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June 24. Got home yesterday (26th) after an extra day in the hospital. I had surgery in the afternoon, but that night my blood pressure spiked (above 200) and my heart went into a supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) event. So I had to stay the extra day to be looked at by the cardiologist. I am glad for the extra time in the hospital.

I am home now, tired and not happy with the pain, but controlling it with oxyc and Zofran. Taking in liquid pretty well and walking around the house. More later.

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1 hour ago, the.blue.jay said:

Hey crew! My first post here. I just had surgery on 6/22/20 so I am a few days post op at this point. I had A TON of pain the first two days from the gas they pump into your abdomen. I was not prepared for that. So far so good now though, although I feel my reflux is a mess. Anyone else have bad reflux after? My highest weight ever was 450. Day of surgery I was 406 and today I just broke 400 and am at 397.4 and could not be happier! Looking forward to working together with everyone

Hey congrats on your surgery, your experience seems very similar to mine. That gas pain was unimaginable, I heard people post about the gas pain but never knew it would feel that badly. And 3 days post opp, I had pretty bad acid reflux. I called my surgeon's office and they filled two prescriptions. That was a blessing. I couldn't get Water down without it burning. My surgery was 6/23/20 and 13.4 lbs down.

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11 minutes ago, futurefinemama said:

Hey congrats on your surgery, your experience seems very similar to mine. That gas pain was unimaginable, I heard people post about the gas pain but never knew it would feel that badly. And 3 days post opp, I had pretty bad acid reflux. I called my surgeon's office and they filled two prescriptions. That was a blessing. I couldn't get Water down without it burning. My surgery was 6/23/20 and 13.4 lbs down.

To you both, congratulations! As far as the reflux goes, I never had AR before my surgery, now I take Omezaprole every day for it or I literally can’t eat or drink anything. My surgery was on 6/10 where I weighed in at 360, and I weighed myself this morning and I’m down to 326.

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1 minute ago, Mishyd84 said:

To you both, congratulations! As far as the reflux goes, I never had AR before my surgery, now I take Omezaprole every day for it or I literally can’t eat or drink anything. My surgery was on 6/10 where I weighed in at 360, and I weighed myself this morning and I’m down to 326.

I take Sucralfate 4x times a day (liquid) and pantoprazole 1x a day (pill). I never dealt with acid reflux, this was a first for me. I carry that medicine in my purse, I refuse to go through that pain again. And congrats on the weight loss!

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On 06/27/2020 at 15:25, Mishyd84 said:






To you both, congratulations! As far as the reflux goes, I never had AR before my surgery, now I take Omezaprole every day for it or I literally can’t eat or drink anything. My surgery was on 6/10 where I weighed in at 360, and I weighed myself this morning and I’m down to 326.


Thanks! I am already on omeprazole, have been for over ten years. It was fine up until this point, but agreed, I can’t eat or drink without it!

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57 minutes ago, futurefinemama said:

I take Sucralfate 4x times a day (liquid) and pantoprazole 1x a day (pill). I never dealt with acid reflux, this was a first for me. I carry that medicine in my purse, I refuse to go through that pain again. And congrats on the weight loss!

Thank you! I know you will do awesome! The changes happening to my body is crazy, so I’m excited to see what is in the future next few weeks for you! I know that you’ll get a hold on your AR, it does just take time.

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thank you! this is rough! I have no regrets but I don't think any research I have done prepared me for this at all. I know it will heal and be great. im trying to avoid the scale too. surgery day I was 288.2. I am 3 days post op and at 290.2 still. im hoping it's still all just bloating and inflammation.

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4 hours ago, Lenneigh said:

June 24. Got home yesterday (26th) after an extra day in the hospital. I had surgery in the afternoon, but that night my blood pressure spiked (above 200) and my heart went into a supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) event. So I had to stay the extra day to be looked at by the cardiologist. I am glad for the extra time in the hospital.

I am home now, tired and not happy with the pain, but controlling it with oxyc and Zofran. Taking in liquid pretty well and walking around the house. More later.

surgery twin! I went home next day barely as they were concerned with the severity of spasms in my pouch. but incould keep Water down so I got to go home. the pain from the gas and pain on my left side incision is the worst! i feel like I sleep non stop. everything makes me exhausted. even talking lol!

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On 6/26/2020 at 8:03 AM, LisaDee1 said:

Today is the day! I am registered at the hospital and waiting to go in!!! Wish me luck... PS... my nerves are making my stomach bubble

Lisa - where are you?!

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1 hour ago, Solo4ever said:

thank you! this is rough! I have no regrets but I don't think any research I have done prepared me for this at all. I know it will heal and be great. im trying to avoid the scale too. surgery day I was 288.2. I am 3 days post op and at 290.2 still. im hoping it's still all just bloating and inflammation.

It is! It took me a week to get back to my surgery day weight, then I lost 12 pounds week 2. 😮

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1 hour ago, colormehappy said:

It is! It took me a week to get back to my surgery day weight, then I lost 12 pounds week 2. 😮

thank u! that info makes me feel a lot better. I'm sure I'm not the only person that fears this won't work for me

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2 minutes ago, Solo4ever said:

thank u! that info makes me feel a lot better. I'm sure I'm not the only person that fears this won't work for me

Honestly, I think a huge number of us fear that.

Edited by AlwaysCruising

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6 hours ago, lcawthorne said:

Had bypass on the 24th for serious reflux

I hope you are already feeling some relief! I am still uncomfortable, but feeling better. I cannot imagine dealing with reflux too! ugh! I'm happy you had the opotuintiy to fix it! speedy healing hopes sent your way!

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I probably like some or most have you had a surgery planned for sometime prior to June (For me, it was April 29, 2020.) and then COVID-19 came along to postpone it until a later date (Mine was June 17, 2020). Everything went well as far as the surgery went and the time I stayed at the hospital. We (myself, the surgen and surgical team) were not certain that the surgery was going to happen on June 17, 2020, until my surgeon's office got confirmation from the higher ups that they could go ahead with surgeries planned for June. When I was told to was a go, I was told on June 4, 2020, and instructed to start the liquid diet on June 10, 2020; do the COVID-19 Test on June 14, 2020 (Short but still not a fun test to have done sticking a swap up your nose); drink 1/2 a bottle of Gatorade the night before along with the 40 ounces of Carnation Instant Breakfast for the liquid Diet and the other 20 ounces of fluids required each day; and on the day of the surgery drink the last 1/2 of Gatorade up to 2 hours prior to when you are due to have the surgery that day.

After the surgery, I was in the hospital for roughly 2 1/2 days and instructed to log my Liquid Intake (water, Jello, carnation instant breakfast, and broth) for each meal time; day after surgery and the day after, walk 5 times for the day and blow 10 times an hour into the Incentive Spiromenter. I must say that I did accomplish most of that before I left for home on June 19, 2020. I continued the Liquid Diet of Carnation Instant Breakfast and other liquid until I guess you could graduated to the pureed Diet that I started on June 27, 2020.

I can say that so far I am doing okay: with the diet; getting out and walking as much as my body will allow me to walk and the medications prescribed by the surgeon as well as my Primary Care Doctor. If they prescribe "gabapetin" for you keep in mind it tastes something like the blue-green Vicks cold medicine (Yuck!), so I suggest you take it carefully and quickly as possible. If you are able to order and pack a Bari-Buddy stuffed animal (I got mine from Teddy Tech Inc.) for the stay at the hospital, please do so because that first night you are going be hurting each time you make a move.

Sorry that that this post was long but I felt that I should reply and let you know that you will not be stuck on the Liquid Diet forever even though it does indeed get tiring having only the same liquids day in day out.

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