One month today I will be moving in for weight-reduction surgery! Needless to say, I am both very thrilled and completely petrified. After researching both gastric bypass surgery (the main one where they cut a big amount of your stomach and lower intestines out) and lap-band surgery, I chose to opt for the lap band forward. Basically, the surgeon shall place a plastic material music group around the tiny pouch near the top of the tummy.
This band will require me to consume smaller meals very, very slowly, which will induce the brain into thinking I am full. Based on the amount of weight I start losing, I will be required to get back to start to see the doctor for ‘fills’ or ‘de-fills’. EASILY am not losing enough weight, the music group will need to be produced tighter (a fill), easily am dropping too much weight prematurely, it will need to be loosened (a de-fill). To fill up the band, the doctor (or nurse) use a syringe filled with drinking water and inject it into a tube in my stomach that connects to the music group, and makes it bigger/tighter.
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For a de-fill, the doctor (or nurse) will stick the same needle into my abdomen and remove a few of water. What MAY I Eat? This area of the surgery is exactly what gets somewhat confusing. The doctor I met with the other day basically said that I could eat anything, but in small amounts.
The prep for surgery is what I believe I am going to find to be the most challenging. Fourteen days before my surgery (July 13th), I shall need to stop eating regular food, and embark on a diet of protein vegetables and shakes. This diet shall help shrink my liver, so that whenever the doctor would go to place the band on my stomach, he is able to bypass the liver and reach what he must.
I got my set of appropriate vegetables today and I am unfortunately that the few vegetables I actually like (carrots, green beans, corn, lovely potatoes) aren’t on the list. While I am under general anesthetic (so scary), the surgery itself is done laparoscopically (with only five small incisions) and only requires 30-40 minutes. After the surgery, I am going to stay in the recovery room for a full hour and a half, and if everything goes well, that afternoon will be able to drive back home.
The doctor said I will be up and running within four to five days, but I need to take care not to lift heavy items, and undoubtedly I have to follow a rigid diet. Week I can start to introduce other liquids The second. The third week, I move to pureed food, and lastly, week during the fourth, I can start eating ‘real’ (but soft) food. In all honesty, my emotions are on the accepted place at this time. I am excited to be having this surgery and really, hopefully, to reduce a lot of weight.
I know it’s going to be a rough street, but I am definitely dedicated and ready for a big change. Having said that, I am in a sheer panic over the surgery itself. The night time before I had my brain surgery after some duration back, I was pretty much crazy with anxiety. I spent the entire night crying and throwing up (sorry!) and decided I really didn’t want to go through with the surgery. The stress and anxiety I experienced were horrible, and I really don’t want to feel that way again.