I had my post-opt class/check-up yesterday at Dr. Stewart's office. It went very well. I'm down 28 lbs in just 2 1/2 weeks. Whoooo and hooooo!!!!!! They also took me off my Diovan/HCT blood pressure medicine. I was shocked! My blood pressure was something like 107/70 WITHOUT medication. The nurse practitioner said it would have probably been in the 80's with meds. After ALL these years of being on it I almost didn't want to come off it for fear something would go wrong. I put my trust in the experts though and have stopped taking the medicine. I just can't believe it. She said my incisions looked good and everything sounded okay. I told her about the burning pain around my belly button and she did say it was a muscle and for me to rotate ice and heat for the pain. It will just take a little while to feel better.
The class was very informative as well. We talked about water consumption, getting enough protein and fats, and what we can all advance our diets to now. It was also nice to talk to the other two women who have had the DS like myself. One of the girls and I shared experiences about the horrible nurse from Denton Regional. We were cracking up that we both had her and she was horrible to us both. We also all shared our contact info so we can keep in touch and share good products we may find. All in all it was a good appointment and I had no issues driving for the first time after surgery. I even went to the grocery store last night for the first time post-op. It wasn't the easiest experience but I survived. I'm honestly just excited to be feeling more human these days! :-)