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Lynnem6

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Lynnem6 got a reaction from FluffySaysForkIt! in Late 2-3 Month Post-op   
    Maybe write some questions down to ask him and take notes when he speaks. Also, is it possible to take a supportive family member or good friend with you to your appt. to help help advocate for you and help you to remember things that were said? Sorry you’re not feeling well and good luck!
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    Lynnem6 got a reaction from FluffySaysForkIt! in Late 2-3 Month Post-op   
    Maybe write some questions down to ask him and take notes when he speaks. Also, is it possible to take a supportive family member or good friend with you to your appt. to help help advocate for you and help you to remember things that were said? Sorry you’re not feeling well and good luck!
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    Lynnem6 got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Cardiologist Requirement for Surgery   
    I think if you’ve never seen this cardiologist before, you would be considered a new patient. I too have never had any heart issues. I had my appt. 4 mo. before my surgery. The surgeon thought I’d have to have a stress test but the cardiologist just did an EKG and that was it. He (cardiologist) said as long as I wasn’t presenting with any other problems, any further testing could produce a false positive. I think all surgeons (and maybe insurance co.?) just need a cardiologist to clear you for surgery. Good Luck with your surgery!!
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    Lynnem6 reacted to Frustr8 in VSG surgery scheduled for Monday   
    And WL for you will kick into gear soon, as your body wrings out your surgical bloat! If you want a Little inspiration, last September 5th My Surgery Date I was 319, a little less than 1 year later I weighed myself at 185.3 today. And I am now 73 years old, with the natural Basal Metabolism of a Seasick Sea Slug, soooo if I can do it, most everyone can do it too. AND as YOU start losing too, I'm right over here cheering YOU on to a Victory Goal!

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    Lynnem6 got a reaction from Frustr8 in VSG surgery scheduled for Monday   
    Good luck! I had my surgery on Aug. 20.
    5’6 age 56 1st. Surgical consult 374# April 2019 preop 328# August 20, 2019 Weight 346# on August 22, 2019 (post op at home) 2 days later The weight GAIN was a surprise as I thought I would have lost at least a couple of pounds, however, I was pumped full of fluids due to dehydration. Current weight 343# You’ll do great!!!!

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    Lynnem6 got a reaction from Lynda486 in Tomorrow is the day!   
    So, I’m now at home after a 2 nite stay. When I woke up in recovery, I was in a lot of pain. They quickly got it under control for me though. After that, the pain wasn’t so bad. Getting up from a sitting position is the worst, but I hold a pillow to my belly for support when I need to stand up. I’ll be sleeping in my lift chair for a few days as my bed at home doesn’t have rails like the hospital beds do to help pull myself up. I’m looking forward to joining the rest of you losers on the bench quickly!!
    Side note: I actually gained 18 lbs. during my stay. I’m assuming it’s from all the fluids they kept pumping in me. My surgeon said I was actually dehydrated when I checked in, so he really pushed those darn fluids. I’m guessing that I I’ll be going potty a lot pretty soon.

    Thanks to to all of you for the encouraging words and for wishing me good luck!
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    Lynnem6 got a reaction from AZhiker in Tomorrow is the day!   
    I check in the hospital at 7 am tomorrow. Excited and VERY nervous at the same time.
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    Lynnem6 got a reaction from Lynda486 in Tomorrow is the day!   
    So, I’m now at home after a 2 nite stay. When I woke up in recovery, I was in a lot of pain. They quickly got it under control for me though. After that, the pain wasn’t so bad. Getting up from a sitting position is the worst, but I hold a pillow to my belly for support when I need to stand up. I’ll be sleeping in my lift chair for a few days as my bed at home doesn’t have rails like the hospital beds do to help pull myself up. I’m looking forward to joining the rest of you losers on the bench quickly!!
    Side note: I actually gained 18 lbs. during my stay. I’m assuming it’s from all the fluids they kept pumping in me. My surgeon said I was actually dehydrated when I checked in, so he really pushed those darn fluids. I’m guessing that I I’ll be going potty a lot pretty soon.

    Thanks to to all of you for the encouraging words and for wishing me good luck!
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    Lynnem6 got a reaction from AZhiker in Tomorrow is the day!   
    I check in the hospital at 7 am tomorrow. Excited and VERY nervous at the same time.
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    Lynnem6 got a reaction from AZhiker in Tomorrow is the day!   
    I check in the hospital at 7 am tomorrow. Excited and VERY nervous at the same time.
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    Lynnem6 got a reaction from AZhiker in Tomorrow is the day!   
    I check in the hospital at 7 am tomorrow. Excited and VERY nervous at the same time.
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    Lynnem6 got a reaction from AZhiker in Tomorrow is the day!   
    I check in the hospital at 7 am tomorrow. Excited and VERY nervous at the same time.
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    Lynnem6 got a reaction from Selena_Sarajevo in Soon to be sleeved [emoji4]   
    My surgery is on Aug. 20th. I started my clear liquid diet yesterday. It was kind of tough yesterday, but seems to be better today. Good luck on your surgery!!
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    Lynnem6 got a reaction from Selena_Sarajevo in Soon to be sleeved [emoji4]   
    My surgery is on Aug. 20th. I started my clear liquid diet yesterday. It was kind of tough yesterday, but seems to be better today. Good luck on your surgery!!
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    Lynnem6 got a reaction from ARMoma45 in Price of meds. $$$$$   
    I had my pre op appt. today for surgery on Aug. 20. I have no pharmacy coverage for my insurance. He prescribed 4 meds. for post op. All in liquid form. Walmart price : $1,400.00! One for pain, one for nausea, one for acid reflux & one for prevention of gallstones. I told the pharmacy there was no way I could afford that & I would need to contact my doctor. He changed the 1st. three to tablets - to crush (much more affordable). The last one is $614 per mo. I need to take it for 6 mo. At that time he will remove my gallbladder. He wants to wait on that until that time due to the size of my liver. I spoke with his nurse & was told he said there was no other med. available. When I told her the price she said it was outrageous & she’d speak to him again. Anyone else have issues with their prices of meds? Ideas? I do have an appt. with a gastroenterologist this week & will talk to him also to see if he has something he could recommend to my surgeon.

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    Lynnem6 got a reaction from ARMoma45 in Price of meds. $$$$$   
    I had my pre op appt. today for surgery on Aug. 20. I have no pharmacy coverage for my insurance. He prescribed 4 meds. for post op. All in liquid form. Walmart price : $1,400.00! One for pain, one for nausea, one for acid reflux & one for prevention of gallstones. I told the pharmacy there was no way I could afford that & I would need to contact my doctor. He changed the 1st. three to tablets - to crush (much more affordable). The last one is $614 per mo. I need to take it for 6 mo. At that time he will remove my gallbladder. He wants to wait on that until that time due to the size of my liver. I spoke with his nurse & was told he said there was no other med. available. When I told her the price she said it was outrageous & she’d speak to him again. Anyone else have issues with their prices of meds? Ideas? I do have an appt. with a gastroenterologist this week & will talk to him also to see if he has something he could recommend to my surgeon.

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