Weight Loss Surgery – D-Day for Gastric Sleeve Surgery
August 5th, 2013: D-DAY. I checked in at the hospital at 5:00am, I had my paperwork signed and after waiting for a few minutes I was sent to the pre-op area where my IV would be placed and I would be prepped for surgery.
Unfortunately the nurses had a hard time locating a good vein for my IV. On the eighth attempt they were finally successful and I met my favorite doctor, the Anesthesiologist, also known as Dr. Feel Good! He took care of me right away and asked if I had any questions. I asked him to take care of me for my husband’s sake and it was at that point I finally got nervous. As they were wheeling me away, I kissed my husband and told him I would see him soon.
Honestly I don’t remember waking up in recovery; all I remember is being in my room with my mom, my husband, and my family friend. The details were really hazy but I remember I had a morphine drip that I could click every ten minutes and I was encouraged to walk frequently. Two days later I was able to get up with mild discomfort and I was walking laps around the hospital. I was released and sent home where my real adventure started.
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