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I had a coworker who had the sleeve done about a month ago, he has high blood pressure, heart problems, and he smoked 2 packs a day. His surgery went really well he was back at work a week later.

My pain level is about a 3 out of 10. At first the left side incision was hurting a lot, they gave me a band which helped a lot, but i was determined to walk right away no matter what. My first question when i got to the room was when can i get up to walk. I would wake up in the middle of the night and walk with the nurse at 4am. I tried not to use too many pain killers.

My surgery might have been shorter, i think they told me it was 3 hrs actually, but i woke up at 11:30.

Right now my back hurts a lot more then my stomach. But i was in an accident a year ago and it messed up my lower back, im going to try and go to the chiropractor on Monday maybe he can work on my lower back and scholars

Otherwise im happy i loose about 2-3lb a day its awesome!

Can you go to a different doctor?

Dasha

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I had a coworker who had the sleeve done about a month ago, he has high blood pressure, heart problems, and he smoked 2 packs a day. His surgery went really well he was back at work a week later. My pain level is about a 3 out of 10. At first the left side incision was hurting a lot, they gave me a band which helped a lot, but i was determined to walk right away no matter what. My first question when i got to the room was when can i get up to walk. I would wake up in the middle of the night and walk with the nurse at 4am. I tried not to use too many pain killers. My surgery might have been shorter, i think they told me it was 3 hrs actually, but i woke up at 11:30. Right now my back hurts a lot more then my stomach. But i was in an accident a year ago and it messed up my lower back, im going to try and go to the chiropractor on Monday maybe he can work on my lower back and scholars [emoji4]Otherwise im happy i loose about 2-3lb a day its awesome! Can you go to a different doctor? Dasha

As far as I know, there are only 2 bariatric surgeons in Tucson. There are lots more in Phoenix but that would be too far and inconvenient. I am just gonna beg him to do both procedures and I will tell him that money is a big problem for us. My daughter' s wedding is in august and I was so hoping to be losing weight by then. But if it has to be done in two surgeries months apart, I'm screwed.

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Back up off those pain meds ask for Tylenol instead (it's the only pain Med I used as soon as I woke up from the surgery), and you probably will not have the breathing issue or as much nausea. Also do not forget to try try try to breathe into your spirometer as instructed every hour that you are awake. That will help the breathing as well. Take care of you girl. Congratulations and welcome to the other side!

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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!!!

I must be a freak. When I did my swallow test I didn't mind it as much as I thought I would. I guess I was just so excited to be able to drink something.

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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!!!

I must be a freak. When I did my swallow test I didn't mind it as much as I thought I would. I guess I was just so excited to be able to drink something.

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This is the first I've heard about a post op barium swallow. I wonder why they want people to do that when they just want you to have Clear liquids the first couple of days. Seems to go against their own rules, lol.

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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!!!

I must be a freak. When I did my swallow test I didn't mind it as much as I thought I would. I guess I was just so excited to be able to drink something.

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This is the first I've heard about a post op barium swallow. I wonder why they want people to do that when they just want you to have Clear Liquids the first couple of days. Seems to go against their own rules, lol.
It's mainly to check for leaks before you leave the hospital

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I must be a freak. When I did my swallow test I didn't mind it as much as I thought I would. I guess I was just so excited to be able to drink something. [emoji23]

If you're a freak then I am as well! My surgeon allowed absolutely no liquids at all until the leak test the morning AFTER surgery. The technician was apologizing for the taste of the barium, but I was just so grateful to be drinking ANYTHING that I really didn't mind one bit.

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