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Just finished final pre op appointment. Tomorrow is pre op labs then Wednesday is full liquids until midnight then Clear Liquids until arrival to hospital Thursday 7am for surgery at 9am. I have been looking for a thread from pre op to post op instead of having to jump around. So I am going to track my journey on this post and hopefully make it easier for the next person. I have stocked my frig and my pantry with clear liquids ready for week one. I am more excited than nervous. I have already purchased and received all of my Vitamins which are a combination and are as follows based on content and what I personally need: BariMelts calcium citrate, Jarrow B12 sublingal 500mcg, Bariatric Complete by Pro Health.

I took everyone's advice and have a freezer full of SF popsicles, Gas X, and Biotene dry mouth spray for post op. I bought Premier Clear Protein from costco but they also have it on Amazon. I bought Bone Broth that has more protein then plan broth so I feel ready. I am open to more suggestions to make this experience as good as I can!

I am so thankful for this forum because it has provided support and answered to a lot of my questions!

Stayed tune for updates on my adventure :)

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Congrats! Sending you good wishes! It looks like you are well stocked.

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One more day until I start liquids.....doing my pre op blood work today

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I'm so excited for you! I can't wait until I am less than a couple days out!

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4 hours til I start my liquid diet!!! All my pre op stuff was done today and I am officially quarantined until after surgery due to CoVid. I am getting really excited but nervous . Not about the surgery but about the eating/drinking post op. I am so scared that while making dinner for my family I am going to eat something I shouldn’t. That truly is my biggest fear and I know it’s sounds crazy but I love to cook and I always taste my food when I do cook. Any suggestions?
My hospital bag is packed... deodorant toothbrush chapstick biotene dry mouth spray a change of under clothes as I am the 7am case I will wear the clothes I wore to the hospital home the next am. I did pack pj bottoms as well. Am I forgetting anything?

I am going to update on this feed and hope it is helpful.

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1 hour left of regular food for a loooong time.... I can’t think of anything I want to eat before midnight so I am going to bed. 1 more day until surgery just got my negative COVID test so now it is really and finally starting to get nervous!

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I know this sounds crazy but I got those "excitement" twinges in my stomach reading your last two posts. I guess it is because your excitement level is coming through so loud and clear. Get ready because your life is about to change for the better!!

For the hospital, do you have a pair of those socks with those rubber grips on the bottom? Not sure if you will get a pair while there but I know that is definitely on my list!

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In less than 24 hours I will be on the surgery table! I am so excited!! Today is all liquids all the time 😃
I have set up my frig in rows of my daily needs post op.... 16oz clear Protein 24oz of G2 for the electrolytes and small amt sugar and 24oz of propel Vit water... that is my Dr recommend daily intake....SF Jello and popsicles all added bonuses!!

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Very excited for you! I'm three weeks post-op and found that liquid vitamins work much better for me than chewables (aside from B12, that chewable is fine).

I actually regret not taking a small "neck" pillow. The pillows they had at the hospital I went to weren't all that, so I was putting rolls of clothing under my neck to make myself feel more comfortable. As per all the other stuff, I didn't even brush my teeth for the first two days because I had no energy 🤣

Drinking Water will be hard. I'm sure you've read this already but sip, sip sip and sip again. You'll feel annoyed you have to take a sip all the time (at least I did), but it really helps.

Good luck! ❤️

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Just dropped off for surgery .... CoVid so I am all alone so that sucks but I feel fine a few butterflies or I am hungry at this point I can’t tell LOL. Surgery in 2 hours I will post when I wake! Send your prayers!

Go bag: neck pillow pj pants CPAP and Biotene

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It’s go time

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I'll be thinking about you! You'll do great!! :)

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6 minutes ago, APRILDEE1 said:

It’s go time

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Good luck today. You’ve got this!!

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Soooooo first several hours I was in pretty severe pain. I do not do well with anesthesia so I literally slept for 6 hours when I was awake I was in pain stabbing pain a 8-9 and I have had 3 c sections and kidney stones and this was worse.. I was trying not to take opioids because I get so much nausea and vomiting but the pain was too much. I took 1 oxy at 8:30 last night and here at 4:30 I am in good shape. I have walked every hour did my breathing exercises. Looking forward to going home lasted this afternoon.

Nobody is lying when they say you can’t drink Water. I am a water snob I love water drink a gallon a day easily so after about the 3rd sip and realizing that is what was causing pain I stopped. My RN who is excellent made me watered down juice and a veggie chicken broth which was heaven. So ask for that. I quickly learned he much I can drink you definitely can feel it.

All I really needed for the hospital was biotene chapstick the clothes I wore in and a next pillow which was a life saver!

They did find a tumor on the outside of my stomach near my esophagus she they removed that and did a hernia repair so all of that may have contributed to the pain.

All and all all the advice I have gotten and found here made me very prepared and I truly appreciate it!!
I will keep updating on her my goods and bass so the next persons can be as prepared as I was😃

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Thanks for the update! So glad you are not in much pain anymore. I did hear about the drinking Water thing after surgery so I'll be sure to opt for IV fluids rather than getting water down. Hopefully that will be an option. I hope you get some rest over the next few days and get those steps in!

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