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Hi everyone! This is my first post, I've been creeping around on the boards for months now lol, but I finally got my date! August 19th 2020! I am so excited. This has been a long process, over a year, plus with this whole corona thing I was beginning to doubt it was ever going to happen.

A little about me, I'm about 5ft 3 inches tall and my current weight is 235. Not too far from my highest which was 242. I'm getting the sleeve. I will be starting a full liquid diet on Aug 5th and going to a clear liquid diet on Aug 12th.

Any tips/ tricks/advice/encouragement/etc. Is greatly appreciated 😀 i have been doing so much research that I am feeling super prepared for this chapter in this journey I call life!

Debbie.

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Congrats! My surgery date is August 12th. I’m 5’3 and current at 269lb. Soooo ready for this!

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Congrats and good luck! I'm scheduled for Aug 16. Have been rescheduled twice already due to coronavirus, so hope the third time's the charm.

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I recommend getting a Bariatric Bear or Moose from Teddy Tech inc. because you are going to need something to help you manage the pain and keep you company at night. Me, I have a moose with a T-shirt that says that he will help me "bear" my surgery. Be sure to do your 5x of walking in the hospital (this is how many times they wanted me up and walking) each day, do your breathing thing 10x an hour to make sure your lungs are working properly after surgery, and try to get in and document how much of the liquids you are getting in each time they bring you a tray (work on getting in as much as you can so you can go home and not stay an extra day because they will be checking your liquid intake). Do not be afraid to tell them you need anything, your IV machine needs attention (ie: thing is beeping), that you are done using the bathroom (they might monitor your urine for color and frequency). And most of all, relax because you are going to need as much rest as you can get in the hospital since they will be checking on either you or your roomate frequently.

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31 minutes ago, HLMaciejeski06172047 said:

I recommend getting a Bariatric Bear or Moose from Teddy Tech inc. because you are going to need something to help you manage the pain and keep you company at night. Me, I have a moose with a T-shirt that says that he will help me "bear" my surgery. Be sure to do your 5x of walking in the hospital (this is how many times they wanted me up and walking) each day, do your breathing thing 10x an hour to make sure your lungs are working properly after surgery, and try to get in and document how much of the liquids you are getting in each time they bring you a tray (work on getting in as much as you can so you can go home and not stay an extra day because they will be checking your liquid intake). Do not be afraid to tell them you need anything, your IV machine needs attention (ie: thing is beeping), that you are done using the bathroom (they might monitor your urine for color and frequency). And most of all, relax because you are going to need as much rest as you can get in the hospital since they will be checking on either you or your roomate frequently.

Thank you so much for this info!

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43 minutes ago, HLMaciejeski06172047 said:

I recommend getting a Bariatric Bear or Moose from Teddy Tech inc. because you are going to need something to help you manage the pain and keep you company at night. Me, I have a moose with a T-shirt that says that he will help me "bear" my surgery. Be sure to do your 5x of walking in the hospital (this is how many times they wanted me up and walking) each day, do your breathing thing 10x an hour to make sure your lungs are working properly after surgery, and try to get in and document how much of the liquids you are getting in each time they bring you a tray (work on getting in as much as you can so you can go home and not stay an extra day because they will be checking your liquid intake). Do not be afraid to tell them you need anything, your IV machine needs attention (ie: thing is beeping), that you are done using the bathroom (they might monitor your urine for color and frequency). And most of all, relax because you are going to need as much rest as you can get in the hospital since they will be checking on either you or your roomate frequently.

That sounds awesome, I am definitely going to get me a moose! I'm not worried about the nurses, I work at the hospital that I'm having my surgery so I know many of the nurses. 😁 thank you for all your tips. I plan on walking as much as possible and keeping hydrated.

Debbie.

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