Friday, September 26, 2014

One Week Post Op

I've been a bad blogger.  I know, I know!  Sorry guys, I've just been plain lazy.

I was converted from lapband to sleeve last Friday.  It really wasn't bad.... I had little to no pain.  Those first few hours upon waking up... yeah, they sucked.  It hurt.  But then that subsided.  They were able to use my same incision scars from the lap band.  This photo was taken just an hour or two after surgery:

My lovely instagram friend Cindy who was sleeved 10 months ago and shares my surgeon was my first visitor just a few hours after surgery and I was ready for a walk!  The nurses joked that I must've wanted to get outta there, but really, I was just sick of laying in bed already.

I know, I know, I looked rough, but cut me some slack.  I'd just had surgery!
I was promptly discharged barely 24 hours after surgery and I've spent most of the last week just lounging around my house.  I've felt kinda crappy.... literally.  This is a TMI topic that I refuse to post about on IG, and am slightly embarrassed about... but since revision everything that goes in, comes out... almost immediately.  I finally broke down today and emailed my surgeon about it, and he cleared me to move to soft foods a week early to see if that helps.  I had a few bites of zucchini 3 hours ago and I haven't gone running to the bathroom so that is great news!
So... what I know you all really want to know.
HW: 344.4 pounds (2012)
Surgery Weight: 260.2 (9/19/2014)  .......yes, yes, I am ashamed.  When Dr. Yoo told me to gain 3-4 pounds, I was a bit of an over achiever.
Todays weight: 247.2
Loss of 13 pounds since surgery!  I'm expecting a slight stall now that I'm starting foods again, but it won't linger for long :)
Thanks to everyone for worrying about me and checking in on me!
Today.  I believe I already see my loss in my face :)


  1. Glad to hear you are doing well!

  2. Great to see you are doing so well :)

  3. Yup, I can see it already!
    Keep us posted.

  4. You look awesome...I was so worried about you since we hadn't heard anything.. I will likely be going the same route soon as my band has stopped working since the whole pregnancy unfill :( Oh well..another chapter to write about it. Good luck!

  5. Thanks for the share. I recently underwent bariatric surgery Dallas and Bands clearly do not have the track record of GBP with predictable and long-term results. I think they're great, but they're really better suited to subsets of patients who're needing 60-80 lb weight loss