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Considering my journey so far, I had quite a few dramatic moments (hope I've hid them well)...

The most dramatic moment was during pre surgery - prepping my Green binder, where all the instructions of how to handle my legacy were placed (from funeral prep to future weddings of my children)

Sooooo dramatic, yes but I thought it was on tempo then.

What was your most dramatic moment during this journey? It doesn't have to be serious, it can be comical too.

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Ok, here's a comical one.

In the first few weeks after surgery when my gut was completely wonky, I had a lil accident...thinking I was farting...while out shopping with my bestie.

She ran and bought me a new pair of underpants and wet wipes while I hid in the bathroom cringing. OMG...

Yep, pooping your pants in Kohl's is drama:)

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When I woke up PO, I screamed, "I'M ALIVE?!" to which the entire room started laughing!

Then, the unthinkable happened later on that day....I had a vasovagal syncopal episode on my first walk PO, passed out, fell face first on the tiled floor (nurse present😒), unconscious for more than a minute, full code called, concussion...still suffering from that (may not resolve for 3 months), while the surgery itself has been smooth sailing. Go figure!

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19 minutes ago, Creekimp13 said:

Ok, here's a comical one.

In the first few weeks after surgery when my gut was completely wonky, I had a lil accident...thinking I was farting...while out shopping with my bestie.

She ran and bought me a new pair of underpants and wet wipes while I hid in the bathroom cringing. OMG...

Yep, pooping your pants in Kohl's is drama:)

I've thrown away a pair of underwear or two gambling on it being gas... 😓

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22 minutes ago, Creekimp13 said:

Ok, here's a comical one.

In the first few weeks after surgery when my gut was completely wonky, I had a lil accident...thinking I was farting...while out shopping with my bestie.

She ran and bought me a new pair of underpants and wet wipes while I hid in the bathroom cringing. OMG...

Yep, pooping your pants in Kohl's is drama:)

Mantra: Never trust a fart!! (I contemplated using this as my user name😂)

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25 minutes ago, ElectricBoogaloo said:

When I woke up PO, I screamed, "I'M ALIVE?!" to which the entire room started laughing!

Then, the unthinkable happened later on that day....I had a vasovagal syncopal episode on my first walk PO, passed out, fell face first on the tiled floor (nurse present😒), unconscious for more than a minute, full code called, concussion...still suffering from that (may not resolve for 3 months), while the surgery itself has been smooth sailing. Go figure!

Craziness!

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30 minutes ago, Creekimp13 said:

Yikes! Ouch!

I told my husband to have me tested for CTE upon my death!

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I can see how you'd be afraid of that. Sounds awful! Glad you're doing better now:)

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1 minute ago, Creekimp13 said:

I can see how you'd be afraid of that. Sounds awful! Glad you're doing better now:)

Thank you! But, looking like a Klingon is not my jam, either😂😁

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Chronic Traumatic.Encephalopathy or is there another💊 CTE disease? He will know something is wrong if your Boogaloo is unplugged. Oh at least you will be close to your Beloved when it happens!🔌

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4 minutes ago, ElectricBoogaloo said:

Thank you! But, looking like a Klingon is not my jam, either😂😁

Is it wrong that it is my jam...

Trekkies unite!

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Gee mine is so minor compared to yours. You see I DO NOT REMEMBER the Recovery Room, first surgery I had like that, and I have been "put out" maybe 10,times. Must have had me snowed under good, maybe in an avalanche? I felt so GOOD when I woke in my room I pulled up my gown to boob level to make sure I had actually had surgery, no incision pain, if it hadn't been for the six with steri-strips criss-crossed and the one in my navel that was dried and bloody, then I said to my son "Yeah They did after all do SURGERY" That's me, just a bundle of sparkling,wit, well Dr Needleman😷 did get me up at 3 am to make his 1st case of the morning deadline. I didn't feel like putting on tap shoes and dancing💃 around the unit quite yet. Little did I know I wouldn't get,out of my room until I was released. But every surgeon thinks differently, apparently he felt that my room wasbsafer than me traipsing all around. Hey No Big Thing in the Scheme of Things , is it_??

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I went to visit my daughter at Uni for her 21st. It was approx 9 months after my band surgery. We went out for dinner. I was fine until I started walking across the carpark when I got a sudden severe cramp in my stomach. Carried on into the hotel and the next thing I knew I was coming around on the floor of the lift with a number of concerned people standing around me.

I got to go for a ride in an ambulance and spend the night on an uncomfy hospital bed instead of in the hotel. My BP was really low ( I was on BP lowering meds) and so was my potassium.

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Oh elcee luv, you have,definately beaten my" Peek aboo, incisions I see you" Tale.Glad you're better and,right here with us. We need,our elsee right here on Bariatric Pal!

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