First Post-Op visit and then some

Let me go back to when I first got home. I was discharged home on July 15, 2015. Everything was going great. They removed the small bandages, Tegaderm and steri strips were in place. The next thing I know, I can’t stop itching. Benadryl taken, nasty when open and mixed with water, cortisone cream applied.

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I emailed the above picture to my surgeon and got a phone call on the way down to Nashville to my visit.
It is an allergic reaction to the Tegaderm and steri strips. Which is a first for me. I have had my gallbladder removed and don’t remember having this type of reaction.

Today it is a little better.

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I am right on target with my weight loss. I am down a total of 35 lbs. since June 1, 2015.
I have been advanced to Stage 2, which is full liquids and a total of 60 grams of protein.
I am drinking 2 Premiere Protein shakes a day for the next 7 to 10 days. Then I can advance to the soft/pureed stage for 2 weeks. Then real food, but keeping at 60 grams of protein each day.

I really love my doctor. Due to me living 4 hours away, my next 2 visits will be phone calls to check on my weight loss and other things. Then I will be heading back to Nashville in December for a full visit.

Well it is time to drink a shake and start with the stinky farts!

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