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OMG You really did pass out? I hearby give you the Anxiety 🏆, You beat my Catholic cousin Karen Elizabeth, Father asked her to lead tthe Our Father, she had a Brain Failure, she said the Credo. Father was not expecting
Bless us Oh Lord and these thy gifts through Jesus Christ our Lord. Usually,used as a table grace. She wanted to go hide under a pew about then. That was 60 years ago and the poor 🏆 has been sitting there for years!

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On 7/12/2018 at 6:51 AM, Sosewsue61 said:

It is major surgery, but the percentage of complications is very low. You will most likely have an EGD as part of preop diagnostics and be put under for that, so you will experience being put under prior to surgery - then you will get an intro to anesthetic that way.

Why did you choose bypass? Do you have reflux? Do you want the 'dumping aspect' as a deterrent to sweets? I am just curious....

Welcome and try to read the forums, and ask questions.

I chose bypass because I wanted to lose the most weight without having to go back in. No other health issues besides being over weight.

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4 hours ago, Nnoi said:

Hello!

I am another Ohioan, had my surgery last month at Riverside (this way you will know two people Frustr8 - OSU and Me @ Riverside in case you are going through either place and have questions) It is perfectly normal to be nervous. General Anes can be scary, I work in surgery at a different hospital and it is often something people worry about before going under the first time. Often if you left them know before the surgery that you nervous they can give you something to calm you down, or make you sleepy so you don't even remember going into the OR. I know my mom had RNY before me and she did not even remember being wheeled into the back let alone see any OR's for me they shot something in my IV in the hallway right outside of my OR wheeled in me told me to introduce myself and confirm my surgery which I did and then I woke up in recovery. The risks of complication are very low, but it is scary and they will make you sign some papers before surgery with a list of all the scary complications to prove you are aware of them. Try to get through it the risk of a leak and tube feedings is very very low.

As for thinking of your babies. Of course you are, that is part of being a Mom and feeling guilty for doing this. You have to remember all the wonderful memories you are going to be able to make post-op when you are lighter and healthier and feeling better. You have so many games of tag to play, and laughs to share, and memories to be made. You are making a choice to do what is best for you right now so that you are here and healthy enough to invest in their futures! So it may feel selfish right now and but you are doing something so selfless and ensure you are in their lives so much longer.

Hang in there!

Hello there, thank you for the kind words. How are you feeling?

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Hello there, thank you for the kind words. How are you feeling?
Feeling good most of the time I feel totally normal it is insane how quickly I felt better. I started soft foods today and that is sitting different then blended so figuring it out. Fluids are not always easy to get in but I'm managing at least 60oz.
Lost some weight before surgery but since surgery I'm down 20lbs. Super happy I did this.

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Way to go Nnoi Way to go#

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2 hours ago, Frustr8 said:

OMG You really did pass out? I hearby give you the Anxiety 🏆, You beat my Catholic cousin Karen Elizabeth, Father asked her to lead tthe Our Father, she had a Brain Failure, she said the Credo. Father was not expecting
Bless us Oh Lord and these thy gifts through Jesus Christ our Lord. Usually,used as a table grace. She wanted to go hide under a pew about then. That was 60 years ago and the poor 🏆 has been sitting there for years!

I actually passed out twice. It went down like this...I used to watch them insert the needle so I would not clamp up. They started "digging" and I passed out. They used the stuff that is like breathing fire to wake me up. I asked "Did you finish yet" They said no, I looked down and passed out again.

They got the point. When they woke me back up, I asked the same question and they were done.

I have all kinds of stories "I was so anxious..." but that one was probably the funniest. Well, except for the time that during an interview, an acquaintance I knew said "Hello Geoff, they know you know me" (He made sure they knew ahead of time so it was not a conflict of interest) and I said "Nice to meet you Joe". Boy that was a terrible interview, the worst I've ever had, yet I'm still working there today :)

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