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Linda Cooney

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. My journey has been easy. I woke up from surgery pain free and have remained that way. In addition to no surgery pain, my slight incontinance is gone, I’m off most meds, including all pain pills, and have lost 35 pounds. My neuropathy is slowly lessening. I still need both knees replaced, but am currently almost arthritis pain free. I resolved my nausea with bariatric vitamins with a Tespo machine. I know everyone doesn’t have the same experience, but I think that with mental and emotional preparedness, that everyone can. Life is what you make of it and sometimes, you have to just take comfort in half a glass, fluff out your tutu and dance on. Good luck everyone
  2. Please don’t take this as a negative response, but it sounds like your choice to not willingly eat carbs or sugar, even in healthy options, might benefit from maybe a couple of counseling sessions. I’d start with a nutritionist.
  3. Linda Cooney

    Tespo

    Matt, thank you for your informed reply. I started vitamins this am and gagged through them. Do you know if the pods cover all the bariatric minimums? Many thanks Linda
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    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    I’m two days post surgery and am thankful for my blessings. I had no pain and very manageable gas. Have not been on opioid painmeds since the early am the day after. I had some nausea but manageable. I’ve not thrown up. Getting more water in day by day. Had a shake, a jello, 8 oz and am working on a 24oz protein water. Do not like giving myself shots. I’m home today as smell of food nauseates me. Going to my sons house when the start broadcasting their YouTube show. My daughter is The Art Sherpa on Facebook and YouTube and I love watching the broadcasts. Happy thanksgiving all
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    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    Surgery day today. He was running almost two hours late but got me in and out and to room within about 3.5 hours. “Hello, darkness, my old friend”. Morphine was my drug of choice and I slept comfortably for 3 hours. Assuring everyone I did not die on messages after a 15 minute walk. Tender but NO PAIN. Am sure when the gas rolls in, I’ll be sweating bullets, but that too will pass. Let’s do this.
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    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    My family not supportive either but you have to do what you need to do. They don’t walk in your shoes. I’m waiting for surgery now, just saw the doctor, who is running 2 hours late but said he watch the procedure on YouTube last night, so guess we are good. My son dropped me off 6 hours ago but is heading back to be here while I’m in surgery. I’m 67, have had 14 major surgeries, and need both knees replaced. I’m doing this so that that surgery goes well and to keep the burden off the knees and back. You’ve got this
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    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    In surgery prep room trying to convince them I know my veins better than they do. My surgery twin in surgery. Only nervous about this stupid iv. 3 large hematoma from the iv last week. Good luck all. Linda
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    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    What he said. ^. 🦊
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    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    Glad to hear it Sealeafi - heading to hospital on an hour. Have chapstick, will travel.
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    Linda

    Just being me
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    I wanted gray hair like my sisters.

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    Lasted 6 months.

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    Me

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    Linda

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    Before

    Before pre-op diet. 11-18-18
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    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    Was doing research on what to take to the hospital and one article said that you will have extreme gas and it will smell bad and if you will have lots of guests, to take a room deodorizer. Brilliant. Good use for that poo-poo spray someone gave me in the white elephant exchange last year.
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    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    Surgery scheduled at noon tomorrow. My dr only uses a 4 day diet prep, have lost about 5 lbs so far. Suppose everyone goes through second thoughts about what they are giving up. For me, it is my only choice so I’m plowing on. Let’s do this.
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    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    I get sleeved on Monday. Start me pre-op diet tomorrow. Co-workers took me out for the Last Supper yesterday. I have a surgery twin with the same doctor and same hospital so I’ll have good company. They may even put us in the same room, which would be great. Best speedy recovery wishes to all you November hero’s who have gone before me.
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    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    I’m scheduled for Nov 18, have laid in the last of the immediate supplies at home. Hope to just spend next weekend with last minute preps and getting through the liver reduction diet. I’m expecting that I will be in more than one day because I had my EDG on Thursday and besides missing the iv vein three times, I also have a esophagitis. Such is life. One thing the doctor did not suggest was what to pack for the hospital. Any veterans out there with suggestions?
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    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    You can also check the bone chicken broth. It may have some protein
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    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    I got celebrate u flavored on amazon. I also got protein water on amazon, but watch the price breaks between 10 and 20 grams of protein You can have the protein water immediately and Amazon delivers
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    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    That’s one form. There is also protein water. Walmart has protein jello that you can order. There is protein powder you can add to your broth or soup.
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    November 2018 Sleevers!?!?

    As an abdominal surgery veteran, about 7-8, the trick to gas relief is a hug pillow or blanket. You lay it across the abdominal to provide support for sneezing, coughing, laughing. To relieve gas in bed, lay it across the abdomen and put your hands on top for support, press your heels into the mattress, lifting the buttocks up. Used to be you could not go home until you passed gas.
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