First moment of nausea happened today. With the exception of fatigue, I'm feeling more and more like my old self (pre-surgery) and I took a big swig of apple juice I had been nursing all afternoon. Big mistake. I didn't bring it up but boy did my sleeve tell me I'd overdone it! Lesson learned dear sleevey. Match and point.
In other news... stitches are out! Yay! Didn't hurt either.. just a tiny pinch and they were all out in a matter of a minute. Doctor reminded me that I'm not allowed any heavy lifting for 6-8 weeks as I can tear the healing done inside me. Also got a note for the time I was off work. I didn't think to get one when I was having surgery. Since I was off over 3 days (I was 4 days), they require a dr note to credit sick leave otherwise I'd have to use my vacation time. So now I have a note. Granted its not from my surgeon, but I don't see why it wouldn't be acceptable. I had surgery, I had to recuperate, I needed the time off.
I know I'm only 10 days out but I really want to exercise. I hope this fatigue sorts itself out soon. I'm so over feeling so exhausted all the time
Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical weight loss tool in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of the stomach, following the major curve. The open edges are then attached together (often with surgical staples, glue and possibly cauterization) to form a sleeve or tube with a banana shape. The procedure permanently reduces the size of the stomach and is performed laparoscopically and is not reversible.
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