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

March 2020 Surgery Folks Come On in!



Recommended Posts

Mello1 and ALL MARCH pre-ops!. RIGHT there with you that it’s getting REAL[emoji28]!!!! My liquids begin in 4 days[emoji15]. Stocked up. Each meal I eat right now seems surreal, bittersweet, somewhat melancholy. I remind myself that it’s not the end- it’s the beginning of what will be Wonderful. Out with the old, in with the NEW appreciation of everything. So very grateful for our community here[emoji3590], what would we do without it??? So many generous, knowledgeable, loving WLS veterans who have nurtured us along like ‘little chicks’[emoji3526]. We cannot Thank each of You enough!![emoji307]
This morning I Amazon ordered a fairly cute black zip up lounging type dress to wear walking the halls and also easy enough to wear home from hospital. Two front pockets for phone, etc. so I’m not schlepping stuff I want near. Going to order a front closure sports bra. The less I need to bend, twist, raise arms, etc. the happier and more comfy I will be. Eager to hear more pre-op prep tips anyone can share! Thanks and let’s replace any negative fear thoughts with positively thrilling exhilaration that our long awaited time is near![emoji2]
Hey Lily! The front snap bra and robe with pockets are great ideas. I'm nervous about the IV line though with the robe not sure it would work.
You should definitely enjoy each meal bc the preop diet is no joke. Are you able to eat a small meal on your or just liquid?

Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Slippers, comfy dress and front snap bra are all great ideas. I had cute comfy stuff picked out when I was in hospital to deliver last time and the top got ruined when they had to cut it off to put the IV in rather suddenly. So maybe put the robe or whatever on BEFORE the IV and it might be okay?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, asnirak said:

Slippers, comfy dress and front snap bra are all great ideas. I had cute comfy stuff picked out when I was in hospital to deliver last time and the top got ruined when they had to cut it off to put the IV in rather suddenly. So maybe put the robe or whatever on BEFORE the IV and it might be okay?

They will not leave you in your clothes before you have surgery. You'll have the IV prior to surgery and once you are out of recovery/awake and able to move would be the soonest you can change. Having worked in the medical field I know it is NOT that big of a deal to disconnect an IV for a patient to change, but you run the risk of ruining your clothes. If you're a bleeder, or if you have a drain tube, you can bleed through bandages and leak around tubes. If you have an emergency, they will cut your clothes.

Honestly, you are better off to wear a nice loose hospital gown that does not get trapped under you and maybe pull against your stomach when you are in bed, and just take a robe you can belt around you and cover up your back (or ask for a 2nd gown to wear backward) when you walk if you're that concerned about how you look. Having been through major surgery before, though not bariatric surgery, I can tell you I could have given two shits what anyone in the hospital thought about how I looked when I was in the hall or anywhere else though.

I plan to wear in a front-zip sports bra with a loose knee-length cotton dress over leggings and hard-soled slippers to also wear back home and take a clean pair of underwear and socks. I'll take my usual 'trip bag of bathroom necessities' along with Biotin dry mouth spray and chapstick (for the dehydration/intubation), an eye mask and plug-in headphones (block lights and sounds), plus an extra-long phone charger, my phone, and wallet. I'll leave a pillow in the car for the ride home. Boom, one cinch sack packed, and I'm done. They'll give you anything else you need.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

11 hours ago, Slimmy-mommeee said:

Hey Lily! The front snap bra and robe with pockets are great ideas. I'm nervous about the IV line though with the robe not sure it would work.
You should definitely enjoy each meal bc the preop diet is no joke. Are you able to eat a small meal on your or just liquid?

Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk

Hi Slimmy-mommeee! I catch your excitement girl, and you’re right, I do wake up SO happy each morning as if I’m going on vacation and that the time is NEAR! Woo-Hoo!! I know for me, fear is the negative tape of self talk that runs through my head at times until I TURN IT OFF, switch the channel to positive, heady Hooray! self talk. We’ve got this!

My pre-op calls for 2 Protein Shakes, and one lean meal of 2-4oz of Protein and a nonstarch veggie. Countdown is ON! And Thanks for your enthusiasm and contagious happy spirit!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

13 hours ago, Cia2020 said:

They will not leave you in your clothes before you have surgery. You'll have the IV prior to surgery and once you are out of recovery/awake and able to move would be the soonest you can change. Having worked in the medical field I know it is NOT that big of a deal to disconnect an IV for a patient to change, but you run the risk of ruining your clothes. If you're a bleeder, or if you have a drain tube, you can bleed through bandages and leak around tubes. If you have an emergency, they will cut your clothes.

Honestly, you are better off to wear a nice loose hospital gown that does not get trapped under you and maybe pull against your stomach when you are in bed, and just take a robe you can belt around you and cover up your back (or ask for a 2nd gown to wear backward) when you walk if you're that concerned about how you look. Having been through major surgery before, though not bariatric surgery, I can tell you I could have given two shits what anyone in the hospital thought about how I looked when I was in the hall or anywhere else though.

