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My original surgery time was suppose to be the around the end of March. Like many others I was postponed until further notice. On April 25th I started having horrible abdominal pain. It got so bad that I ended up going to the emergency room late that evening. Well due to having some of my pre-op testing already done (in January) I had found out that my gallbladder was in what the nurse referred to as “yucky conditions” and she was surprised that I wasn’t having any pain then. So after a quick google search the only thing I could assume was wrong was I was having a gallbladder attack! I had never experienced anything like it before, it was awful!
So, while in the emergency room I found out that my Bariatric surgeon was the on-call surgeon for the night and he said wanted to see me in his office on Tuesday (April 28). So the ER doc prescribed me antibiotics and pain medicine and sent me on my way. On Tuesday my husband takes me to see my surgeon and we discuss taking out the gallbladder. When my husband says that he should just go ahead and do my surgery AND take out my gallbladder at the same time. When my surgeon says that he would like to do it that way but gastric bypass is considered an “elective surgery” and he can’t do that. So my husband says he just doesn’t see why I would have to go under anesthesia twice when it wasn’t really necessary. So my surgeon makes some calls and tells me that he has been approved to do both the gallbladder removal AND the gastric bypass because the president of surgery doesn’t find it necessary to undergo anesthesia more than one time if it could be avoided! So they finished my pre-op testing and schedule me for next Thursday May 14th. The only thing that could stand in the way was my H Pylori test....I’ve been waiting to hear my results from that for a week. Well I just got my results today and I am cleared for surgery!! I AM HAVING MY SURGERY NEXT THURSDAY!!!! I am feeling so many different things right now....I am definitely scared and nervous...but more than anything I’m excited!

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I am so excited!! It feels like this has been such a long journey already! I am just excited to finally be on the part of the journey where we get to SEE some results!! ❤️❤️❤️

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Congratulations../ had my done right before the Covid 19 breakout 2/27/2020.

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Congrats to you all! I'm glad y'all can have this soon and start getting back on track with your life. Good luck!

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Welcome and Glad it all worked out - Two for the price of one!

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Congratulations!!!! Best of luck to you!!!

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Congratulations! I had my gall bladder out at surgery ( a surprise). Welcome to the losers bench!

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That is such awesome news! Wishing you all the best in your surgery next Thursday; I'll be a day before you, so we'll basically be convalescing together. Great to meet you, surgery buddy!! ((HUGS))

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Awesome!! I'm actuallg having both performed too!

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I hope you can have them both done at the same time. I was supposed to have mine done at the same time but my gallbladder burst the night before my surgery so all they could do was clean me out and give me antibiotics. They rescheduled my sleeve for 3 months later after I had a chance to heal from the first surgery

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hey congrats, hope all went well. My op was cancelled and I am so sad. There is no news re rescheduling so i might be waiting ages. Hope you are on the road to recovery.

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