ago. I think my life, like so many others would have been so different. Oh well, we are who we are because of what we've been through. I don't want to end up like all my other family members (DEAD). My mother died of Lups in her 50s. My dad died of cancer in his 60's. My brother died of complications from diabetis in his 40's. Obviously these things run in families. Hopefully this surgery will help me to be healthy and live a longer life.

 

More later when time permits. :001_tt2:

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Barbara, I'm so happy to hear you are doing well.

Mushies will be a nice change for you, and you'll really feel some restriction once you get something with a true consistency in your tummy.

Keep taking care of yourself, and know that each and every day gets better ! ! !

Cheers to many more healthy, and happy years.

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Barbara - I am going on the 24th good to hear you did well..... keeps me excited. Good luck and God Bless

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Barbara,

So good to hear you are on the mend. I am sure the mushies will taste a bit like heaven. My mother's side (mom, grandman, aunts) all have diabetes, and me and my brother too. I am sure everyone goes through the same thoughts you have. I am sure I will too. =)

Prayers for a blod clot free bod and healthy LONG future.

Rob

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I had a few moments of, "what have I done?" But it's usually always get overshadowed by the, "I'm so happy I have my sleeve."

I'm glad to read you're doing well. Good job and keep it up!

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