Update 11/04/2008 I was in the hospital for a total hysterectomy and bladder repair not lapband surgery. Not sure where that misunderstanding came from.
I was supposed to be in the hospital over night however due to complications I had to stay 4 days. Through all of it, kidneys shut down and they had to flush my system with fluids and then give me iv's full of Lasix to get rid of it. manually working the kidneys and bladder so to speak. Didn't work the first time so they did it over and over again but now I'm working ok in that department. My stomach shut down and wouldn't hold food down, couldn't go home until I could keep my lunch down, that finally happened on Sunday night after much manipulation of the timing of nausea medications… AND on top of all that I developed on infection in one of the incisions on Friday night and the nurse didn't do anything about it so there were 12 hours for infection to develop (she got fired!! thank you doctors!!) I hate to see anyone get fired but she was incompetent and the only nurse on that night too. I told her something 'popped' in my belly and she said oh well and put a gauze pad on it… never even gave me a fresh gown so when the doctor came in Saturday am I was laying in a blood soaked gown and looked like someone shot me. Needless to say, he was livid and fixed me up as best he could, drained it, started antibiotics, and added a dressing, it was not a pretty site. I came home Sunday night and saw the doctor again yesterday (Monday) and he did some further repair there and now it's healing better. My reason for explaining all of this is first to stop the rumor that I had lapband surgery and second that after all that, with major surgery and all those complications the doctor told me yesterday that through it all my blood sugar never was over 130 at any time… WOW!! I was shocked. He said they checked it 5-6 times a day every day and he said he was shocked too. He gave me a pat on the back for taking such good care of myself so that the complications while some were life threatening were not as bad as they could have been because my body is in good shape from my exercise(swimming and walking) and self care for diabetes. Made me smile huge!!! So even though some days it doesn't seem like it's worth it, it is worth the effort to stay on top of this and keep it under control..!!!
So bear with me as I recover from this 'lovely' ordeal and add my 2 cents here and there where I can.
Love you all,
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