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Sorry!!! Push send button, anyways, I haven’t had any issues but gas, tons of them, I’m walking as much as I can, yesterday went to dr’s office these are numbers!

Surgery date: 3/2/18
Starting weight 317
Weight day of surgery 303
Weight 3/12/18 299

I’m not dropping the weight like I see in some of your numbers, but I’m going to continue my regimen, good luck, to all of us, may we all lift each other up in this journey


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27 minutes ago, jackiegordo said:

Hello everyone, my first day here, been reading, getting to know some of you through your posts, my surgery was 3/2/18, I’ve had minor complications but won’t let that put me down. Life is complicated already, LOL- when I decided to do this my husband wasn’t thrilled, not on board, week before surgery he totally got it and took 2 wks off just to be next to me, I’m so thankful for that! I’ve had a wound infection, leaking, etc

Hi Jackiegordo first of all welcome to the loser bench and thank you for sharing your journey with all of us. I'm glad to hear your husband has come around & is now there to support you mentally. Having a support system will only aid in your success.

I wish you all the best in your healing & success of shedding those unwanted pounds. Cheers to you!!!

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down 10 lbs during my liquid diet. so exciting that my surgery is a week away! Cannot believe it is here already!

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down 10 lbs during my liquid diet. so exciting that my surgery is a week away! Cannot believe it is here already!


Great job! Just setting expectations - you will gain “weight” at the hospital - but it is Water weight and gas!! You’ll have multiple bags of saline IV and the laparoscopic procedure introduces copious amounts of gas (this is where 80% of your pain comes from - I was so relieved when I finally passed gas!)

So this “weight” will quickly disappear - so my advice is don’t get on the scale until 1 week post op.

So excited for you!!

Roxine


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Great job! Just setting expectations - you will gain “weight” at the hospital - but it is Water weight and gas!! You’ll have multiple bags of saline IV and the laparoscopic procedure introduces copious amounts of gas (this is where 80% of your pain comes from - I was so relieved when I finally passed gas!)

So this “weight” will quickly disappear - my advice is don’t get on the scale until 1 week post op.

So excited for you!!

Roxine






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21 minutes ago, Saranimal83 said:

down 10 lbs during my liquid diet. so exciting that my surgery is a week away! Cannot believe it is here already!

Congratulations on your pre liquid diet thus far, kudos to you. I second what Roxine said in her response. I just had my surgery on the 9th & I dare not get on the scale yet bc I know I gained Water weight and have a lot of gas on my stomach due to the surgery.

May you continue to reduce your liver while on the previous liquid diet & have a successful surgery. See you on the loser bench in a week. Cheers!!

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Today I got to add mashed potatoes and let me just say - YUMMMM! It’s so nice to have something warm and chewy in my mouth.

Of course I only ate about a teaspoon but it was so good! Completely satisfied me.


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Good Morning MGBG !

This morning was the first time I woke up with no pain! I’m 9 days Post-Op, have lost 15 pounds since surgery, can sleep on my side, and am going to drive for the first time today!

I am sticking to my Drs plan meticulously. Only 3 meals per day, drinking plenty of Water (sipping all day), and slowly introducing soft puréed foods (unsweetened apple sauce, loose oatmeal, loose mashed potatoes - YUM!), and increasing my walking every day.

How is everyone doing? Whether you’re pre or post op, if you’re journey begins in March, let’s work together and help each other out!

Thanks
Roxine


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On 3/12/2018 at 10:42 AM, Roxine said:

I was released by noon on day 3 and recovered the rest of the week at home.

Is 2 nights in the hospital typical for your hospital/doctor? I was thinking that one night was most common. If all goes well for me, I believe I'll be having RNY with the same doctor at same hospital as you.

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Is 2 nights in the hospital typical for your hospital/doctor? I was thinking that one night was most common. If all goes well for me, I believe I'll be having RNY with the same doctor at same hospital as you.


My Dr said it could be 1-2 nights but that most stayed 2 nights. My blood pressure was pretty low that first night, falling below 100 systolic, so I think out of precaution they keep me the second night.

But I was ok staying 2 nights. The first day was a blur and I used the second day to really focus on Fluid intake and walking. The only thing I didn’t like was the IV is the last thing they remove and I was tired of having that in my arm.


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I'm going to be a March Bypasser as well. Surgery set for the 21st. I'm a Band to Bypass revision, so hopefully everything goes well and I can revise in 1 surgery rather than 2, but I won't know that until I wake up from surgery. Fingers crossed.

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I'm going to be a March Bypasser as well. Surgery set for the 21st. I'm a Band to Bypass revision, so hopefully everything goes well and I can revise in 1 surgery rather than 2, but I won't know that until I wake up from surgery. Fingers crossed.


Welcome Matt!

Were you having issues with lap band or just decided to do GB?

I, too, hope you have an uneventful surgery and relatively easy recovery.


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4 minutes ago, Roxine said:


Welcome Matt!

Were you having issues with lap band or just decided to do GB?

I, too, hope you have an uneventful surgery and relatively easy recovery.

I've had minor issues with the LB for years, things like lettuce and chicken were very tough to eat at the level of restriction that worked, I'd get stuck a few times a month... no major issues like erosion or slippage, just never got much lower than 300.

Thanks!

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1 hour ago, Roxine said:

Good Morning MGBG !

This morning was the first time I woke up with no pain! I’m 9 days Post-Op, have lost 15 pounds since surgery, can sleep on my side, and am going to drive for the first time today!

I am sticking to my Drs plan meticulously. Only 3 meals per day, drinking plenty of Water (sipping all day), and slowly introducing soft puréed foods (unsweetened apple sauce, loose oatmeal, loose mashed potatoes - YUM!), and increasing my walking every day.

How is everyone doing? Whether you’re pre or post op, if you’re journey begins in March, let’s work together and help each other out!

Thanks
Roxine

Yea for you Roxine, I can't wait until I get to the point where I'm no longer sore. Also great job on losing 15 pounds thus far, soon that 15 pounds will be multiplied :)

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Good Morning MGBG !

This morning was the first time I woke up with no pain! I’m 9 days Post-Op, have lost 15 pounds since surgery, can sleep on my side, and am going to drive for the first time today!

I am sticking to my Drs plan meticulously. Only 3 meals per day, drinking plenty of Water (sipping all day), and slowly introducing soft puréed foods (unsweetened apple sauce, loose oatmeal, loose mashed potatoes - YUM!), and increasing my walking every day.

How is everyone doing? Whether you’re pre or post op, if your journey begins in March, let’s work together and help each other out!

Thanks
Roxine







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