I would like to begin with a humongous "Thank You" for all of the great inspirational comments yesterday. My surgery went well. I had the whole nursing staff in same-day surgery to myself. It was great. To those of you who don't remember, I was the first bariatric patient of this particular hospital. My surgeon has done thousands, but just a new location. The whole staff of the hospital had to come and see how I was feeling, and make sure everything was going well.
I went to the hospital at 9am, I was in surgery by 10:30. I don't remember going into the OR with any of my other surgeries. I was wheeled in very awake, moved to the other bed and let them tie me down. Next thing I know I am in recovery. I was so tired. I kept falling asleep. I ended up getting home at about 4pm. I went to bed at 7:30.
For pain meds, I asked te dr. if I could have something in pill form, as I can't handle liquid medication. He prescribed Dilaudid for pain. It is a very small pill. The pain hasn't been unbearable. I am walking well, but getting up and down is still sore especially the port area.
The surgeon chose the standard Lapband AP. I am doing well on Clear liquids today and start full liquids tomorrow.