It's the end of Day 6, almost a week post op and I'm finally starting to feel more "normal". I am still having such a problem with gas, bloating, etc. And since I'm still on full liquids, I haven't felt the restriction that my band is giving me. The gas pain I have, feels like I have to burp and then I feel this pressure in my chest. I'm wondering if that's because all my "innerds" are still healing from the movement and that one day the will subside.
The last week has been rough. My surgery went great, according to my doctor. I was in and out of the hospital in less than 9 hours. I felt a bit rushed when I got home, but all I did was sit around and sleep. I was so discouraged, I wanted them to go back in and take this sucker out - all this pain was not worth it. But, like everyone said, every day got better. With every day, I'd walk a little farther, sleep a little less, feel a little more human. I decided to take another few days of off work, just so that I could get a few more days of rest in. I was listening to my body and I don't think it was ready yet. Its been over 24 hours since I've taken pain meds, so I can drive my son to school tomorrow. That will be the beginning of the final healing stage, I feel.