Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Post Op Drama

Oy! Where to start?

For the last couple days I have had dizzy spells off and on. Then last night I started feeling really lethargic as well. I wondered if my blood pressure was too low so I took my BP on my home monitor and it was 90/72! That is VERY low for me. Of course I freaked out! My mom advised me to get me feet up and drink as much water as I could since I was probably dehydrated. I did just that and in an hour my BP was 139/92. Then I looked down at my belly button incision bc it felt irritated and it was gushing white watery bloody fluid. UGH! This is the same incision that had opened up a few days ago. I was told to close it back up again with steri strips, but now it was draining fluid!

Long story short-

1. I am dehydrated bc it is really hard for me to get in enough water every day. The nurse at the bariatric center told me to concentrate on getting enough water and drinking my protein shakes and not eat my food until I see the Doctor on Friday.

2. I am not to take my BP meds until I see my Doctor on Friday. The Doctor would rather my BP be on the higher side than be too low and have me pass out.

3. I have to leave my bellybutton incision open, pack it with gauze and cover it to let it drain and heal from the inside out. Sooo not fun.

Just when I thought everything was moving along smoothly....


  1. I'm sorry that you're struggling right now...

    Keep drinking your water! I know it's easier said than done, but it should help. I wonder if your BP meds need to be adjusted because of the amount of weight you've already lost?

    Hoping the belly button incision heals up soon!


  2. (((hugs))) Hope you heal soon and will be back to eating food again. Recovery is never easy but keep the goal in mind!