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I am having a duodenal switch on 10/13/20. Wondering if I have any surgery buddies out there??

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Waiting on insurance approval...so soon hopefully.

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how are you guys doing that have had it? I'm still swollen and tired, 4 days postop. tastes have changed but ble to get my Protein and hydration in BARELY. no significant nausea yet which is a plus.

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I am postop day 6 and seem to have more energy today, hope it lasts:) Return to work this weekend.

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On 10/17/2020 at 7:26 PM, ecugsplgrl said:

how are you guys doing that have had it? I'm still swollen and tired, 4 days postop. tastes have changed but ble to get my Protein and hydration in BARELY. no significant nausea yet which is a plus.

I'm almost 9 months out. Just had my 9 month check up and found out I once again have a potassium deficiency (it showed up in my labs in my 3 month check up, disappeared in 6 month check up, and is back in the 9 month check up...), bright side though is the Vitamin A deficiency that I had in my 6 month labs is gone and my levels are normal again with only taking extra Vitamin A every two days. In every lab my Calcium has been high. After the three month lab I went from 3 calcium pills down to two and now they want me to cut it by a half so now it's 1.5 calcium pills. I also have slightly elevated Iron even though I was alternating my iron multi's by taking 1 one day and 2 the next. They told me to just take 1 a day and if it's elevated still at my year labs they'll have me do 1 every other day. Also, forewarning that despite the fact they claim dumping syndrome doesn't happen with DS I call bullsh*t! If I eat wheat I get dumping syndrome so I avoid it like the plague because trust me when I say you don't want to experience it! My trigger is not going to be everyone elses though and not everyone will experience it. I'm just unlucky like that... Bright side though is that since surgery I've lost 102 pounds (and 68 prior to surgery) and only have 39 more to go to reach my personal goal!

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On 10/17/2020 at 10:26 PM, ecugsplgrl said:

how are you guys doing that have had it? I'm still swollen and tired, 4 days postop. tastes have changed but ble to get my Protein and hydration in BARELY. no significant nausea yet which is a plus.

Not uncommon. I was exhausted for a long time. And while my tastes never changed (except that everything either needed salt or tasted too salty) I'm now as I was salt-wise before the DS.

As for Protein, the rule of thumb is 30 grams at 30 days, 60 at 60, etc. Honestly, I couldn't do it. It took me 6 months to get to 60 grams. I had to do a shake 1x/day for about the first year, though, to try and get in protein as I just couldn't eat enough.

At your stage, hydration is much more important than protein. You don't want to get dehydrated.

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