Love you all! I will continue to keep everyone posted! xxoo
Saturday, January 22, 2011
so I'm pretty much marrying superman!
Thank you all for all your kind words and support for rick and I these last couple of weeks. Rick's lapband surgery was yesterday morning. It was scheduled for 10:15, but they didn't actually take him in till about 11:30, which drove me insane! He got out of surgery around 1:15, and I was able to see him around 2:15. He was sitting up straight and told me he was 'bored' lol. He was still in the post-op area, and was staying there until an overnight room became available, so I was only able to stay with him for a few minutes. Around 5pm he finally got a room and was able to be moved. I took many walks with him, and his pain stayed around a 3. He never took any of the pain meds until last night @ bed time to help him sleep. I picked him up this morning, and we're now home. He is eating lots of jello and broth and has had 2 protein shakes. I can't believe how strong and alert he is right now, its amazing! I am so proud of him for taking this giant leap and I can't wait to watch him progress. He started his journey @ 317 lbs, day of surgery he was 299lbs. His goal is to be down 50lbs his first year, and 100lbs @ 3 years. He is going to knock these goals out of the park, and I'm very excited for him. Here is a picture of him 3 hours post op: