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BabettesFeast

Duodenal Switch Patients
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    BabettesFeast got a reaction from heynowkc in Let's Get The Duodenal Switch People Together   
    Hi everyone - Trying to resurrect this old thread! I had my sleeve done in 2010 and same surgeon will be doing my DS on June 14! I live in Boston and my surgeon is Dr. Sheila Partridge at Mass General/Newton-Welleseley Hospital. She's just terrific. She'll be using a robot - I'm super excited!


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    BabettesFeast got a reaction from heynowkc in Let's Get The Duodenal Switch People Together   
    Hi everyone - Trying to resurrect this old thread! I had my sleeve done in 2010 and same surgeon will be doing my DS on June 14! I live in Boston and my surgeon is Dr. Sheila Partridge at Mass General/Newton-Welleseley Hospital. She's just terrific. She'll be using a robot - I'm super excited!


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    BabettesFeast got a reaction from Cameo325 in Caffeine!   
    Oh God, that means I should start detox-ing now. Surgery is on the 14th.
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    BabettesFeast got a reaction from Batty2000 in June 2019 Surgery Siblings!   
    Oh - I'm so sorry to hear this. See if they can give you some Zofran for nausea and remember, this too shall pass! Sending good thoughts your way
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    BabettesFeast got a reaction from Batty2000 in June 2019 Surgery Siblings!   
    Oh - I'm so sorry to hear this. See if they can give you some Zofran for nausea and remember, this too shall pass! Sending good thoughts your way
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    BabettesFeast got a reaction from Batty2000 in June 2019 Surgery Siblings!   
    Oh - I'm so sorry to hear this. See if they can give you some Zofran for nausea and remember, this too shall pass! Sending good thoughts your way
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    BabettesFeast got a reaction from FluffySaysForkIt! in June 2019 Surgery Siblings!   
    Hi Everyone!
    I'm new here but not new to WLS. I had a VSG in 2010 and while it worked well for a few years, the next few years were rough and I re-gained. I'm seeing the same surgeon for a DS; she's scheduled it for June 14 (that's when she can get the robot!), even though I don't have official insurance approval yet. So I'm nervous. And excited.
    I'm a long-happily-married woman of a certain age, with a grown daughter, a perfect Golden Retriever named Stella, and 2 cats, mostly decorative. I live north of Boston and will be having my surgery with Dr. Sheila Partridge at MassGeneral/Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is terrific.
    Looking forward to following this thread, especially as people start having their surgeries!


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    BabettesFeast got a reaction from FluffySaysForkIt! in June 2019 Surgery Siblings!   
    Hi Everyone!
    I'm new here but not new to WLS. I had a VSG in 2010 and while it worked well for a few years, the next few years were rough and I re-gained. I'm seeing the same surgeon for a DS; she's scheduled it for June 14 (that's when she can get the robot!), even though I don't have official insurance approval yet. So I'm nervous. And excited.
    I'm a long-happily-married woman of a certain age, with a grown daughter, a perfect Golden Retriever named Stella, and 2 cats, mostly decorative. I live north of Boston and will be having my surgery with Dr. Sheila Partridge at MassGeneral/Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is terrific.
    Looking forward to following this thread, especially as people start having their surgeries!


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    BabettesFeast got a reaction from FluffySaysForkIt! in June 2019 Surgery Siblings!   
    Hi Everyone!
    I'm new here but not new to WLS. I had a VSG in 2010 and while it worked well for a few years, the next few years were rough and I re-gained. I'm seeing the same surgeon for a DS; she's scheduled it for June 14 (that's when she can get the robot!), even though I don't have official insurance approval yet. So I'm nervous. And excited.
    I'm a long-happily-married woman of a certain age, with a grown daughter, a perfect Golden Retriever named Stella, and 2 cats, mostly decorative. I live north of Boston and will be having my surgery with Dr. Sheila Partridge at MassGeneral/Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is terrific.
    Looking forward to following this thread, especially as people start having their surgeries!


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    BabettesFeast got a reaction from New_Me2019 in June 2019 Surgery Siblings!   
    I wish I had magic! Lacking that I'm sending support your way. That waiting really is the hardest part. Sounds like your doc was pleased with today's numbers, though. Hang in there -- you're almost there, but yes it looks a long way off.
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    BabettesFeast got a reaction from New_Me2019 in June 2019 Surgery Siblings!   
    I wish I had magic! Lacking that I'm sending support your way. That waiting really is the hardest part. Sounds like your doc was pleased with today's numbers, though. Hang in there -- you're almost there, but yes it looks a long way off.
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    BabettesFeast reacted to sillykitty in How soon does one poop post-op?   
    8 days ... it was unpleasant! I suggested adding benefiber to your liquids as soon as possible
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    BabettesFeast got a reaction from Frustr8 in Boston/Providence area surgery   
    Lots of love for Newton-Wellesley Hospital, especially Dr. Sheila Partridge.
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    BabettesFeast reacted to GigiNFortWorth in Revision from Sleeve to Loop DS   
    Aww.. what happened with your sleeve? My dr told me just some people don’t do well with the sleeve because it all depends on your metabolic makeup.


