If you haven’t read my previous blog, this one probably won’t make a lot of sense. You can see that blog here.
I had my pre-op appointment with the surgeon yesterday to discuss the surgery that is planned for tomorrow. He was very welcoming and accommodating. I’m glad it’s him doing the surgery. Plus, he told me I could have a glass of water yesterday and today.
This surgery will be open. The incision will start just below my breast bone and end at my belly button. Kind of like this.
They will be managing pain with an epidural. Not like what you get when in labor though. I’ll be able to walk but will need assistance. Recovery will be around 6 weeks.
He said that I probably won’t ever vomit again, but it will come out the other end. And I won’t have reflux anymore either.
Afterwards, my food introduction diet will be similar to when I had my sleeve done. I will never feel hunger again. He said eventually I’ll have an appetite, but for the most part, I’ll have to schedule meals.
For surgery, they will basically be doing the rny revision, but will not leave any of my stomach.
They’ll put a tube in my nose to suck out any fluids inside of my “stomach” To keep the area dry. There will be two surgical drain tubes in my left side to suck out any fluids around my new “stomach.” And finally, they will put in a J-tube for nutrition.
It will be a minimum 10 day stay for me, and I’ll go home with only the J-tube. They’ll take out the PICC line before I go home too. The surgery itself will take about 5 hours.
I’ve been so afraid of having this surgery, but after talking to the surgeon, I feel so much better. He put me at ease. I know that there are so many people praying for me and I so appreciate it. Continued prayers are appreciated.
This will be a very difficult time for my family. It isn’t something we could have ever planned for. And so we are all doing our best to get through this.
My two sons seem like they are doing great. But I know they are struggling. My husband is amazing. He makes me feel like it’s not just me, it’s him too. We are a team and together, we’ll get through this. He is my strength when I am at my weakest. And I love him so much for that.
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