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On 02/13/2020 at 20:10, ResaRoo said:

@lisa - I had the exact same symptoms this morning. A raging headache, dark urine, extreme nausea. My doctor gave the same advice - focus on fluids, forget about Protein Shakes for now. He even suggested having some watered down apple juice. It’s definitely helped. I flew home today, and the last 30 minutes were awful. Constant turbulence that was so bad that my Fitbit was counting it as steps. 😮🤢Needless to say, it took a while for my tummy to settle down.



I’d highly recommend for anyone flying out after that you take gravel and have someone pull/push your suitcase for you. Mine wasn’t heavy, but after 20 minutes of walking with it, it felt like I had done a billion sit ups.

My Dr doesn’t want me having Protein for a week after surgery. It’s all about fluids. Keep the kidneys functioning. Hydration and kidney function is more important than protein in the first week. I hope this helps!!

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17 minutes ago, jaymmee said:

I’m here in the hospital in pre-op just waiting for them to come take me to surgery. I’m all ready to go. I have excited nervousness going on. I’m not scared at all. I’ll post as I’m able!

Good for you! You've got this!

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Aww good luck and well done you’ve got this all will be over soon 😍 Stay in-touch when you can Onwards & upwards now YAY 😀 sending positive thoughts 💐 Happy Valentines to all of you 🌹❤️

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1 hour ago, jaymmee said:

My Dr doesn’t want me having Protein for a week after surgery. It’s all about fluids. Keep the kidneys functioning. Hydration and kidney function is more important than Protein in the first week. I hope this helps!!

That’s the same with me. Just Clear Liquids for one week and then the next week I start full liquids and start working on protein.

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Hey everyone I have a question. Probably TMI so I apologize in advance. I’m on day 6 of my 10 day pre-op diet. It’s not liquids only like others. I can have a certain amount of fruit, yogurt and sandwich meat per day for each meal. I can also have unlimited amounts of foods like pickles, celery, cucumbers and so on. But y’all, I have had straight diarrhea for the past several days. Did anyone else experience this? I don’t feel sick to my stomach but I have diarrhea several times a day. Just wondering if this is a normal thing.

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Any drastic change in diet can cause bowel Changes as well.But you might wanna give your doctor a call to see if they want you to take anything to slow things down. You certainly don't wanna jeopardize your surgery date. I was so sorry to hear about your caffeine withdrawal. I know that can be a bear.Hope that's resolved for you. Fortunately I decaffeinated about 25 years ago. And I now don't tolerate caffeine whatsoever. I have to be careful With tea, Aspirin products, chocolate, and even sodas. We're getting closer to our surgery. Hang in there.

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You might need to add in some more approved foods with fibre in them. That helped me a lot during my 3 week pre-op. BMs were still very soft and loose, but not so runny or hitting so quickly.

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3 hours ago, MorganF said:

Got final approval and surgery scheduled!! Thursday 2/27!

Great news! That is going to fly by. Good luck with your pre-op diet and of course the operation, as well.

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1 hour ago, Puffy-no-more said:

Hey everyone I have a question. Probably TMI so I apologize in advance. I’m on day 6 of my 10 day pre-op diet. It’s not liquids only like others. I can have a certain amount of fruit, yogurt and sandwich meat per day for each meal. I can also have unlimited amounts of foods like pickles, celery, cucumbers and so on. But y’all, I have had straight diarrhea for the past several days. Did anyone else experience this? I don’t feel sick to my stomach but I have diarrhea several times a day. Just wondering if this is a normal thing.

Oh no! I am guessing it is the change in diet, as others said, but I would let your surgeon know. You don't want to dehydrate.

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@DB in AZ ok. I will give them a call. It’s late in the day so not sure if I will hear back today but maybe Monday. I am doing so much better regarding my caffeine withdrawal. I honestly feel amazing and it’s so empowering to know that I’m not dependent on that anymore.

@ResaRoo I’m going to check if there is a way to get more Fiber in with my diet. I need to do some research in food labels. Lol

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So my surgeon’s office just back with me. They said it’s most likely from the diet. They said if I want to take Imodium, I can but that the diarrhea won’t effect surgery and to just stay hydrated. So I guess that’s that. Lol. Thank y’all for your help.

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Has my surgery on 2/13. They say left shoulder pain is a sign of a leak. I am having shoulder pain but I feel like it's more gas than anything. My only symptoms are abdominal pain and shoulder pain (in both shoulders). Should I be concerned? I have reached out to my doctors office.

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5th day post op and I am feeling so much better. Hydrating really made the difference, and today I can actually take normal size swallows, so it is not taking forever to get one cup of Fluid in me.

How is everyone else doing out there in February surgery land? I know we had a couple of people scheduled for 2/14.

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1 minute ago, Caela88 said:

Has my surgery on 2/13. They say left shoulder pain is a sign of a leak. I am having shoulder pain but I feel like it's more gas than anything. My only symptoms are abdominal pain and shoulder pain (in both shoulders). Should I be concerned? I have reached out to my doctors office.

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So sorry you are experiencing this! Could certainly be gas pain, but good thing you reached out. I am sure your surgeon's office told you if the pain gets intense or you have changes in your ability to breath call 911. For me the walking helped with the gas immensely.

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