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Pearldrop

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Stitches or Dermabond

    I’m not sure what I have yet. I have plasters on my incisions, guess I’ll find out when the come off in the shower. They don’t scratch or itch so I’m pretty happy about that. The weirdest thing for me is I haven’t had a poo for 3 days. I know why, it’s just weird. I don’t feel constipated at all, and have released some gas
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    Post op liquid diet

    I don’t mind the liquids, as it’s winter in Australia I’m having broth a lot, it’s easy to sip and doesn’t upset my tummy
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    Possible I've Lost Too Much?

    From what you’ve said, you aren’t eating enough of the good foods or drinking water if your dehydrated. Is the a number you can call for advice? If not, keep up your liquids and protein til you can speak with your doctor.
  4. I fear this too. We have a tool to help us, write down everything you eat, double check your food choices, remember why you did this. Think of all the health benefits you have now and focus on your success and don’t have ‘cheat days’ with food.
  5. I feel pretty good. Some minor gas pain, but that should be gone by tomorrow. Was allowed liquids today for the first time. My taste buds don’t appear to have changed much, yet. I haven’t had much, as a few spoonfuls of broth satisfies me. will be likely going home tomorrow night if everything continues this way. I’m still on a drip so I’m hydrated for when I go home.
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    June sleevers

    I’m on the other side now. Everything went well and I’m feeling pretty good
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    Post op walking

    I’m up and walking around the ward. No nice outdoor area where I am. Most of the discomfort is from the gas. I do have a sore tummy, I’m taking pain relief for that
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    Bruising

    Thanks Charity G I was having the heirna repair too and wondering if I’d have the walls thing too
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    Preop

    I used the optifast brand for the soups, a bit bland but ok. I substituted the shakes for ‘get up and go’. My nutritionist suggested it as a back up to the shakes
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    Anyone NOT lose their hair?

    A lot of people seem to experience head hair loss, what about other hair? Have any of you lost leg hair or underarm hair or eyebrows? Have any men lost their facial hair?
  11. The preop was hard. I had a few nibbles here and there, nothing too drastic. The protein drinks/soups did make me poo a lot so nothing stayed too long in my system. The best thing I did was drinking so much water. I managed 3+ litres a day. I usually drink a lot of water of a day and to bump up my night intake I drank from a wine glass.
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    I miss straws!

    I was told to avoid straws as well, so I bought a sippy cup, like I had as a kid. Hoping this will slow my drinking rate, and I can then progress to my bottle
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    June Sleevers Lets Get Excited!!!

    Please keep me updated on your progress I want to hear about your success, and provide support during our down times
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    Anxious - Lonely - No Friends to Support My Journey

    Welcome to the team. I have found this place to be informative, friendly, supportive and a safe place. i hope you find what you need here to assist you. I echo Ash’s advice, a therapist on your team really helps.
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    June Sleevers Lets Get Excited!!!

    I didn’t know that was an option, do you have someone at home, like a nurse that drops by, or do you call if you need something?
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    Almost under 200lbs!

    So many choices, and options already. Maybe take a weekend holiday to your favourite place. If you’re an animal person get yourself a pet or volunteer as a dog walker. Go swimming and feel good.
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    June Sleevers Lets Get Excited!!!

    I’m due to go home Thursday night. I’m in Australia, with private insurance, and my surgeon prefers a longer stay so he can monitor your fluids. For the first week he prefers less intake by mouth nd to get your fluids via a drip. How long are you in for? The hospital stays seem to be shorter elsewhere.
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    June 4th surgery twins?

    And just found out I get another shower and can start walking in an hour! Yeah
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    June 4th surgery twins?

    It’s the morning after and I’m feeling good, considering. i wet the bed last night, I was a little too comfortably numb, and now have bladder control back this morning. I have some pain from the gas, it is manageable at this stage. I’ve taken my drs advice and am having all the pain relief offered. I am able to move around on my own and am having ice chipsand using lip balm. That with the drip is stopping me from being dehydrated. I drank a lot of Water leading up to the surgery so my body was well hydrated prior to fasting so I think that helped. I don’t feel hungry, but would love a coffee. Will see the surgeon later today to see when I’m on liquids. hope all my surgery twins are doing great.
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    June Sleevers Lets Get Excited!!!

    It’s the morning after and I’m feeling good, considering. i wet the bed last night, I was a little too comfortably numb, and now have bladder control back this morning. I have some pain from the gas, it is manageable at this stage. I’ve taken my drs advice and am having all the pain relief offered. I am able to move around on my own and am having ice chips and using lip balm. That with the drip is stopping me from being dehydrated. I drank a lot of water leading up to the surgery so my body was well hydrated prior to fasting so I think that helped. I don’t feel hungry, but would love a coffee. Will see the surgeon later today to see when I’m on liquids. hope all my surgery twins are doing great.
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    One month post-surgery comparisons

    You are making great progress. Looking wonderful
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    June 4th surgery twins?

    I’m on the other side!! Surgery went well. I’m feeling no nausea so that’s a huge plus. I’m still on pain meds so it’s all hugs & puppies for now. im allowed to have ice chips so that’s helping with the thirst. So far so good how are the other 4 June peeps feeling?
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    June Sleevers Lets Get Excited!!!

    I’m on the other side!! Surgery went well. I’m feeling no nausea so that’s a huge plus. I’m still on pain meds so it’s all hugs & puppies for now. im allowed to have ice chips so that’s helping with the thirst. So far so good how are the other 4 June peeps feeling?
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    June 4th surgery twins?

    Hey the fellow 4 June sleevers. How’s everyone feeling? Not long now and we will be on the other side. My surgery is planned for 1pm and my surgeon has told me I’ll be in hospital for at least 3 nights. I’m hoping by the 4th night, when I’m back home, I can side sleep with some support on my tummy
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    Post OP sickness

    Ouch UTI are not fun. I hope they gave you antibiotics that you can take. I assume you are taking your supplements? On a different thread here, someone had a B12 shot and it helped with the lack of energy. Two weeks post op, is not long for your body to recover. Before you add carbs, Check with your team and stick with your plan.
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