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cubyblue6

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from Slownstedy in Stomach leaks   
    I would certainly mention it but I may just be trigger happy because of what I'm going through. Better safe than sorry especially since you've had experience with a leak before.

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from Slownstedy in Stomach leaks   
    I'm just taking it one day at a time with baby steps. Kind of going crazy being stuck in the hospital but hopefully they're gonna get me out for a few days before the big surgery in January just to regroup and reframe my mind but I have to have a feeding tube , antibiotics and blood thinner shots so I dont know how they're gonna do it all because I've already had a pic line and 2 mid lines inserted and removed. One of the mid lines actually gave me a blood clot. May just have to hang in the hospital until January which I am not thrilled about.

    We will be consulting a lawyer about the original surgery, we just want to get me better and out of the hospital first and then we'll tackle that mess.

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from Slownstedy in Stomach leaks   
    So my latest update is... they went in and sutured up the leak and then we did a leak test a couple days later and there was just a tiny whisp of a leak barely anything to notice but to to be cautious the docs decided they wanted to to back in and put a stent it to see if it would heal itself. Low and be hold I go in for my next leak test and find that I have what looks to be a different leak but worse. Doc said stent may have made it worse... great. So now they're going to remove the stent Monday which I can't wait for, this stupid thing is uncomfortable and then I guess I'm back to having the total stomach removal on Jan 10th but on the upside and still slightly confusing, they're letting me have some Water. I guess that's because my chest tube is grabbing it all.

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from FluffyChix in Stomach leaks   
    I'm in the hospital right now because of a leak!!! I'm at the end of my journey and I've been here for a month, had 3 chest tubes because the leak got in my lungs and collapsed one. They fixed up most of my problems now they're working on the stomach part which sounds like it's going to involve a stent. Is a stent painful?

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from Slownstedy in Stomach leaks   
    I'm just taking it one day at a time with baby steps. Kind of going crazy being stuck in the hospital but hopefully they're gonna get me out for a few days before the big surgery in January just to regroup and reframe my mind but I have to have a feeding tube , antibiotics and blood thinner shots so I dont know how they're gonna do it all because I've already had a pic line and 2 mid lines inserted and removed. One of the mid lines actually gave me a blood clot. May just have to hang in the hospital until January which I am not thrilled about.

    We will be consulting a lawyer about the original surgery, we just want to get me better and out of the hospital first and then we'll tackle that mess.

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from Slownstedy in Stomach leaks   
    I would certainly mention it but I may just be trigger happy because of what I'm going through. Better safe than sorry especially since you've had experience with a leak before.

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from Slownstedy in Stomach leaks   
    So my latest update is... they went in and sutured up the leak and then we did a leak test a couple days later and there was just a tiny whisp of a leak barely anything to notice but to to be cautious the docs decided they wanted to to back in and put a stent it to see if it would heal itself. Low and be hold I go in for my next leak test and find that I have what looks to be a different leak but worse. Doc said stent may have made it worse... great. So now they're going to remove the stent Monday which I can't wait for, this stupid thing is uncomfortable and then I guess I'm back to having the total stomach removal on Jan 10th but on the upside and still slightly confusing, they're letting me have some Water. I guess that's because my chest tube is grabbing it all.

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Total Gastrectomy anyone?   
    Hi all, I had the sleeve done at the end of August and have had major complications from an undetected leak. We're talking I was on death's door but due to many prayers and wonderful doctors I'm still here.
    Been in the hospital since Nov 5th, doc says no matter how he does it I'll be home for Christmas, I'll just have a feeding tube so there's some good news. Just have to come back after the new year to finish fixing myself up.
    Anyway, one of the possibilities and the end case of all this is that they would have to remove my entire stomach and attach my esophagus to my small intestine. Is there anyone who has had their whole stomach removed? The doc makes it sound like it's no big deal but it just seems like a big freaking deal to not have a stomach at all.
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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Total Gastrectomy anyone?   
    Wow, that must have been a shock. Is the pouch smaller than it would have been for say a "normal" bypass sized stomach?

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from CarmelComplexion in Under 25 and choosing this?!   
    I'm 38 and wish I had done it 10 years ago. You're so young and have so much life left. I feel like I lost so much life being obese and rejecting outings and get togethers because I was embarrassed. Do what you have to do to live your best life.

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from CarmelComplexion in Under 25 and choosing this?!   
    I'm 38 and wish I had done it 10 years ago. You're so young and have so much life left. I feel like I lost so much life being obese and rejecting outings and get togethers because I was embarrassed. Do what you have to do to live your best life.

