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curvytiff

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    curvytiff reacted to AlishaD in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    I am 3 days post op and on the liquid diet, which isn’t so bad at the minute. Nothing tastes the same and I def don’t feel myself. I keep getting a pain in my chest like rising air bubbles, makes me feel like I want to burp. I don’t know if I am over thinking things. Have started taking meds and had to do my first tummy injection yesterday which is horrific. Did have second thoughts on day two in hospital thinking was this the right thing to do??? In a very strange place, but it’s encouraging to see some positive comments on her. Feel very much alone in this journey 🙄
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    curvytiff reacted to Amanda0911 in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    Joined the Losers bench this morning! I'm feeling well and everything went great. [emoji3059]

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    curvytiff got a reaction from getthin in Insurance verification   
    Agree 100%. I called my insurance to ask if I was covered, and they provided the full coverage policy for gastric sleeve. This helped a ton! When my bariatric place did the initial check on the insurance they said that I was not covered and would have to be self pay. I told them that I had already checked with my insurance and that they should try again. Come to find out I was covered and the person she spoke to thought she was checking on plastic surgery vs. bariatric surgery.
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    curvytiff reacted to danielleleigh90 in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    My surgery is tomorrow guys! 😬😬😬 I won’t lie I’m nervous (especially knowing family won’t be there). The last few days have been filled with nerves and wondering if I’m doing what’s best for me. But! I know this is the best possible decision & I know that I’m going to be so much happier!
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    curvytiff reacted to NYMermaid67 in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    Oops ... forgot details & don’t know how to edit my previous post 🙄

    Gastric Sleeve (7/6/20)
    HW: 240
    SW: 227
    CW: 224.5

    A lil sore, a lil hungry but struggling w/ liquids & Protein requirements none-the-less.

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    curvytiff reacted to BigSue in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    Maybe your hospital has its own lab where they do the testing. I think the tests really only take a few hours to run, but there is a long queue since so many people are getting tested. My hospital sends the tests to an outside lab, so they have no control over how long they take, but if your hospital is doing them in-house, they could put yours at the front of the line.
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    curvytiff reacted to Lmpg in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    I kinda felt that way too. I got to have my test like 3 weeks b4 my surgery. The results came back very fast and negative. I just know u will have the same. It will all work out just like u want it. Hopefully your just getting cold feet. It is gonna be incredible 😍 no worries 👍
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    curvytiff reacted to Maryeuh in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    Thank you, yes I cried a bit. not much. I know it'll eventually happen. I will keep up with the diet and maybe start incorporating some exercises into my routine.
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    curvytiff reacted to Pandemonium in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    Surgery was first thing in the morning on 7/7. Discharged from the hospital the following morning. Overnight at the hospital wasn't bad, if only a little tedious. Made good progress on my Fluid intake while there.
    Pain was minimal once home, topping out around a 4. Liquid acetaminophen is all I've needed.
    Visiting nurse stopped by on 7/9 to check my vitals and see how I was doing. Did three 10 minute walks outside, which was overachieving because there was more discomfort on the last walk and I woke up exhausted the following morning. Drank 51 ounces of fluids, including 8 ounces of Celebrate 4:1 Protein Shake
    Removed the binder and took a very welcome shower before the VNA stopped by on Friday morning. She said that the swelling and inflammation around my incisions had subsided a lot from the day before. Also had first post-op bowel movement. That almost sent me running for the ER because I wasn't warned about how it was going to look. Doctor assured me that it was normal after spending a lot of the day in a mild state of panic. Consumed 53 ounces of fluids, including 16 ounces of Celebrate 4:1 shakes. Scaled back my activity to just two 10 minute walks outside. Did not put the binder back on as I didn't feel any added pain or discomfort from not wearing it.
    Today? Well, pain is pretty much gone. Haven't taken any liquid acetaminophen yet today. Still feeling tired. Doctor has said to not do any exercise today and simply rest. Am supposed to drink 16 ounces of Celebrate 4:1 and 8 ounces of Premiere Protein today, on top of other fluids. The biggest complaint I have at the moment is how itchy my stomach is. A combination of the incisions healing and all of the body hair that was shaved off starting to grow back in.
    Another VNA visit tomorrow and then 1st post-op followup with my doctor on Monday.
    So far so good!
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    curvytiff reacted to Maryeuh in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    Hey everyone, so bad news. My surgery for july 14th was cancelled. Not sure when it will be scheduled again. I was so close. Im upset, but Im keeping in mind that I will eventually have my surgery. Im just trying to stay positive. Ill keep on with my diet. Not much more I can do at this time.
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    curvytiff reacted to KarmaNina in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    Just checking in fellow July 2020 surgery frens. My surgery was July 7, was supposed to be discharged yesterday, however I was not passing enough urine to satisfy the requirements to go home. They had to straight cath me 3 times yesterday. After the 3rd one, I was able to go an acceptable amount.
    Night 2 was much more laid back. I was not poked or prodded every hour, only when I got up or every 4 hours.
    They sent me home on the full liquid diet which is much better than the clear liquid. 👍🏼
    I got home around 2ish and I am still so tired, so I took a nap and just woke up.
    Time for those pain meds. Liquid acetaminophen and codeine as needed. Pain isn’t as bad as I had figured it would be. 🙏🏼

