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3 hours ago, MoBariatric said:

Yes me too! Hey surgery twinzie! Feel better soon!

Thank you! Besides this shoulder pain I am doing ok. How are you?

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So weight loss update! I’m 12 days out and down 11lbs!! Still feeling great and planning to go back to the office on Monday. :) went out with friends last night and just sipped on Water and had a great time.

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I get my sleeve on April 15th. The three weeks went by really quickly and I lost 17.2 lbs on the shakes. I am nervous by excited at the same time. It has really helped me being a part of this group. I have learnt so much from all of you. I will let you know how it went soon

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April 25th here if insurance approves! Waiting to hear....good luck everyone!

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Hi all,

I’m concerned about having a shower. How do you NOT get the 5 incision sites wet???

So without sounding gross, I have been having a sponge clean/bath (not in the bath) Definitely worried about the drain site, as the bandage over that is a thick cloth one.

I so hope they all heal well with no infection!!!

Otherwise got home yesterday. Sipping away on Optifast shakes and Protein Water.

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3 hours ago, Newbeginning57 said:

I get my sleeve on April 15th. The three weeks went by really quickly and I lost 17.2 lbs on the shakes. I am nervous by excited at the same time. It has really helped me being a part of this group. I have learnt so much from all of you. I will let you know how it went soon

Good luck!

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On 04/13/2019 at 21:00, TheFlinstones said:

Hi all,



I’m concerned about having a shower. How do you NOT get the 5 incision sites wet???



So without sounding gross, I have been having a sponge clean/bath (not in the bath) Definitely worried about the drain site, as the bandage over that is a thick cloth one.



I so hope they all heal well with no infection!!!



Otherwise got home yesterday. Sipping away on Optifast shakes and Protein Water.
I took a shower the day I got home. I was told that I could wash the incision sites just not scrub. Then to pat dry. I haven’t seemed to have any issues. However, I didn’t have a drain so not sure about that site. Possibly cover it with Saran Wrap or a waterproof bandage if you are worried.

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TheFlinstones. I think you can probably buy some big bandages that can cover up your incisions. The to all the sides of the bandaids you use this medical tape. I’m pretty sure Dollar tree sells them. If not then you can also check a pharmacy. I think this might help. If anyone else thinks otherwise please do correct me.

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Alright y’all... here’s the update. VSG done 4/11, surgery lasted an hour. And get this... ITS NOT AS BAD AS YOU THINK!!! Honestly!!! I was up and walking around 6pm. I was in and out of sleep all day but so doable! The day after 4/12, I was perfectly fine, the drain was a bit uncomfortable but that was all! I got a slight sore throat/cough that night and that is what made my stomach hurt. It was bearable pain but still hurt. Today I was discharged and they took the drain out at 7am and I have to say that is what hurt the most about everything (and I didn’t even hurt that much). Other than than energy levels are good. The key really is WALKING!!! As much as you can!!!! Take SUPER small sips of the Jello, apple juice, chicken broth and you’ll be fine! No vomiting or nausea for me. Honestly everything was a lot better than I expected. For those of you worries about the pain or the after affects, DONT WORRY! Don’t let that hold you back!! If I can do this, so can you!!

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On 04/13/2019 at 20:04, TxStar09 said:

I took a shower the day I got home. I was told that I could wash the incision sites just not scrub. Then to pat dry. I haven’t seemed to have any issues. However, I didn’t have a drain so not sure about that site. Possibly cover it with Saran Wrap or a waterproof bandage if you are worried.

I second this, I was told I could shower, just not scrub the incisions. Pat dry, I’ve showered each day since Wednesday and haven’t had any issues so far. I just keep my back to the Water stream and let the water just kinda run down my front. I just soap above and below and let it rinse off. My incisions are stitched internally and glued. Hope that helps!

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@TxStar09

My 5 incision sites are covered in steri strips. But they look like Water can soak through them.

I know at hospital they wanted me to have a shower but I just sponged there too as I had the IV still in my hand. Seemed all too much to juggle.

I don’t mean to sound too worried or negative. Just curious and not wanting any infection.

I hope everyone is doing super well.
Love & hugs to all.

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On 04/14/2019 at 10:52, KimB7811 said:



April 25th here if insurance approves! Waiting to hear....good luck everyone!


Good luck! It will go quick. I’m still in a little shock that it’s all happened and yet so excited to be on this journey. I can remember the two weeks before feeling like forever.

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@TheFlintstones I completely understand. My incisions were glued. You don’t sound negative and it is completely understandable to be worried. This is a huge change that we have made in our lives and one we don’t want to screw up right out of the gate. If you have some waterproof bandages, place them over the sites and then enjoy a shower. You will feel so much better. 😊

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