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6 hours ago, CR0610 said:

How r my Marchees doing?! I am approaching my surgery date on 3/11 n question myself everyday if this is the correct path? Not going to lie I’m shitting bricks! Surprisingly the preop diet isn’t that bad, I can’t wait to eat at dinner. How did u know the MGB/GBP was the right route vs the sleeve? My BMI is 33

So exciting, you’re surgery is around the corner! I hope that all goes well! I had my RNYGB this past Minday the 4th along with a hiatal hernia repair. My BMI is 45. The decision was made for me as my endoscopy indicated reflux and inflammation from acid which ruled me out from the sleeve. Surgery was smooth thank G-d and I went home the next day. Pain is definitely an issue but I know it’s temporary. I was most nervous about gas pain but I don’t have any, funny how we’re all so different. Good luck to you and check in after surgery!

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On 3/4/2019 at 9:19 AM, SLCxn said:

You too!

How are the March 4th’ers doing? I am okay, home now, pain is there but that’s to be expected.

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4 hours ago, Cher in NYC said:

So exciting, you’re surgery is around the corner! I hope that all goes well! I had my RNYGB this past Minday the 4th along with a hiatal hernia repair. My BMI is 45. The decision was made for me as my endoscopy indicated reflux and inflammation from acid which ruled me out from the sleeve. Surgery was smooth thank G-d and I went home the next day. Pain is definitely an issue but I know it’s temporary. I was most nervous about gas pain but I don’t have any, funny how we’re all so different. Good luck to you and check in after surgery!

Glad to hear everything went well! 😊😊

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I’m so excited! My date was tentative until insurance approval and I just heard back from the coordinator at my surgeons office and insurance approved me! March 19 is now my OFFICIAL surgery date!!!!

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HI, March buddies. I had my bypass on March 3 and am still in the hospital due to complications. My surgeon told me that everything had gone beautifully. However, I was in pretty severe pain a few hours later and it just kept getting worse. I figured it was just the gas pains everyone talks about and I'm just a wimp. They did a blood test at the following day thought I had an infection, and I had tachycardia, which made them suspect a leak in the pouch. Unfortunately, both were true.

I'm spending this entire week in the hospital. Tomorrow they will install a drain to remove as much of the infection as possible, and I'm also on liquid pain killers and antibiotics via the IV. Once the infection clears, they do a second operation to fix the leak. Two morals of the story: Leaks hurt like hell, and if you think something is not right, contact your doctor immediately!

i'm hoping this is just a temporary setback and that I'll be back on track in no time.

Best of luck to the rest of the February club!

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1 hour ago, Recidivist said:

HI, March buddies. I had my bypass on March 3 and am still in the hospital due to complications. My surgeon told me that everything had gone beautifully. However, I was in pretty severe pain a few hours later and it just kept getting worse. I figured it was just the gas pains everyone talks about and I'm just a wimp. They did a blood test at the following day thought I had an infection, and I had tachycardia, which made them suspect a leak in the pouch. Unfortunately, both were true.

I'm spending this entire week in the hospital. Tomorrow they will install a drain to remove as much of the infection as possible, and I'm also on liquid pain killers and antibiotics via the IV. Once the infection clears, they do a second operation to fix the leak. Two morals of the story: Leaks hurt like hell, and if you think something is not right, contact your doctor immediately!

 i'm hoping this is just a temporary setback and that I'll be back on track in no time.

Best of luck to the rest of the February club!

I'm so sorry that you had a complicated course. I hope it's smooth sailing after the infection clears and leak resolves. Best of luck to you, I will keep you in my thoughts.

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2 hours ago, Recidivist said:

HI, March buddies. I had my bypass on March 3 and am still in the hospital due to complications. My surgeon told me that everything had gone beautifully. However, I was in pretty severe pain a few hours later and it just kept getting worse. I figured it was just the gas pains everyone talks about and I'm just a wimp. They did a blood test at the following day thought I had an infection, and I had tachycardia, which made them suspect a leak in the pouch. Unfortunately, both were true.

I'm spending this entire week in the hospital. Tomorrow they will install a drain to remove as much of the infection as possible, and I'm also on liquid pain killers and antibiotics via the IV. Once the infection clears, they do a second operation to fix the leak. Two morals of the story: Leaks hurt like hell, and if you think something is not right, contact your doctor immediately!

i'm hoping this is just a temporary setback and that I'll be back on track in no time.

Best of luck to the rest of the February club!

I’m so sorry you had to go through that. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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9 hours ago, Cher in NYC said:

How are the March 4th’ers doing? I am okay, home now, pain is there but that’s to be expected.