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    BabettesFeast reacted to Caribe in Revision from Sleeve to Loop DS   
    The main difference is since my sleeve did not get revised, I don't have the tightness when food hits my sleeve like before. Also you heal much faster at 2.5 weeks I can eat anything I've tried so far. This week I've had chicken and even meatloaf. I still chew forever because I don't know how long it takes my small intestines to heal. I've lost 16lbs since surgery. Weight loss is slower the second time around, but I expected that.


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    BabettesFeast reacted to sawonmv in Boston/Providence area surgery   
    I went to Newton Wellesley Hospital and was extremely impressed!
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    BabettesFeast reacted to Creekimp13 in I'm still not sure. What got you past that unsure feeling? Help!   
    What got me past my fears:
    1. An endometrial cancer scare (obesity increases odds of getting this cancer)
    2. A pre-diabetic blood glucose A1C
    3. Arthritis that was limiting how far I could walk or how long I could stand
    4. Wanting to do adventure vacations with my someday grandkids
    5. Wanting to do more fun active things with my hubby and bestie
    6. Wanting to live.
    7. Wanting to be off medications instead of adding them.

    Everyone is scared of the "what ifs" involved in having weight loss surgery.
    Statistically, you should be more concerned about the "what ifs" involved in remaining obese.
    Obesity related cancers, heart disease, diabetes, mobility issues, stroke, etc.... scare me a hell of a lot more than a two hour surgery that I've done my homework on and have had safety tests to prepare for.
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    BabettesFeast got a reaction from NatureLover888 in HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE POST OP--in Pain and in tears!   
    I've read all posts and can see all sides here. That said, if I were you I'd document *everything* in chronological order. Then I'd give myself a couple of weeks to begin to stabilize and get some perspective. Then I might call a really good personal injury lawyer.
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    BabettesFeast got a reaction from DRoseman in No caffeine? Ever?   
    When I met with my nutritionist yesterday she told me that I would no longer be able to have coffee as of ... now! She said it's the caffeine. She recommended tea, which I believe has caffeine. Does anyone know the reason for this requirement. As my husband said "That would be a deal-breaker for me!" Not a deal breaker for me but I'm really curious. Especially because my favorite Protein Drink, Click, is loaded with caffeine!
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    BabettesFeast got a reaction from blizair09 in Rigorous Pre-Op Eating Plan/Diet   
    Thanks to you both for excellent replies. They've changed my perspective!
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    BabettesFeast got a reaction from twotoo in Is this thread for DS and others, e.g., loop?   
    Welcome! What kind of criticism are you hearing? I know that there are some people who've had what they call the "full DS" or the "real" DS who are pretty fierce in their defense of the procedure. It's a real turn off and I haven't seen it happen here. My only disappointment with these boards is their relative inactivity. If anyone knows of another site that's busier, please share. In the meantime, would you mind sharing your story?

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    BabettesFeast got a reaction from V@l321 in Is this thread for DS and others, e.g., loop?   
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    BabettesFeast reacted to angyplus5 in Is this thread for DS and others, e.g., loop?   
    Welcome! I'm getting the DS in January. Good luck on your journey and if I can help please don't hesitate to ask!!!!

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    BabettesFeast reacted to rembo69 in Is this thread for DS and others, e.g., loop?   
    You have come to the right place. Come on in get comfortable, kick off your shoes & lets talk about DS WLS. For me the Wife & I are up for Loop DS WLS this Tuesday the 17th, that’s right we are going for it on the same day. Our goal is to each lose approximately 200 lbs, with determination & hard work our Dr. advised to expect it to take approximately two years. So our journey has just began & may Gods encourage help us to achieve our goal & healthier life.
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    BabettesFeast reacted to DeathToHarold in This will be my first surgery ever!   
    I am 5 days post-op from duodenal switch. As of today, most of the gas pains are gone. There is still a little bit I am feeling in my shoulder. My abs feel like they have had the work out of their life. I have not been nauseated and I haven't felt any acid. Sure those thing may change but for now nothing.

    I was really worried in the days leading up to surgery, but the day before and the day of I felt really calm. I owned my decision, it was happening, and that made me feel better.

    I was in the hospital for three nights, and they managed my pain very well. The first night out of the hospital was the worst for pain, but I made it through. And that pain was from the gas inside.

    My advice is do everything they tell you leading up to the surgery and after. Don't skip any steps or ignore any suggestions. And while you recover, walk your ass off. I don't think I walked enough in the hospital which is why the gas pains were so bad when I left. Walk, walk, walk. You won't feel like it. It will wipe you out. But walk as much as you can to get that gas worked out of your system.
    You can do this. Just be patient with yourself and your feelings. Before you know it, it will all be done and the next step of your life will be underway. You can do this.
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