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I didn't ask for or expected pics but my surgeon did provide my mom with 4 small picks that depicted my original stomach and my liver and along with a pic of my new sleeve and the hiatal hernia repair .... Grosses me out even though it all looks so perfect and clean

It's my 1st night home (spent 2 nights in hospital) and although I'm still taking pain meds I don't need them as often

Pretty cool , I hope my doctor does that !!!

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it's really a good thing as our hair is full of germs and we are always putting our hands in our hair and on our face. That's why we nurses have such dry, red hands from washing them all the time. Lol

I have to do the same thing, wash night before,with anti batty soap, then this packet the hospital game me and again in the morning ... the packet they gave me I think they want me to use it for like 5 minutes... of course I will do it because I want to be a good patient, but I hAve to be at hospital st 5 am and that makes for an early morning.

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So glad you could join us. I also find this club informative and supportive.

So glad you are here. I am also having surgery on 12/20!

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it's really a good thing as our hair is full of germs and we are always putting our hands in our hair and on our face. That's why we nurses have such dry, red hands from washing them all the time. Lol

I have to do the same thing, wash night before,with anti batty soap, then this packet the hospital game me and again in the morning ... the packet they gave me I think they want me to use it for like 5 minutes... of course I will do it because I want to be a good patient, but I hAve to be at hospital st 5 am and that makes for an early morning.

I washed the night before, I had to be there @ 6am.

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So glad you are hear. I am also having surgery on 12/20!

I think this will be the best Christmas presents we've given ourselves. A new healthy body.

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Well - The ONLY person I've told about my surgery just said to me:

"You've completely wrecked our routine"!

So much for support. I'm so pissed right now, I feel nauseous !! :angry:

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Well - The ONLY person I've told about my surgery just said to me: "You've completely wrecked our routine"! So much for support. I'm so pissed right now, I feel nauseous !! :angry:

Wow, sorry your so hurt over her statement. I pray this is just a surprise to her a she will rethink her comment. Just remember you moving on to a new healthy person who will have greater compassion for those still fighting obesity. Send love your way.

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Well - The ONLY person I've told about my surgery just said to me:

"You've completely wrecked our routine"!

So much for support. I'm so pissed right now, I feel nauseous !! :angry:

That's not cool. So.etime people are jealous and say mean things or they are scared and can't have control of the situation. It is very unfortunate they are being like that.

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QUESTION??? TO THOSE WHO'VE BEEN SLEEVED!!!

- Did you ask to see what your stomach looked like, or if they took pictures etc.

I'm very curious to know what it looks like on the inside!! Like was it fatty, was my liver smaller , the list goes on an on..

I asked about my stomach. Doc said it was normal in size as was my liver and not much fat around either. He said, there wasn't a bunch of fat to work around or through. I've never had much stomach or back fat even at my highest weight of 348. I'm a true hour glass shape, I carry most of my weight in my thighs, hips and arms. Guess that's why people always say I'm a big girl..lol They would say, you're not fat, just BIG and TALL.. ha AS IF...that made me feel better..ha ha.. puhlease! Sounds like Bigfoot (size 11 wide over here..lol) or an Amazonette!

As for my stomach, I didn't want to see it ..lol.. he said he's had patients that actually requested to take their stomach with them..ewwww... I didn't know you could do that, and he said absolutely. I told him, no thanks, you guys can keep it.

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Sure. They are called New Whey Protein shots. There are a bunch of different flavors; fruit punch, apple, blue raspberry, acai berry, watermelon and grape. I buy them at the Vitaminshoppe. Most times I just dump them in Water, but other times like what I'm drinking right now, I've mixed the apple shot with a pack of crystal light lemonade--very delicious and refreshing. I've also mixed the grape with Milo grape squirts and water, and another fav is crystal light raspberry lemonade and the blue raspberry protein shot, or and hmmm the acai berry and Milo berry. It's the easiest way for me to get my protein in besides my Premier Protein shakes. You kill two birds with one stone, water and protein :-) Nut said it was a very good idea because I sip in over a period of time.

I'm not sure if I got a bad batch but I bought a case of the fruit punch and gagged trying to drink it. It has a horrible, almost rancid after taste. I'm hoping Vitamin Shoppe takes returns as they're certainly not cheap!

In better news, I finally received my nectar protein today and am liking that much better. I mixed the kiwi strawberry with water and crystal light pomegranate cherry. Pretty delish!

Ewww fruit punch anything makes me gag, before and after my sleeve..lol I prefer berry and apple flavors, anything but fruit punch..I absolutely hate fruit punch ANYTHING.

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I asked about my stomach. Doc said it was normal in size as was my liver and not much fat around either. He said, there wasn't a bunch of fat to work around or through. I've never had much stomach or back fat even at my highest weight of 348. I'm a true hour glass shape, I carry most of my weight in my thighs, hips and arms. Guess that's why people always say I'm a big girl..lol They would say, you're not fat, just BIG and TALL.. ha AS IF...that made me feel better..ha ha.. puhlease! Sounds like Bigfoot (size 11 wide over here..lol) or an Amazonette!

As for my stomach, I didn't want to see it ..lol.. he said he's had patients that actually requested to take their stomach with them..ewwww... I didn't know you could do that, and he said absolutely. I told him, no thanks, you guys can keep it.

Omg don't give me any ideas lol , I definitely would be the one to take it !! I have all 4 of my wisdom teeth ... Some where lol

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Have you all been instructed to do a Pre-Surgery Skin Prep?

What about applying Mederma post-op?

I had to use it Saturday and Sunday night, and then again Monday morning before I went to the hospital. The hardest part was not applying any lotion or gel afterwards. I have very dry skin. I told the nurse, I'll look like a flour cookie ready for baking without any lotion..ha ha

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I had to use it Saturday and Sunday night, and then again Monday morning before I went to the hospital. The hardest part was not applying any lotion or gel afterwards. I have very dry skin. I told the nurse, I'll look like a flour cookie ready for baking without any lotion..ha ha

I had to shower in the morning and make sure to use clean towels afterwards and no products. My skin hates the winter so very flaky here too!

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I asked about my stomach. Doc said it was normal in size as was my liver and not much fat around either. He said, there wasn't a bunch of fat to work around or through. I've never had much stomach or back fat even at my highest weight of 348. I'm a true hour glass shape, I carry most of my weight in my thighs, hips and arms. Guess that's why people always say I'm a big girl..lol They would say, you're not fat, just BIG and TALL.. ha AS IF...that made me feel better..ha ha.. puhlease! Sounds like Bigfoot (size 11 wide over here..lol) or an Amazonette!

As for my stomach, I didn't want to see it ..lol.. he said he's had patients that actually requested to take their stomach with them..ewwww... I didn't know you could do that, and he said absolutely. I told him, no thanks, you guys can keep it.

Omg don't give me any ideas lol , I definitely would be the one to take it !! I have all 4 of my wisdom teeth ... Some where lol

lol oh my... what would you do with it... put it on the shelf or keep it in the fridge..lmbo

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lol oh my... what would you do with it... put it on the shelf or keep it in the fridge..lmbo

Lmao I have no idea ... It would be cool !!

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