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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

3/30/10 A Bouncing Baby GB

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20 comments:

Camille said...

I love the patient bonding in the recovery room! Hilarious!

Jennifer said...

I'm glad you are back, sorry you are in pain. You are so strong though..I couldn't have typed all that and STILL had a sense of humor about it. You are a rock star!
Feel better soon BG!

LDswims said...

Thanks for all the info. I'm going to print this out, actually, and give it to my sweet hubby to study; I'll tell him to find questions in this - things I'll want to know but won't be able to ask. (I'll help him, too.)

I need to also write down my questions I have for the surgeon. I still can't fathom that in that pre-op class, there really wasn't an opportunity for asking questions related to the surgery. He preached about the diet and said "ok, be gone". Next time I'll have a chance to ask is the day of...grr...

Now that you know what you know about port placement - do you think it's more important, or does it matter, to have the port placed somewhere else? Would it be "hidden" better if it was in the "normal" place? Did where you have the port placed make a big difference in how this surgery was done? Given that I'm not talented like you, how would you tell the average person to draw on specifics about where they want the port placed? And given where you have it vs. the "normal" place, would you put it in the same spot you chose or would you change it a little now?

Thanks for the info, BG - thanks for everything!

And I'm glad you are home and I hope the pain subsides quickly. I'll tell you what my mom told her patients and what she made me tell her after her hysterectomy and colon resectionings - even if it seems to be more painful than another comparable surgeon, get up and walk anyway. Get up and walk. Please. It will help. I saw it first hand with my mom every time she had surgery...she'd kick and scream and claw about not wanting to walk and I'd do what she told me - make her walk - and she'd finally do it. And she was always healing quicker than normal. So, please! I'll call your daughter if I have to...you know daughters are good for this type of stuff!

Ok, I have no idea how to call your daughter...but it sounds better with a threat, right?

Feel better soon, please!!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back!! You are amazing---we are so alike-you can't even imagine. I think you will find(in a couple of days)that GB surgery will be a speedy recovery for you.
Take care,
Darlin1

DawnB said...

Feel better soon...{{HUGS}}

Nicole said...

welcome back!! get well soon!

Dirttrackdiva said...

so glad the surgery went well. get your rest, walk and feel better soon.

amandakiska said...

I'm so glad things went well. Hope you start feeling better soon!

Mrsgrohl said...

I'm so glad that you are home and well, and sorry you are in pain. Take it easy! And get well soon!!! :)

barbara said...

BG,
Glad you are feeling well enough to blog. I have to tell you I was laughing so hard while reading about the "twins" That was so funny.
Took me a second to realize what you were talking about.....(i am little slow!)
Wish you continue speedy recovery.

workinprogress said...

So glad you came through the surgery well!

Take care :-)

Mountain Laurel said...

Glad everythinhg went well, great idea about giving your husband a list of questions. I've had several surgeries, and my husband never finds anything out. When I was coming to after lapband, he said I asked over and over, "How did my liver look?" (Of course he hadn't asked the doctor about it.)!

Sandy Lee said...

So glad those pain pills are working really really really well. If you think you see 3 "reallys" you have taken too many.

Read your blog at work but for some reason they wouldn't let me connect to blogger so couldn't leave a comment. So happy all is going well. And take those really really really really good pills.

Bandita Senorita said...

I am so glad you are on the other side. I've been thinking about you!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi BG, You are a real trooper!!! Glad to hear you are feeling better and thank your honey for keeping us all informed he is a love. Having your GB out is a good thing, sounds like you had the best care.

When I had my GB out after my second pregnancy almost 20 years ago. The reason they gave me for my stones was I gained and lost so much weight!!! Ha Ha Ha LOL I could have told them that!!! Seem funny now.

Feel better soon I bet you are feeling pretty good about now with the meds. :-) Love imaluckydog

Joey said...

Ahhh, good old pain meds. So sorry you're in pain, but glad to hear you made it through ok! May you recover with lightning speed!

RC said...

Hey thanks BG for stopping by my blog and giving me words of encouragement while you're recovering from surgery! I really do appreciate it and I look forward to reading back over your experience and learning from you. You're clearly a great success - so thank you again! I hope your recovery is quick! :)

LDswims said...

I just nominated you for an award...check out my blog when you get the chance.

Band-Aid said...

Welcome back! I am soooo glad that the surgery went well. I am sorry that you are in pain at the moment. You certainly have your sense of humour in tact, and what a long blog despite feeling badly! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Girl Bandit said...

I am so glad it all went well. Thanks for all the info....you sound in good spirits and I totally understand why your kids would want to see the GB and stones....I am not the only frakout there...yay..Keep well

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