Saturday, July 25, 2009

Day of Lap Band Placement


When I weighed in at the center yesterday morning, the scale said I was 292, losing a total of 17 pounds since July7. The surgeon visited me and thanked me for losing so much, he wasn't worried about getting around the liver now. I was at the True Results facility from 10:30 a.m until 4:49 p.m. When I woke up at about 2:40 p.m. I think my body was going into shock, but the nurse there helped me calm down. I have a bad back and had been lying on it from 12:30-2:30, when I woke in recovery. I couldn't stop moving-trying to be comfortable and
my teeth were chattering uncontrollably.
The nurse gave me Demerol and my body calmed. I have abdominal soreness, which is better this morning, but I do have a bit of pain in both shoulders from the anesthesia.
The nurses had to stick me three times looking for an IV vein.nice bruise forming. They also give you a shot of heparin in the side (I didn't really feel it) to prevent blood clotting in your legs. I also wore compression stockings. I don't have any regrets.

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