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Just now, SupaSquishy said:

Hello! My surgery is scheduled for June 20. Insurance doesn't cover it so it's all out of my pocket. I have Type 2 Diabetes and sleep Apnea. I'm 5'5 and weigh 244 lbs. I'm super excited, but also very nervous about the recovery time. The doctor said it would be 1 night in the hospital, and no heavy lifting for 2 weeks but that I could essentially go back to work after 2 days. Upon hearing stories and reading other websites....that's not looking to be true.

HI

i am 1 yr post op. Let me tell you about any surgery, routine or not, every surgery is different, no matter routine.

i stayed overnight. I followed the doctors orders. I was walking ny that afternoon. Walking is Important to release the air. The other thing was drinking fluids. I had the little robutussin medicine cups for my fluids. They would collect them to determine if I had drank enough. They also had a urine collector and measuring in toilet. I walked, drank and peed.

Every hospital and doctor is different. So just use what you have read as a guideline but not what it is. You are not that big, not like my 600 lb life, they stay for days cause they can’t move or won’t and have other issues,

I think you may stay longer cause if your diabetes. They probably want to make sure you sugar levels are good.

Just follow the doctor and nurses instructions, that’s all u can control.

good luck.

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On 05/02/2019 at 16:04, djgirl19 said:

Just got my date today. Scheduled for 6/4. It took over a year but I made it this far and am glad to join the June club. ☺️
djgirl, I’m scheduled for 6/4 too! It’s getting close now. Wishing you all the best!! 😊

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On 5/28/2019 at 11:42 AM, Purple girl said:

Good luck to both of you. Make sure you do a ton of research. I think if I did, I probably wouldn’t have done it.

just know you will need to take Vitamins forever. And when they say Protein is important, it is it you won’t be healthy and could get t sick.

It gets hard to eat and think of Protein constantly

Just be very very prepared

good luck

Purplegirl, I've read your comment a couple of times but haven't searched. I'd love to know the cons. I want to be aware. In my case my decision probably won't change as I have health issues now from being obese for so long, plus harder to workout, less energy. So I would probably have to do this as a health issue, but is it that you could have done Keto instead? Or you weren't in critical health? Or I'd love to hear more about the cons from you. From your stats it seems that you weren't too big to start? Did you have obesity health issues as well?

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On 05/30/2019 at 14:37, rileyd said:

djgirl, I’m scheduled for 6/4 too! It’s getting close now. Wishing you all the best!! 😊
I’m another 6/4’er. Which surgery are you having?

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On 5/22/2019 at 1:49 PM, Ohcinders said:

My date is June 3rd, 2019 ~~ following your thread and excited to see everyone's progress :)

I’m also June 3rd-

I am extremely nervous. More so than I was for scheduled c-Sections. I think it’s the anesthesia and surgery process itself that wakes me up at night and keeps me awake.

Wishing you luck on the 3rd and a great first week.

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Good luck on your upcoming surgery. The surgery and anesthesia was always the easy part as I was asleep, it is the get-up and move part that scares me. I had the lap band 11 years ago and that was one of my first surgeries. Since then it has unfortunately become a yearly event this last couple of years. Keep us posted and I'll wish for the best for you.

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Well I have been a member on here since February and I have really enjoyed lingering here nightly following everyone stories both pre and post surgery. Now it's time for me, two days out (5 June). But due to being member of this site I feel really good about Wednesday. Reading other's sharing their stories has help prepare me both mentally and physically. Thanks WLS family, meet you on the other side.

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Good luck on your upcoming surgery, you got this and you can do this.

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8 minutes ago, Sandra Nuelken said:

Good luck on your upcoming surgery, you got this and you can do this.

Thank you....

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Well I have been a member on here since February and I have really enjoyed lingering here nightly following everyone stories both pre and post surgery. Now it's time for me, two days out (5 June). But due to being member of this site I feel really good about Wednesday. Reading other's sharing their stories has help prepare me both mentally and physically. Thanks WLS family, meet you on the other side.
You've got this!

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Update: everything went well today, was actually up and walking the halls about two hours after getting in my room. Don’t get me wrong the pain  can be real. Especially the gas pain, but you know who told me what do when that happens? My WLC family here, so I got my butt up and started walking . It worked. Thank from the  bottom of my heart...   good night

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One last thing you’re going to need that chapstick.. lesson learned . 

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9 hours ago, MLB357 said:

Update: everything went well today, was actually up and walking the halls about two hours after getting in my room. Don’t get me wrong the pain can be real. Especially the gas pain, but you know who told me what do when that happens? My WLC family here, so I got my butt up and started walking . It worked. Thank from the bottom of my heart... good night

No one told u that u have to walk a lot to feel better. I walked a lot the first day. The next day I must have walked over 3 hours on and off. Went home, felt perfect. Gotta walk after any surgery to get better

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10 hours ago, MLB357 said:

Update: everything went well today, was actually up and walking the halls about two hours after getting in my room. Don’t get me wrong the pain can be real. Especially the gas pain, but you know who told me what do when that happens? My WLC family here, so I got my butt up and started walking . It worked. Thank from the bottom of my heart... good night

Congrats! Indeed, there is a wealth of information here. My surgery is 6/18. I already have in my head that I'm going to walk away the pain.

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