Monday, September 3, 2007

Gastric Bypass Surgery Photos

Some of these photos are not pretty. Actually, there isn't one of them that is pretty! :) This photo was taken in pre-op. They were just getting ready to wheel me back. I've got my IV's in and its about time. Don't let the smile fool you. I was not smiling on the inside. I was scared to pieces about my breathing. They had told me they might have to keep me partially awake to put in the breathing tube. Yikes. As it turned out, everything went smoothly. No issues.
This is me right after surgery. I really have no comment at all. I look like death. I don't remember Jay taking this picture at all. I don't remember much of anything at all. I'd refer to the glaze in my eyes, but you can't see my eyes at all.
Now see.... don't I look better? Somebody took the time to comb my hair for me - thank you very much - and I look a little more alive. Sort of. This is the day after. I believe I might have been taking a nap.
This is me as I was preparing to go home on Sunday evening. See what a difference a day makes? I was amazed at how much better I felt. Simply amazed. I will be sending comparison shots as the weeks go by. I have to admit, there's still a part of me that thinks "this will never work". I don't know why I think that way - my little pouch only holds 4oz now. Anyway - I'll keep you posted. Thank you for your prayers. God is so good.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that the surgery went well, and that you are home and recovering so quickly. I've been thinking about you this week. Hang in there.....I'm sure you'll do great.