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2 more weeks, I'll be re-sleeved. I started my 2 week pre-op diet to "shrink the liver" before surgery. So far, so good. It's been really difficult to consume so much Water. I have a hard time getting 2/ 16oz. bottles down but I know how important it is. That said, I also need to begin my nascobal (vit B12 spray), multi and Calcium. I'm so fortunate to have this opportunity, AGAIN...and get my health back on track. :)

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@shrinking_wildflower So sorry for the hard times your having. Have you looked into a local support group maybe? I know most surgical teams have weekly meeting setup. I know it's probably tough for you to get there but maybe in a few days you'll be up to it. It's too bad you didn't make pals with someone from here that was local to you. I know if I was near by I'd come hang out with you and help out with what I could. I really hope things get better for you VERY SOON! Keep your head up and Keep us updated with your progress.

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1 hour ago, shrinking_wildflower said:

Ugh I'm a week post op and I still feel crap. Yesterday I kept crying. I absolutely need to stop comparing my recovery to others. Everyone seems to be springing about and I'm struggling to move. It's 3am, I've been up for a couple of hours and wishing so much I wasn't alone. It will get better I know, I just wish it would hurry up.

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Shrinking-sorry you’re so down. I’m checking out of the hospital this evening. Hoping I do alright at home. Drinking is not easy. Hurts and I’m nauseous.

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It probably do sucks when you don't have someone there to help. But if I may make a suggestion, I do this when I'm low, Prayer and just talk to God, speak out all your frustration and read your bible start in Psalm 100.

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4 hours ago, shrinking_wildflower said:

Ugh I'm a week post op and I still feel crap. Yesterday I kept crying. I absolutely need to stop comparing my recovery to others. Everyone seems to be springing about and I'm struggling to move. It's 3am, I've been up for a couple of hours and wishing so much I wasn't alone. It will get better I know, I just wish it would hurry up.

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Wildflower, are you in physical pain? General discomfort? Define "feel like crap" for me. Tried a heating pad? You are right, recovery is different for each person. But you are not quite alone -- there's a big gang of supporters who can relate and sympathize with whatever you're experiencing, and I'm glad you are reaching out!

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I am one day post op and am vomiting and have he chills. Hospital keeping me until it’s under control. Hopefully this will resolve soon.

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1 hour ago, Letsgetgoing2018 said:

I am one day post op and am vomiting and have he chills. Hospital keeping me until it’s under control. Hopefully this will resolve soon.

Boy, we hope so, too! Ugh. Keep us updated when you can.

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Nibble Thanks. I am home. Was given meds to stop vomiting. No fever. Just nausea still and pain in my belly. I’m told it will get easier. Praying it does.

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3 hours ago, Letsgetgoing2018 said:

Nibble Thanks. I am home. Was given meds to stop vomiting. No fever. Just nausea still and pain in my belly. I’m told it will get easier. Praying it does.

Thank goodness! And hope you have adequate meds to help you stay on top of the pain. One day at a time. Each day a little better!

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2 hours ago, nisha10 said:

July 17th and I’m soooo nervous

Me, too - the 17th. Gosh it's just a few days away, but I am looking forward to it. I expect everything to go well. I expect to have pain. I expect it will subside and get better. But I know I will be a bit nervous the day of. For previous surgeries at some point I've had to stop fretting about it, realize that won't help at all, and just surrender to my medical team to take care of me. Good luck to both of us, and all who had or will have a procedure to help our lives be better!

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I'm July 23rd in Quebec, Canada ....day 3 of 2 weeks of pre op shakes!

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[mention=341642]shrinking_wildflower[/mention] So sorry for the hard times your having. Have you looked into a local support group maybe? I know most surgical teams have weekly meeting setup. I know it's probably tough for you to get there but maybe in a few days you'll be up to it. It's too bad you didn't make pals with someone from here that was local to you. I know if I was near by I'd come hang out with you and help out with what I could. I really hope things get better for you VERY SOON! Keep your head up and Keep us updated with your progress.
Thank you. Unfortunately I live out in the sticks so there would be nothing I could get to locally

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Shrinking-sorry you’re so down. I’m checking out of the hospital this evening. Hoping I do alright at home. Drinking is not easy. Hurts and I’m nauseous.
Thank you. Keep trying with the drinking, my dietician told me to try even small sips, simply wetting the inside of my mouth. I did that and soon turned the corner

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Wildflower, are you in physical pain? General discomfort? Define "feel like crap" for me. Tried a heating pad? You are right, recovery is different for each person. But you are not quite alone -- there's a big gang of supporters who can relate and sympathize with whatever you're experiencing, and I'm glad you are reaching out!
Physical pain. I have fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis too, I've had to come off the RA meds for surgery so I think both these things are in flare. I wanted to be off the endone by now but I'm not ready.

Thank you xx

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