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Hi everyone!

I’m having my sleeve surgery tomorrow at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles and I am so excited! I’m a bit nervous about the recovery process, so I was just wondering what tips or tricks you all may have for getting through the post op pain?

I’m going to stay positive and strong but sometimes pain is pain.

I’ve been on a pre-op mainly liquids diet for almost a month now and have dropped 25 lbs! So my weight going into surgery tomorrow is going to be 322 lbs. I’m a 6’1 31 year old male. I’m not sure what my goal weight should be, but ideally I’d love to get down to 225 lbs and in a dream world, be 200 lbs but I have a large frame so not sure if that’s doable!

Any advice for the recovery would mean a lot!

Thank you for your support,

P

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Congratulations! I had a bypass on November 5th. I was worried about pain and what recovery would be like. I spent two nights in the hospital and had plenty of pain meds while there. I also took pain meds when I got home but not nearly as many. Get up and walk more than they tell you to. It can be exhausting at first but it really does help with gas pains you may have. Follow your surgeons advice, ask lots of questions if things are not clear. I am 10 days out and get tired but my husband and I hung new blinds a few days ago so I figure I am not doing too bad at this point. Good luck tomorrow!

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Best of luck to you!!! There are quite a few guys on here who started out at a similar weight, and they have crushed it! Just like you will do!!!

Welcome to the rest of your life!!!

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Hello,

As someone who has endured multiple surgeries & realizing each person responds differently to surgery & post -op, you will do great! You will be euphorically happy. It is normal to have apprehension, the surgery will be over & you will resume the beautiful life you are entitled. I look forward to hearing all about it. All my best - Grace

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Good luck!!!

I'm tomorrow as well. Sleeve in Raleigh NC. Day 14 of the preop diet, and just treated myself to two cups of chicken broth. It was really good. Lol. Dropped 18 in two weeks. I'm worried about recovery. I'm hoping it's not too bad.

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Hello,

As someone who has endured multiple surgeries & realizing each person responds differently to surgery & post -op, you will do great! You will be euphorically happy. It is normal to have apprehension, the surgery will be over & you will resume the beautiful life you are entitled. I look forward to hearing all about it. All my best - Grace

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6 hours ago, PJKS1989 said:

Hi everyone!

I’m having my sleeve surgery tomorrow at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles and I am so excited! I’m a bit nervous about the recovery process, so I was just wondering what tips or tricks you all may have for getting through the post op pain?

I’m going to stay positive and strong but sometimes pain is pain.

I’ve been on a pre-op mainly liquids diet for almost a month now and have dropped 25 lbs! So my weight going into surgery tomorrow is going to be 322 lbs. I’m a 6’1 31 year old male. I’m not sure what my goal weight should be, but ideally I’d love to get down to 225 lbs and in a dream world, be 200 lbs but I have a large frame so not sure if that’s doable!

Any advice for the recovery would mean a lot!

Thank you for your support,

P

Congratulations & Good Luck ♥️

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5 hours ago, bufbills said:

Good luck!!!

I'm tomorrow as well. Sleeve in Raleigh NC. Day 14 of the preop diet, and just treated myself to two cups of chicken broth. It was really good. Lol. Dropped 18 in two weeks. I'm worried about recovery. I'm hoping it's not too bad.

Good Luck ♥️

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13 hours ago, PJKS1989 said:

Hi everyone!

I’m having my sleeve surgery tomorrow at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles and I am so excited! I’m a bit nervous about the recovery process, so I was just wondering what tips or tricks you all may have for getting through the post op pain?

I’m going to stay positive and strong but sometimes pain is pain.

I’ve been on a pre-op mainly liquids diet for almost a month now and have dropped 25 lbs! So my weight going into surgery tomorrow is going to be 322 lbs. I’m a 6’1 31 year old male. I’m not sure what my goal weight should be, but ideally I’d love to get down to 225 lbs and in a dream world, be 200 lbs but I have a large frame so not sure if that’s doable!

Any advice for the recovery would mean a lot!

Thank you for your support,

P

Goodluck to you and tell us on your surgery.

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On 11/15/2020 at 10:53 AM, PJKS1989 said:

Hi everyone!

I’m having my sleeve surgery tomorrow at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles and I am so excited! I’m a bit nervous about the recovery process, so I was just wondering what tips or tricks you all may have for getting through the post op pain?

I’m going to stay positive and strong but sometimes pain is pain.

I’ve been on a pre-op mainly liquids diet for almost a month now and have dropped 25 lbs! So my weight going into surgery tomorrow is going to be 322 lbs. I’m a 6’1 31 year old male. I’m not sure what my goal weight should be, but ideally I’d love to get down to 225 lbs and in a dream world, be 200 lbs but I have a large frame so not sure if that’s doable!

Any advice for the recovery would mean a lot!

Thank you for your support,

P

You will do great. I had surgery last Wednesday and so I am fairly fresh to recovery right now. I know you may not see this today, but if you have anything that the nurses can help with (pain, nausea) then let them know and they will try to help. Walking helped with gas, but do only what you feel like your body can handle. Pain is only for a period of time and it is over quicker than you know it. I didn't drink much in the hospital but have been able to maintain the 64oz + of fluids that my doctor wants me to take in daily. Good luck on your surgery.

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