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Selena_Sarajevo

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  1. I'm post op day 7 Operation was successful Ended up with 6 incisions - with stitches I had 2 draining tubes All other incisions places are ok and healing well but those two where my drain were - it looks awfull I have bloody HOLES and they are not closing Still have secretion coming out those places So ... experiences Cause I'm scared and a angry [emoji36] Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  2. So my surgery is in 9 days My surgeon wants to apply central venous catheter day before surgery Did any of you guys had it applied ? [emoji848][emoji848][emoji848][emoji848] Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  3. Selena_Sarajevo

    INCISION INFECTION

    My surgeon told me the same thing [emoji4] I guess I was just scared and emotional in general . Thanke you so much for explaining. It makes sense that it has to close from inside out . I'm just scared of infections and complications . You helped a lot [emoji8] Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  4. Selena_Sarajevo

    central venous catheter before vsg

    Drains were and still are the worst part of all this . Just today I was freaking out - I have holes in those places and it is ****** scary [emoji43][emoji33] but my surgeon was helpful and explained everything so I'm much calmer right now . Recovery is good except these incisions. Thanks for nice wishes [emoji8] Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  5. Selena_Sarajevo

    central venous catheter before vsg

    Well not really sure about guidelines. I was admitted to hospital and anesthesiologist came and checked me once more - and decided not to go with central line. He said I have good and useable veins. I was receiving a bundle of liquids and medications for first 3 days . Most important everything went well Now heading to healing [emoji4] Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  6. Selena_Sarajevo

    INCISION INFECTION

    Already doing that - changing gauze twice a day Nurses are using Hydrogen , salin and Rivanol solution Of course I contacted my surgeon today Waiting for a response Hoping for the best [emoji4] Thanks for answering [emoji8] Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  7. Selena_Sarajevo

    central venous catheter before vsg

    Just for notice [emoji6] They didn't put central line - my veins were good [emoji4] I had two draining tubes - not sure is that common I'm healing well in 4 incision sites But those two places where drains were are not quite good ... Hoping to resolve that soon [emoji4] Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  8. Hi , So my surgery date is 30.August . Tomorrow I'm starting with my two week pre op diet - and hopefully it won't be too much of a struggle I'm from Sarajevo , Bosnia and Herzegovina Here it is not usual or common to do bariatric surgeries and I have no support system or community - hopefully I'll find support here [emoji4] I have been in this process for two years and it finally get to the end of it . Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  9. Selena_Sarajevo

    Pre op diet!

    I must be there two days earlier.First day they will do my blood tests for check up. Second day they will apply central venous line and the third day it is surgery . Good luck to you too [emoji8][emoji8][emoji8] Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  10. Selena_Sarajevo

    Pre op diet!

    It is madness - just two more days until going to hospital - and four days until surgery [emoji27][emoji1] is it even possible that days are going by so fast [emoji23] good luck to you [emoji8] Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  11. Selena_Sarajevo

    Pre op diet!

    It is hard in the beginning. I have did full liquid diet for first three - four days. I had headache and felt weak in those first days Good luck with your surgery and your journey [emoji8] Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  12. Selena_Sarajevo

    Pre op diet!

    Well my surgeon requested diet woth calorie intake 1200 - as long as I stayed in that range I can eat anything I want But cause of easier calorie counting I'm in a full liquid diet with one meat - low or no carbs meal Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  13. Selena_Sarajevo

    central venous catheter before vsg

    I know about Betadine - the colour and the smell is weird [emoji57] Lets hope it will all pass well Can't wait these seven days to pass ... Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  14. Selena_Sarajevo

    central venous catheter before vsg

    Honestly , I hope too . Thanks - any experience means a lot I will ask my surgeon is it really necessary or not Of course - you must feel the line going in ... There is a bundle of complications connected with central line but I'll hope for the best Thanks Mikeyy [emoji8] Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  15. Selena_Sarajevo

    central venous catheter before vsg

    I know [emoji6] is it weird that I'm scared more of placing central line than I'm scared of surgery it self ? I haven't had any surgery at all so don't really know what to expect Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  16. Selena_Sarajevo

    central venous catheter before vsg

    Yes , that is central line that goes to the heart . Obviously it doesn't kill because it enters the vein and it doesn't cut your carotid artery [emoji5] it goes in jugular is subclavial vein [emoji5] I'll let you know what and how it ended Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  17. Selena_Sarajevo

    central venous catheter before vsg

    Oh I know why and which is the use of central line.. I know it is usually placed in to jugular vein or subclavial vein I was just worried about potential infections and I haven't seen a lot of bariatric patients having it ... Thanks for sharing I know obese people have that issue with veins - hard to reach or they pull back or simply having thin veins Hoping for the best and of course I'll let you guys know what happened [emoji854] Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  18. Selena_Sarajevo

    central venous catheter before vsg

    Thanks Your experience means a lot I'm guessing that my surgeon is just being carefull and wants to avoid unnecessary search for the veins of they pull back Did you have any issues with the c.line - infection or something like that and was it hard for you when they placed it ? Of course it is not the end of the world [emoji4] Thanks one more time m Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  19. Selena_Sarajevo

    central venous catheter before vsg

    Well if my surgeon considers that it should be placed - I won't disagree I'm worried about possible infection but I won't have it for long so hope for the best I'll see whether he taught in ordinary iv path or on the central line Anyway I'll let you know when that happens [emoji4] Regarding the showering and special antibacterial soap - I don't know what is the protocol in this hospital We will see what is going to happen [emoji854] Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  20. Selena_Sarajevo

    central venous catheter before vsg

    Thanks [emoji4] I just haven't seen it often with other patients so it was just curiosity I guess my doctor has a reason for that decision I was kind of worried about placing but hope everything goes well with both I sure will let you guys know what happened with that [emoji854] Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  21. Selena_Sarajevo

    SCARED OUT OF MIND!!!

    Yep, I know [emoji23] This is just me - being foolish [emoji854] It sounds funny even to me but it is one think I do think about [emoji846] sure thing they are equipped to deal with obese patients . Your answers make me realise how funny my fears are [emoji7] thanks Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  22. Selena_Sarajevo

    SCARED OUT OF MIND!!!

    My surgery is 30th August and I'm not scared of surgery itself I'm scared of anaesthetic and not waking up after [emoji28] Also I'm thinking about how the hell will they put me to surgical table or to bed after [emoji23] I'm heavy and huge [emoji23] I know it is safe procedure but fear is irrational [emoji4] Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  23. Selena_Sarajevo

    Pre op diet!

    Yes , you are right I have noticed it is normal in first days cause it is a huge difference in calorie intake and in makros it self . But overall I'm holding quite well Had no crisis so far or need to eat more than this I'm struggling with water .. It is so hard to drink enough . Thanks [emoji8] Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  24. Selena_Sarajevo

    Pre op diet!

    It is not so bad , at least it wasn't today . I'm allowed to drink soups and protein shakes - but must keep my calorie intake to 1200 . Right now I'm bothered by headache but I guess it is normal untill my body gets used to this I will start taking biotin and some good vitamin and mineral combo tomorow just to keep my immune system in check I even walked a few hours with my girl We went in parks and she had fun Hopefully tomorrow will be a success like today [emoji2] Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
  25. Selena_Sarajevo

    The Thrill Is Gone

    I agree with you ... I felt better while watching and comforting my self - see you aren't so big ... you won't be like that ... And there was a good side ... I freaked out while watching - I don't want to be like this... not being able to walk , shower , or anything on my own . Now , I don't watch it . My surgery is coming soon - just 15 days [emoji27] Sent from my SM-J500FN using BariatricPal mobile app
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