Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Quick update on family member

First off, thanks to the comments I received in my last post about a family member's lap band surgery. The surgery was complicated-free. M. called me yesterday in the afternoon and said he was okay. One thing he had to do was a lot of walking right afterwards due to the excessive amount of air they pumped into him.

He went home this afternoon and apparently had a tough day. The next few weeks are going to be difficult, so I hope the best for him. One good piece of information I learned was that his treatment team expected him to be able to walk two miles in two months time. I was glad they were not neglecting this aspect of after-care.

Now, only time will tell.

Again, thanks for the feedback everyone.


Eating Alone said...

I'm glad that he came through ok. I hope his recover goes well. And the lap-band type is a lot better than what they used to do. Wish him well for me. And look into support groups for him. My local hospital has one for lap band/bariatric's to get together and help eachother.

Kim said...

Thanks for updating us. I'm glad the procedure went ok. I'm sure recovery takes a while, but it sounds like it went as well as it could. I hope you're doing well with everything too. I'm sure it's stressful!

Wrapped up in Life said...

I'm glad things with the surgery went well, Tiptoe. I hope he continues to improve, as well as his quality of life.

Tiptoe said...

Eating Alone, Kim, E, thanks so much for your good wishes. So far, things seem to be okay.

I agree on the support group. I have really encouraged that.

As for me, I'm doing okay, but honestly, have a lot of other stressful things going on.