Thank you all so so much for your comments! Sorry not to have posted again sooner. I've had quite a lot of pain and discomfort. Maybe I'm just a complete wuss, but I don't tolerate pain that well and it makes me panicky. But the pain is definitely less today. I've spent most of the past 2 days sleeping, topping up pain meds every 4-5 hours. I've been really struggling to eat/drink anything. I know I need to do better. I just hate that uncomfortable feeling in my chest! My goals for today are more walking and more water. I've been having little walks around the house, but I'd really like to go outside today. I managed to have a shower today (taped a plastic bag around my belly) which was a wonderful thing! I should be able to take my dressings off tomorrow or the next day. I've also been having injections each day to prevent blood clotting (my sister's been doing them so far) and man, do they sting! Only four more to go. Did any of you find it hard to take deep breaths and struggle to get much down?
I ended up telling my sister and my best friend. I'm glad I did, they've both been lovely and have been visiting me. Both were quite shocked. My friend said she thought these things were only for really big people (like 800lb men) but I told her, this is what big enough for WLS looks like. I felt quite vulnerable telling them, but I know that they'll be supportive regardless.
I'm hoping that tomorrow I'll feel a lot better. I've got quite a bit of pain in my mid section and chest and behind my left collar-bone. I'm going to try and eat/drink more to get my strength up.