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Finally, seems to me like it took forever but from what I have read on here my approval was relatively painless, got me surgery date...excited and ready to do it.

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Congrats on your upcoming surgery! The hospital stay is different for everyone, but DS-ers tend to stay slightly longer so just be prepared for that. I spent three days and two nights in the hospital and they almost kept me for another night but I begged them to let me go home lol. Remember to walk, walk, walk to get rid of the excess gas and try to sip as much Water as you can or they may keep you longer (the drinking thing was totally my issue, I had trouble with it and found sucking on ice was way easier, but they couldn't track the ice verses the water so kept having to tell me to drink rather than suck on ice)

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I am 2 weeks postop and spent one night in the hospital, had pain x 1 night and walked/drank day after. So far, no real issues progressing to soft foods. Good luck

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Congrats! Happy for you! I have a friend who had that done and she looks awesome 6 years later!

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thanks for the encouragement and advice...I will definitely take it to heart.

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Had surgery as scheduled...surgery was a breeze, surgeon took out gall bladder<which he said was Uuuuggggllllyyyyy> and fixed an umbilical hernia while he was in there. My wife is scheduled for same surgery on the 30th, when I first woke up I told she was not doing it, once the fentanyl wore off and I felt human again my opinion changed. Between the nerve blocks and nerve pain pills the pain was very manageable. Had to stay a couple of extra days because they found an issue totally unrelated to the surgery, so I guess I was lucky being in the hospital already when it showed up.

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I'm so glad that you are recovering well. good luck to you and your wife

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        Had surgery on Thursday the 17th. Everything went well and came home the next day. I have been on two protein shakes and liquids/broth each day since but will finally graduate to pureed foods on Thursday. Been walking and doing my breathing exercises as recommended. No pain that Tylenol can't ease but only needed it twice since I've been home. Don't bother taking extra stuff to the hospital as you will not use it. No time to read or talking as you will be sipping all day long and walking. And they will be giving you pain meds so you will be sleepy. Definitely take lip balm and wear loose clothes to the hospital and wear the same ones home. No need to overpack. Good luck everyone who will be going next. YOU GOT THIS!!!!

    • Fredeique2020  »  Catherinetheokay

      I am 19 days post op and I am still struggling to drink the fluids. I am not even able to drink the protein shakes their now nasty to me , I tried the protein bars & it didn’t end well. I have chest pains & I can barely eat. I am weak & my mouth is always dry, and feeling nauseous. Can anyone provide any advise. At least I doing the vitamins. Recently my chest & stomach have a burning sensation. 
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        I had a very difficult time finding protein shakes that tasted okay and didn't make me sick. I ended up drinking FairLife Core Power protein shakes. I love the chocolate (tastes like chocolate milk to me). I like to blend it with some ice and PB2 powder (or real PB) to give the smoothie consistency. I also found that if I put Panera's Turkey Vegetable soup through the blender, I could eat it. I survived off those two things. My chest pains were from the gas, which was incredibly bad and took so much longer than I expected to resolve. I'd definitely stay away from bars or anything solid until you've conquered liquids. I'd love to tell you the dry mouth will get better soon, but it didn't for me for a very long time (months). The plus to that was that I drank a ton of water. The good new is I suspect you are close to the light at the end of the tunnel on this first and hardest part of the journey. It gets SO much easier after this part.

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