Thursday, November 26

Home again, home again, jiggity jig

We got home about 1:30 pm today. It would have been about 30 min sooner had we not hit traffic from the parade and Packers/Lions game trying to get out of downtown Detroit.

A few highlights from the past two days:

1. I have a Lap-band AP Large, for what it's worth.

2. My surgeon does the first fill at 6 weeks and is aggressive with his fills.

3. My surgical nurse was banded in 2004 and has lost 167 lbs!

4. I am supposed to be on clear liquids (no protein shakes) for 10 days. Anyone else have to do this?

5. The pain still isn't that bad. I haven't had pain meds since about 11 pm last night. I hope I can continue, as pain meds have a tendency to make me puke, which I am obviously scared to do.

Other than just being tired, I'm feeling OK. Not fantastic, but pretty darned good all things considered. Thanks for all the kind thoughts and words - they really, really helped!


  1. I'm glad you are doing so good. I have to be on clear liquids for two weeks, full liquids two weeks, then mushies for two weeks. I started on two protein shakes a day 4 days after my surgery. I'm having my first fill on the 15th because my Dr said I have No Restriction. (I'll still be on mushies, so I guess I'll have to go back on clear liquids) Yesterday and Today were the first time I have really wanted something to eat. Maybe its all the Thanksgiving Food. Tomorrow is my first day back to work. I afraid my gun belt is going to really hurt my incision. I'll probably spend the day standing. Get Lots of rest and take it easy.

  2. Good to hear you are home and doing well. My doctor said to do 1-2 weeks of clear fluid but when I talked to the program nurse today, she said I could try adding a protein shake as early as tomorrow. I think I will go ahead and do that as I am not really getting any protein in with clear fluids and I don't want my body to turn to my muscles for protein. We'll see how I tolerate it.

  3. Sounds like you are doing great! My NP is generous with her fills and that has helped me with losing! Rest! You will be sore then next few days but soon you will be feeling better!