Sondra's Lap-Band Odyssey
It has already been a long journey for me. Last November 2008, I attended a free seminar on lap-band surgery. Decided to proceed. Finally received BCBS surgery approval in June 2009. Surgery was August 5.
I am a 65 yr. old newly divorced lady after 47 years of marriage. Life is certainly new for me.....I thought I understood what was coming, but I really know now I was not prepared for the "liquid" part of the pre-surgery and after surgery program. I lost 16 lbs. before surgery, and have now lost 20 pounds total. My starting weight was 258 pounds.
It is the fifth day after surgery. Still on clear liquids. Went out yesterday for a short shopping trip. Got very weak and nauseated. Had to come home and take a nap.
I miss FOOD. Last night I was extremely depressed over the LIQUIDS and weakness. Started having doubts. Feel better today.
Tomorrow is my post-surgery doctor visit. I am a high school teacher and must return to my classroom Wednesday. Today is the first day of classes, and I hate missing the first two days with the students.
I know it will get better, but right now I am struggling to get through each day.