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Ok did the preop testing today...and I promise I was so ignorant!

So had a oxygen test with blood from my wrist which is the worst place I ever gave blood.

Then I had an ultrasound and some x-rays and drank some terrible fizzy stuff and had to roll all over the bed to take pictures. Ugh at least the girls were really cool about it and didn't make me feel uncomfortable. (TMI: It came out and I was fasting)

After all that went to preop and did an EKG and was cleared for surgery and then hit with the bill $5000 something. So now I'm grasping at straws to get at least half paid so I can have this surgery done. I faith in the Lord and this is something I want to get done so bad and I've already kicked out at least $1000 for surgeon fees. This is covered by insurance but just wasn't expecting the hospital portion to be so much. Oh well. Just wanted to give some insight because I really was ignorant.

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Hello Teri...I'm scheduled for the Sadi on Oct. 25, 2021...are you on a liquid diet . ? I'm on week 2 of it..I am doing ok I guess, I think I get disgusted with the choices (or should I say lack of) so I opt to not eat anything because nothing thrills me....How are you doing with this if you are going this lovely route..

Long story short...I have tried it all..and this is my last chance to Onederland....I've had the Lapland that was really horrible when I had to carry a Barf bag with me everywhere...ofcourse junk food went down good. Didnt loose a whole bunch. Had that removed...got the sleeve , felt great but didn't loose a real lot with that either ..had it checked, not stretched...just my luck...anyhow...Dr. says this is my last resort....not sure if it can happen..got alot of adhesions and lost some small intestines from previous misfortune....but will see when he looks...I pray it can happen for me..

And guess that's my story in a nutshell..

I'm from Maine...relatively healthy for my age...tired of being this big...

I wish you the very best with your surgery on the 25th...saw you with the same date so grabbed the opportunity...Waiting in Maine

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Wow Mammysm, you’ve been through it all! You are the first person I know that is having SADI! I have a friend who is almost ready for the DS.

I haven’t been great with my liquid diet but I’m hoping my lower BMI will help it. My old house (which we care for meticulously) decided to act up this week (blown outlet and for extra fun a HEATING OIL LEAK INSIDE THE HOUSE!)

This is my last try. My RNY is scheduled and I’m 62 and so tired of not being able to move without being in pain.

you at least know how to do this so remember you can! Third time’s the charm, remember? 💗

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Had surgery yesterday . Gas pains are killing me. Any suggestions other than walking?

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People say to use a heating pad. I pulled mine out of the closet for next week!

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9 minutes ago, terigetshealthy said:

People say to use a heating pad. I pulled mine out of the closet for next week!

Thanks will give it a try

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1 hour ago, Amouia said:

Had surgery yesterday . Gas pains are killing me. Any suggestions other than walking?

Heat pad, and hot baths helped me! Lots more walking than you think you need. I promise it gets better I’m day 14 post op and no longer in pain.

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On 10/20/2021 at 17:07, Amouia said:

Had surgery yesterday . Gas pains are killing me. Any suggestions other than walking?

Even standing. Two days post op a friend came over and dealt with my jalapeños from my garden. I didn’t do much, but was standing in the kitchen. Made a huge difference for me.

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Hi all,

I had my VSG on 16th October in Vietnam! I am British and have been working here for several years. I took a long time to research and find a well qualified and experienced surgeon (as bariatric is not as popular a surgery here, as the need is less.) I am really happy with my surgeon and care from the hospital, but i’m struggling a little with the nutritional info due to language barriers. U like the US/UK/Aus etc, I can’t simply buy “products” off the shelf as they don’t exist here. Everything is going to need to be made from fresh.

Anyone keen on chatting this through with me would be so welcomed. Just found this community and it seems awesome!

Hope you’re all well pre/post op.

Maria xx

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Hey everyone! I’ve been stalking these forums for months as I’ve been preparing for my surgery. This is my first time actually posting.

I had my gastric bypass done 10/13.
I’m down 13lbs in 8 days.

It’s been rough to say the least! Even drinking Water makes my belly feel so gurgly and sick.

But I’ve not had any issues keeping fluids down, so I know I’m better off than so many who get actually sick.

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16 hours ago, Amouia said:

Had surgery yesterday . Gas pains are killing me. Any suggestions other than walking?

Rocking forward and back like a rocking chair or even in a rocking chair can help. Also, gasx. I promise, it will go away!

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Scheduled for 10/23. Nervous and excited like most people on here. Looking forward to updating you all. Getting the gastric sleeve and everyone I have spoken to have said it was the best thing they did. Hoping I feel the same.

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On 10/20/2021 at 7:10 PM, tonya5073 said:

Definitely a heating pad!! Take pain & nausea meds as needed :)

I assume the heating pad is to be placed on the belly? Right? Hahahaha

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