I had my surgery on Tuesday, June 17. My fears of not making weight were
quickly taken care of. The first part of pre-op was the scale. I had actually
lost weight. It was a great feeling to know that one last hurdle was out of the
The surgery went great...according to my doctor, Dr. L Murphy of Pacific
Bariatric. The surger was about 90 minutes, little bleeding, no complications
and no leaks.
I was in the hospital for 4 days and then discharged to a hotel that is close to
the hospital. (I am an out of town patient and have Kaiser insurance. All of
this was taken care of for me). I paniced a little when I stepped on the scale
in the hospital because I had gained 10 pounds! I thought I was headed the
wrong direction. Then realized it was the IV that was pouring into me.
Well, had my post op appointment on Monday, June 23 and had not only lost the 10
pounds of water, but an additional 6 pounds on top of that.
I am home now and experiencing very little hunger. It is going great!
Welcome Home and congratulations on a successful operation. Please let me
know what type of surgery did you have and was it open or lap? I know you are
doing great because in just reading your email I get a sense of a very happy
You are on your way to better things and happier times