Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Any August 2019 people out there?



Recommended Posts

On 08/14/2019 at 09:53, mr.sean said:

I’m about 48 hours post-op. Surgery was Monday at 10am. No complications.



Monday and Tuesday were rough. I felt like I was in much more pain than I should have been. I couldn’t reach or bend and getting in and out of bed or in and out or a sitting position was so excruciating I would yell whenever I felt the incision pain. The hospital (Mass General in Boston) thought I was doing well and discharged me yesterday, about 28 hours post-op. The ride home was painful, even in the passenger seat, reclined. I definitely felt a lot of regret, especially on Tuesday, which was more painful than the 12 hours after surgery.



I haven’t been sleeping well. It was very hard to sleep in the hospital, even with earplugs. The longest period of sleep I’ve had was this morning, from like 6am to 9am. The gas pain is subsiding, and the incision pain is less than it was last night. I’m up now walking in circles around the around and taking little sips of Gatorade Zero and Premiere Protein. Feeling a lot better than yesterday. Extra strength Tylenol and occasional oxycodone only when absolutely needed is helping, as well as ibuprofen, which I can only take through tomorrow.
When did the pain kick in for you? Im in the hospital, my procedure was at 2pm. Right now I have very little pain. Just some soreness. I keep waiting for it to come but nothing. Hoping I’m in the clear.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello August friends!! [emoji4]
Ive been mia since my surgery but now that I’m a bit better I just wanted to give you all an update.
My surgery was on 8/5 and I went in with zero nerves and just ready to get it over with. The surgery went well but WOW was I in pain! I read people get pain in their shoulders and chest but all my pain was just in my stomach. My stomach hurt so baddddd. It was all the gas I’m assuming. When I woke up they asked me my pain level which was like a 10 for me and they tried to give me pain meds but nothing worked. They tried 4 kinds of meds and nothing! It was like I was immune. So I spent each day in the hospital dealing with the pain and taking nausea medication. I was throwing up blood and flem each day and which sucked. I spent three days in the hospital because I couldn’t drink two shakes a day. I was walking a lot and doing everything I was suppose to, just not the shakes.
Since I’ve been home things have gotten better. I no longer have the stomach pain BUT I can’t drink any Protein Shake. Honestly, I’ve been taking in maybe 0 to 5 grams a day of Protein. I’ve been living off Water and some homemade Soup. Before surgery I was able to tolerate the shakes. Now it’s impossible. I can’t drink any milky ones just water and even when I do drink water based ones I still feel like puking. Just the smell of it turns my stomach. I’m hoping to move on to puree soon so that I can get the nutrition I need from real food. All the artificial sugar from the shakes sticks to my tongue and I just can’t deal with it.
I’m one week two days post op and I can tell I’m ready for the purée because some of the Soups I made had lumps, eggs, and were not the smoothest and I have been able to drink them with no problem at all.
As for as my weight loss goes, I gained two pounds from the hospital. From today I lost 23 pounds post op and 10 pounds from the liquid diet. So far so good! I wish you all a speedy recover and smooth sailing! Let’s stay strong and positive!



Congratulations MarvekGirl!!!!!!!!! I've been wondering how you are doing!!!!! I'm so so happy for you and Wishing you continued speedy recovery! You already on the other side [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji122][emoji122][emoji122][emoji122] Can't wait to join you tomorrow 🤞🤞🤞 You are already on the loser's bench! I hope that the weight continues to melt off!!
Keep us posted!

Sent from my SM-N960U using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My was August 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

August 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m post op day #3. I went home about 24 hours post op. Tuesday and Wednesday were rough. Pain, and soooooo tired. I took two naps yesterday! I also walked around costco and later in the evening to the end of my block and back. Yesterday I managed 22oz Protein Shake (total of 60gms) and 45 oz Water. I was quite queasy by bedtime, but a dose of zofran took care of it. Still not down to my pre-op weight, hoping the rest of that IV Fluid flushes out soon so I can the scale start to move!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Today is surgery day! See those on the losers bench soon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m so curious... going in hopefully 8/19/19 unless I’m rescheduled AGAIN!! How Does the pain compare to child birth???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

50 minutes ago, scrappygirl123 said:

My date is August 27th. I start my Oreos diet on Saturday. I little nervous about what I am really going to be like post op. My husband is not a great support system.

