dec 2017
Buddies Group - Surgery Dec 4 to 15, 2017


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Good Luck! Yes it’s great to here veryines stories.

I have a question for you all.

i am picking my date this Thursday.. fo you think before Dec 21?22 Xmas or Dec 27? Time enough to be able to do things? Or is it just walking and resting? How do you all feel?

Is it liquid for different time frames for each patient? I’ll find out Thurs.

Thanks!

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I had mine on the 12th, was told it’ll start at 10 but it actually started at 11

It felt like one sec they were prepping me for it and the next sec (an hour and 6 mins later) I’m hearing voices in the recovery room of more than one nurse telling me its ovver! You did it! It’s already done!! Meanwhile I’m struggling to say that I’m having difficulty breathing my voice was beyond hoarse. It took several mins for me to finally give up saying it out loud and just kept mouthing it and they finally realized what’s going on and quickly hooked me up was oxygen mask and kept monitoring it. They said they stopped it to see how I’d do one my own and it wasn’t looking good so they put me back on it till around 5 pm.

I dozed off after the first oxygen mask for about two hours and surprisingly I’ve not had gas pain yet! Its 12:50 am and i feel great!

Been getting medications and pain and nausea meds every time I feel a little pain or nausea wave coming. Been to the bathroom twice walking on my own , then circled the nurses station three times and feeling good.

What else... trying to remember everything

oh they made 4 little cuts on my tummy and because of my super dry mouth and throat, I’ve been having a spoonful of crushed ice (less than 1 oz) every few mins and it helps very much

will post as I remember more

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5 hours ago, SKF said:

Good Luck! Yes it’s great to here veryines stories.

I have a question for you all.

i am picking my date this Thursday.. fo you think before Dec 21?22 Xmas or Dec 27? Time enough to be able to do things? Or is it just walking and resting? How do you all feel?

Is it liquid for different time frames for each patient? I’ll find out Thurs.

Thanks!

Regarding your surgery date, how long are you taking off if you’re working? And how long are you supposed to be on pre op liquids diet? If your pre op clear diet doesn’t start till 4-5 days before op, I’d choose the 27th

but if you’re working and going back to it soon after New Years then as early as possible that way you have time to focus on your food and liquids intake and measurements and getting some rest .

Pre op food requirements AND post op food stages differ tremendously from one surgeon to another.

After surgery, i’m supposed to do Clear Liquids only at the hospital. Then first day back home start on liquified puréed food

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Thank you for sharing. I’ll find out Thursday preop.

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Your updates are valued. Good vibes being sent. Hang in there.

Sorry got these typos ! Ugh

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Anyone with early December dates, do you have advice for nausea?? Surgery went well and I did great in the hospital. Hit my 4oz and hour and was sent home. But I'm battling really bad nausea. I've been dry heaving and have barely got in 5 oz today since 10am.

Any advice? I can't believe how much I'm struggling with Water and other liquids.

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7 hours ago, Road2Newme3 said:

Anyone with early December dates, do you have advice for nausea?? Surgery went well and I did great in the hospital. Hit my 4oz and hour and was sent home. But I'm battling really bad nausea. I've been dry heaving and have barely got in 5 oz today since 10am.

Any advice? I can't believe how much I'm struggling with Water and other liquids.

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oh yikes that sounds awful. :( I had a bit of Water nausea for a couple days after I came home but nothing bad like that..

as part of my surgeon's protocol, I take 1 chewable pepcid morning and night so that may be helping me there..I would call your surgeon's office as every protocol is different and ask if you can add that in?

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