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Hi~

I have a few questions for everyone....

Does / did anyone else have a hernia that was / will be repaired during band placement?

Does anyone else have young kids? What did you tell them? Particularly 6 year old girls?

Does everyone have to drink the magnesium citrate drink the night before?

Thanks!

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I did not have to take magnesium citrate, I did have a hernia but it was small and surgeon did not make a repair since it was very small. Kids are adults so that is not a problem for me.

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Hi Jen,

I just found out a few minutes ago that I was definitetly approved and the surgery date will be next Tuesday. I knew more or less that I was approved but to actually hear it coming from the insurance rep and the doctors office it is finally sinking in. Now I am so nervous, it is so close.My hands are even shaking right now. I wished it could have been done this week while I was on vacation but it was not meant to be. My husband is off at scout summer camp this week anyway. I have a hiatal hernia and am so hoping it will be repaired during surgery. I have a 16 yr old girl and a 13 yr old son and I just don't know what to tell them. I haven't mentioned a word of any of this to them...no need to until I was approved I felt. I know they will not understand and will tell me I am beautiful just like I am...trained them right huh? lol... I have a cousin that had GB several years ago so they are a little familiar with WLS but not everything that entails. If anyone can offer some guidance on this I would appreciate it. I don't know what magnesium citrate is but wasn't told I needed to do or take anything. Not even a pre-op diet...but I am not complaining about that after reading about some doctors requirements!!

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What a hard situation to be put into and wish you both the best of luck! I did have a hiatial hernia that had to be fixed (didn't know it until afterwards though) :)

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My twins were 18 months old and I just told them that I had an owie on my tummy. I was able to do just about everything with them, except lift them for a few weeks. I just placed a pillow on my tummy and they were able to climb into my lap.

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1. no

2. I have an 8 year old and at the time 3 year old twins. I didn't tell the twins anything excpet that I had an owie on my tummy and they had to be careful. I told my 8 year old the complete truth. I stressed that if he ate a healthy diet and exercised then he wouldn't have to do anything like this when he was older.

3. Nope.

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Thank you for your replies!

I guess the hernia is nothing to worry about.

Fiveholts, I think I will follow your lead and be upfront with her. And stress that she needs to be careful and eat healthy and be active to avoid following my footsteps. I also have two 3 year olds, but I don't feel the need to explain to them, LOL!

Really, no one needed to drink that stuff? I wonder why they want me to...

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Magnesium Citrate will clean out your intestinal tract...I mean really clean it out...stay close to the bathroom...really close.

I didn't have to drink it, but I was on a liquid Protein diet for 2 weeks before surgery...not much in there to clean out.

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Magnesium Citrate will clean out your intestinal tract...I mean really clean it out...stay close to the bathroom...really close.

I don't really understand the concept of doing this because they are nowhere near inside your intestinal tract. But I know that some American doctors do this. I would just follow your doctor's advice.

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