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On 10/2/2021 at 11:59 AM, hesco0 said:

Mine is confirmed for October 27, 2021 for a duodenal switch, I had a gastric sleeve back in October 24 2018. Went from 360 to 215. I had a good run with it but ended up in the icu for 18 days due to COVID and nearly dying and became limited in mobility. I had such bad complications and I still do but more manageable. My body aches are so bad than when I was overweight. My Dr.’s don’t want to do another sleeve because the likelihood of gaining the weight back is greater again, whereas the duodenal switch is more effective, luckily my gastric doctor handles both and is excellent! I can’t wait, just nervous about the Vitamin deficiency though 😰 good luck to you all!

so sorry about all the struggles with covid - that is very scary and I have family members that are dealing with the after effects of that too. I am glad to hear you are better and healing. I am too very worried about Vitamin deficiency. I am currently anemic and that is a concern now so I am going into this terrified it will be an even greater problem not to mention the concerns with the anesthesia. Good luck on your surgery!

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That’s great!

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Hi Folks!

Today I am 5 days post op (Sleeve on 10/1). I was discharged Sunday night, reluctantly, but discharged I was. Fluid intake was and still has been difficult. While my abdominal area heals and my stomach inflammation goes down, introducing liquid is painful. When I say it’s a JOB to meet the 60g Protein/64oz Fluids goal I’m not lyin! Where’s my check!?!? Lol

The gas has finally started moving and thank the lord I managed a poop 🤷🏽‍♀️ Today. Everyday gets a little easier. The more I get up and move the more I see improvements. I don’t have a ton of energy yet, but I know it’ll come.

Those prepping or you fortunate ones with very little prep, keep your head in the game. Nerves are normal and this is about taking care of YOU. Sure, there will be moments when you wonder “what in the **** did I do!?!”, but it’s a scattered thought and won’t stick around.

I was a nervous comedian down to the last drop of happy juice that knocked me out. I had the entire OR Prep floor rolling. My husband kept telling me to shut up because me on drugs is NSFW. 😂😂😂

Anyway … good luck. And quick question. Anyone else find it easier to sleep sitting up post op? If so, how long did it last?

Picture of 3 of my 4 pups at my side since I got home.

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On 9/21/2021 at 3:23 PM, LISS011 said:

I am in the same boat with returning to work. My surgeon only gives two weeks off. My employer requires 100% fit for duty. I worry about that.

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Two weeks!?! For bypass? Wow. I had the sleeve and work a high stress job in mental health and had to beg to go back in two weeks. My surgeon requires 4-6 weeks off.

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I’m scheduled for sleeve 10/19

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I just got out of surgery for bypass and am feeling pretty good! I have no doubt the pain meds are helping though.
My surgeon warned me that the top wound hurts the most and she wasn’t kidding! I honestly can’t even feel the other ones!
Last year I had an ovary out laparoscopically and bc these wounds are higher on the abdomen I’m way more mobile so far. I’ve already walked to the bathroom, and that took me prob half a day w the other surgery.
So far so good!

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Mine is the 12th. I too am nervous and have doubts in the back of my mind.However, I know is the best option for me. Hey, does anyone find almost everything on the pre-op liquid diet to be pretty gross? I like only a small amount of the allowable foods. Probably because of a sugar addiction and the taste of the artificial sweetener is really yucky.

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October 13th.

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