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About joodster219

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  1. I'm still in pre-op stage, but my surgeon already stated nothing less than 6 weeks. For one, you have the first week to clear out all those nasty hospital chemicals/fluids/medications; 2) you have the pain meds you really do need to take whether you think you need them or not because they allow your body to heal; and 3) you need the rest of the time to sip, walk, rest & let your body heal... along with allowing your new life to begin. (I only know about this because I've been blessed to have 9 previous surgeries) Best wishes my sleeve sibling!
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    Nutritionist necessary?

    Since you are vegan, I would highly recommend seeing one. Especially if your insurance will cover it. So many Vitamins and other things you really need to incorporate into your every day diet.
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    Apparently, I also have the same height/weight as my "great-grandmother" and she was in a wheel chair from arthritis in her spine. I've been diagnosed with the same. These next few months need to fly by for me, as well! I want to have mobility and not have to worry if I will end up in a chair with wheels... hang in there! We'll be sporting our size SMALLS soon enough!
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    Approved! Yay!

    My surgeon stated to take off 6 weeks. Abdominal surgery is a major surgery and there will be lots of swelling and we'll need time to let the anesthesia and pain meds wear off. I would like to take off only 3 or 4 weeks, but she was highly against it. Mentioned the only thing I should be doing is walking and resting the first few weeks to allow the abdomen to heal properly. Your insides get jarred and moved all over to do this surgery, and it's a once in a life time Change so why not heal properly to avoid complications in the future?! right?! Each surgeon is different though.
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    Pre-op Sugar Addict... Worried

    My surgeon stated that many that are sleeved get a dumping syndrome from eating sugar/sweets. That's what I'm looking forward to, as I have a sweet tooth the size of Texas. :\ I am in pre-approval stage still, so I really can't say one way or another. This is just what the surgeon and nutritionist have all told me.

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