Friday I had my post op visit with my surgeon. All was well and he pretty much said I could go back to normal life. I am still a little tender on my incisions where they rub against the waist of my pants but that is all. We discussed where we go from here and I will be having the sleeve in December. My insurance is a little bitch and requires me to do 6 months of dieting before my revision. Seriously... I couldn't do it before the band... I won't be able to do it now.. but whatever. However, I shouldn't loose any weight (you know that BS), so I am on the maintenance track.
It is good in the way that I will not have to take time off of work because I already have 3 weeks of vacation. Since I started at my current place of employment (5 years ago) I have had 4 surgeries. One of which I was off work for 2.5 months. I am really pushing my luck here, though they have been very good. I am also a little relieved that I have time to let my stomach rest a little.
On the eating from... I can't say I can tell much of a difference on the hunger front. My band really never did stop my hunger. I can tell a big difference in volume. I can eat a lot... without chewing. I have had a lot of sandwiches in the past couple weeks. I have also had Chinese food (not as good as I remembered) and a burger and fries (better than I remembered). I am eating lots of raw fruits and vegetables which I ate very few of during my banding because they gave me trouble. I am hopeful that the sleeve will allow me to continue eating the raw fruits and veggies because it is great for my body and soul. :)
Right now I am just focusing on living me life. Seems there are more folks in blog land talking about sleeve conversions, it is funny how things seem to trend.
Take care all!