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from Cherie562 in Stomach cramping   
    I'm about 10 days out from surgery and when I saw my surgeon for my 1 week I asked her about that, she said it was normal and that it would go away and it did just a few days later. I found sometimes taking a deep breath when the pain started helped significantly. Hang in there, it'll pass.

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from Cherie562 in Stomach cramping   
    I'm about 10 days out from surgery and when I saw my surgeon for my 1 week I asked her about that, she said it was normal and that it would go away and it did just a few days later. I found sometimes taking a deep breath when the pain started helped significantly. Hang in there, it'll pass.

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Anyone else NOT NPO for surgery?   
    I had my surgery a couple days ago and the night before they had me drink 2 Ensure Pre-Surgey drinks and I was to have another one in the AM. Each had 52g of carbs! I was told that it aids in recovery and to be honest I don't know if it was the drinks but I felt pretty darn good after my surgery.

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Anyone else NOT NPO for surgery?   
    I had my surgery a couple days ago and the night before they had me drink 2 Ensure Pre-Surgey drinks and I was to have another one in the AM. Each had 52g of carbs! I was told that it aids in recovery and to be honest I don't know if it was the drinks but I felt pretty darn good after my surgery.

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from curlygirlgetsfit in Surgery   
    Had mine this morning around 8-ish i guess, after a few delays. Not sure if it's the meds killing pain or could it be possible that I really don't have any gas pains, am I one of the fortunate ones? 🥳

    Congrats Curlygirl! We did it, now let the fun begin, we got this.

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from curlygirlgetsfit in Surgery   
    Had mine this morning around 8-ish i guess, after a few delays. Not sure if it's the meds killing pain or could it be possible that I really don't have any gas pains, am I one of the fortunate ones? 🥳

    Congrats Curlygirl! We did it, now let the fun begin, we got this.

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  18. Congrats!
    cubyblue6 got a reaction from CC5280 in Any August 2019 people out there?   
    Hi All... I was originally scheduled for a June surgery but during the surgeon's last check of my labs she discovered my TSH levels were stupid high (75!!!) so everything g group d to a halt till I could get that under control. Well 2 1/2 months later everything is good TSH down to .48 and surgery scheduled for August 21st!! So here I am again on my pre-op diet. 3 shakes a day, fruits and veggies, broth, popsicles, jello... you know, the usual. I find that I'm not hungry so much but the excess acid in my stomach would lead me to believe otherwise. Regardless of that, I'm super excited everything seems to be in place now. Hope everyone who's had their surgery is doing well and bask of luck to all of us still to go [emoji847]

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  19. Congrats!
    cubyblue6 got a reaction from CC5280 in Any August 2019 people out there?   
    Hi All... I was originally scheduled for a June surgery but during the surgeon's last check of my labs she discovered my TSH levels were stupid high (75!!!) so everything g group d to a halt till I could get that under control. Well 2 1/2 months later everything is good TSH down to .48 and surgery scheduled for August 21st!! So here I am again on my pre-op diet. 3 shakes a day, fruits and veggies, broth, popsicles, jello... you know, the usual. I find that I'm not hungry so much but the excess acid in my stomach would lead me to believe otherwise. Regardless of that, I'm super excited everything seems to be in place now. Hope everyone who's had their surgery is doing well and bask of luck to all of us still to go [emoji847]

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from dsan0696 in • August 2019 •   
    Me too, me too... August 21st in Chicago. So excited, getting my pre-surgery blood test and clearance right now. 🥳

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from dsan0696 in Any August 2019 people out there?   
    Mines the 21st too, just had that confirmed. Getting pre-surgery clearance and bloodwork now. Waiting for my name to be called [emoji847]

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from dsan0696 in • August 2019 •   
    Me too, me too... August 21st in Chicago. So excited, getting my pre-surgery blood test and clearance right now. 🥳

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from CarmelComplexion in Under 25 and choosing this?!   
    I'm 38 and wish I had done it 10 years ago. You're so young and have so much life left. I feel like I lost so much life being obese and rejecting outings and get togethers because I was embarrassed. Do what you have to do to live your best life.

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from Krimsonbutterflies in June 2019 Surgery Siblings!   
    I dont have my date yet, waiting on insurance approval but the person who submits it doesn't seem too concerned about being approved. She said itll be late May or early June. I'm shooting for june. Gonna do this right and be off most of the summer. IM SUPER EXCITED!!

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    cubyblue6 got a reaction from CarmelComplexion in Under 25 and choosing this?!   
    I'm 38 and wish I had done it 10 years ago. You're so young and have so much life left. I feel like I lost so much life being obese and rejecting outings and get togethers because I was embarrassed. Do what you have to do to live your best life.

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