I will be joining you August 27th as well! Fortunately most of my family and boyfriend will be there with me. Surgery time 7:30am - pre-op diet starts Tuesday August 20th! CONGRATS and speedy recovery to all whose surgery was this week!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What’s a Oreos diet?What type you having pass or sleeve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi All... I was originally scheduled for a June surgery but during the surgeon's last check of my labs she discovered my TSH levels were stupid high (75!!!) so everything g group d to a halt till I could get that under control. Well 2 1/2 months later everything is good TSH down to .48 and surgery scheduled for August 21st!! So here I am again on my pre-op diet. 3 shakes a day, fruits and veggies, broth, popsicles, jello... you know, the usual. I find that I'm not hungry so much but the excess acid in my stomach would lead me to believe otherwise. Regardless of that, I'm super excited everything seems to be in place now. Hope everyone who's had their surgery is doing well and bask of luck to all of us still to go [emoji847]

Sent from my SM-G975U using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 08/15/2019 at 13:13, scrappygirl123 said:

My date is August 27th. I start my Oreos diet on Saturday. I little nervous about what I am really going to be like post op. My husband is not a great support system.
Hey scrappygirl123. My surgery was scheduled for the same day as yours but got bumped up to the 26th,so we are almost surgery twins. Sad to hear the hubby isn’t a great support system, mine to. I don’t think everything will hit home u til after surgery. Good luck when your days comes!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Krestel

      Yesterday I discovered stretchy pants. It was the first time that I walked into a normal store and dared to try on clothes in over many many years. Scary, but I found some guy chinos that I liked. I was even able to wear women's sizes even though the legs were wayyyyy too short.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • CrowLuv

      Down 31 pounds in my first month! OK, so a month and two days, but I'm counting it anyway. 😆
      At this point, I'm doing well overall. According to surgeons' instructions, I'm on soft foods for another week-ish. I'm so ready for solids - the soft foods can be such "sliders" and I have to be extra, extra careful.
      For example, my refried beans + dollop of plain Greek yogurt + tomatillo salsa verde became a problem. I never felt satisfied and felt I could have easily had a much bigger serving. Then, far worse was when I made homemade hummus - holy cow it is SO GOOD, but again - felt like I could have downed a quart, no problem. 😂
      It's (for me at least) extremely challenging to "eat mindfully" when the food is that soft. I mean for crying out loud, there's nothing to "chew on"! 😂
      So, couple of days ago - I committed to no more refried beans and no more hummus. Farewell my delicious friends. Going to focus on chicken and tuna and eggs for the time being (ground up til mushy, of course). 
      I'm hoping that once I get the go-ahead to introduce solids I will be able to feel the restriction. Because honestly? I'm only a month in, and I feel NO restriction. It's frustrating, but not the end of the world. Willpower was never my problem. But I'm so looking forward to that feeling I hear a lot on here when people say "Oh I ate half an egg and was SO STUFFED." This has....not been my experience. 😕
      Really hoping that's because my foods are so mushy/soft right now. We shall see. 
      Regardless, I'm 100 percent committed. I hear over and over how this tool is the most powerful for about a year, maybe/possibly a wee bit more. I will not sabotage that for the world. 
      So - doing my happy dance at 31 pounds down - I'm in a "weight decade" I haven't seen in a very long time. And it only gets better from here! 
      · 2 replies
      1. Bastian

        Fantastic! Well done on the beans and hummus restriction, :D :141_dancer:

      2. ms.sss

        Excellent attitude! I foresee great success in your future :)

    • veisor  »  Panda333

      Hi!
      Thank you for replying.   It means the world to me.  It also confirmed what I been feeling about which procedure to choose.   I fall into the category as you do and elected the sleeve as it seemed to be less invasive and recovery would be better and faster,  however I am so afraid to regain the weight back since I rarely eat and obesity runs in my family.   I have two siblings that had the bypass and they have been successful.  My sister was in the high 400's and is about 140 now and has been for several years since her procedure.  I guess I felt that the sleeve would allow me to have more control, however I realized that I can't control my genetics and that is one of the biggest reasons that I am here.  Yes, I have not always made the best choices but trust me when I say that I have been on the loss and regain + more rollercoaster weight ride for yrs! I have spent so much money as I am sure you have as well as many others who are going through this.  It is not easy and anyone who thinks this is a copout is crazy!!! This has been harder than anything I have done including hiring a personal trainer to kick my butt in the gym! And still with all the gym hours, clean eating "not to mention the clean eating cost" I knew it was time that I moved to the next step to finally be who I know in my head and heart cause when I see myself in the mirror,  well let's just say is not the girl I see in my mind. 
      So thanks again for your reply and I hope that we can keep in touch through our journey. 
      😊
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • AggiG

      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Pookeyism

      I'm going in for a sleeve revision October 4th. It worked well for me, and I am not back to my starting weight. However, a revision is strongly encouraged at this time (there are additional medical issues). I have decided to forgo the insurance process, even though I know I would eventually be approved. "Eventually" is the key issue here. I have a small window to create this to where it will not impact my work or home life as much, and waiting for the insurance approval would take over a year.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×