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Follow up went great. I was finally able to get the dressings off! Doctor said I look great, and I can start testing out soft foods to see how I tolerate them. Down 15lbs since surgery.

FIRST TIME EVER SEEING MY SCARS. DOCTOR SAID I WAS HEALING UP GREAT. STILL HAD A LITTLE BRUISING AND TENDERNESS BUT OTHER THAN THAT Iโ€™M RECOVERING WELL. HE TOLD ME ITโ€™S STILL TOO EARLY TO TRY AND FLEX SO I MUST RESERVE MYSELF

My scars tell a story

September 22

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Testing out colors and patternsโ€ฆ trying to get out of boring and plain

Arch-Emesis


Found this bad boy in my stuff. They didnโ€™t tell me how important this thing would be right after surgery. I experienced โ€œstomach swellingโ€ it happens to some patients right after surgery where the stomach seals shut from the trauma.
I couldnโ€™t keep anything down not even my meds. It was horrible! I had one of these emesis bags sitting with me my whole stay at the hospital. They were worried about my hydration levels and if I was going to do well after I was discharged. I could barely do 2 oz. before I was released.
Iโ€™m so glad that storm passed. I am flying through this full liquid phase with no issues at all. Getting in all my fluids and protein. Follow up is Tuesday. Canโ€™t wait to see what the doctor says

The Walking Board:


1st day post op I was last on the board. I hadnโ€™t walked any laps. But day 2 came around and I refused to be anything but the leader. On discharge day I walked 6 laps around the floor and I was leading the board. Patient Room 22โ€ฆ.thatโ€™s me

Journey of self discovery, empowerment, and inspiration after bariatric surgery

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