worm2butterfly2012's Journal, 05 April 2013

Well, I had the surgery on Monday and when I woke up I was in such pain that I wondered what I had done to myself. The first two days were kind of rough, but each day gets easier since then. I'm home now and healing. I am still taking pain meds, but don't require as many before. I'm on a full liquid diet until the 9th. I see my surgeon then and have a barium swallow done to make sure every thing is working the way it should. I can't wait to get off the liquids. There has been one good thing about the surgery so far and that is that my hunger has disappeared.

It was really strange, but I weighed myself when I got home from the hospital and found that I had gained about 6 pounds while in the hospital--all fluid, of course. Since I've been home, I've been getting rid of a lot of fluid. My abdomen was so bloated and swollen. It's much softer now, but I can still tell that I'm holding onto extra fluid.

I still need to make an appointment with my primary physician so we can go over all my medication and make any adjustments that I need to. All is going well so far, but it will feel good to be completely recovered and back to work. I hate being laid up.

Diet Calendar Entries for 05 April 2013:
726 kcal Fat: 5.35g | Prot: 76.36g | Carb: 95.24g.   Breakfast: AdvantEDGE Carb Control Shake - French Vanilla, Greek 100 Yogurt - Key Lime. Lunch: Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Banana Cream Pudding, Milk (Nonfat), Sugar Free Strawberry Gelatin, Popsicle. Dinner: Instant Original Cereal, Milk (Nonfat), Yoplait Greek 100 Yogurt - Key Lime. Snacks/Other: Big Train Fit Frappe, Milk (Nonfat). more...
3335 kcal Activities & Exercise: Shopping - 30 minutes, Resting - 15 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...

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I had a huge gain too when I had surgery. I think it's a natural reaction. Our bodies are shocked from the trauma we put it through. I went in to have skin removed. The took several lbs away and I came home weighing 15 lbs MORE! I hope your recovery goes smoothly.  
06 Apr 13 by member: kingkeld
Congratulations on the successful surgery! I'm glad to hear that you're beginning to feel better. Take care of yourself! 
06 Apr 13 by member: sw21204
Sending prayers that you keep recovery very well :) 
06 Apr 13 by member: Wyattj99
i had a breast reduction and skin removal as well, about 15lbs removed and i was 10lbs heavier for a long while. your body stores fluid to help with healing and recovery. drink lots and take it easy. let your body work thru the healing process! cheers! 
06 Apr 13 by member: sarahduke
you take care of youreself and keep moving, what ever the doc said to do, do it and you will heal quickly. Hug,.  
07 Apr 13 by member: Lizzygracemusic

     
 

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