That's what I read or heard from so many WLS patients. Wow, were they right! Now, keep in mind that I knew I would feel this way, but it's still a hard pill to swallow. I also know that this feeling will pass, but not soon enough. Basically, I feel like shit.
Surgery went very well. I was done in an hour and my doctor said I had perfectly placed anatomy. Of course my tummy was sore from the cuts and pokes, but they kept feeding my morphine in my IV bag, so I was happy as could be. I got up and walked as soon as I got up to my room, and I continued to walk every two hours until midnight. Then I was allowed to sleep laying down, Day 2 in the hospital was uneventful but on day 3 I woke up with a horrendous migraine! A shot of Imitrex cured that. I decided that the migraine came from the pain meds, so I gave them up. The surgery hurts....a bunch of little cuts and pokes, drains hanging out, sore muscles, but I know that will pass.
All I want to do now is sleep. When I am sleeping, I don't think of food, and all the food I can't eat. I can have nothing but water, caffeine-free tea, broth and sugar free jello. And all of it tastes like shit! When my hubby cooks dinner, I hide in the bedroom and try not to cry, because everthing smells so good, I just want each day to end, because I know it will get better. Today we went to the movies, and I really almost shed a tear because I couldn't eat any popcorn! Sounds stupid, but if you are a foodie, you understand exactly what I am saying. The TV is full of food commercials. Even in the movies and on TV, people are always eating!
I go back to the hospital on Tuesday for my first meal. I mean really, who can go a whole week without a morsel of food? This sucks, but I KNOW there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and I am so inspired by other WLS patients that have been sharing their stories with me.
I can't thank everyone enough for all the emails and cards and gifts! I am so worried that I won't be ab;e to acknowledge everyone individually....I don't have the energy...doesn't that suck? But I am so grateful, and I will read and treasure every one. I got some very cool things in the mail. I'll post in a few days when I feel better!