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Everything posted by Postop

  1. @HamHockSkyeI was in the hospital with morphine for 5 days so there it was not bad. When I got home I took pain pills for a couple of days and then was able to switch to ibuprofen. I hope it's a similar transition for you.
  2. @onmyway11Condider coming to NY if you want the SIPS. Dr. Roslin at Lenox Hill Hospital has done a ton of them.
  3. I see they do the Sips and traditional DS. Always good to have choice. I remember the week before my DS I locked myself out of my apartment twice. 😂
  4. @ruthiebabeHi. It's definitely and exiting and nerve wracking time.😜 Who is doing your DS?
  5. Postop

    DS for lower BMI revision

    @HP62442Who is your doctor? Does he/she do the DS? Yes, the recovery is somewhat different and yes, the lifestyle is very different.
  6. Lautz and Doyon say they do it but there are questions about if they really do. If they do do it, they’ve done very few. Most in NE go to NYC, PA or Montreal. NE isn’t really known for DS surgeons.
  7. Dr. K is definitely a proponent of the traditional DS. I’ve only met Sips patients at Lenox Hill (Dr. Roslin’s Practice) I don’t even know if he’d do the full DS anymore
  8. @Emily JaneI went nuts that last week. Locked myself out of my apartment twice; excited, scared, anxious.
  9. Postop

    Common channel

    @CoramDeoMy DS was a long time ago and was 100cc. What your dr. said is basically true. Fewer possible gastro. and malabsorption issues. However, generally less and/or slower weight loss .
  10. @HopeFaithI know of Dr. K’s: Link But that’s really far for you. Have you checked local hospitals?
  11. Postop

    Length of surgery

    Full DS. 4.5-5 hours.
  12. Postop

    Calling all vets- where are you

    @audnmac8I’ve had bone pain for the last 2 years even though I’ve never missed a day of vits/minerals in 14 years. I’m now working with a metabolic bone clinic and they’ve helped a good deal. Start with an endocrinologist and go from there. You've got to get the bones right.
  13. 14+ years out. I weigh every few months.
  14. Postop

    Dr Pushing for sleeve

    @CoramDeoSent you a PM.
  15. Postop

    Are you happy?

    Yes. But it wasn't instantaneous. There were a lot of adjustments and learning to do. I'd say it took about 2 years till I decided it had been the right choice for me.
  16. Postop

    DS and pain relief

    @CoramDeoOh, and remember we only take tablets or capsules. Dry. No gelcaps. And no XL or XR (by that I mean all day tablets or capsules).
  17. Postop

    DS and pain relief

    @CoramDeoJust make sure you speak to your surgeon to find out when you can take what. You might have to be creative initially. You have to remember you're going to have a brand new stomach and system. I'll never forget what my surgeon said to me, "Think of this as an infant's stomach. You had one stomach for most of your life and now a brand new infant stomach."
  18. Postop

    DS and pain relief

    @CoramDeoI take anything. No limitations at all. From Vicodin to Advil to Aspirin and anything in between. Thankfully, I don’t often need them. After my gb was removed (3 years post DS) I find I must take only 1 tablet/capsule every half hour as if I take more I get pancreatitis. But that’s just me. Most DSers I know have no issues or restrictions.
  19. Postop

    DS statistics

    @shazza I lost 19lbs my first mo. Some might say that wasn't so much. Not me. I'd never lost that much so quickly and the bonus was I wasn't gaining like I would've been w/o the DS.
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    DS Surgery date 7/23/2019!

    @shazzaBest of luck!
  21. Yep. But as the article said, you have to be very committed re: supplements.
  22. @Krista2653Don't worry. Ungson has a great rep. Yup. Count protein grams (over 100 per day, I'm usually much higher) and simple carbs/sugar.
  23. @Krista2653 Who’s doing your second part? Remember no calorie counting with the traditional DS. 👍🏻
  24. @Classc1 I think either would be fine for that. If you want to speak to others about who they've used, you can always go to a bariatric support group there. Support Group Schedule