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Nikki_D

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About Nikki_D

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    Expert Member
  • Birthday 04/04/1976

About Me

  • Gender
    Female
  • Occupation
    Educator
  • City
    New York
  • State
    New York
  • Zip Code
    10033

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  1. Nikki_D

    H. Pylori Bacteria

    I tested positive for H. Pylori three weeks before my surgery. I had to take a serious antibiotic regiment for two weeks (Prev-pack). Dr still performed surgery without any problems on the scheduled date.
  2. Every surgeon is different. I have read where some people have had their drains for two weeks. My drain was is for a little over 24hrs. My dr removed it right before I was discharged from the hospital. It did not hurt when it was removed. However, it was uncomfortable. It felt like a snake moving through my body.
  3. I am 16 days post op and my dr says that I am not in the weightloss stage of this lifelong lifestyle change. At this point its all about allowing the staple line to heal. In the course of the staple line healing we will of course drop weight. But during the first 6 weeks its all about healing and re-introducing our new stomachs to food. Once we learn what foods we can tolerate and exercising, the weight will begin to fall off.
  4. If you get a catheter, its going right down that hole at the tip of your peepee. You really wouldn't need to shave.
  5. I mowed the lawn a few a days before surgery!
  6. Nikki_D

    HELP!

    I let my fever run its course.
  7. I am 14 days post op. I no longer get those gas pains that you are speaking of. I would say it stopped between post op days 7-9.
  8. Nikki_D

    HELP!

    I too ran a slight fever in the few days following surgery (99.6). Went away within 3 or 4 days after surgery.
  9. Nikki_D

    Number of Incisions

    I have 3. It all depends on technique. Some can be done right through the belly button with no visible scars. Others are done with one to as many as eight incisions.
  10. Nikki_D

    Surgerverssary With Pics!!

    Holy Crap.....you look AMAZING!!!
  11. Can you guys share with me some of the first pureed or soft foods you had eaten once you had come off of the full liquid diet. There seems to be some discrepancies between what the nutritionist, my surgeon, and the list of foods they gave me they gave me to try. Thanks!!
  12. Nikki_D

    March Role Call!!

    Congrats!!!!!
  13. GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!!! KEEP ON MARCHING ON!!!! IT WILL BE OVER BEFORE YOU KNOW IT!! A SPEEDY RECOVERY TO YOU!!!
  14. Nikki_D

    Weight Loss before surgery

    In my initial appt I was told it was mandatory for me to loose 20% of my excess weight which would have been 20 lbs. At my 2nd weigh-in with the nutritionist, I lost 1lb, at my third and final weigh-in (the day my info was being sent in for approval), I lost a total of 3lbs. I was still approved. The final weigh-in with surgeon (two days before surgery) I lost 13lbs altogether. Surgeon performed surgery without a problem.
  15. You will be fine. It's over before you know it. I wish you a speedy recovery. May God bless you!!! Nikki

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