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Hello all!! I've never really posted on here before. I am usually pretty quiet but oh my goodness gracious. That's all I can say, lol. Has anyone had an ABG test done before? I feel like I'm pretty tough but that wasn't comfortable at all and that's all I can say about it. Lol. Was yours just as rough and uncomfortable as mine or am I just a pansy?

Sheew buddy. Haha. I'm so glad this was my second to last test. Now onto my sleep study and phyc eval... then onto a surgery date. Fingers crossed. 🤞 Praying for sometime in late October.

Ps. I truly don't want to scare anyone if you have to get one done. That's not my goal at all. It sucked but totally worth the end goal. Healthy.

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I haven't heard of this one, what do they do?

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Why the hell would they do an ABG for somebody having bariatric surgery? The only time I've seen them is on thoracic patients or incredibly sick ones

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They better not! I had to get an ABG 2x daily for 3 weeks yrs ago when I was in the hospital with pneumonia. Worst. Experience. Ever. I almost punched out the nurse once too [emoji51]


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Why the hell would they do an ABG for somebody having bariatric surgery? The only time I've seen them is on thoracic patients or incredibly sick ones




They said they needed to do it because of a medication I have been on for 5 years... Diamox. It's for my Pseudo tumor Cerebri. I honestly have no clue why other than that lol.

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I haven't heard of this one, what do they do?

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They draw blood from an arterie rather than a vein. It's supposed to let them know how much CO2 and Oxygen I have in your body among with some other things... like PH balance or something like that. Please excuse me for not being educated enough on it. Lol. I just knew it had to be done so I did it.

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They better not! I had to get an ABG 2x daily for 3 weeks yrs ago when I was in the hospital with pneumonia. Worst. Experience. Ever. I almost punched out the nurse once too [emoji51]






Oh my word. I'm so sorry for you. 2x daily?? I feel for you. I really do.

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