I had my GBP surgery Fri. and it took twice as long as expected to do the surgery. The surgeon told my husband that "the stapler kept slipping" and this is why it took so long. He has been doing this for many many years, so he has plenty of experience. He was out of town this weekendso his associate talked to me and said that the same thing my husband said and added,"Not all people are created equal, no matter what the Constitution says." I guess maybe my insides looked a little different than some others. Since I had experienced some nausea the 2 days before surgery, my anesteiologist gave me some nausea meds up front and I haven't experienced any nausea at all, just a lot of pain. I am on 3 tsp. hydrocodone every 4 hours. My temp has been up and down a bit, but never has gotten above 100.8, but I'm checking it several times daily. Today is Tues. and I weighed myself today. Since my surgery on Fri., I have GAINED 3 lbs. I have been drinking plenty of fluids and doing 2 ozs. of protein drinks 6 times a day and have gained. Did anyone else experience this? I have been walking around the hospital and around my house some. I am going to try the treadmill in the next day or 2, when I build back up my strength a little and am having a little less pain. My vision is a little hazy. The side effects from the pain meds said there may be some vision changes and things aren't as focused as normal and I'm a little light headed. I am also a little short-tempered at times. My Dr. told me not to take my birth control for 2 weeks because the hormones could increase chances of blood clots, so my period is trying to come on also. In the hospital, they didn't give me any of my regular meds, just pain meds, pneumonia vaccine and antibiotics. I am to start back on my regular meds today.
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