I plan to wear in a front-zip sports bra with a loose knee-length cotton dress over leggings and hard-soled slippers to also wear back home and take a clean pair of underwear and socks. I'll take my usual 'trip bag of bathroom necessities' along with Biotin dry mouth spray and chapstick (for the dehydration/intubation), an eye mask and plug-in headphones (block lights and sounds), plus an extra-long phone charger, my phone, and wallet. I'll leave a pillow in the car for the ride home. Boom, one cinch sack packed, and I'm done. They'll give you anything else you need.

Great advice! Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Slimmy-mommeee! I catch your excitement girl, and you’re right, I do wake up SO happy each morning as if I’m going on vacation and that the time is NEAR! Woo-Hoo!! I know for me, fear is the negative tape of self talk that runs through my head at times until I TURN IT OFF, switch the channel to positive, heady Hooray! self talk. We’ve got this!

My pre-op calls for 2 Protein Shakes, and one lean meal of 2-4oz of Protein and a nonstarch veggie. Countdown is ON! And Thanks for your enthusiasm and contagious happy spirit!
Yes 100%...I have to redirect my thoughts on an almost daily basis. I refuse to let worry or fear control me. I know this is the best decision for me and my children. I miss having the energy to be active with them. Thinking about all the physical things I'll be able to do again (hiking, volleyball, bike riding etc.) helps to keep my motivated.

And as much as I abhor this liquid diet I am starting to see my energy levels go up a little and it gets me so excited! Good Luck and I hope you have a speedy recovery!

Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

11 hours ago, Slimmy-mommeee said:

Yes 100%...I have to redirect my thoughts on an almost daily basis. I refuse to let worry or fear control me. I know this is the best decision for me and my children. I miss having the energy to be active with them. Thinking about all the physical things I'll be able to do again (hiking, volleyball, bike riding etc.) helps to keep my motivated.

And as much as I abhor this liquid diet I am starting to see my energy levels go up a little and it gets me so excited! Good Luck and I hope you have a speedy recovery!

Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk

I'm glad I'm not on FB for this very reason. It can be quite the cesspool... I start my liquid diet on Sunday! But the 4 months of low carb has done wonders for my knees already...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, my, my. I didn't know that thread starters cannot edit posts, or I would have placed this in my original post so that everyone could keep referring to it, but I went into all the March threads and put everyone's dates together so that everyone could see their buddies! I will put this in the other March threads as well. If you are new or don't see your name, I will be more than happy to add it!

March 2 Skywolfe, Earthquake88, AnnieK1073, Rearguard, Slimmy-Mommeee

March 3 Glannin, BigInJapan, Byrd0315

March 4 lucia.vsg

March 5 KSMermaid, gucci2018, ERYNN123

March 6 Pansypicker, Amber77

March 9 Angie526, auntCyn, highlyundermedicated

March 10 Confidently_Me, Nermada, Wellness Warrior, NewEnglanderGal, Amy Franks, finding.me

March 11 MaineDoc, 3charrm, lily66, asnirak

March 12 ronjsteele1, anyu3379

March 13 Q75j25

March 17 Mello1

March 19 medicpup2

March 20 JessicaMNCat, fiddlinjellybean

March 23 KingTeresa 2006

March 24 heavenlyscrts, jDubs, AngienHarry, SleeveCanadian, Learning2LoveTina

March 26 Cia2020, OnMyWay1956, Marthalynn

March 27 Ayemeeb

March 30 Stanlak

March 31 KhoricRitten

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

    • Darbs4Mayor

      Met with my surgeon yesterday and he said that he is so excited for me and the progress that will be made! Waiting for insurance pre-auth and then will get everything scheduled! 
       
      So excited to start this journey and become a new person!! 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Krestel

      New found appreciation for you all!
      So Im back in the US to take care of my aging father and it seems like more than ever that being bigger is the norm everywhere here. I cant say that Ive been the best, healthiest me at the moment, but I think you all Americans are doing GREAT to even be working towards the goal of getting healthier in face of all this temptation (even if you are a "slow loser"). So give all yourselves a pat on the back!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • zombierayvinn

      I am now 10 days post op and I am down 16lbs. I had an allergic reaction to the glue my doctor used so I am still sore and trying to keep moving to not get stiff. 
      · 1 reply
      1. Tory Myers

        Hello congratulations on your new journey I am 5 days post op and still trying to get the hang of things. I’m supposed to return back to work in a few days but still sore as well. Do you have any advice for me being 5 days post opt?

    • Tabatha529

      Hello,  I am brand new on here. 
      The doctor qualified me yesterday for the surgery, so now I have to take 12 weeks of education classes and then he said they will schedule the surgery 4-6 weeks after I complete the classes. 
      I am excited to start this new journey.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Anki

      Am at the half-way mark of the six month pre-op program.  So excited!  Got clearance from psychologist this morning, so I scheduled my surgery consult for early March.  It is becoming more real now.  Have lost 18 pounds so far, since I began this journey on 12/18/19.  
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×