Wednesday, September 15, 2010


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 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.


  1. Glad to see you made it to the other side! Congrats!

  2. I am so so so happy for you! (Er, except for the car accident part - yikes!)

    Thank you soo much for letting us know it went well, I've been thinking about you!

    I nominate Bitsy. Your blog is named A Little Bit Less of Me - and Bitsy is going to help that happen, bit by bit (I'm a dork, fyi).

    Hang in there, post when you can to let me know how recovery is going, heehee. And woohoo for liquid Vicodin!

  3. Yay!! Welcome to Band Land!! If that shoulder pain is gas as I suspect, then you need to walk as much as possible. Heck just march in place if thats all you can do. It will help I promise. Congratulations!!

  4. Welcome to the other side! I'm glad to hear everything is going well! I have been thinking about you! Jut keep walking... and then walk to REALLY helps the gas pain. I didn't have shoulder pain but I had horrible chest/collar bone area pain from the gas.

  5. I'm glad it all went well after the accident! So happy you and your Mom weren't hurt.

    Welcome to bandland! You are going to kick butt.

  6. Yay! Welcome to the banded Sisterhood... You sound like you're doing so well... *Maria*-blogger from "This one time at BAND Camp..." Follow my journey at

  7. Welcome to the banded side and glad to hear everything went well.Also glad that no one was hurt it the accident.

    Take care and continue to heal. Walk if you can, it really helps to get the gas moving.

  8. Hey welcome to the other side, Im a newbie too, I was banded last Wednesday the 8th and although my shoulder pain wasn't as bad it did hurt. It's hard the first couple of days but for me by day 4 I felt pretty normal. A week out I feel like my old self so hang in there, we can do this!