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Everything posted by erint93

  1. I've heard of some Bariatric teams that were on board with vitamin patches (PatchMD) and some that didn't recommend them. Any thoughts, experiences, or opinions welcome!!
  2. I'm almost 3 weeks out and my incision sites are 99.9% healed and are pretty much light pink scars but they are VIOLENTLY itchy. It sounds pretty dramatic and a little trivial to complain about but I seriously can't find relief. Any remedies???
  3. I had the same thing and it was terrible. So many pills at once and I felt sick every single day of the 2 weeks. Everyone is different of course, but this was my experience. I missed 2 days of work at one point for some major stomach issues.
  4. How often after being sleeved did people start swallowing whole pills and how many at a time? Before surgery I could swallow 4 or 5 small-medium sized pills with no issues.
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    Gas pains!!

    I had surgery Monday and was struggling with the gas pains but most people said it lasts about 3-5 days and the pressure started to go away yesterday and it made a world of a difference today. I tried the remedies you did but I think it's a matter of running it's course.
  6. I was also sleeved the 31st and I'm so sore and filled with so much gas. I'm at home and trying to walk every hour but I'm not sleeping well so I tire very easily. A lot of people say it's 4 or 5 days for a lot of the pain to dissipate but I'm just so aggravated and impatient I needed to complain somewhere because I feel bad for my family members lol
  7. Someone said "how will you have a baby when you're older if they remove part of your stomach" I reminded her that babies don't actually grow in your stomach.. she's 25
  8. Anyone have any recommendations for unflavored protein powders for post-op? I plan on mixing it with the Crystal Light, pudding, yogurt, applesauce etc after surgery to supplement the shakes if I'm not getting enough in. I understand it should not be the primary source of protein but I'm looking for something in between shakes.
  9. erint93

    August 2017 Sleevers

    I was supposed to have surgery July 5th but it got pushed back for a genetic blood disorder that needs to be treated for 6 weeks before I can have surgery. I'm extremely discouraged and disappointed but have a new date of August 21st. Found out this afternoon that my surgeon is leaving and moving thousands of miles away...... meeting my new surgeon on Wednesday but I am really stressed about this entire ordeal. Looking forward to get everything settled and over with soon. On the bright side my VSG is completely covered by insurance and I received my approval the other day.
  10. erint93

    July Sleevers!!!

    Welcome!! I have so many swirling emotions I just want it to be July 6th and overwith lol, goodluck to you as well. We should stay in touch!
  11. erint93

    Muscle Soreness

    Are you pre-op? I am, and I was having the same issue especially in the middle of the night. That usually happens to me when I'm dehydrated so I just made sure to drink more water and I haven't had a problem since.
  12. erint93

    July Sleevers!!!

    Yes, mine was one of the first tests I had done when I started the process
  13. erint93

    Back to work?

    Someone in my support group was sleeved on a Monday and returned the next Monday. Her job was at a desk I'm pretty sure though but I hope this helps!
  14. erint93

    July 2017 Surgery Group

    I know the woman I had was like "so the next available day isn't until.....July 5th" I was expecting mid-late August or something from the way she paused. So exciting!
  15. erint93

    July 2017 Surgery Group

    July 5 too[emoji322]
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    Getting close to surgery

    I agree, mines July 5 and people keep asking "how do you feel?" And overall I'm excited and looking forward to life after it but I feel like it hasn't hit me and I don't feel anything too crazy, not too stressed and not overly excited? If that makes sense
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    Vitamin Patches???

    I imagine that's how I will feel with chewable vitamins too. My surgery is the 5th so I wanted to buy them proactively since I'd have to order online.
  18. erint93

    Yogurt options pre-op

    The salted caramel one of those is amazing!!
  19. My program says that a typical stay for VSG is 2-3 days. Can I wear anything other than the gown while I'm in the hospital? Baggy sweatpants, robe or anything? I assume they'll want to check my incisions & maybe an IV? So nothing crazy- I'm just always freezing and want to be comfy.
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    July Sleevers!!!

    July 5th for me