Well, I did it. I am a banded lady. Thanks for all of the pre-surgery support.
Everything went smoothly--except for the car accident we had on the way to the hospital. Luckily, no one was hurt. My mom and I took a cab the rest of the way and my dad met us there after dealing with the police. I will document the whole NYU experience for dear Liz who goes next week. I had Single Incision Laproscopic Surgery (SILS) which means I have a tiny incision in the middle right under my boobs and then one in my belly button. The incision sites don't hurt at all. Just a little tender all over really.
I am not in too much pain right now. Liquid Vicodin has a way of clearing that right up. Well except for the SEARING, BURNING, TEARING OFF MY ARM pain in my shoulder. GOOD CHRIST I was unprepared for that. I have read about it on lapbandtalk.com but I underestimated how much it would hurt. I feel like Mel GIbson in the Lethal Weapon movies when he dislocates his shoulder. They say it will get better but until it does, I can't lie down completely, so sleeping is not so great.
I am not hungry at all. I have been struggling to get down the protein shake I made last night. Isopure has been my true companion here and even that I have only had about 16 oz. in 2 days. I know I need to get in more calories and protein, but I am struggling. I might try some tomato soup tonight. Who would have ever thought that I would be allowed to eat soup again and not want it. This little band is gift from the heavens. She needs a name. I'm going to go take some more pain killer and see what comes to me.
I am still at my parent's and mom's computer runs by two little hamsters spinning wheels. I swear I have never seen a machine so slow. Anyway, I have to go and lie down again because this small post has taken me approx. 2 years to get through and I am tired again.
Conclusion: This was so worth it. I am so happy already and the fun hasn't even started yet.