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spatty

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About spatty

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  • Birthday August 29

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    Female
  • City
    Chicago
  • State
    IL

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  1. I take Bariatric Fusion Vitamins 2 in the am and 2 in the pm and 1 B12 5000mg on Mondays because of the high dosage. Surgery was in June and I will have my lab work done in September to see if they need to revise it.
  2. spatty

    No urge to deficate

    What goes in must come out. Protein shakes will block you. I'm still drinking some after my surgery. I take 1 senekot every night to help me out. The doctor said even if your on fluids your body turns it into nutrients and it has to come out. Poop away.
  3. spatty

    Salads

    I had a salad 1.5 months after my surgery. Not good. Felt the pain. So I just ate the black beans, corn, tomatoes and cheese.
  4. I took a 7 days off not including the two weekends in between. I have a desk job. But I take public transportation and I do some walking at work but I walk in the building for exercise. I leave the lifting for the men at work. I had no issues with my surgery. Everyone is different.
  5. spatty

    June Surgeries

    My surgery was on 6/17. I wore the nightgown provided as the hospital did not allow me to bring many items. I did have an IV overnight. Once out of recovery and in my room I had to start drinking 4 ounces of Water every hour. The nurses are vigilant in making sure you do this. They wake you up to make sure you do this!! They helped me to the restroom with my IV bag in the middle of the night. But in the morning because I drank my fluids they discontinued my IV bag which was more than half empty. I was up by 5:30 am and started walking the nurses station by myself still had the IV bag but by 7am they removed it and did so almost every hour. I did shower and dressed in my going home clothes which were the same comfy clothes I wore coming to the hospital. I drank water all day long the day before surgery No food and 8oz of Gatorade at 11 pm the night before and 2hrs before arrival with meds prescribed by the doctor. I took my phone and charger along with my headphones which I never used. The only thing I did use was the lib balm so make sure you take lip balm. No time for music or talking on the phone. Your busy drinking, peeing and walking. Good luck with your surgery and with the new chapter you are about to embark on.
  6. spatty

    June Surgeries

    My surgery was on 6/17. I wore the nightgown provided as the hospital did not allow me to bring many items. I did have an IV overnight. Once out of recovery and in my room I had to start drinking 4 ounces of water every hour. The nurses are vigilant in making sure you do this. They wake you up to make sure you do this!! They helped me to the restroom with my IV bag in the middle of the night. But in the morning because I drank my fluids they discontinued my IV bag which was more than half empty. I was up by 5:30 am and started walking the nurses station by myself still had the IV bag but by 7am they removed it and did so almost every hour. I did shower and dressed in my going home clothes which were the same comfy clothes I wore coming to the hospital. I drank water all day long the day before surgery No Food and 8oz of Gatorade at 11 pm the night before and 2hrs before arrival with meds prescribed by the doctor. I took my phone and charger along with my headphones which I never used. The only thing I did use was the lib balm so make sure you take lip balm. No time for music or talking on the phone. Your busy drinking, peeing and walking. Good luck with your surgery and with the new chapter you are about to embark on.
  7. spatty

    June Surgeries

    I’m up in July. Couple of questions. Were you able to change into you own nightgown? Did you have an IV overnight? Did you have an IV while walking around to release gas? Did you shower at the hospital? Did you abstain from Water prior to surgery? Thank you in advance!
  8. June 17th is almost here. Picked up everything I need for my after surgery needs. After work will go home and finish packing a light overnight bag to make sure I don't forget anything. And the final countdown begins. Not nervous at all just looking forward to the call for my arrival time. 

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      spatty

      Had surgery on Thursday the 17th. Everything went well and came home the next day. I have been on two protein shakes and liquids/broth each day since but will finally graduate to pureed foods on Thursday. Been walking and doing my breathing exercises as recommended. No pain that Tylenol can't ease but only needed it twice since I've been home. Don't bother taking extra stuff to the hospital as you will not use it. No time to read or talking as you will be sipping all day long and walking. And they will be giving you pain meds so you will be sleepy. Definitely take lip balm and wear loose clothes to the hospital and wear the same ones home. No need to overpack. Good luck everyone who will be going next. YOU GOT THIS!!!!

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    June Surgeries

    Are you getting all your fluids in? With it being summer and warm maybe dehydration? I'm sorry you're having problems with exhaustion. Not sure of what your diet consists of but I am have four shakes and a very small dinner and minimum 64 ounces of water a day. I have no exhaustion, no hunger and walking and being active.
  10. spatty

    June Surgeries

    Glad to hear everything went well and is going good.
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    RareGold3000

    You look great. Well done.
  12. So far the LSD has not been bad. I have had no headaches and no complaints of hunger or cravings. Shake for breakfast, sugar-free jello for a snack, shake for lunch, another for snack, small dinner of protein and veggies and another shake for evening snack with 64 oz. of water throughout the day. I thought it was going to be hell but so far so good. 

  13. spatty

    June Surgeries

    So excited for you. Please post how everything went when you have time of course. Good Luck.
  14. spatty

    June Surgeries

    Two weeks away for me. Started the LSD today. I have my pre-op appointment with the surgeon next Thursday and I do believe just like you I will be tearing up like you from many emotions. Can't wait.
  15. spatty

    June Surgeries

    I began my journey in August and I finally have a surgery date for June 17. I am excited and start my 2 week pre-op diet tomorrow.

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