Sunday, 22 May 2011

My Surgery Day Story!

Well, I was discharged finally from the hospital yesterday and what a difference a day makes. So happy to be in my own home with my husband and kids. I'm still having a hard time getting in all the liquid but I'll keep with it. Was touch and go for awhile if I made the right decision. I guess that's why it's called Bandster Hell! Here's my story:

All went well. I was so nervous for nothing. I got into the surgical suite, got my IV and the next thing I know I woke up in recovery. I was in pain initially. They gave me 4mg of Morphine and then sent me back up to my room. Since then I've had Tylenol only. The only complaint I have is I'm an American in the UK and they don't do things the same here. Instead of giving me liquid Tylenol - they gave me these tablets like Alka-selzer that dissolve in water and the nurse gave me tons of water with it. It was at the same time they brought me broth and a cup of juice. I had to drink the nasty Tylenol drink for sure and was unable to consume anything else. I just have to say that is a feeling I've never felt before. I was repulsed by even thinking of taking another drink. Wow!!! My pain is very little discomfort at the port site ( I was lucky and only had 1 incision) and mild discomfort in my left shoulder. Like I pulled something. I'm staying in the hospital until Sat the 21st which is another UK thing I guess. I'm ready to go home now although, I feel really tired. Thanks for all the well wishes. I'm interested in hearing everyone's stories. So glad I went through with it.


  1. New follower! How many days after surgery did you fly home? I'm planning on having the sleeve in July. I'm doing it in TX because it's a lot cheaper than PA. I'd like to fly back 2 days later but I'm not sure if that's just crazy talk or what? All I've had are 2 c-sections...not sure how that compares.

  2. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I haven't flown since surgery. I live in England. I took the train home 3 days after surgery. I would contact the surgeon you plan to do the procedure and ask his approval.