He’s been back to the surgeon for the bariatric follow-up appointment. Results?
Surgery itself is healing properly and well. As a matter of fact, it no longer causes pain. Yea!
Diabetes practically gone (not quite), swelling in feet gone, weight-loss over 20 lbs – these are going well.
Other side of the coin: nausea a bit, tired some, arthritis pain intensified. 😦 Hoping that physical therapy at a multi-disciplinary location will decrease the stiffness in the back, which is locking up a little more (and causing more pain) each day without the benefit of anti-inflammatories. That is the greatest concern. It has nothing to do with the surgery, other than having to stop the ibuprofen, and was the thing he was most concerned about before surgery. Hopefully weight-loss will also help, but it’s not guaranteed.
It’s a drastic step to take, but can be the best choice for some. It is a lifestyle change.
In this case, we hope it will increase the quality of life. I think it will. 🙂