Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I am officially banded! I went in this AM, had to arrive at 9:30 for a 10:30 surgery. The surgeon was running late so I got bumped back a bit. It went pretty well. They had a hard time getting my IV in, ouch! It took three sticks but finally I was hooked up. I got a blood thinner injection in my belly (another ouch) and was good to go. I barely remember the operating room, they got me knocked out pretty quick. I woke up in recovery and was a little nauseous but it went away quickly. I went through the paces so I could go home as soon as possible. I got dressed, went to the bathroom, and drank the required 300 cc's of water. They say I got to recovery at 12:40 and I was discharged at 3 :) I have a little pain but it's not bad. A lot of the pain is from filling my abdomen with gas for the surgery. The rest is like really bad pulled muscles. I have been taking in water, had a few bites of cottage cheese and am now working on a high protein slim fast so I can make sure to get enough protein. Before surgery I took body measurements that I'll post another day. I weighed in at 261 today so I have now lost 45 pounds!!! 5 more to 50, woohoo!!!


  1. Congratulations, Colleen! I'm praying for a speedy and effective recovery. You've shown that you can do the work, and now you've got the assist - I can't wait to see everything that you can do!

  2. That is great! I am so happy for you!! :)