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I was pleasantly surprised to be discharged early. My surgeon said I was doing really well so there was no need to keep me in the hospital. For the next 2 weeks or so, I am still going to take Metformin and Losartin (blood pressure.) I will only have Metformin taken away if I have either two consecutive readings under 70 or reduced if two lows happen in one week. My blood sugar readings are actually really good right now without Metformin but they want to see what happens once I introduce Protein Shakes and cream Soups on Thursday. So far, so good - no nausea and the Clear Liquids are going down smoothly. Slow sips. They also gave me this funky breathing aparatus that I am supposed to use several times a day. It measures the volume of air that I am able to draw in - LOL! I am able to peg the indicator. Still, they want me doing it. Despite the small setback this morning of drinking a little too quickly, I feel tired but upbeat.

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Congrats and welcome to the loser's bench (and home)!

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Matty!!! Yaaaaaaaaay!!! How fantastic is that?!? I had the inhale exerciser too. I can never hit the peg! And it’s been two weeks! Lol Cheers to being home and sleeved!! [emoji41][emoji108][emoji122][emoji4]


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Congrats and welcome home! Amazing job!


HW 242, SW 236- (Bypass 12/20/17)
GW#1- 199 [emoji736] (2/11/18)
GW#2- 175
CW 189
5’6”

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4 hours ago, Mattymatt said:

I was pleasantly surprised to be discharged early. My surgeon said I was doing really well so there was no need to keep me in the hospital. For the next 2 weeks or so, I am still going to take Metformin and Losartin (blood pressure.) I will only have Metformin taken away if I have either two consecutive readings under 70 or reduced if two lows happen in one week. My blood sugar readings are actually really good right now without Metformin but they want to see what happens once I introduce Protein Shakes and cream Soups on Thursday. So far, so good - no nausea and the Clear Liquids are going down smoothly. Slow sips. They also gave me this funky breathing aparatus that I am supposed to use several times a day. It measures the volume of air that I am able to draw in - LOL! I am able to peg the indicator. Still, they want me doing it. Despite the small setback this morning of drinking a little too quickly, I feel tired but upbeat.

Awesome!

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Congrats and hope your recovery is fast!!!

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They also gave me this funky breathing aparatus that I am supposed to use several times a day. It measures the volume of air that I am able to draw in - LOL! I am able to peg the indicator. Still, they want me doing it.

I was also given one of these by the physiotherapist at the hospital. He explained to me that the anaesthesia causes you to temporarily lose some of your lung function for up to 10 days. Doing the exercise ( inhaling, holding your breath and slowly releasing 5 times) helps to get phlegm up once you cough and reawaken the tiny hairs on the inside wall of the tube connecting to your lungs.
I suppose the anaesthesia affects some more than others, but everyone is asked to use it.

HW 365 CW 332 GW 220
Sleeved 6th March 2018

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