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hey everyone i just need some opinions im a pot smoker and my surg is 18 days away i cut down to just smoking to 1 or twice a day? if i just plane quit 5 days before surgery do you think there will be a problem? iv been trying so hard to just quit, i dont smoke cigarettes just 1 or 2 joints a day to calm my nerves so please if anyone can relate please respond

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I think it would benefit you from stopping the pot smoking as soon as possible for the sake of the surgery process. I also believe that smoking weed and otherwise constricts blood flow and could possibly hinder the healing process. This was brought up before and I think you might find some people that actually smoked weed post op and you could hit them up on how it worked out for them. My thoughts are if they make people stop smoking cig's before surgery for safety purposes that would probably include weed smoking :)

http://verticalsleevetalk.com/pre-operation-vertical-sleeve-surgery-vsg-questions-answers/5691-unfourtunatly-bit-controversial-but-thoughts-consuming-marijuana-psop.html:D

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Hi, I agree. Smoking not only causes constriction of blood flow but also effects your lungs and with the possible risks of blood clots and lung problems increase. Maybe you can try making edibles with them.

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Hard to relate, I'm afraid. But isn't pot an appetite stimulant? And what the people said above, about smoking hindering blood flow and lung capacity is something you should be concerned about. If I were you, I would definitely tell my doctor about your habit. It is something that your anesthesiologist should be aware of too. And smoking can cause you to heal slower and I haven't heard a thing about there being a difference between nicotine and weed in that regard.

Or you can just pretend you don't have that habit and throw caution to the wind and hope that you don't get into some life threatening situation that your medical staff has no idea what they're up against. Nah. That would just be foolhardy.

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One joint (unfiltered) is the equivalent of a pack of cigarettes on your lungs. You need your lungs to be in the best possible shape before and during and after surgery. Hacking up tar is not optimal. Also, yes, the THC does cause an unknown element with your anesthesia. I would be brutally honest with your medical team (they don't give two hoots about legality-believe me). As a nurse, I can tell you that there is NOTHING more annoying than being lied to about drug use, when trying to give a patient the the best, most informed care possible. They may want you to be competely clean for a certain amount of time to ensure your best possible outcome.

Be honest and upfront. There are many options for anxiety, both behavioral and pharmaceutical that are available. Ask for help. Go to your PCP. There is also a 12-Step program for dealing with marijuana addiction. Take care of yourself and good luck.

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My doc said, no drugs 2 weeks pre-surgery.

I would also stay away from it as long as possible post-surgery, as it has unwelcome physical effects such as rapid heartbeat (you don't wanna pass out) or munchies (which, combined with impaired judgment, could lead you to eat something harmful for your new sleeve). I enjoy some substances, but I've made the decision to postpone it all to minimum 3 months post-surgery.

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Hi all..wow there are a lot of strong opinions about mj! I am a nurse and I smoke mj in moderation to reduce anxiety and stress, its helped me more than any pill can..mj has actually been used for thousands of years for its medicinal healing properities! It is not at all like smoking tobacco not even close! I am quitting now because I'm having surgery in 2 wks and want my outcomes to be the best they can possibly be! I don't plan on smoking after surgery for at least 3 months..I just think people should really do their research about mj before commenting and or passing judgment on someone else!

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Lol, I know! I was just researching it and had to comment:)

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Girl are you high?? this thread is like three years old! <img src='http://www.bariatricpal.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':P' />

Haha

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I being smoking sense I a was 15 now I'm 27 I stop smoking about 2 months before surgery just to be on the safe side but I'm so glad someone posted this because I'm also 2 months post up and I smoke a joint again and to be quit honest I had such a different high first no munchis !! And I was full of energy I work out clean cook when out for a walk and everything something that honestly never happen before lol

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I kow this is an old thread, but I'm disturbed by the misinformation I've seen on these sites re: cannabis.

I stopped smoking two weeks before surgery, and started smoking again about two weeks post-surgery. I don't drink or smoke cigarettes -- this is my relaxation/meditation/recreational substance of choice. I NEVER get hungry when I smoke; never have. In fact, if my stomach is upset for ANY reason, including hunger, smoking makes it feel better right away. Usually helps with headaches as well. I, too, am energized by it, more social, more focused.

I think a lot of people who comment negatively have 1. never smoked weed 2. never smoked it responsibly as an adult 3. never smoked high-quality weed 4. have only ever read crap scare-tactic "studies"/propaganda about it and/or have insulated themselves from the real science on it.

  • Marijuana is not addictive, toxic or detrimental to neurons; it is not a nervous system depressant (like alcohol).
  • There has never been a recorded incident of marijuana overdose.
  • According to a 2012 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), lifetime, moderate marijuana smoking (defined as at least one joint per day for seven years or one joint per week for 49 years) was not associated with adverse affects on pulmonary function. [1]
  • Marijuana use is not associated with increased prevalence of certain types of cancers, such as melanoma, prostate cancer, or breast cancer. [2]
  • Marijuana use has never been associated with higher prevalence of tobacco-related cancers such as lung cancer. [3] and [4]
  • Investigators have concluded that using a vaporizor (very common these days) is even more "safe and effective." [5] and [6]

Anecdotally, it has had ZERO negative impact on my post-surgical health, healing, energy, or appetite. In fact, just the opposite.

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[1] Pletcher et al. 2012. Association between marijuana exposure and pulmonary function over 20 years. JAMA 307: 173-181.

[2] Sidney et al. 1997. Marijuana use and cancer incidence. Cancer, Causes & Control 8: 722-728.

[3] Hashibe et al. 2006. Marijuana use and the risk of lung cancer and upper aerodigestive tract cancer: results of a population-based, case-control study. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention 15: 1829-1834.

[4] Marc Kaufman. "Study finds no cancer-marijuana connection," Washington Post. May 26, 2006.

[5] Hazekamp et al. 2006. Evaluation of a vaporizing device (Volcano) for the pulmonary administration of tetrahydrocannabinol. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 95: 1308-1317.

[6] Abrams et al. 2007. Vaporization as a smokeless cannabis delivery system: a pilot study. Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics 82: 572-578.

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How are you a nurse and smoke weed? Don't they drug test? I hope I don't get a nurse when I'm in the hospital who is high on weed.

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How are you a nurse and smoke weed? Don't they drug test? I hope I don't get a nurse when I'm in the hospital who is high on weed.

I wouldn't mind having a nurse all mellowed out on weed. She'd be less bitchy than the other nurses. Lmao

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Three years old. Oh Man, I got stoned and I missed it...

Having grown up in the sixties, let me remind you that "Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you times of no dope".

That said, I have been "down to seeds and stems again" for a long time...

I reformed. I never repented.

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