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3 hours ago, KS Mermaid said:

Hi March people! I am scheduled for Gastric Bypass on March 5th. I am getting nervous, anxious and excited. I work a desk job (accounting) wondering how much time people take off for Bypass (robotic) before heading back to work. I am tenatively taking a week off then will work from home for 2 weeks before heading back to the office.

My sister took 2 weeks off from her bypass surgery (office job, but had 2 little kids under 10 at home). My old boss took 4 weeks (teacher). Neither had robotic surgery which research said costs more but is supposed to be less painful with potentially faster recovery. I work in elementary special ed, and I'm taking 2 weeks (Mar 26-Apr 7) going back on a half day/non-instruction planning Wednesday to see how I feel. I might take the rest of that week off for an extra 4 days if I'm healing slow.

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3 hours ago, KS Mermaid said:

Hi March people! I am scheduled for Gastric Bypass on March 5th. I am getting nervous, anxious and excited. I work a desk job (accounting) wondering how much time people take off for Bypass (robotic) before heading back to work. I am tenatively taking a week off then will work from home for 2 weeks before heading back to the office.

I'm taking 3 weeks off. Just to be on the safe side. I will take more if I need it.

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1 hour ago, Slimmy-mommeee said:

That's a great idea. I'm going food shopping this weekend since I start my liquid diet on 2/18. I just dont want to buy unnecessary stuff.

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When is your surgery? Edit: Should have read further. Good luck!

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So, I've been reading up on all of the things that I'm to do/eat post op, but I don't know what to do about the Vitamins. Should I go Gummy or liquid? I'm leaning towards liquid....

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5 hours ago, KS Mermaid said:

Hi March people! I am scheduled for Gastric Bypass on March 5th. I am getting nervous, anxious and excited. I work a desk job (accounting) wondering how much time people take off for Bypass (robotic) before heading back to work. I am tenatively taking a week off then will work from home for 2 weeks before heading back to the office.

My sister took 2 weeks off from her bypass surgery (office job, but had 2 little kids under 10 at home). My old boss took 4 weeks (teacher). Neither had robotic surgery which research said costs more but is supposed to be less painful with potentially faster recovery. I work in elementary special ed, and I'm taking just shy of 2 weeks (Mar 26-Apr 7) going back on a half day/non-instruction planning day Apr. 8th to see how I feel. I might take the rest of that week off for an extra 4 days if I'm healing slow.

1 hour ago, Mello1 said:

So, I've been reading up on all of the things that I'm to do/eat post op, but I don't know what to do about the Vitamins. Should I go Gummy or liquid? I'm leaning towards liquid....

My clinic paperwork says patients will generally be able to swallow any med under the size of a pinkie nail after surgery. Pill powder (or crushed pills) can be put in thin liquid or applesauce. They recommend one a day Bariatric Fusion Multivitamins but to take them x2 a day. The nutritionist said to either get the chewable or to open up the capsule and put it in a spoon of food/fluid. I have a splitter already but a pill crusher might be handy.

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On 02/05/2020 at 01:53, ronjsteele1 said:



Finally scheduled at Blossom in Las Vegas. March 12th. I’m self pay so this process has been very fast. I go between ready and scared to death multiple times a day. Mostly scared of regaining after losing.


I have mine scheduled there on 3/6! Super excited.

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I am scheduled for bypass on March 10th, but if I can get the financial stuff figured out earlier, it can be rescheduled to March 3rd. I am super nervous but excited. I lost 90 pounds on a medically supervised weight loss in 2018 and then my thyroid misbehaved and I gained it all back and then some. I have boxes full of clothes I would like to wear again, lol. Plus I want to be able to fly comfortably. I currently do Orange Theory 3 times a week and I am going to miss that during the post-op downtime!

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28 minutes ago, Amy Franks said:

I am scheduled for bypass on March 10th, but if I can get the financial stuff figured out earlier, it can be rescheduled to March 3rd. I am super nervous but excited. I lost 90 pounds on a medically supervised weight loss in 2018 and then my thyroid misbehaved and I gained it all back and then some. I have boxes full of clothes I would like to wear again, lol. Plus I want to be able to fly comfortably. I currently do Orange Theory 3 times a week and I am going to miss that during the post-op downtime!

