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About melmet42

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  • Birthday 12/11/1977

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    My name is Melissa and I am from Michigan. I will be 42 in 8 days. 42 is my lucky number and hopefully best year of my life after VSG.
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    Clinton Township
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  1. melmet42

    Life Taken Away

    There are no words....I am so sorry for your loss. We are all here for you.
  2. melmet42

    January 2020 Surgery Date

    Good luck!!! Keep us posted
  3. melmet42

    January 2020 Surgery Date

    Are you having VSG or RNY?
  4. melmet42

    January 2020 Surgery Date

    I did, they gave me one when I got to the hospital and sent me home with a few more. I get bad motion sickness, so I guess when this patch wears off I’ll see what happens. Thank you very much.
  5. melmet42

    January 2020 Surgery Date

    Thank you, I will ask the dr on my follow up appointment Tuesday.
  6. melmet42

    January 2020 Surgery Date

    Has anyone been having strange vision issues after? Prior to surgery I had perfect vision, now when I try to look at anything close up it is really blurry. It’s fine for things a little further out though.
  7. melmet42

    January 2020 Surgery Date

    I am sipping every chance I get, either protein shakes, popsicles, or a big jug of water. A few things I’ve found that make the pain worse is drinking cold water and then taking a sip of warm soup. Plus anything ice cold makes my stomach spasm. I keep hoping the walking will make it better, I get up every 15 minutes and walk around the house. Thanks for your encouragement.
  8. melmet42

    January 2020 Surgery Date

    4 days post op and I feel really bloated still, is this normal? I’m passing gas as best I can, but I still feel like my stomach is very hard and stretched. Any thoughts would be helpful.
  9. melmet42

    January 2020 Surgery Date

    Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement. Day 3 has been so much better. I should be able to go home today.
  10. melmet42

    January 2020 Surgery Date

    Day 2 pre-op, they are keeping me again overnight since my pain is really bad....the ab binder helps so much. I took it off for a bit last night and started having terrible muscle spasms. Drinking sips of water and sucking on ice chips. Hoping to feel better tomorrow
  11. melmet42

    January 2020 Surgery Date

    I finally got my time! I have to be at the hospital tomorrow morning at 7:00 am, the surgery is at 9:30 am. Hoping and praying that everything goes well and I have an easy recovery. Good luck to everyone else having surgery this week. I can’t wait to hear how all of you are doing.
  12. melmet42


    My surgery is the 21st. The closer it gets to my date the more anxious I get. Try reading the January surgeries thread. It is full of people that have had their surgeries this month and updates on how their experience was. It has actually made me feel a lot better being able to follow everyone through their journey.
  13. melmet42

    January 2020 Surgery Date

    That sounds like it went pretty well. I am hoping mine goes that easily. I’ve got the freeze sleeves for protein water, so I’m glad those are working well. Thank you so much for sharing! I hope your recovery continues to go well.
  14. melmet42

    January 2020 Surgery Date

    I was thinking this morning too about something to look forward to instead of dreading the surgery and mine is to be able to sit on an airplane and be comfortable in my seat. Not have the seatbelt to tight or the armrest pressing into my sides. I’m going to Europe with my daughter April 1st for her senior trip and that is a long flight to be uncomfortable. I can’t wait!