    I hope all of those who had surgery have had a fairly easy go like me.
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    curvytiff reacted to KokoA in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    I was sleeved yesterday! I feel pain and pressure in my belly and shoulders. I was given pain meds and muscle relaxers. I was expected to be discharged today but Plan changed for tomorrow.
    I am on clear liquid for now, tomorrow I start adding Protein Shakes to my diet
  13. Congrats!
    curvytiff reacted to danielleleigh90 in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    My surgeon's office called & said they had a cancellation, they offered me to come in a week early for surgery. My new date is 7/13! I'M SO EXCITED!
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    curvytiff reacted to WishMeSmaller in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    Hi July peeps! I had my RNY yesterday. Doing well. Should be discharged after my clear liquid lunch. Some pain, but mostly not too bad. Hope all of my surgery twins and those having surgery this week are doing well. I will try to keep everyone posted on here.
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    curvytiff reacted to Pandemonium in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    T-minus 3 hours. Wish I'd slept better/more, but there was a slim chance of that happening. See ya in 6-8 hours!
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    curvytiff reacted to KarmaNina in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    Tomorrow is the day! RNY at noon.

    Prayers and love to all of my fellow July 2020 Surgery guys and gals! 🙏🏼❤️

    Let’s do this. 😎


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    curvytiff reacted to justinas_journey_vsg in New Member! 11 months Post-op....-122lbs   
    Hi everyone! I have no clue how I didn't know this forum existed until just now! I love sharing my story and learning from others so I thought I would introduce myself.
    I'm 11 months post op
    Ht: 5'5"
    HW:264
    SW:260
    CW:142.8
    I have an Instagram where I post quite often @justinas_journey_vsg


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    curvytiff reacted to INEEDABUDDY in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    Getting ready

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    curvytiff got a reaction from DwGirl in Finished all my pre-op waiting on a approval and Date   
    My insurance paperwork was submitted on Tuesday and I was told it would take 3-5 business days fingerscross and hopefully we hear something back soon! The coordinator has blocked off July 14 as my surgery date.
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    curvytiff got a reaction from DwGirl in Finished all my pre-op waiting on a approval and Date   
    My insurance paperwork was submitted on Tuesday and I was told it would take 3-5 business days fingerscross and hopefully we hear something back soon! The coordinator has blocked off July 14 as my surgery date.
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    curvytiff reacted to lopezamyyy in Surgery!   
    Have my surgery July 17
    & im 21 & in super nervous.
    This is my first surgery, never been put to sleep and thats what triggering me. Also im scared of the pain🥺 even though i know this will help me a lot.
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    curvytiff got a reaction from Lady Zae in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    I have my last nutritional appointment Thursday, but called the office to make sure my coordinator had everything she needs. She went ahead and gave me a surgery date of July 14th!!!! Hope it sticks, since my insurance hasn't even been filed yet, but she sounded confident and said I'll need to start my preop diet on 6/30th. So excited!!
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    curvytiff got a reaction from Lady Zae in July 2020 Surgery anyone?   
    I have my last nutritional appointment Thursday, but called the office to make sure my coordinator had everything she needs. She went ahead and gave me a surgery date of July 14th!!!! Hope it sticks, since my insurance hasn't even been filed yet, but she sounded confident and said I'll need to start my preop diet on 6/30th. So excited!!
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    curvytiff reacted to Ilanarose in Surgery tomorrow - I’m scared!!   
    Hi all, my first post here. Having my surgery tomorrow, got rescheduled from March, 3 days before surgery because of COVID. I was in such a Good headspace last time. I still feel excited for the future and know I want to do this but I’m so scared. Scared I will fail, scared of the pain post op, feeling sick, dizzy, Scared I’ll f**k up the routine, I don’t know! I’m also just super anxious because no one can be in the hospital with me because of COVID which really sucks. My boyfriend is my rock and I just really wanted him there with me. Luckily my mom works in the hospital and should be able to be around but I’m not sure how much. Any advice/ wisdom to calm my nerves? I cried when I went in for the endoscopy I just don’t like hospitals, so I’m pretty sure I’ll be a mess tomorrow. And my surgery isn’t until 4pm so I’ll be extra hangry.
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    curvytiff reacted to Raebae in Newbie   
    Congratulations just had my sleeve done yesterday
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