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I also have to be at the hospital at 5:30. I'm so excited but also scared. I wish all you 24th er's good luck and we will be talking soon. : )

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good luck everyone......Im going in for 6:30 am.....

nervous as hell... but can not wait to be on the other side!!!

chat with you guys as soon as I can....I want to hear all about your day!

:smile:

HOLY COW!! Our surgery time is the same. I have to be there at 0630 as well, except I have a two hour commute and have to be up at 0300 hrs. Yuck. I will say a prayer for all of you tomorrow am. Good luck to you as well Darkangel, I will be thinkin about you.:thumbup:

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Sitting here in preop, saying a prayer for all of you! Good luck and God bless.

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6 Hours post op. Getting up and moving around some. Very little discomfort as of yet. I'm so glad this is behind me now. I'll post some more later.

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6 Hours post op. Getting up and moving around some. Very little discomfort as of yet. I'm so glad this is behind me now. I'll post some more later.

Me too, just feels like I need to burp more than anything. Amazing that I am not hungry at all. Taking little sips all day. Darkangel, how did it go for you?

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Me too, just feels like I need to burp more than anything. Amazing that I am not hungry at all. Taking little sips all day. Darkangel, how did it go for you?

Glad everything went well. It went by so fast and I am feeling pretty good. Still taking pain meds just in case. sleeping a lot, taking little sips. Tomorrow I can have full liquids again for 2 weeks until my post op. Then I start on mushies. Take care and take it easy.

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Yeah, I have full liquids for two weeks then mushies. Anyone have any links for good mushie recipies?

I never thought I would look forward to baby food consistancy but I am really getting excited to be in the recovery phase.

I am glad you did well.:Banane20:

We can all get through this together.

Ruthie

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Hi everyone,

I'm now 3 days post op. Just a little discomfort around the port site. Woke up several times last night with severe hunger pangs. The painful kind that we don't usually experince in the US. lol Gained a pound or two after surgery but I've read on these threads that that's to be expected. I'm going to get some walking in today.

How is everyone doing?

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No hunger pains thank god, but that wierd sensation that you have a really, really, *really*, big burp that you can't bring up is frequent.

I noticed that I have some redness around my port site. Called the surgeon and he is ordering me antibiotics. Just to be on the safe side.

Pray all goes well and the redness is just a reaction to tape. Being the princess that I am, I have sensitive skin.

All I have been able to eat is 1/4 cup of purreed Soup or protien drink. I am drinking G2 or pedialyte for the hydration for now.

Lost another pound.

Hope you are all doing well.

Ruthie.:tt1:

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Wow...2 days since being banded. I came home from hospital yesterday. I had to stay overnight for insurance. Been sleeping a lot and I am taking the pain meds. I am very sore and bruised. I feel like I need to burp so bad but it wont come up....ugh!! I'm waling around the house fine and in about an hour I am going to walk around my parking lot by my building. My op sites look very good. I weighed this morning and have gained 3 pounds. Dr's office called to see how I was doing and I said that I had gained. They said it was from all the IV fluids. I am taking small sips of Water to keep from getting dehydrated and trying to have 2 Protein Shakes a day....I'm no where near hungry. I know that this pain and gas is temporary and I'm ready to roll.....

I hope all of you guys are doing well....WE DID IT!!!

WE ARE ON THE OTHER SIDE!!!! YAY!!!

WE ARE BANDED!!!!!!!!!!

take care all,

Meg:thumbup:

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I am having a tough time right now. I am worried about the port site, and am praying that it isn't infected. I know it is way too early in the game to be worried about everything but it is what it is.

I have had what I think are esopheageal spasms, in that I feel alot of pressure like I need to burp, then the pressure rises up my esophagus. Any one else get this or is this just gas pain.

I am going to go take some happy med and go to bed.

:tt1:

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Ruthie....

If you are having any concerns please call your surgeon. What you described sounds like the gas I am having but it does not come up into my esophagus. It's usually when I first stand up, I feel a lot of pressure like I really need to burp, but it doesn't come up. Then it just settles back down and the pressure goes away. Have you taken any gas x?? I am using the thin strips and I feel like they might be actually working. This morning I feel much better. I am thinking I may not need the pain meds anymore....YAY!!! I am just wondering how long until the swelling goes down....???

Take Care,

Meg

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Ruthie....

If you are having any concerns please call your surgeon. What you described sounds like the gas I am having but it does not come up into my esophagus. It's usually when I first stand up, I feel a lot of pressure like I really need to burp, but it doesn't come up. Then it just settles back down and the pressure goes away. Have you taken any gas x?? I am using the thin strips and I feel like they might be actually working. This morning I feel much better. I am thinking I may not need the pain meds anymore....YAY!!! I am just wondering how long until the swelling goes down....???

Take Care,

Meg

Yeah, I called his office and they said that the pressure that I was feeling would go away once the swelling went down. The port site looks much better this morning. I took my antibiotics and a couple of benedryl last night thinking if this is a tape/suture reaction perhaps I could stop the inflammation. We will see.

I am down in weight again this am. Yesterday it took me all day to eat one SF/LF yougart and 1/4 cup chx noodle Soup. I also had about 1/4 cup of lentil soup and sipped on a high protien drink and Clear Liquids to stay hydrated. Other than tired I really don't feel bad. I have been taking liquid ibuprofen and it seems to help.

Thanks for everyone's thoughts and prayers.

Ruthie:wink2:

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Hey All! We got back from Mexico at 1:00 a.m. Friday morning! I am doing great, just a little soreness but not much gas. I gave a full account on my blog with pictures if anyone is interested.

I hope everyone is doing great...We are on the other side!

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Hey fellow 24ers, how's everyone doing?

So my operation went well and fairly quickly I'm told. Woke up in pain, but it's been better now that it's been a couple of days. Worse than the pain at the incision sites is the gas pain, which I'm still experiencing. It's causing aches in my chest, back, shoulders, etc. but I've been trying to get as much walking in as possible to help. Been chewing on a couple of tums a day but they only help a little.

Like a few of you have mentioned, I've been sleeping a lot too and was worried about why I haven't lost more than a pound since the surgery, but I guess that's from the IV like someone said.

As far as hunger, I didn't want to eat anything on Thursday in the hospital but they made me get down 300 cc of liquid before they discharged me and yesterday I only had 3 of my 6 meals, but today I'm feeling much hungrier and this worries me. I'm also a little concerned that I can't tell hunger pains from gas pains. :unsure:

How many ounces of the Protein Shakes or yogurt/soup is everyone eating at each meal because the dietician I saw pre-surgery told me something different from the hospital and I've been a little confused. :)

Well glad to hear everyone is doing well. :w00t:

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