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Day 8 post-op update, band to sleeve revision on 8/19. Feeling better every day. The first 5 days were so hard. I knew they would be hard, but it was so much worse than I anticipated. Not at all like my band surgery, more like my bad c-section 13 years ago. One thing I had not expected was the anxiety, I was terrified the whole first week that I was going to have a bad complication and have to go back into the hospital for months. Surgery was Monday, Friday afternoon I turned a corner and started feeling better. Now every day is noticeably better, drinking more, walking further and easier, moving better, less pain and less anxiety. I finally have some hope for the future!

Keeping all my fellow August sleeve buddies in my thoughts and prayers for successfull surgeries and recoveries!

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Hey everyone! Just wanted to give you all am update. I was sleeved yesterday morning and I'm so happy to be on the losers bench! Last night was very hard because of the gas pain and bloating. I couldn't get comfortable at all. But today I feel much better. I'm able to keep down my liquids and meals so far. They are still waiting for me to pass gas though.

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Checked in at 10AM at Columbia Presbyterian. Still waiting -twiddles thumbs

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Just got my time...I report to the hospital at 0530 tomorrow, surgery is at 0730. This is real. this is happening. All the glory to God for bringing me to this point.

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Just got my time...I report to the hospital at 0530 tomorrow' date=' surgery is at 0730. This is real. this is happening. All the glory to God for bringing me to this point.[/quote']

Oh Lisa I'm so excited for you! Early in the morning is good so you don't have to sit around and wait all day and be nervous. I will be thinkin about you and praying for you tomorrow. Please let me know how it went when you are able to. Get it girl!

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Oh Lisa I'm so excited for you! Early in the morning is good so you don't have to sit around and wait all day and be nervous. I will be thinkin about you and praying for you tomorrow. Please let me know how it went when you are able to. Get it girl!

I will honey...I have a few numbers and will be texting when I'm able.

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I have Surgery in the morning! I check in at 8:00am at St. Luke's Hospital in Phoenix. I have to pack my clothes up and I will keep y'all posted! I feel that this will be a walk in the park, I had 2 lung biopsies and 3 C-Sections! I'm looking forward to this one as much as the birth of my children... I am a praying woman so pray with me for a speedy recovery...

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I have Surgery in the morning! I check in at 8:00am at St. Luke's Hospital in Phoenix. I have to pack my clothes up and I will keep y'all posted! I feel that this will be a walk in the park' date=' I had 2 lung biopsies and 3 C-Sections! I'm looking forward to this one as much as the birth of my children... I am a praying woman so pray with me for a speedy recovery...[/quote']

My prayers are with you and prayer will bring you through. Can't wait for your update. I will be following you on Thursday.

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Ok family, I am a week out and I am now able to have pureed foods...YAYYYY....last night I went on a bariatric website and checked out my binder to get a feel of exactly what I could start to eat. So this morning I had thin grits, lunch was a strawberry banana Protein Shake, and for dinner my 12 year old daughter cooked; she has been doing this to help me out and is very good at it; but dinner was turkey wings in a mushroom gravy, and mashed potatoes; I took pieces of the meat that fell off of the turkey wings in the gravy mashed it up and with each bite mixed it with the potatoes and gravy and mashed it some more. It went down real smooth no complications made sure the portion was so small and mussy that it looked like there was a baby in the house' But it was so yummy....The only thing that I can say that I notice is that after Breakfast and dinner I got the hiccups...nothing hurt and I pretty much got the same gas pain that I get when I sip on my fluid...so I assumming that this is normal if anyone else has this same type of experience please let me know...

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Ok family' date=' I am a week out and I am now able to have pureed foods...YAYYYY....last night I went on a bariatric website and checked out my binder to get a feel of exactly what I could start to eat. So this morning I had thin grits, lunch was a strawberry banana Protein shake, and for dinner my 12 year old daughter cooked; she has been doing this to help me out and is very good at it; but dinner was turkey wings in a mushroom gravy, and mashed potatoes; I took pieces of the meat that fell off of the turkey wings in the gravy mashed it up and with each bite mixed it with the potatoes and gravy and mashed it some more. It went down real smooth no complications made sure the portion was so small and mussy that it looked like there was a baby in the house' But it was so yummy....The only thing that I can say that I notice is that after breakfast and dinner I got the hiccups...nothing hurt and I pretty much got the same gas pain that I get when I sip on my Fluid...so I assumming that this is normal if anyone else has this same type of experience please let me know...[/quote']

When I get the hiccups that usually means I'm full. Happens every time.

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When I get the hiccups that usually means I'm full. Happens every time.

Thanks so much....so it doesn't mean I'm overdoing it...its just a signal telling me to stop I'm done....well I guess if that is the case thats kind of cool to have a warning beforehand....

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Thanks so much....so it doesn't mean I'm overdoing it...its just a signal telling me to stop I'm done....well I guess if that is the case thats kind of cool to have a warning beforehand....

I read on here the other day a couple of the sleepers sneeze when they are full. Guess we all have our little signs.

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Just got my time...I report to the hospital at 0530 tomorrow' date=' surgery is at 0730. This is real. this is happening. All the glory to God for bringing me to this point.[/quote']

Yay! Me too...7:00 arrival for 8:30 surgery!! Good luck!!

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Good luck to all those on deck for tomorrow! Sending up those positive vibes for a smooth procedure and easy recovery. One more day to wait for me til I get to the other side...anxious and excited all at once! ????

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