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About LuckyKelleyK

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  • Birthday 05/08/1985

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  1. LuckyKelleyK

    May Surgeries - check in!

    Hey everyone. So I had surgery yesterday and I’m home tonight. I’m having a problem with laying down, I end up having so much gas discomfort and nausea that I have to sit up to burp frequently. Anyone else having this issue? It’s really uncomfortable and I’m concerned. I hate nausea. I also took zofran a few hours ago, I just took Prevacid that they prescribed.
  2. LuckyKelleyK

    May Surgeries - check in!

    Oh you are lucky! I have had to be on just Clears today (before I didn't do liquids just had to do low cal). I feel so weak and shaky. Guess its good I'm going in practically the middle of the night!
  3. LuckyKelleyK

    May Surgeries - check in!

    I’m tomorrow as well! I have to be there at 4:30 in the morning 😖. My surgery is at 7:30 but I guess they’re going to do some nerve blocks first. Good luck to everybody!
  4. LuckyKelleyK

    May Surgeries - check in!

    I had my EKG and my surgical clearance today from my pcp. I also started my pre op diet today. My surgeon doesn’t require liquids, just low cal low carb 1000-1100 calories a day. I’m a floor nurse and some days I’m absolutely running so they told me I could eat a little more on those days. I only have to do liquids 24 hours before. 2 weeks from today I will already be out of surgery! 🤗. It’s a little odd because the unit I will be on is the one I worked on for 6 years. At least I get to pick my nurses since I know them all 😂
  5. LuckyKelleyK

    May Surgeries - check in!

    I just had my pre-op appointment and pre-op diet starts tomorrow. I can’t believe my surgery is 2 weeks from tomorrow! I feel like the last part of this process has gone by so fast, I’m excited and a bit freaked out!
  6. LuckyKelleyK

    May Surgeries - check in!

    I found out yesterday that I’m scheduled for May 19! I felt a wave of excitement and terror haha. My pre op appt is this Tuesday the 4th. I’m still not sure when I’m going to be able to get my lab work done, my kids had to go back to distance learning after they each had a teacher test positive for covid. Their dad is also out of town for work until June 25. When it rains it pours!
  7. I understand why, though. I worked on a bariatric surgery floor for 6 years (and still float there sometimes) and I have seen at least one instance of someone coming in on surgery day and having to have it cancelled because of a positive pregnancy test 😩
  8. LuckyKelleyK

    Coronavirus: to mask or not to mask?

    I can’t believe this is really a question that is being asked 13 months into this pandemic 🤦🏼‍♀️.
  9. LuckyKelleyK

    Online dating - shady or no?

    Haha! That doesn’t bother me, my ex husband didn’t either!
  10. LuckyKelleyK

    Online dating - shady or no?

    I got divorced at 30, and hadn’t been single since I was a teenager. (Now 30 with 2 small children) It was a rude awakening to see how disingenuous people are. The difficulty with online dating is, that if you don’t know any friends or family, there’s no accountability. People seem to feel like they can behave as badly as they want and nobody will ever find out. There is also the issue with people getting addicted and craving attention, not wanting to get out of the game in fear of missing out on something better. I hate online dating! I would literally try speed dating or anything else 😣. I got a puppy this year and that’s a relatively decent replacement, with only the obvious element missing 😹
  11. LuckyKelleyK

    Pre-op Not Dating until Post

    It’s so hard because if you meet someone pre-op who adores you the way you are (whether it’s just their preference or they have a bbw fetish) things are bound to change post op, not only with your relationship dynamics but with you personally. I broke up with my last bf a year ago and I really want to focus on getting in a good place post op where I feel ready. It sucks though, when it’s natural I think to crave affection.
  12. I haven’t heard about the 2 form of contraceptive requirement! Maybe my surgeon knows I don’t get any action 😹
  13. LuckyKelleyK

    Low CO2 Levels

    Just one more thing sorry! If your hgb, hct and rbcs are high it might mean that you are a little dehydrated because fluids will dilute your blood a little and hydration helps your kidneys too so it’s a win win.
  14. LuckyKelleyK

    Low CO2 Levels

    Stay hydrated pre-op anyway and make sure you get in your electrolytes 🙂
  15. LuckyKelleyK

    Low CO2 Levels

    I agree with previous poster- high CO2 is much more worrisome for apnea or obesity hypoventilation syndrome because you retain CO2. As long as your creatinine, BUN and gfr are good don’t worry about your kidneys

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