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Hi everyone~ I'm feeling stressed today. I cheated on my Protein diet and feeling awful, ugh. Needing some encouraging words. Surgery is Monday!!

Our struggle has been something we've dealt with our whole lives, we can't change over night. And just because you have a set back doesn't mean you are bad or a failure. It just means you are Human and just the way God made you.

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I have cheated several times on my pre op. Today was only a string cheese, yesterday some green chilli and the day before was some crackers and a sweet potato. I am at the weight I was supposed I get too but now trying to work on my grazing and limiting food to only every 3 hours. Good luck to those going in tomorrow and those that have went the last few days. Can't wait to see your updates.

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I'm set for April 15th! Super nervous and excited all at once! Can't wait to share this journey with all my April sleever buddies!

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My surgery is April 9th in Mexico!!! :D

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Scheduled for April 2nd... I'm nervous but happy!!! ????????????

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@@tee1463 and @@Laureadolce I had surgery on Friday 3/27 and woke up saying "im in PAIN im in PAIN"....my surgeon gave me oxycodone orally 3 tiny pills and when that didnt take the pain away he added iv dilaudid...that made me feel grrreat...the next day i had visitors i talked with for 3 hours i felt sooo good I thought I was going home (originaly my surgeon said expect to be in the hospital 2 nights) after they left the nausea kicked in and i felt horrible...had pain meds every 3 hours really they just put me to sleep and dilaudid once more have no idea how much apple juice, Water, chicken broth i was ingesting i know now it probably wasnt enough....by day 3 i was feeling horrible and started developing a cramp in my left calf (blood clot scare) so FINALLY after like 5 hours of waiting I was sent on a rollercoaster of a hospital bed ride down to get a doppler sonograph of my legs to check for clots...more hours later I was told they found no clots...yet I had no idea when my doctor was coming or when I would be released ( I am self pay and didn't want to pay any more money to stay in the hospital) in the meantime the IV giving me Potassium Chloride in my left hand was starting to come out and my hand was swelling so I asked the nurse to change the site...she sent in some very young looking nurse to do the job of course she did it wrong and I screamed for her to take it out! I now have a gorgeous bruise all over my forearm to show for that....oh and in the meantime I was given a shot in the stomach in case I did have a blood clot ....fortunately before surgery I had no diabetes no high blood pressure and was on no prescription medication sans Vitamin D and Phentermine (which was the only way I could lose 25lbs before surgery).....so anyways finally about 7 pm the third day I was at the hospital my surgeon's assistant came and talked to me for about 20 minutes about "sip slowly" and what would happen if I overfilled the sleeve in the first 3 weeks oh and by the way the third morning I started having these pain level 8 splitting headaches....I would take the oxycodones sleep for 2-3 hours and wake up to DING DING DING DING of the stupid IV machine I felt like my head was going to explode (which did NOT make me a pleasant patient for the slew of non English as a first language nurses).......finally after asking 3 different nurses one finally told me the pain meds had a side effect of headache after the others just said you are moving your arm which is causing the IV machine to DING DING DING well how am I supposed to control arm movement in my sleep?! There is more to the story but I'm getting tired already....I shall return at a later time to continue the saga that has been my bariatric surgery.....GAS is my evil enemy and I am in PAIN as my surgeon doesn't believe in sending patients home with pain meds....I'm waiting on my poor 71 year old mother to bring me sublingual tylenol right now and praying for some relief.......this better be worth it! I'd love to hear about your experiences and how you ladies are doing thus far :)

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WHERE did you go? Who was your surgeon @@Carmen606

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Good luck all those that are coming up so quickly. Looking forward to my pre-op appt tomorrow. I don't think it's really set in yet.

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@@TheAmberness My surgeon is in Reston Virginia my boyfriend lives in Fayetteville NC and he had the same gastric sleeve surgery three months ago....his experience was totally different.....I had Phentermine, he did not; I only had to do 3 days pre-surgery clear liquid diet whereas he had to do 2 weeks of one meal and the rest Protein Shakes only with only one day of Clear Liquids pre-surgery; he was in the hospital only one night whereas I was supposed to be in there two nights; he had a morphine drip after surgery, I had oxcodone pills; he was sent home with nausea meds and pain Syrup of some kind, I was sent home with neither......I have an undergraduate degree in Biology therefore I know my surgeon has the better approach...we had a lengthy discussion as to why he does not send patients home with pain meds and although I'm in pain, I agree with him....he said I need to be able to FEEL if something is going wrong, I need to be able to feel if I have overfilled the sleeve and pain meds also lower inhibitions which could lead to a nibble of food my body cant handle right now....he said after three weeks my sleeve will be healed and overfilling will still be painful but not nearly as dangerous....have you had your surgery yet?

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Not yet I am scheduled for surgery on April 15th. two weeks from today!! I'm nervous and excited all at once!

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@@WatchXXhrink good luck...this is my first and hopefully LAST surgery...I thought the pain meds would take away all or most of the pain and i was WRONG....I know in the long run it will be worth it as I have been up and down in weight all my life....I lost 150lbs with diet and exercise on my own but eventually put it all on plus more I've lost 80 lbs three other times as well on my own every time through diet and exercise...I've been a fitness coach and a gymnastics coach but somehow the stress of life always brought me away from exercise and back to binge eating....I have had enough of the struggle....so now I've done it and I can only have one ounce per ten minutes.....i feel nauseous often and gas pain is my evil enemy....I'm walking off the gas pain and taking chewable gas-x to help but sometimes even that doesnt take away the gas pain totally....in my mind I know I have done what is best for me but that doesnt take away the physical pain....

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Hello April Sleevers!

I just had my pre-op and surgery is set for April 17 @ 7:30am. :D

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Hi am schedule for April 29th. Good luck all !

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