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    Michelle / Kittycats_Delight is home from hospital

    Just received an email from Michelle. Some will recall she prepared our PT calendars earlier than usual this year, as she had surgery pending. I will just copy and paste as this is all the info I have, lol.

    I got home from hospital late Sunday. I have not been up to much but wanting to sleep since I got home. I am on my last legs here now but wanted o drop you a quick line. I am still having pain and have a huge amount of meds to take daily. Doctor said the first month would be very hard. After that it will become easier within the second month and so on. Would be nice to wish away the time along with the pain but that isn't possible. Just wanted to let you know I made it through surgery ok and am recovering. I will post on PT when I can. If you want to you can go ahead and let folks know. I had Bilio-Pancreatic Diversion (surgery name) and it was to cure my diabetes first and foremost. It will also cure my hypertension and knock off weight. I can fill in more when I post. Thanks for the prayers and good thoughts. (((HUGS)))) <3 Michelle
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    Good to hear she is home, and we look forward, with her, to a healthier life once she recovers! Thanks for posting, Sandie!
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    Thank you for updating us Sandie. I was wondering how it went. Good to know she is well, at home and recovering.
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    Prayers for recovery! Thank you for posting.
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    Big prayers for Michelle! I hope and pray for a smooth recovery from the surgery.
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    Sending prayers and positive thoughts to Michelle.
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    Hugs and Prayers for a smooth recovery and excellent outcome!
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    Hope the recovery quickens its pace! We miss you, Michelle!
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    Thank you all for the well wished. They are much appreciated. I just posted on FB a little bit to Tracey (krazyaboutkatz) about the surgery and thought I should do the same to those who might like to know here.

    The surgery I had is called bilio-pancreatic diversion. It's a bariatric surgery. It was to cure my diabetes, which I might add is now in the normal range always, without meds and no matter what I eat, but it is used more widely as an obesity surgery for desperate cases. It was invented to cure diabetes though originally and so my case was a test book case for the surgical team. The surgery went well..my surgeon said basically it was by the book.

    My surgeon said the first month post surgery is extremely hard and I can attest to that but also the second month will be quite difficult as well. It gets a little easier and a little better each day. My diet is mainly protein. In my first 6-12 months I will need to eat 50 grams of protein a day after the first year it increases to 100 grams a day. Only a portion of the calories (vitamins, minerals, fats, cholesterol etc) I consume are absorbed from my foods unless it is simple sugars like sweets, fruit etc...all those calories etc are absorbed so those things need to be limited. I have my 1 treat of simple sugars a day. Usually a scoop of ice cream and I'm quite happy with that. I have never been a big eater of sweets. It will be nice when I can eat pasta & veggies again but I won't be able to do that for many months, 6-8 to be exact. A lot of things I liked before I don't like any longer and same goes for things I didn't like before I like now. I need things with lots of flavor because, atleast for now, can't really taste any mild flavors. Not sure if that will change once the 'new car' gets a few miles on it and things equal out. LOL The term 'new car' refers to my new digestive system and the father (inventor of the procedure) called it this to me when he came to reassure about the operation. It was quite funny. Anyway, I could give you all the gory details of what was done but will spare you.

    I did enjoy pizza for the first time last night since my surgery and I tell you the first taste was heavenly! I was surprised actually as I ate 2 piece, 1/3 of the pizza and I wasn't bloated. It has been normal for me to eat very small amounts but feel bloated all the same. I was very happy with the results. This morning I had my treat for the day for breakfast, ice cream. 1 scoop of strawberry/lime. It was so good. I simply can't get over the flavor of the lime. Anyway, before I go on and on and on I will stop here.

    Thank you for all the kind words and the encouragement. much
    Michelle


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    Welcome back, Michelle! So glad to hear that all went well and you enjoyed your first post-surgical pizza! The ice cream breakfast sounds delightful too.

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    So glad to hear from you! Wonderful news on the surgery and prayers things continue to go well!
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    Glad you are back. Positives vibes for continued good health.
    Anne
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