My Gastric ByPass Blog

Recording, Reporting & Reflecting on My Gastirc Bypass Journey…
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1 Week After Surgery

One week ago I was lying in my hospital "recovering" from surgery... I was feeling a bit woozy, a bit uncomfortable and a bit "out of control" because I was connected to drips, oxygen, monitors and air pumps... but I was calm, relaxed and not in any pain at all 🙂 Its...

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Day 2 After Surgery

Another pretty comfortable night (in my own bed), with a few odd dreams (I'm guessing a carry over from the General Anesthetic/Drip) . Still no pain to speak of.... I did take a precautionary couple of Panadol before bed because I didn't know what to expect, but I...

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Day After Surgery

I woke pretty early (about 5:30 AM) after a surprisingly comfortable evening - despite a bit of prodding and poking by the nursing staff, and a couple of trips to the loo. Again mostly no pain and just a little discomfort from my gassy stomach/intestine. I had been...

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Day of Surgery – Overview

Today is finally the day of my operation The First Day of the Rest of My (hopefully extended) Life !!! What I expected By now the surgery should all be complete and I will have been back in my room for a few hours. I don't need to worry about any distractions like...

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Day of Surgery – Back to My Room

Today is finally the day of my operation The First Day of the Rest of My (hopefully extended) Life !!! What I Expected By now I will be back in my room settling down for a hopefully uneventful and pain free couple of days of recovery. What Actually Happened Checked...

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Day of Surgery – Recovery Room

Today is finally the day of my operation The First Day of the Rest of My (hopefully extended) Life !!! What I Expected By now my Operation will be complete... I will have been wheeled into the recovery room and will come out of the Anaesthetic. Surgical Nurses will...

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Day of Surgery – The Operation

Today is finally the day of my operation The First Day of the Rest of My (hopefully extended) Life !!! What I Expected By now my Operation should be underway (or about to start).... I will have been wheeled into the operating theatre and reminded the surgeon to take...

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Day of Surgery – Pre-Op

Today is finally the day of my operation The First Day of the Rest of My (hopefully extended) Life !!! What I Expected By now I am just about to be prepped for surgery.... Not sure if I go to my room.ward first.... or head straight for pre-op This probably involves...

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Day of Surgery – Check In

Today is finally the day of my operation The First Day of the Rest of My (hopefully extended) Life !!! What I expected I will be checking into the hospital around 9:30AM - for my surgery scheduled for 11:00AM. This should be  pretty straight forward as all the...

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About Me

I am a fairly typical Aussie bloke… 55 Years old… and overweight…

About Bariatric Surgery

… a variety of procedures performed on people who are overweight…

About Gastric Bypass

a surgical procedure that decreases the size of the stomach and changes the way it and te small intestine absorb food