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Old 03-24-2003, 08:31 AM   #1
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Talking 12 days post-op

I'm back! Surgery wasn't too rough. I was pleasantly surprised to wake up without an NG tube. I was really dreading that. Spent 2.5 days in intensive care and 2.5 days in regular room.

Went to Dr. on day 9 for drain and staple removal. Down 26 lbs. from first office visit. YIPEE!!!!

Still on liquid diet until 3/4, when I see dr. again. Moving around a little better. Having some leakage from incision, which is kind of gross.

Looking forward to walking around the neighborhood and feeling like a human being again. I've noticed that I am not hungry and food doesn't bother me. I've been making a few meals for my husband and haven't even licked the spoon!

Thanks for your well wishes.
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Old 03-24-2003, 06:54 PM   #2
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Congratulations! I hope to join you soon on the losing side!
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Old 03-24-2003, 11:53 PM   #3
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great to see you, and doing so well!!!! keep us posted. we want to know all the dirt...

and the drainage? it'll stop. i used sanitary pads because they are more absorbent than gauze...
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Old 03-27-2003, 07:26 AM   #4
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good to see you Lorrie!

Why were in intensive care for 2.5 days?

Hope all is going well for you!

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Old 03-27-2003, 08:25 AM   #5
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Default Intensive Care

My surgeon routinely puts his post-ops in intensive care for at least one day. I have a history of heart trouble, lupus, etc. and he wanted to be sure I was ok. I was in a smaller hospital and they tend to err on the side of caution, which is ok by me. I didn't have any complications, so when a private room opened up, they moved me there.
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