7/11/18 arrived. I was booked into a private room at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital
All the staff at the hospital were fantastic.
Dr Vijh came to see me in the afternoon before surgery and re-examined me, took pictures and made the necessary markings on my tummy.
He was very soothing and comforting and I knew I was in the best hands.
My surgery lasted approx 4 hours. When I came round I was obviously a bit woozy and in pain, which is to be expected!
I slept most of the night probably due to the anaesthetic and also the pain relief drugs that were being given.
On Sunday morning I woke feeling pretty good and although the pain was there it was manageable. I even got up and walked to the toilet with the aid of 2 nurses.
I had two drains in on either side of my wound to drain the excess fluid and still had an IV in my arm as I was hooked up to a morphine cartridge that, if I was in pain, I clicked a button to administer a shot of morphine. However, I didn’t need the morphine much at all and so by 2pm on Sunday afternoon this was removed.
Dr Vijh came to see me on Sunday afternoon and examined me and instructed the nurses to remove the drains and said everything looked good.
He advised me that everything went ok and he removed 8.8lbs during the surgery!! I was so happy!! He said that I was ok to be discharged that day and to take it easy etc.