Cher, so far so good. Still in the Hospital but being discharged in a couple hours. No issues so far. Gas pain isn’t as bad as I though. Pain in general is not as bad as I imagined but I am on serious nerve block drugs so I’ll report back when they wear off! 😁. Now I move on to the changing my whole mindset portion of this adventure. Feeling a little nervous about that but I know it’s just me being over anxious.

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It's interesting to see how different surgeons have different diets both pre and post-op, yet we all successful in the end.
Now that I'm on liquids, the surgery is becoming quite real. My emotions range from terrified to excited to just wanting it to be over.
When is your surgery? Mine is on the 14th and I'm also on the liquid diet right now.

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30 minutes ago, Jezzabelle360 said:

When is your surgery? Mine is on the 14th and I'm also on the liquid diet right now.

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I had it last Monday, February 4. There were complications and it has been rough so far.

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Hi - I had my sleeve done on 3/4. I had one night in the hospital and I’ve been home since yesterday afternoon. It’s going well so far. The gas/chest pains really sucked right after surgery but I was up walking around 3hrs after surgery so I guess that helped. I slept a lot in the hospital and just sipped the tiny cups of Water and tried to walk a lap every few hours. The pain the 2nd day was less chest and more incision pain but nothing close to the C-section pain that I had. So now at home I’m managing the pain well, trying to walk often and sit upright a lot and I’m sipping my water and Protein Shakes slowly but pretty constantly. I learned my lesson quickly when I tried to drink too much water the first day. I’m feeling good both mentally and physically!

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11 hours ago, Recidivist said:

HI, March buddies. I had my bypass on March 3 and am still in the hospital due to complications. My surgeon told me that everything had gone beautifully. However, I was in pretty severe pain a few hours later and it just kept getting worse. I figured it was just the gas pains everyone talks about and I'm just a wimp. They did a blood test at the following day thought I had an infection, and I had tachycardia, which made them suspect a leak in the pouch. Unfortunately, both were true.

I'm spending this entire week in the hospital. Tomorrow they will install a drain to remove as much of the infection as possible, and I'm also on liquid pain killers and antibiotics via the IV. Once the infection clears, they do a second operation to fix the leak. Two morals of the story: Leaks hurt like hell, and if you think something is not right, contact your doctor immediately!

i'm hoping this is just a temporary setback and that I'll be back on track in no time.

Best of luck to the rest of the February club!

Hi Recidivist, so sorry to hear! Hope everything starts to get better soon. Take care

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On 03/06/2019 at 11:54, Recidivist said:



HI, March buddies. I had my bypass on March 3 and am still in the hospital due to complications. My surgeon told me that everything had gone beautifully. However, I was in pretty severe pain a few hours later and it just kept getting worse. I figured it was just the gas pains everyone talks about and I'm just a wimp. They did a blood test at the following day thought I had an infection, and I had tachycardia, which made them suspect a leak in the pouch. Unfortunately, both were true.




I'm spending this entire week in the hospital. Tomorrow they will install a drain to remove as much of the infection as possible, and I'm also on liquid pain killers and antibiotics via the IV. Once the infection clears, they do a second operation to fix the leak. Two morals of the story: Leaks hurt like hell, and if you think something is not right, contact your doctor immediately!




i'm hoping this is just a temporary setback and that I'll be back on track in no time.




Best of luck to the rest of the February club!


Recidivist,

I’m so sorry you are going through this. Thankfully you advocated for yourself and they caught the leak in the hospital. I hope they get you all mended up and you can continue on your path. Good luck!!

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22 hours ago, Recidivist said:

HI, March buddies. I had my bypass on March 3 and am still in the hospital due to complications. My surgeon told me that everything had gone beautifully. However, I was in pretty severe pain a few hours later and it just kept getting worse. I figured it was just the gas pains everyone talks about and I'm just a wimp. They did a blood test at the following day thought I had an infection, and I had tachycardia, which made them suspect a leak in the pouch. Unfortunately, both were true.

I'm spending this entire week in the hospital. Tomorrow they will install a drain to remove as much of the infection as possible, and I'm also on liquid pain killers and antibiotics via the IV. Once the infection clears, they do a second operation to fix the leak. Two morals of the story: Leaks hurt like hell, and if you think something is not right, contact your doctor immediately!

i'm hoping this is just a temporary setback and that I'll be back on track in no time.

Best of luck to the rest of the February club!

I am so sorry to hear you had to deal with these issues. You have been so positive and worked so hard...just please know you will get past this and be better than ever!!! Holding in prayer!

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