How I'm Doing So Far

Thursday, September 23, 2010

middle of the night ramblings

I intend to post often because this immediate post-op stuff was what i really devoured in everyone else's blog.... so hopefully newbies will find my experiences helpful.

C02 gas is OF THE DEVIL. Luckily I read in the blog world about Gas-x strips and stocked up while I was away last week. and luckily the gas seems quite happy to come out in huge burps rather than get lost and travel up to my shoulders.

what this means though is so far I've managed to sleep a whopping 1/2 hour tonight. it's 1:37 right now and  it's burp fest in here.

I've also learned that the C02 gas tastes the same coming out as it did going in. kinda wishing this gas would start pushing out the other end as it's made me quite nauseous and i'm desperately trying to force back the vomiting attempts by body is making on its own.

Since getting home from hospital around 3:30 yesterday afternoon i've consumed about 1/4 cup of water, 2 table spoons of liquid ibuprofen and that's it. it's all making me nauseous. hoping a night of burping this gas out will mean i can start consuming liquids tomorrow without incident. Besides - i need to start taking my liquid antibiotics tomorrow as well.

on another topic - i took the plunge and announced on facebook last night that my lap band surgery had gone A-OK...... very few people on facebook knew I was having the surgery before that. but the support and kind comments have been overwhelming.

in fact, a friend called and confided that she'd had the surgery in mexico about 4 years ago!!!! I thought it was very cool that my sharing my story encouraged her to share hers with me.

ok..... gonna go walk around again in hopes i can push this crap out of my body!


Maria said...

Hang in there! The gassiness won't last forever, though I agree, it is the worst!

Christine said...

The gas part is the very worst part of the surgery. Hang in'll be gone in a day or two and you'll start feeling a LOT better! Walk around a bit when you feel up to it!!

Justawallflower said...

I, for one, am very grateful for the early on updates, as I hope to be where you are very soon, and I say....BRING ON THE GAS!!!!! Okay, so my feelings may change once I'm there, but I am so freakin excited right now I can't stand it!!! Hope you get to feelin better soon!

amandakiska said...

I would suggest you take a sleep aid because a good night's sleep will make you feel so much better. I took a regular Tylenol PM tablet after my surgery, but I hear that Unisom makes a disovable strip.

Hope you feel better soon!

You did it!

Lena said...

I am so sorry I missed your return. Welcome to the other side. I used the Gas-X strips and I also had to really get out and walk. Walking down to the mailbox and back was about all I got the first few days because we had heavy rain, but when I was able to get out and walk the block a couple of times it gave a lot of relief.

TheCurvyCat said...

Welcome to the other side!!! :D

So glad to hear it's going pretty well. Yeah the gas is the worst part of it all, but it does subside. Walking in the mornings for me made all the difference. I did it right after getting up almost every day, and it really seemed to make things move along better for most of the rest of the day. I was SO glad when the gas pains finally were over with, though.