What's Orange Theory?

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On 2/4/2020 at 10:37 PM, Mello1 said:

I didn't see an official thread so I started one! I finally got my date in March on St. Patrick's Day just before my birthday. I'm excited and anxious all at once. It could have been scheduled in late Jan/Feb but the bari center didn't get the Doctor's clearance that they were looking for and I had to wait until she got off of her winter break to get her to redo it, and then it took a couple of weeks for me to finally call them. They had called but either didn't leave a message or didn't leave the right number (because they are associated with the hospital) so it took a while, plus I'm too busy at work right now to take off anyway.

Now that it's all set up, I have to spend the next month or so preparing the house, starting with the kitchen. Everything that I can't eat anymore is gonna get tossed. Starting Tuesday, I will be going to the bari classes so that I can get my head totally into this. The waiting has been annoying, but it's all falling into place. Sometimes I can't believe I'm really doing this!

March 10th for sleeve here. I have to start my liquid diet end of February, so I'm trying to get mentally prepared. Looking for any March surgery buddies!

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On 02/13/2020 at 19:49, Pansypicker said:


I have mine scheduled there on 3/6! Super excited.

I’m scheduled at Blossom for 3/24. So nervous and excited!

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I am having my second attempt at surgery on 3/26. The first attempt failed due to my blood pressure and oxygen dropping to low after I was given the anesthesia. They called the surgery off since they didn't want to stress my system anymore that day. I have had many tests and visits with specialists to make sure they have a plan to overcome the problem for the next attempt. They say that I was dehydrated and the medicine I was given didn't dissipate through my body like it should have. Therefore causing my heart to stress out.

This second attempt is making me nervous, but I do trust that my doctor would not be doing it if he didn't have confidence that the plan he has in place was solid. I am really excited, but of course nervous, but really need to get this done for health reasons. So hope and pray that God is with me.

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I am having my second attempt at surgery on 3/26. The first attempt failed due to my blood pressure and oxygen dropping to low after I was given the anesthesia. They called the surgery off since they didn't want to stress my system anymore that day. I have had many tests and visits with specialists to make sure they have a plan to overcome the problem for the next attempt. They say that I was dehydrated and the medicine I was given didn't dissipate through my body like it should have. Therefore causing my heart to stress out.
This second attempt is making me nervous, but I do trust that my doctor would not be doing it if he didn't have confidence that the plan he has in place was solid. I am really excited, but of course nervous, but really need to get this done for health reasons. So hope and pray that God is with me.

Good luck! I hope everything goes well and there you're recovering is quick and without any setbacks ! Blessings[emoji16]

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19 hours ago, OnMyWay1956 said:

I am having my second attempt at surgery on 3/26. The first attempt failed due to my blood pressure and oxygen dropping to low after I was given the anesthesia. They called the surgery off since they didn't want to stress my system anymore that day. I have had many tests and visits with specialists to make sure they have a plan to overcome the problem for the next attempt. They say that I was dehydrated and the medicine I was given didn't dissipate through my body like it should have. Therefore causing my heart to stress out.

This second attempt is making me nervous, but I do trust that my doctor would not be doing it if he didn't have confidence that the plan he has in place was solid. I am really excited, but of course nervous, but really need to get this done for health reasons. So hope and pray that God is with me.

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I'm on 3/26 too, we can be surgery buddies! Maybe try flavoring your Water with sugar-free sweetner (coffee syrups have better variety/cheaper prices than other packets, imo), set timers to keep sipping, whatever takes. My pulse is really low lately, so I'm seeing my regular doctor to adjust/change my meds, so I get the fear about your heart during surgery. At least you have surgeon who is paying attention to your whole body health, right?

Do you have to do a liquid diet? My program is a 2 week "milk diet" with a Clear Liquids only the day before surgery.

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