Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Surgery Date

I have a date! My surgery date is August 18th. Wednesday! Holy Cow! It took me almost 10 months to go through everything and they set my date for just a week from approval. Amazing how that works, eh? I have a lot to do to prepare and am looking to veteran bandsters for help on what I'm going to need after. I've read enough to know some basics like Liquid Tylenol, Gax X or something similar, but is there any product, pillow, etc. that made you more comfortable as you recovered? So excited!

By the way, my daughter is doing great with the whole kindergarten thing. She loves her teacher and is already learning tons. She says she hasn't made any friends yet (my heart goes out to her when she says this) but I know this will come in time. Even she has said, "I think I just have to get used to them." Such a smart kid!

I have received several inquiries as to whether or not I'd be resurrecting this blog.  The short answer is "yes for now."  I like my other blog better in that it's more encompassing of my life overall but I can't beat the lapband support that this blog provides so this post, for instance, is a double post - posted on both blogs because I'm so excited about it.  I think eventually this blog will phase out and hopefully by then, all of you will be so enraptured my witty banter that you'll want to move over just to get your weekly pandaism.  We'll see how that goes.
Happy Hump Day everybody!


Patrick said...

Not sure which of your two blogs to follow, just replied on your other. Guess it wouldn't bother me to follow both :-)

-Grace- said...

Whoo-hoo!!! I am ecstatic for you Manda!

MandaPanda said...

I can't decide which one either. LOL

Jen said...

That's awesome!!! So happy for you!
As for the blog.. you don't always have to talk about the band and you'll still get support!! I barely talk about my band and sometimes forget I even have a blog about it!! :) Congrats! As for stuff you will need, a heating pad worked wonders for me!

Bonnie said...

I'm so happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Awesome news! Congrats!

Linda said...

Yea- that's so great. You tell me what blog to go to and I'll follow.

Carmen said...

whoo hoo!! yayy
i didn't know about a 2nd blog..i must have missed it! can you post a link?

carla said...

OMG I am so excited for you...You have been through so much to get here.

Colls said...

Less than a week away, that is insane! I am SOOOOOOOOOO happy for you and so excited!

As for recovery - I didn't really do anything special, it didn't seem too bad for me. I didn't get the gas problems, thankfully so never took any of the medications for that. The pain was quite manageable and I only took the prescription meds once, the night I came home and that was just to help me sleep.

Speaking of sleep - I normally sleep on my stomach, which can be painful after surgery for a couple of weeks. You can be mindful of this when you are drifting off; however your body does what it wants. I would wake up in the middle of the night on my belly, ugh. Keep a pillow near by and you should be fine. <3

Angela said...

Hi there, Grace sent me over.

Congrats on your surgery date.

My surgery date is August 19th.

So excited follow along with you.