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Why They Call It Hell Week

A friend of mine from church had her gastric bypass last week. (If you’re reading this, Hi, C!)

She was in a military hospital, so apparently they do things much differently. She didn’t have a drainage tube. Worse yet, she didn’t have the magic pain button. Worst of all, she was sent home within 24 hours of surgery. (Her doc said, “well, you’re going to be in pain whether you’re here or there. You might as well hurt where you can be comfortable.” My response? At home you don’t have nurses waiting on you hand and foot.)

Well, C is now smack dab in the middle of gastric bypass Hell Week. Continue reading