I had my roux-en-y bypass Wednesday2/28 and was discharged yesterday. I still have a drain in the stomach which will come out Tuesday. I am going to try to have some soup tonight. I am not having a lot of pain, nor am I hungry. I had a barium swallow the morning after surgery which was heinous but I lived through it. My hands are all puffed from my IV's infiltrating. I have six very small incisions across my lower abdomen. I was having a lot of abdominal pain until I started passing the blessed gas...what heaven...(never thought I would hear myself describe gas in those terms) but, honestly, I thought I had an abdominal hernia until I passed some gas and the bloated area of my stomach went down.
I must regress, the night before I had surgery, we got the new Cleveland Magazine, and Dr.Schauer, my surgeon, was listed as one of the top doctors in the state (voted on by MD's). With the versed in my IV, I asked him before I was put to sleep if he had received his copy yet, he said that he had not. I told him that I slept better the previous night, knowing he was one of the top doctors. I also asked him if he had eaten lunch, and if he got his practice cases in that morning. Nothing like a tongue loosened by versed.