It has been a while since I have done a update.
Last post I was seeing the surgeon on Friday. Well I saw him and he operated on me on the 18th Oct 2014.
I have been sleeved…….I have had the Gastric sleeve operation and I have survived to tell the story.
Ok so saturday the 18th I went to Westmead Private hospital and had my operation..
It was a weird feeling as I was not nervous I was totally calm. I had a peace about me, one I have never experienced before, I truly believe it was the peace of God.
The had 3 attempts at putting in a canula and I felt no pain.
When I awoke from my op they asked me what my pain level was on a scale of 1-10 I told them 0
I continued to have NO PAIN. I mean absolutely no pain….he did a hernia repair,, the gastric sleeve and put some stitching either side of my oesophagus to stop any relax, and I felt NO PAIN…NO NAUSEA nothing.
the first 24hrs I was nil by mouth….only a drip (which stayed in for 4 days the whole time I was there)
Then I was allowed to drink 30mls over 20mins then wait 1 hr and continuing that pattern then finally working my way to 30mls over 20 mins then waiting 30 mins
I was then upgraded to free fluids following the same rule (30mls over 20 mins then waiting 30 mins)
I went home on free fluids and was on that for 3 weeks……that was tough trying to get in my 90gms of protein on fluids.
I had musashai drinks mostly 3 a day gave me my 90gms protein a day and then i just had water in between and some jelly and custard.
On week 4 I was allowed Puree basically what you would give a 6month old…. This was hard as I have a textural issue and so I lived on chicken enchilada Pureed and sour cream and guacamole. This was for 2 weeks
On week 6 I was allowed soft food so basically anything you could mash with a fork …..no chicken or meat etc ….was allowed Tuna and fish and mash potato but I don’t eat that stuff so I continued on the chicken enchilada, I also had roast pumpkin ….. wow that was nice……Oh and I was allowed cruskits and cheese so i lived on them. This was also for 2 weeks
Week 8 I was allowed full diet again….anything I want but in the small quantities.
I have done great, by week 4 I had lost 20kg since then I have stalled and been sitting on a stall for 5 weeks so far. This is very frustrating and does my head in but I guess it will start going down again soon.
I have not vomited or felt nauseated which is great
My restriction..(the amount of food I can eat) kicks in sometimes but most times I don’t feel it …. i just try not to eat more than 1/4c at a time.
My dietician says this can be normal, sometimes it is just because I was use to feeling sick before stopping and classed that as full I am waiting for that same feeling…..so I am eating slower and trying to be intune with my body.
I need to start exercising soon as I should already be doing that.
I have been to the shops almost everyday with Ross…..I hadn’t been to the shop in over 3 years it was very daunting. Next step is to go on my own or with just Jovee.
I have to say I am really disappointed that I haven’t lost more than 20kg but I can shower myself instead of Ross helping me in the bath.
I am off my insulin injections came off them before op and haven’t been back on my oral meds for diabetes is cut in half
I have had to drop my BP meds twice since op as my BP is low and I am dizzy
I am not as puffed and I am starting to get back into life…. I even went to my kids award night the other night AND was able to fit in the chairs at the Uni…..the stairs were tough but next year will be better
Ross took 8 weeks off work God bless him and is due to go back to work tomorrow…. I can feel myself getting depressed about it but have to keep thinking I have to do this on my own.
So I think that brings you up to date…..I will add photos.
Christmas in 2 weeks….hoping is will be better than the last few .