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Oficially Banded: Day 1



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After cursing out everyone in the house the first week of the liquid preop. Then saying screw this and eating those delicious white chocolate macadamia nut Cookies from the mall 3 days before surgery. To spending the day before surgery crying because of a broken heart. And being emotionally numb from it til I woke up in the recovery room today. I must say it worked out fine. My surgery was flawless.

Now I am about to sleep my first night banded. The incision pain is about a 3. Just enough of a reminder to take it easy when moving around. I am starving though. But I am on clears so I am allowing myself to nibble Jello and sip clear beverages unchecked. Tomorrow I am gonna get some clear beverages with Protein in them to edge off the hunger.

It's only day 1 and I'm sure the drugs just havent worn off yet, but you know what.... I feel good.

Edited by Universoul_D

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Welcome to banded living! Recovery sucks but it gets better :)

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Hi there and congratulations on your surgery. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my band, a life-changing experience. That was almost four years ago and I am so grateful that this was available to me.

Good luck with your recovery phase. Walking really worked for me -- I walked around and around our driving circle and any one who came over walked with me. That gas that gets pumped into the abdomen for the surgery has to get released somehow -- some people experience left shoulder pain. I did windmill arms and all the movement I could. The "Happy Baby" yoga pose in bed (basically all fours up and rolling around on the back) also helped. And a heating pad....

I am some who needed several fills to get to my sweet spot. It was great to connect with my surgeon's office each time, giving me accountability and doing the fills incrementally so I could learn to slow down (I sure could shovel it in fast prior to my band!).

Sending best wishes -- keep us posted on your progress! And if you need any extra motivation or information while you're recovering, the links in my signature below helped me understand how the band works and how to work the band.

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