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HW 240

SW 234

CW 193

Date 7/22/13

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7/3/13

HW 299

SW 289

CW 237

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7/8/2013

HW: 217

SW: 206

CW: 182

Funny as it sounds, I get confused if my HW was 217 or 219...the 200's almost feel long gone now!

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Hey all! My surgery date is monday. I am curious did you have a drain out of your stomach after surgery? If so for how long? What was it like?

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Hey all! My surgery date is monday. I am curious did you have a drain out of your stomach after surgery? If so for how long? What was it like?

I didn't but ill share a nice tummy photo for ya.

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I had a drain that they sent me home with for a week. It doesn't feel like anything, it's just irritating to try and sleep on that side or to try to get dressed without showing it to the world. I was very glad to have it removed.

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What to expect...

Bloating

Swelling

Soreness from the operating table

I had back pain with the hospital bed bc of limited ability to move

Some people report shoulder pain bc of gas - walk asap and often to avoid

Dry mouth!!!

Nausea for some

Dehydration is also the number 1 reason people go to the hospital afterwards because its allot of sipping

Can't think of anything else. Best of luck. Best choice I ever made. I'm down 60 lbs. No pre op diet.

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HW 295

SW 279

CW 240

Surgery date 7/17/13, 10 wks since surgery.

Total lost so far 55 lbs.

Feel great. Absolutely no regrets, except the fact that I should of done this sooner. :))

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My drain was no problem at all...except for the time I accidentally popped open the drain valve...yuck! I had it in when I woke up after surgery and was surprised (my first ever surgery) that I couldn't feel it and it didn't bother me. Anyway, it was taken out on day 2 and I was sent back to the hotel for one more day of recovery.

Although I knew a drain was part of the plan and really didn't like the idea of walking around with something like that stuck in me, it was no big deal at all. My [pre]concerns about it were definitely unwarranted.

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I was sleeved 9/3/2013...I have never heard of a drain bag?? What's the purpose?? I only had laparoscopic incisions...6 of them, maybe an inch wide...

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...I have never heard of a drain bag?? What's the purpose??...

I'm sure others will jump in here and help with this but I'll share what I think anyway. It seems that no drain, a drain while in the hospital, and a drain that you "wear" home and get removed on your first follow-up visit are all common surgery options. I was in the second group, only having a drain in for two days. For my surgery I think the purpose was two-fold. For one, it did get rid of a lot of extra Fluid from the cavity around my stomach. For people who don't have a drain, these fluids are just absorbed into the body and removed in a more natural way. The second purpose, however, was to provide a second place to check for leaks. When it was time for my leak test and I was forced to drink that LOVELY liquid dye, I think they watched my drain bag for a period of time after that, again as a second check, to make sure none of the dye showed up in it...an indication of a leak.

Anyway...that's my two cents. :)

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I'm sure others will jump in here and help with this but I'll share what I think anyway. It seems that no drain' date=' a drain while in the hospital, and a drain that you "wear" home and get removed on your first follow-up visit are all common surgery options. I was in the second group, only having a drain in for two days. For my surgery I think the purpose was two-fold. For one, it did get rid of a lot of extra Fluid from the cavity around my stomach. For people who don't have a drain, these fluids are just absorbed into the body and removed in a more natural way. The second purpose, however, was to provide a second place to check for leaks. When it was time for my leak test and I was forced to drink that LOVELY liquid dye, I think they watched my drain bag for a period of time after that, again as a second check, to make sure none of the dye showed up in it...an indication of a leak. Anyway...that's my two cents. :)[/quote']

Ahh okay...I am happy to say I didn't have one. Kinda sounds like too much trouble...and they did check for leaks on me, but I was out!!

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