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Thinking of you Tim and sending good thoughts!

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On ‎2‎/‎23‎/‎2021 at 12:17 AM, BayouTiger said:

Goodluck tomorrow, Tim!! I can’t give you any advice on pain bc I had a hernia and diaphragm repair and that sucked, but definitely get up and walk whenever and as soon as you can! The CO2 pain is worse than the staples in your gut!!

I’m not sure if you’ve ever been under general anesthetic, but if you haven’t and don’t know how you react, I would just ask for a few CCs of Zofran in my IV from the CRNA prior to them taking you back. It’s not got any narcotic, sleepy, or negative properties or side effects except being an anti-nausea and anti-emetic. I do terrible with anesthesia so it’s my go to.

My last bit of advice is to work really hard from day one to train yourself to take in VERY VERY small amounts of fluids at a time. I’m a gulper always have been. So I’ve had to REALLY work on it. Because that restriction is legit the first week. But it does open up and you can drink and not feel parched!!

I actually tried my first Protein Shake and instinctively took a huge chug of it and sat up straight miserable for 2 hours waiting for it to go down. So that was my lesson. Baby baby sips til my pouch opens up a bit more, which my surgeon said will happen as I’m able to add more than just liquid!!

You are going to do GREAT!!! You have a ton of support on here! Your posts are great!! Please keep us updated!!

Goodluck and congratulations! Ill be thinking about you!

Thanks for the encouraging words! Everything did go great! am surprised that the day following surgery that I was essentially pain free. Thanks again

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Hey Tim,

2 hours after surgery I woke up having to pee! My lips were so chapped and dry and I wanted Water but all I could barely have was a sponge on my lips. Plus the mask ( which didn’t help). Anyway, because there was still anesthesia In my system, the very little water I had gave me dry heaves. So listen to the nurses. I had to blow into this contraption and make a ball go up and down so I wouldn’t get pneumonia. A few hours later though, I was going to the bathroom and walking the hallway because they want you to get mobile so you won’t get blood clots. My wounds were glued closed so no stitches or anything and other than the inconvenience of being hooked up to everything IV, oxygen, leg massagers, heart monitor I felt good. Then though came the pressure of having to drink so much water per hour etc. that stuff was harder for me than the actual procedure.

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9 hours ago, Cherié H said:

Hey Tim,

2 hours after surgery I woke up having to pee! My lips were so chapped and dry and I wanted Water but all I could barely have was a sponge on my lips. Plus the mask ( which didn’t help). Anyway, because there was still anesthesia In my system, the very little Water I had gave me dry heaves. So listen to the nurses. I had to blow into this contraption and make a ball go up and down so I wouldn’t get pneumonia. A few hours later though, I was going to the bathroom and walking the hallway because they want you to get mobile so you won’t get blood clots. My wounds were glued closed so no stitches or anything and other than the inconvenience of being hooked up to everything IV, oxygen, leg massagers, heart monitor I felt good. Then though came the pressure of having to drink so much water per hour etc. that stuff was harder for me than the actual procedure.

Glad you came out of this doing well. My mouth was super dry but I took some dry mouth spray that helped. I was able to drink a lot of water day 1, as matter of fact that is all I have had so far.I also had some gas whch ws uncomfortable. It took me hours to pee. I still feel like I am taking in more liquid than I am expelling. No Nausea, vomiting or pain which has been the biggest surprise so far. Stay in touch!

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