Hi everyone, I haven't been on here for a while, I've just had a gastric bypass and when I put on here previously that I was having the op a lot of members asked about it.
I have waited a year for it and I have had some emotional ups and downs. It was meant to been on the 24th of sept but was cancelled two days before but went ahead 8th October. I was 12 stone overweight and had to do something about it and surgery seemed the answer. I have arthritis as well as fibro, doctors have told me that weight loss won't improve the fibro but will help with the arthritis pain.
I had the op Thursday morning and was put back on the ward, it was a lot more painful than I expected. I was told to take my medication in with me only to be told that they could not give it to me because it included morphine tablets and liquid. I was given paracetamol and anti sickness medication through a drip, but it didn't touch the pain. The op seemed to trigger my fibro and I was in agony from head to toe and ended being awake all night.
I was sent home on Friday afternoon and all seemed fine, I managed to catch up on my sleep and Saturday morning got up, had a shower and felt great.
Saturday afternoon the pain started in my stomach and the nausea was terrible so I ended back up in hospital for the night and came out again on Sunday afternoon.
It's a week after the op and I feel almost pain free and have a feeling of being full and I'm re starting my food habits.
I just wanted to update the many members who contacted me regarding my first post.
Bye all xxxx