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.