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Need to be at the hospital at 530A. Surgery is at 730A. Nervous about anesthesia, procedure complications, post-op pain...pretty much everything. Leaving it in God's hands. I praying that I'll be ok.

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Need to be at the hospital at 530A. Surgery is at 730A. Nervous about anesthesia, procedure complications, post-op pain...pretty much everything. Leaving it in God's hands. I praying that I'll be ok.
You got this! Praying for you now....#ROCKSTARSTATUS

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I was a nervous wreck before my surgery..panic attacks, second guessing myself and all that jazz. You can even see some of my posts on here documents my anxiety about everything.
Had the surgery 5 days ago and everything went fine. There was pain but nothing unbearable. Not sure what your pain management will be but I was so out of it from the morphine, I dont even remember what happened between the time they knocked me out to the time I was waking up in my room 7 hours later.
I wish you well!

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It’ll be fine—- over before you know it! Hardest part was the gas .
It’s an amazing journey that you’ll love.
Good luck and post when you’re able to post op!

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We have the same exact surgery date and time! Itll be okay! We've come too far to turn back now

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Hi sending you lots of positive energy remember you'll come out of this a new person for the good.

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No worries, you will be just fine! It's normal to get antsy, I definitely was. You will be jumping for joy and screaming "this is the best decision I've ever made"! I am in awe with my 3 week post OP results! 48pds down in just 3 weeks! Prayers and hugs!

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Thank you all for the supportive words. I just had a salad for dinner. That'll it be the last real food for a while. I'll touch base tomorrow afternoon.

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Hope all goes well!

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Good luck! See you on the other side! 🙌

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Surgery was Monday morning. Got home yesterday afternoon.

Post-op pain is manageable. The only intense pain is around an incision that was stapled into the muscle. Not having any trouble with swallowing. Started adding stool softener to liquids to avoid constipation.

All in all, I'm happy to be on the other side of surgery.

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On 10/11/2018 at 12:12, Twism44 said:



Surgery was Monday morning. Got home yesterday afternoon.




Post-op pain is manageable. The only intense pain is around an incision that was stapled into the muscle. Not having any trouble with swallowing. Started adding stool softener to liquids to avoid constipation.




All in all, I'm happy to be on the other side of surgery.


How are you doing now almost a month later?

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On 11/3/2018 at 5:14 PM, GettinSkinnywithit said:
On 10/11/2018 at 1:12 PM, Twism44 said:


Surgery was Monday morning. Got home yesterday afternoon.


Post-op pain is manageable. The only intense pain is around an incision that was stapled into the muscle. Not having any trouble with swallowing. Started adding stool softener to liquids to avoid constipation.


All in all, I'm happy to be on the other side of surgery.

How are you doing now almost a month later?

I'm doing well...Pain is pretty much gone, even around the main incision area. Down almost 45lbs...4 week appointment is tomorrow morning...It's the best thing that I've ever done.

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And I wish you good reports,on every thing TODAY. I am a month ahead. of you, more healed that is debate-laden. Had life and shelter problems, my diet is not all it should be, it's just before 6 Am , woke up, and trying to decide what to do first. Think I'll call and leave message at local Furniture bank, critcal need for additional furniture. Had to leave former housing, could not move beds, son trying to sleep in one remaining chair, feet propped up on pillows, I am in recliner, at 72 I have 2 artificial knees, I cannot sleep on floor, still recovering from bypass surgery, slowly because I have a stricture, on brothes, Protein Shakes, strained Soups, fluids, Vitamins, zofran, Wellbutrin, carafate, omeprazole, magnesium, ditropan( for urinary spasms) carafate( along with structure I have gastro intestinal ulcers). Had to move Early Friday, morning, scramble to find housing, to keep eviction court case off my records and that,of my son's who was been legally punished for only living with me, I was supposed to seek alternative housing. And oh I struggled, I am over 65, my son has medical issues which preclude working outside my home, so you could say he is medically disabled , and we have 2 cats, have for 6.5 years, a great joy and stress reliever for us a both. Being as i am widowed and on Social Security, I am paid once a month, and no I cannot and will not forego the other 3 , they are my little family. Did not receive my monies until November 2nd, took last little bunch of my ready cash to rent dumpster to dispose of 18 years accumulations of items, and inheritance from both in-laws,parents, son (who died tragically at 31) and husband who died 6 years and 4 months ago yesterday at age 70. With help of family friend who came up with deposit on you-haul 🚚 my son, friend, and i, remember because of slow healing I am still on weight restrictions, packed it with what possessions we could, canned foods 75% of which are beyond my diet currently, a small amount of clothes for Son and I, minimal furnitures, no beds, no table, 3 resin outdoor chairs, are you gainingng pictures in your mind? Couldn't get possession of new place until after I could withdraw money from my bank account, so we had to move truck to parking place outside new place, me carrying pet tote with 2 cats inside, thermal tote with Protein shakes inside, had hoped to go back and strip remainer,of fresh and frozen foods from refridg, New landlord was furnishing stove, fridge, washer and dryer, had made arrangements to have electric company to haul off old fridge for $50 rebate( which I could sure use the money from once I could empty it) but would have to leave old stove there. Had. called evil,landlord to beg for an extension until today so I could move,out the rest of my things. Nope, he refused even although I offered to relinquish to release my keys to him personally instead. of giving them to agent to pass on. So I lost 85% of my food stuffs, my winter coats, a good portion of my clothing, the remainer,of my furniture, and you begin to see my sorrows. Never had a written lease, established a relationship between my dead husband and that landlord's dead grandfather many years ago, I believe 1993 on a Gentleman's Handshake, lived in another of their properties 1993-2000 and in this one 2000 on. Now he is alledging we caused the property to deteriorate to point it does not meet health codec when it simply was due to his failure to repair anything Bottom line, I usually walked in fear I would go through floors, shut doors gently, it is,nice to once again have solid floors, insulated walls Windows that don't shake with every breeze, and no leaks. Didn't have a real chance to tell Post Office or Cable company of move so cut off from outside world. If I can't see Postman going by and I mail change of address form, it may be up to 10 days before I can receive any back mails. When I tried to access cable company with no landline or internet access I was told they have not updated service to this location for years and would not be able to send installer/service person until this coming weekend. Drat Spectrum! Every time the former Time Warner upgraded the price got higher and the service did not improve. All I have to access the outside w9rld, 2 Tracphones with an unknown amount of minutes and data and this Verizon which is paid until December 2nd, on monthly Plan. Why am I burdening you people with all this? Because Frustr8 needs a friend, even the clergyman at my denominational ⛪ doesn't know men new since I last attended. Good thing thing God still knows me and loves me. So help, do I have friends left?

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Frustr8, you have a friend, well-wisher and sympathetic shoulder available from me. I haven’t posted much because I am very early in the process but as another well-aged gal (67) with a drive for transforming the years I have left, I have enjoyed & giggled with you on your journey. You have a tough set of circumstances but your strength and faith shine through your postings. Very best to you from a white dragon (the good kind, not one of the biters!) who is also battling to get her fires re-lit.

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