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Let us know how it goes!! Congrats

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You go!!!

Craig Martinez

Austin, Texas

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Ok! So far so good. Had some pain and discomfort coming out of surgery. Took the pain meds a bit to kick in. Had a little nausea a couple of times but the meds work great for that. The pain meds make me a shallow breather when I fall asleep and the machine I was hooked up to liked to remind me of that by beeping real loud. So I got no sleep nast night :( No food for 2 weeks, no Water for almost 48 hrs, and now no sleep has made me an over emotional cranky person.

Good news, had my UGI (barely escaped vomiting during that) and no leakage so Ive graduated on to Clear liquids. I'm way too tired to care though. Hoping to get a nap before I give my first real walk a go. All in all I'm actually not that bad!

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Glad to hear that surgery went well! Sorry to hear about the no sleeping bit though. I hope you are able to get some real rest soon.

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@@PissiChrissi yay!!!! I'm so happy for you! That barium swallow test is the WORST hell juice in all of EVER!!!

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Congrats!! I had my surgery on Monday. Coming out of anastesia was scary and somewhat painful. The surgery lasted from 7:30-11:30 they woke me up and wanted me to breath in to this tube to get my lungs working, they told me the faster i get to 1000 the faster ill go up to my room, i blew 3500. Took my first walk at 6pm then again at 8 pm and the night nurse told me that she wants me to walk at 5am before her shift is over... I Had the same issue with the machines i would fall asleep and it started beeping. So i asked the nurse to turn it off. Then my IV bag was out, i came home yesterday and went to bed about 1030pm slept till 9am woke up a few times but nothing can beat ur own bed. Good luck! Wishing u a speedy recovery

Dasha

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Congrats!! I had my surgery on Monday. Coming out of anastesia was scary and somewhat painful. The surgery lasted from 7:30-11:30 they woke me up and wanted me to breath in to this tube to get my lungs working, they told me the faster i get to 1000 the faster ill go up to my room, i blew 3500. Took my first walk at 6pm then again at 8 pm and the night nurse told me that she wants me to walk at 5am before her shift is over... I Had the same issue with the machines i would fall asleep and it started beeping. So i asked the nurse to turn it off. Then my IV bag was out, i came home yesterday and went to bed about 1030pm slept till 9am woke up a few times but nothing can beat ur own bed. Good luck! Wishing u a speedy recovery

Dasha

Congrats! You did it! My husband will be sleeved on May 2. I am pretty nervous for him. I have heard from my Dr's office that the surgery takes about a half hour. Were there complications that made your surgery 4 hours long?

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My surgery was an hour and a half. My surgeon said that's his standard time. That included prep but not recovery room. Recovery is 2 hrs standard for my surgeon. I can't answer for her but I think every surgeon just works a little differently.

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My surgery was an hour and a half. My surgeon said that's his standard time. That included prep but not recovery room. Recovery is 2 hrs standard for my surgeon. I can't answer for her but I think every surgeon just works a little differently.

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Yeah and I personally think that there is a bit of exaggeration with their time amount. I've noticed a couple other comments that just seems off lol.

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@@SusanB55 I had the bypass not sleeve thats why it took longer. As far as i know there were no complications. I was super nervous before going in, but honestly it wasn't at all as bad as i thought it would be. I was walking a lot, they took the leg compressors off late at night, told me that i don't need oxygen since i seemed to be ok breathing on my own.

Yesterday i went to costco with my mom, probably not the smartest idea, but i could t stay at home anymore. I weight my self today i lost 5lb thats on top of the 5 lb i gained while in the hospital so thats about a 10lb weight loss total since Monday he will be fine, i kept think to my self what the dr. Told me b4 surgery. These surgeries have a smaller risk of dying then driving in ur car for 2 days, he said if u can survive driving for 2 days u will be fine. Every time i was scared i thought about that.

Good luck to ur husband

Dasha

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@@SusanB55 I had the bypass not sleeve thats why it took longer. As far as i know there were no complications. I was super nervous before going in, but honestly it wasn't at all as bad as i thought it would be. I was walking a lot, they took the leg compressors off late at night, told me that i don't need oxygen since i seemed to be ok breathing on my own.

Yesterday i went to costco with my mom, probably not the smartest idea, but i could t stay at home anymore. I weight my self today i lost 5lb thats on top of the 5 lb i gained while in the hospital so thats about a 10lb weight loss total since Monday he will be fine, i kept think to my self what the dr. Told me b4 surgery. These surgeries have a smaller risk of dying then driving in ur car for 2 days, he said if u can survive driving for 2 days u will be fine. Every time i was scared i thought about that.

Good luck to ur husband

Dasha

Thank you Dasha for your kind response :) I am a worry wart by nature, but he is 65, diabetic and has other complications. He has never had major surgery, unlike me. So I worry that this will be a really tough surgery for him.

Four hours is still a lot of time in the operating room! Yikes! How is your pain level right now?

I was just submitted for a band-to-sleeve revision yesterday. I'm scared of everything. Scared of being denied. Scared that when/if my surgeon goes in, he won't sleeve me in the same operation, which is what he does 95% of the time. He is super conservative and likes to do it in two sessions. Ugh, that means two hospital stays, two sets of expenses, two times under general, two times in pain etc. NOT interested in that. I watched so many videos yesterday where the surgeons were doing both in same surgery. These surgeons obviously felt it was safe enough!

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