I spent the evening in a daze, where I evidently did amusing things like talk to my roommate, say weird things and then fall asleep...several times. The breathing tube left me with a deep raspy voice, and I remember my friends joking about getting me to prank call people since they wouldn't recognize my voice. I had to walk around so I didn't get blood clots, and cough a lot (oh man, did that hurt) so I wouldn't get pneumonia. I ate tons of ginger snaps to help ease the nausea.
I'm up about 5 pounds since before the surgery, due to bad eating and lack of exercise. I'd read online how some people had problems eating certain foods after the surgery, so I'm afraid I went overboard in relearning whether I could eat foods like pizza, burritos and fried chicken (yes to all). I thought it was annoying that fresh strawberries made my stomach rumble a bit the first time I ate them; I've had them since with no problems.
Besides a couple of bouts with nausea and a day with some pain, I'm pretty much healed now. It's amazing how fast the recovery for this surgery is.
I've been training with Omron's Team GOSmart for a 5K in September at the Greek Festival. I'm slower than I used to be, since I've taken about a month off. It will just take time, which is fine. I'm just happy to be healthier again and getting my life back on track.