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I am new to the wall. A little about me. I am 39 and I have 4 children. I weigh 280 and would like to be around 135.

I thought, until today that my insurance only covered roux en y, so I was surprised to find out they covered the sleeve as well. I am now leaning towards the sleeve.

Can anyone tell me their experiences with hospital stay, and general recovery?

Jen

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Hello and welcome, my recovery was great had no issues once I was out of the hospital, I had to stay 2 night due to a fever, but other then that its been great, best thing I have ever done for my self only wish I had done it sooner

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Hello and welcome' date=' my recovery was great had no issues once I was out of the hospital, I had to stay 2 night due to a fever, but other then that its been great, best thing I have ever done for my self only wish I had done it sooner[/quote']

I had breast reduction a year ago, I had an overnight stay. My surgery was on a Friday and I was back to work on Monday. Do you think I would be able to drive a very short distance to take my kids to school 3 days after surgery?

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yes as long as your not having to take pain meds, I didnt need my pain meds outside of the hospital stay, you just really will have to see how your body handles everything

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Welcome and best of luck on your journey. B)

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yes as long as your not having to take pain meds, I didnt need my pain meds outside of the hospital stay, you just really will have to see how your body handles everything

Wow!! Really?? The doc I saw today for medical clearance told me I can't drive for 4 to 6 weeks after surgery! I'm already stressing because if my teen son doesn't get his license early enough this summer, I don't know how he'll get to work!

BTW, sorry Nakole, didn't mean to high jack your thread, I was just shocked to see the diff in what docs order for post op driving! That's quite a difference! Anyway, just wanted to welcome you here. I'm new too even tho you wouldn't know it by the amount of posts I already logged in since joining last week! LOL!

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Have you already had your sleeve done? It will probably be summer by the time I have my surgery, I'm thinking.

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Wow!! Really?? The doc I saw today for medical clearance told me I can't drive for 4 to 6 weeks after surgery! I'm already stressing because if my teen son doesn't get his license early enough this summer, I don't know how he'll get to work!

BTW, sorry Nakole, didn't mean to high jack your thread, I was just shocked to see the diff in what docs order for post op driving! That's quite a difference! Anyway, just wanted to welcome you here. I'm new too even tho you wouldn't know it by the amount of posts I already logged in since joining last week! LOL!

4-6 weeks theres no way I could go that long w/out driving only took 2 weeks off of work. my dr said week I think, but I didnt take any of the pain meds and after like 3-4 days I think I was fine to drive even though my husband wouldnt let me, hahahaha

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My husband would want me to drive because he wouldn't want to get out of bed to take the kids to school.

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My husband would want me to drive because he wouldn't want to get out of bed to take the kids to school.

What a prince!

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Lol. Right?!

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4-6 weeks theres no way I could go that long w/out driving only took 2 weeks off of work. my dr said week I think, but I didnt take any of the pain meds and after like 3-4 days I think I was fine to drive even though my husband wouldnt let me, hahahaha

I know! It's crazy to punish me that long for heaven's sake! I'm a stay at home Mom but I would still have to take my oldest to work. I'm hoping for summer surgery & if it is in the summer, then my son's work schedule changes & instead of just weekends, he'll be working weekdays. But hopefully if I'm not on pain meds, I can convince my doc otherwise?

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Just found out that my Dr wants me to do a medically supervised diet for 3 months :( I was hoping to have surgery in 3 months....so frustrated!!

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Just found out that my Dr wants me to do a medically supervised diet for 3 months :( I was hoping to have surgery in 3 months....so frustrated!!

Don't be frustrated, I have to do a 6 month program I'm on month 3. I was at first because I have been fighting my weight for 35 yrs and I'm ready to be done but Adler I got over my disappointment I decided maybe it's a good thing. This is a life long change, a lot to learn in our new ways of eating. So I'm looking at this time to learn and be as prepared as much as possible and to be very successful in my journey! Good luck!

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