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Had not heard of doing the laparoscopic procedure by robot. Doc said is one less incision possibly but I haven’t verified mine yet. 3 minor things I didn’t realize: the robot requires 2 IVs, there’s a catheter involved, and there’s a one shot per day prescription you give yourself. Obviously this may be different for some but just wanted to point it out.

I got up one time and walked.....wow, the pain. Now just hitting the medicine button as much as I can.

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Hope all goes well, mine is Friday

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38 minutes ago, GreenTealael said:

💙CONGRATULATIONS💙

Thank you!

38 minutes ago, kim2girls said:

Hope all goes well, mine is Friday

Thank you and Good Luck!

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I am having a revision by robotic surgery on Friday. I am wondering if that one shot per day that you speak of may be blood thinners? If so, many people have to do that post op to avoid blood clots. No matter if surgery was robotic or not. This is the only kind of injection that I could think of that you have to do yourself at home.

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R2D2 did it - Cool congratulations on the start of a great journey

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9 hours ago, Losingit2018 said:

I am having a revision by robotic surgery on Friday. I am wondering if that one shot per day that you speak of may be blood thinners? If so, many people have to do that post op to avoid blood clots. No matter if surgery was robotic or not. This is the only kind of injection that I could think of that you have to do yourself at home.

that was my thought exactly. It sounds like heparin.

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Congrats on the surgery and great success to the future.

I had mine done 10/29 with robot assisted. I only had to have the medicine to prevent blood clots while I was in the hospital. They just put it into my IV. I only had one IV and I didn't experience much pain at all. Went home next day and only took pain pills for 2 days. The pain was just discomfort.

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56 minutes ago, jdodson74 said:

Congrats on the surgery and great success to the future.

I had mine done 10/29 with robot assisted. I only had to have the medicine to prevent blood clots while I was in the hospital. They just put it into my IV. I only had one IV and I didn't experience much pain at all. Went home next day and only took pain pills for 2 days. The pain was just discomfort.

Thanks and congrats! I have mine done robotically tomorrow. I needed to hear something positive today :)

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Mine was done with a robot! I don't think I had a catheter, I for sure only had one IV, and I have 5 incisions, one of which is super tiny, about 1/4". I did have a heparin injection before surgery and was on lovenox injections while in the hospital, did not go home on any blood thinners. I was in the hospital for 2 days and by a week post op I didn't even feel like I'd had surgery. My gallbladder was done with a standard laparoscopy three years ago and that took me a good 2-3 weeks to recover from and not feel like I had surgery. Robotic surgeries are associated with a faster recovery time, my MIL had a robotic hysterectomy and was hiking a week later.

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Interesting. My robotic sleeve was different. No catheter. One IV site. And preoperatively the doc said I would have 3 incisions, but I ended up with 7. Glad you are doing well!

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On 11/21/2019 at 11:46 AM, jdodson74 said:

Congrats on the surgery and great success to the future.

I had mine done 10/29 with robot assisted. I only had to have the medicine to prevent blood clots while I was in the hospital. They just put it into my IV. I only had one IV and I didn't experience much pain at all. Went home next day and only took pain pills for 2 days. The pain was just discomfort.

Thanks and congrats! I have mine done robotically tomorrow. I needed to hear something positive today :)

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I must not have hit submit on Thursday on the post above. I had my revision done robotically onFriday. I also had two IV.

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Domo Arigato, Mister Roboto....

I'm not sure how mine was done. I had seven puctured--the worst was an incision they had to do to retrieve my old lap band port. Then I got lovenox shots in my belly twice a day. When I see him in three weeks I'll ask if Gort did my surgery.

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