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Day 1 Post Op!

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Started by penguin13, Jul 06, 2013 9:33 AM
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    penguin13

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  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Posted July 6, 2013 - 9:33 AM

#1
Hey everyone just hanging out in ICU!! Surgery went well and I feel pretty good!!!!! Anyone else get sleeved yesterday? (July 5)


    newat52

    Queen to be

  • Posts: 1,419
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  • Gender: Female
  • Location: TX
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgeon: Nick Nicholson
  • Surgery Date: Mar 2013
  • Height: 5 feet 3 inches
  • Starting Weight: 220
  • Weight Lost: 67
  • Current Weight: 153
  • Goal Weight: 125
  • BMI: 27.1
Posted July 6, 2013 - 9:51 AM

#2
Welcome to the loser's bench! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

I am 4 months exactly today and 53 pounds gone forever!

First few weeks will be challenging but you will feel so much better each week!


    ShellBell25

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  • Posts: 33
  • Joined: Jul 2013
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: TX
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgeon: Kenneth Hollis
  • Surgery Date: Jun 2013
  • Height: 5 feet 3 inches
  • Starting Weight: 224
  • Weight Lost: 24
  • Current Weight: 200
  • Goal Weight: 130
  • BMI: 35.4
Posted July 6, 2013 - 10:35 AM

#3
Well, as soon as the pain meds start to fade you will feel like you have been run over by a truck... but welcome!! :) The best advise I can give is get up and walk! I am on Day 12 post op and my surgery was mid-day....by evening I was starting to feel pretty bad so I actually asked to get up at around 5 am to take some laps around the hospital floor. That was the best thing I could have done! Everytime I started feeling really bad, I got out of bed. When it hurts to move, you really don't want to, but it really is the BEST thing you can do. The first 4 days will be the worst, but remember the good times are coming!! You WILL feel better soon. :) Also, do not be concerned with the weight GAINED.....no one told me that being on an IV for 2 days would put so much of my hard earned weight loss back on!! I came out of the hospital having gained 6 lbs. and I think mine was pretty conservative! That was discouraging after the sacrifices made to take it off pre-surgery.....but like all things, it came back off pretty easy. :) Good luck friend! :)


    cynthia4722

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  • Gender: Female
  • Location: NEW BRUNSWICK
  • Surgery: LAP-BAND
  • Current Weight: 300 lbs
Posted July 6, 2013 - 10:46 AM

#4
I felt fine after surgery, you may have the same luck


    penguin13

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  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Posted July 6, 2013 - 11:05 AM

#5
Thanks everyone!!! I was up walking last night :) it feels good to be on the losers bench!!!!!! Thanks for the feed back too!!!!


    penguin13

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  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Posted July 7, 2013 - 8:13 AM

#6

Well, as soon as the pain meds start to fade you will feel like you have been run over by a truck... but welcome!! :) The best advise I can give is get up and walk! I am on Day 12 post op and my surgery was mid-day....by evening I was starting to feel pretty bad so I actually asked to get up at around 5 am to take some laps around the hospital floor. That was the best thing I could have done! Everytime I started feeling really bad, I got out of bed. When it hurts to move, you really don't want to, but it really is the BEST thing you can do. The first 4 days will be the worst, but remember the good times are coming!! You WILL feel better soon. :) Also, do not be concerned with the weight GAINED.....no one told me that being on an IV for 2 days would put so much of my hard earned weight loss back on!! I came out of the hospital having gained 6 lbs. and I think mine was pretty conservative! That was discouraging after the sacrifices made to take it off pre-surgery.....but like all things, it came back off pretty easy. :) Good luck friend! :)


Here's the truck part!! They have me on Tylonol 3 not as nice as the morphine button but works alright. I'm glad you told me about the weight gain because when I weighed myself I was up 6 lbs also. I'm sleeping in my fiance's man chair, its a little uncomfortable but it keeps me from rolling over! Now I'm just waiting on someone to wake up and take me for a walk!!!!! Thanks again for the feedback!!!!!!


    ms.k

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  • Gender: Female
  • Location: NJ
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgeon: Glenn Forrester
  • Surgery Date: Jun 2013
  • Height: 5 feet 3 inches
  • Starting Weight: 209
  • Weight Lost: 42
  • Current Weight: 167
  • Goal Weight: 135
  • BMI: 29.6
Posted July 7, 2013 - 8:20 AM

#7
I am 11days post sleeve (June 26) and I was fine when I went home from the hospital, no pain meds, so not everyone will be in pain. I feel really good, so good luck to you!!


    ShellBell25

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  • Joined: Jul 2013
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: TX
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgeon: Kenneth Hollis
  • Surgery Date: Jun 2013
  • Height: 5 feet 3 inches
  • Starting Weight: 224
  • Weight Lost: 24
  • Current Weight: 200
  • Goal Weight: 130
  • BMI: 35.4
Posted July 7, 2013 - 12:34 PM

#8
Penguin13 - You really WILL start to feel better in a few days. Just walk, try to get in your fluids, and rest when you can. I'm still having a bit of trouble with my largest incision 13 days post op, but it's pretty minor. But today I weighed myself and I finally made it under 200 lbs. I first reached 200 lbs. on the day that I delivered my first son, nearly 21 years ago and I have been fighting to get below and stay below since. It is a pretty amazing feeling to know that I will NEVER have to worry about a "2" in my hundreds place again!! I'm loving my sleeve, but the transition for the first couple of weeks was rough at times. Be patient....it will ALL be worth it! :)


    penguin13

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Posted July 8, 2013 - 5:11 PM

#9
I'm feeling much better day 4 :) I'm back down 8lbs :) I dying for some real food!!!!


    ShellBell25

    Advanced Member

  • Posts: 33
  • Joined: Jul 2013
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: TX
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgeon: Kenneth Hollis
  • Surgery Date: Jun 2013
  • Height: 5 feet 3 inches
  • Starting Weight: 224
  • Weight Lost: 24
  • Current Weight: 200
  • Goal Weight: 130
  • BMI: 35.4
Posted July 8, 2013 - 9:28 PM

#10

I'm feeling much better day 4 <img src='http://www.bariatric...DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> I'm back down 8lbs <img src='http://www.bariatric...DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> I dying for some real food!!!!


So glad to hear it! Everyday gets better from here! The desire for some REAL food starts to go away as you get to eat something. The first week of "head hunger" was pretty bad.But it's all worth it! :)


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