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First day of the rest of my life!

Monday August 18th, 2014 was the first day of the rest of my life. 

I arrived at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA at 9:30am.  I was immediately brought in to sign a few forms, then promptly taken back to the pre op area where I put on my hospital gown, laid down a pre op bed, and had nurses take my vitals and check my body for any cuts or bruises (so that they don’t get blamed for anything).  877 more words

Hospital day 3 - free at last to start my new journey

As usual, the nurses woke me up around 7 am to check my blood pressure, temperature, blood sugar and oxygen levels.  Good morning, everyone.  I finally started to feel better and was able to sit up without much issue.  277 more words

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Hospital day 2 - the worst day of the three

The nurses woke me up around 7 am to check my blood pressure, temperature, blood sugar and oxygen levels.  My blood sugar was still high but my blood pressure had stabilized.  415 more words

Bariatric Surgery

Notes from my hospital stay

Mr. Buff doctor wants to see my groin. Awesome.

On a scale of 1-10, how much does it hurt? 12.

Morphine? I’ve never been on that stuff before, this must be serious. 485 more words

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The Beginning of the End

Some of you may remember that my husband was very sick about a year ago.  He had the worst case of Diverticulitis that his surgeon had ever seen.  558 more words

Hospital day 1 - surgery day and after

My surgery time was 12 noon, and I had to check in two hours before this.  As well, it takes us about an hour to drive to the hospital, so with the morning rush hour right about the time we had to leave, this meant I had to get up around six am.  522 more words

Bariatric Surgery

Take fewer things to the hospital than you think you need

I am a person who over-packs when I go away on vacation.  I try to keep a list of things I am sure I need, and I always end up carting around too much stuff.  477 more words

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