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mjctexas

Duodenal Switch Patients
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    mjctexas got a reaction from Glamgirl in 4 Days Post Op DS   
    I am now 13 days post op. I feel good. Yesterday I weighed in at 203 - not bad at all. I had my first follow-up last Wednesday, 7/18. Everything checked out fine, and I was given the green light to move to soft foods. And, because shrimp is easily digestible, I was also given the "ok" to eat this - and I had no issues with it (had it for lunch and dinner that day). It feels so good to be eating real food again. My current goal is 30g of Protein per day, but I've been getting closer to 40 and going to take in more protein Water to get it even higher. Per doc's instructions, I will start lifting 5 lb weights for my arms to build some muscle. I've been getting in my water a lot easier now - meeting my 64 oz daily goal.

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    mjctexas got a reaction from Glamgirl in 4 Days Post Op DS   
    I am now 13 days post op. I feel good. Yesterday I weighed in at 203 - not bad at all. I had my first follow-up last Wednesday, 7/18. Everything checked out fine, and I was given the green light to move to soft foods. And, because shrimp is easily digestible, I was also given the "ok" to eat this - and I had no issues with it (had it for lunch and dinner that day). It feels so good to be eating real food again. My current goal is 30g of Protein per day, but I've been getting closer to 40 and going to take in more protein Water to get it even higher. Per doc's instructions, I will start lifting 5 lb weights for my arms to build some muscle. I've been getting in my water a lot easier now - meeting my 64 oz daily goal.

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    mjctexas got a reaction from Glamgirl in 4 Days Post Op DS   
    I am now 13 days post op. I feel good. Yesterday I weighed in at 203 - not bad at all. I had my first follow-up last Wednesday, 7/18. Everything checked out fine, and I was given the green light to move to soft foods. And, because shrimp is easily digestible, I was also given the "ok" to eat this - and I had no issues with it (had it for lunch and dinner that day). It feels so good to be eating real food again. My current goal is 30g of Protein per day, but I've been getting closer to 40 and going to take in more protein Water to get it even higher. Per doc's instructions, I will start lifting 5 lb weights for my arms to build some muscle. I've been getting in my water a lot easier now - meeting my 64 oz daily goal.

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    mjctexas got a reaction from MarinaGirl in 4 Days Post Op DS   
    Hello All -
    So I had my DS surgery with Dr. Keshishian in California on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 (forgive me if I'm not doing this right, I am counting my surgery day as "day 1"). It was to be done laproscopically, but I had a lot of scar tissue from previous surgeries, so he did have to cut into my lower abdomen area. When I awoke, I was in a lot of pain and vomitting from the anesthesia. The first day was not good for me. It was many hours before they made me get up to walk (and it was a very short distance).
    My second day was a little better, but I was still out of it most of the day and didn't want to press the morphine button that much - in fact, I only pressed it once on this day, and it was the last time I needed it. I did get up to walk a few times and had some of the liquids. I still had not passed any gas on my own and I had that infamous shoulder pain from gas. Around 11:30p this night, I was given milk of mag to help with this, and it did the next day. Doc checked on me several times throughout the day. I showered on this day, which felt so good to do.
    Third day I awoke feeling much better, even though I didn't sleep very well - was up at least once every hour. I passed a little gas early in the morning, and my shoulder pain went away - yay! On my Breakfast tray was plain yogurt, grape juice, and a few other things I didn't peep into. I had some of the yogurt and grape juice, and Water - and oh my was it good! I only ate just the tip of a teaspoon, so it wasn't much. I definitely didn't want to get sick. My doc said it was ok for me to drink Protein water, so I also started drinking on this (I was able to finish most of this by nighttime). lunch was more of the same, and I was given the "ok" to be discharged later in the day. I took a couple more walks, worked on my breathing mechanism, and showered. It was a few more hours before I was officially discharged. I was given an Abdominal binder to wear and they put it on me, and i thought it would help with moving around, but for me it really didn't help. Because I am 5'2, it was really uncomfortable when I was sitting, so I did take it off at hotel. Once we got back to hotel, I continued to sip on my protein water, and it just felt so much better being out of the hospital environment - know what i mean? I did sleep a lot better, but not through the whole night.
    Today, fourth day, I feel good. I am using my 1/2 cup measuring cup so that I know i need to drink that amount of water each hour, and it's working really well. I still have pain where my incision is, but it is tolerable. I took a pain pill this morning around 5a, and so far, so good. Also taking pepcid to help with stomach acid.
    Every day is getting better. And, the nurses at the hospital, for the first two nights were excellent! I wasn't weighed before surgery, so I don't have a SW, but I will stick with 220, which was my weight the day before. On day 2, they weighed me, and I was 222 - nurse said not to be discouraged that it was from all the fluids they gave me. I also didn't take my measurements, and I am ok with that too LOL. For me, all I need to know is that I was wearing a size 16 pants and size XL shirt. I'm not all that bloated like I thought I would be, which is a plus.
    Take care and will post more as my journey continues.
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    mjctexas got a reaction from Strivingforbetter in Heard of Dr. Ara Kashishian in Cali?   
    @meltingmeDS thanks for the well wishes ! just sent you a PM. i am so close to surgery now and getting things ready. good luck to you too! I will be following u as well :-)
    i will post a different thread/update once my surgery has been completed.
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    mjctexas got a reaction from Strivingforbetter in Heard of Dr. Ara Kashishian in Cali?   
    july 11... so just under a month away!! completed bloodwork, EKG & chest xrays yesterday. Thank you so much. I will post an update after surgery, and it will likely be me because my husband doesn't really do much on the pc.
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    mjctexas got a reaction from MarinaGirl in Heard of Dr. Ara Kashishian in Cali?   
    thanks for the replies. i have chosen dr. k to perform my DS ....
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    mjctexas got a reaction from MelTed in Hi everyone! Surgery on Monday!   
    hi Momo & Melissa - i, too, have PCOS and am having Duodenal Switch surgery on July 11. I am excited and i also wonder how my PCOS will affect my weight loss.
    Momo, it looks like you are doing great. How long has it been since you first had surgery? Do you still have PCOS symptoms?
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    mjctexas got a reaction from Strivingforbetter in Heard of Dr. Ara Kashishian in Cali?   
    july 11... so just under a month away!! completed bloodwork, EKG & chest xrays yesterday. Thank you so much. I will post an update after surgery, and it will likely be me because my husband doesn't really do much on the pc.
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