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Oh, Right, I'm Home
Now you see why I wasn't too worried about spamming you with surgery updates, let alone TMI ones. I got home Wednesday evening, and have been... varying degrees of awake and alive since.

Some math that is now my day: I'm supposed to down 64 oz of fluids per day and 60-80 grams of protein. Since I'm still on a liquid diet, these obviously coincide at the moment, but still... It's almost 6 and I've managed about 16 oz of fluid so far. It'd be a whole lot easier if I didn't feel like crap when I drink more than an ounce in an hour or so.

Luckily I get to count liquid hydrocodone, woohoo! (Sadly not towards the protein.)

On the plus side, when I am awake and not feeling like crap, I'm managing to walk about half a mile a day (at around 1 mph, snerk). The later parts of the day just involve more sleeping and inability to concentrate on tiny lettery things on a screen.

Apologies in advance (and in retrospect for the last few posts) for my haphazard ability to reply to comments!
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2011-01-29 11:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

*Hugs you* You've checked in with the doctor about your inability to take in the required fluids, right? Being dehydrated is BAD. *More hugs*


2011-01-30 01:22 am (UTC) (Link)

I will if it stays an issue, but I've been getting close enough to it not to be too worried right now. (Today was a bad example, since I, erm, only woke up at 1. Cough.)


2011-01-29 11:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Be good to yourself! I'm thinking of you.


2011-01-30 01:23 am (UTC) (Link)



2011-01-30 03:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Take it easy and get lots of rest ::gentle hugs::


2011-01-30 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)

*gentle hugs*

When I had my laproscopic gallbladder removal, the first days were pretty rough. By the sixth and seventh day, things were much more normal and moving around was almost normal.

The pain killers that I was on cause digestive slowdowns, which created another set of discomfort issues. I believe that you have avoided this particular issue ;-)


2011-01-31 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)

Sooooort of. A liquid diet tends to make that semi-moot. Only semi, though.


2011-01-30 08:55 am (UTC) (Link)

*hugs you*

I have never been so happy to see someone on farmville as I was to see you updating stuffs. (I really, really hope that was you...)


2011-01-30 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ha! Yes, that was me. Because I can click on brightly colored pictures even when I lack the concentration to focus on words! *hugs back*


2011-01-30 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Take it easy on yourself. Right now your body is devoting a lot of energy to healing and rebuilding. Best to let your body do its thing and give it the chance to give you the best post-surgery foundation possible.

Mind you, you are free to mock me with this if I have any kind of surgery in the future and don't do all the happy resting/healing things I'm supposed to be doing. ;)


2011-02-02 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm not sure which procedure you had, but I will tell you for the first two weeks after I had the sleeve done, I really struggled to get to 32 oz. My surgeon and nutritionist both told me that that was completely normal and just keep trying.


2011-02-02 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

I had the RNY, but what I'm reading from people online seems to confirm their experiences are similar. I think for my own sanity I'm going to go with "do what I can do and don't try to pour liquids down my throat" because I'd rather not meet goals than make myself feel sick trying too hard!


2011-02-02 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, the RNY is even more invasive than the sleeve, so drink what you can, but don't push it! You still need time to heal!