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Friday is the day, 1/29, it has been a rough last week.



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So this coming Friday is approaching, and started the 2 week preop diet last week to shrink my liver, AND ENDED UP IN THE HOSPITAL!!! Apparently when they say as much non-starchy vegies as you want, they dont mean a whole bowl of uncooked baby carrots as they partially obstructed my bowell. BIG TIME PAIN for two days. Not a good start to this for sure. Good thing was i got a good look at the hospital. :-)

Has this happenned to anyone else?

Also, would it kill me to have one piece of pizza this week? ;-)

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Oh no! I hope that was an isolated incident for you and all is smooth sailing from here. pizza isn’t going anywhere. One small slice may not harm you, but I say skip it and concentrate on how awesome you’re gonna feel soon! Best wishes for Friday. 🙂

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haha yeah I was waking up in the middle of the night craving chinese food ... and who's ever heard of eating just one piece of pizza!!

Good luck on Friday!! I'm on day 6 post op ... good news is that your appetite and cravings simply disappear (or at least mine have). Less good is I'm getting pretty tired of Protein Shakes already. Am gathering recipes for other full Liquid Protein rich Soups and broths.

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18 hours ago, NiceAnkles said:

Oh no! I hope that was an isolated incident for you and all is smooth sailing from here. pizza isn’t going anywhere. One small slice may not harm you, but I say skip it and concentrate on how awesome you’re gonna feel soon! Best wishes for Friday. 🙂

That is one of my biggest pet peeves, people saying "you are gonna so feel so much better"... I don't feel bad now!!!! It's driving me nuts, from the doctors, nurses, family members, it's really beginning to tick me off. Am I the only one that feels this way?

For a little background, i was 417, no diabetes, no high cholesterol, no joint pain (except knee from previous patellar rupture falling down stairs), no health concerns at all, except for sleep apnea. If it wasn't for the umbillical hernia, I probably wouldn't even be getting the sleeve, but I figure what the heck, they are in there, might as well get the two-fer! :)

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2 hours ago, clifhiker said:

haha yeah I was waking up in the middle of the night craving chinese food ... and who's ever heard of eating just one piece of pizza!!

Good luck on Friday!! I'm on day 6 post op ... good news is that your appetite and cravings simply disappear (or at least mine have). Less good is I'm getting pretty tired of Protein Shakes already. Am gathering recipes for other full Liquid Protein rich Soups and broths.

Hey, the cardiologist receptionist gave me the idea of Protein 2.0, because she said she was getting sick of the Protein Shakes. I ordered some and have it on hand for when i get home.

How much pain were you in the day of and after the surgery?

Not ashamed to admit it, but I'm scared to death. Tried making doc understand he should give me some meds that i could take the night before so I don't back out, but he wouldn't listen.

My big issue is I am the fussiest fat guy you will ever meet. There are very few things on the different diet stages I will eat, so I hope i get to regular food quick!

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21 hours ago, FINFAN3DP said:

Hey, the cardiologist receptionist gave me the idea of Protein 2.0, because she said she was getting sick of the Protein Shakes. I ordered some and have it on hand for when i get home.

How much pain were you in the day of and after the surgery?

Not ashamed to admit it, but I'm scared to death. Tried making doc understand he should give me some meds that i could take the night before so I don't back out, but he wouldn't listen.

My big issue is I am the fussiest fat guy you will ever meet. There are very few things on the different diet stages I will eat, so I hope i get to regular food quick!

hope the Protein Shakes are palatable .. I've used powdered Protein for years and like it well enough but it seems that I've lost my taste for sweetness (which is not uncommon so I've heard).

yeah I was pretty anxious the night before and the morning of surgery ... not allowing your partner to come into the prep area was also tough. Checked in at 8; sat and waited for the rapid covid test to process; was called back into the prep area at 9:30; vitals all checked, changed into the gown, and answered the same questions over and over; belly shaved and iv inserted; talked to the doc, both anesthesiologists (checking my mouth and neck for intubation problems), and various other people mostly making sure I was who I said I was and what procedure I was having done; and then waitttttttttt (was so cold and had to pee .. they gave me a bottle and I said that ain't gonna work so they let me get up and use the bathroom, course that's when they came for me); entered the OR at noon or so .......... woke up at 2:30 in recovery, took an hour for anesthesia to wear off so they could move me to my room. Not so much pain at all really, discomfort and really gassy feeling. The gas pains increased turning into cramps in the evening and overnight. Tried to walk that first evening but couldn't .. was too dizzy and a little nauseous. But that was all the nausea I had really. Nurse gave me an oxy at 2 in the morning and then I slept fine til 6 (would have slept longer but it's a hospital you know). Second day was more of the same, gas cramps, but I was able to walk and sit up which helped some. Breakfast was broth and Decaf coffee and Jello. I ate maybe a third of it. lunch was same and I ate most of it. dinner was my first exposure to some full liquids ... V8, skim milk and more decaf coffee and I ate it all.

Overall I was very pleased. Now I'm full on fulls and starting to experiment a bit. Tried a cream of chicken/ricotta cheese/milk Soup yesterday but was a little too soon I think ... didn't make me sick but it didn't settle well.

anyhow long post sorry about that. Good luck and let me know how it goes!!

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21 hours ago, FINFAN3DP said:

That is one of my biggest pet peeves, people saying "you are gonna so feel so much better"... I don't feel bad now!!!! It's driving me nuts, from the doctors, nurses, family members, it's really beginning to tick me off. Am I the only one that feels this way?

For a little background, i was 417, no diabetes, no high cholesterol, no joint pain (except knee from previous patellar rupture falling down stairs), no health concerns at all, except for sleep apnea. If it wasn't for the umbillical hernia, I probably wouldn't even be getting the sleeve, but I figure what the heck, they are in there, might as well get the two-fer! :)

I was the same way ... no real health issues at all (except high blood pressure which was easily managed and genetic as much as weight related). However when I hit age 58 or 59 I noticed that things were starting to get much worse quite rapidly. By 61 when I couldn't tie my shoes or walk up the stairs without being exhausted and my knees hurt constantly and back spams every few months (and the worst was the 10 minutes of yoga needed to loosen up enough to do a number 2 and clean myself) ...

I knew it was time.

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