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Old 03-31-2009, 08:08 PM   #1
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I am switched! I had a successful DS on March 27. I wasn't posting much on any boards for the week leading up to it because work EXPLODED, and I was working overtime, totally stressed, got a new boss the Monday right before my surgery...it was absolute craziness!

Anyway, by the 27th, I went in and had no complications during surgery. There was, however, a, hmm, inconvenience, I suppose. Apparently, there was quite a bit of scar tissue remaining from a surgery I had when I was 16 (left oopherectomy and ovarian cyst removal), and there were adhesions all over my small bowel. My surgeon took down a lot of the scar tissue and was still able to give me a full DS but with a longer common channel than anticipated and a tighter VSG to compensate.

I was released from the hospital yesterday (Monday) with 2 drains, which I go back to have removed on Thursday. I'm on liquids for now (for 1 week from hospital release). I am sipping water constantly and have had 2 protein shakes today (about 50 grams of protein total) and some chicken broth. SF Jell-o made me sick in the hospital, so I am in no hurry to try that again! I'm up and walking every little while. I'm taking pills with no problems (multi, calcium, etc.). Things are going well so far!
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:05 PM   #2
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Hurray!!!!

Hi Jill! I am sooo glad to hear all is Well! Rest, relax, heal...and know we are pulling for a quick recovery!

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Old 04-01-2009, 07:49 AM   #3
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Yeah Jillybean, I'm glad things went so well for you. Now........protein party: protein hot chocolate, protein shakes, protein pudding....AND Ta Da Water. Maybe you will have to adopt Beth's "aka Melting Momma" ....let's see Melting Jillybean......Naw.. Jillybean is nice.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:03 AM   #4
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Jilly So glad you're doing well! I love Unjury Protein Powder in Choc Warm (not hot or it curdles)
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:33 AM   #5
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YEA!!!!! So happy to hear all is well! You won't need to join the blue team anymore now! (Or maybe you could and be TBL each week! lol)

Great to see you posting again! When do you have to go back to work? I hope you get several weeks off from the insanity you left behind.

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Old 04-01-2009, 12:47 PM   #6
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GOOD GIRL

Glad it went well
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:25 PM   #7
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Glad to hear you did marvelous Jilly.....
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:01 PM   #8
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WHEW!!!!! thanks for the update!!!! and it sounds lik eyou have EVERYTHING under control!!!!
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:05 PM   #9
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Oh I am SO glad to hear from you.

You did it! You did it! You did it! And everything went well, a little hairy there I'm sure with the scar tissue and all - but now you can begin to make the changes necessary - to change your life.

I am so looking forward to hearing of your progress. I'm incredibly excited for you.

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Old 04-03-2009, 06:30 PM   #10
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Jilly! I'm so glad it went well for you and hope you have a speedy recovery!
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Old 04-03-2009, 07:14 PM   #11
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Thanks so much, everyone!

I'm one week out today, and I'm doing quite well. I had my drains removed yesterday, I'm able to take all my vitamins already, I'm getting in over 50 grams of protein a day, I'm drinking plenty, I'm moving around, I'm sleeping in my own bed, I'm only using the pain meds "as needed"...not much to complain about here!
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:32 PM   #12
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Welcome back, Jillybean; glad you are doing so well ...
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:13 AM   #13
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Jillybean,

Glad to here that things are going so well!
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:17 PM   #14
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Hey, Jillie. I was just thinking of you the other day and wondering how you were doing. Glad to hear that you made it through surgery okay and are healing.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:53 PM   #15
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I'm so glad you were able to have the surgery! We miss you over on the Blue Team.
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