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On 11/10/2021 at 6:57 PM, Amy83031 said:

My surgery date is the same as yours! I just started my preop diet on Tuesday. I am having the RYGB.

Glad to know that I have someone with the same surgery date.

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20 hours ago, Francesca2021 said:

We are surgery twins. I had VSG on 11/8/21 as well. How are you guys feeling?

Me too! Not gonna lie, this liquid diet is hard. How are you holding up? How long is your liquid diet?

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20 hours ago, Francesca2021 said:

We are surgery twins. I had VSG on 11/8/21 as well. How are you guys feeling?

Me too! Not gonna lie, this liquid diet is hard. How are you holding up? How long is your liquid diet?

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Day 4 post op. All pain is mostly non existent. There is a tenderness to the right side of my body ( from the bigger incision). A little bit of gas throughout the day and still no bowel movement. Have got 40 grams of Protein so far and 48 oz of Water

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Earlier this week insurance was a no go. This afternoon about 1:30 we get word it's been approved, doctor's office received a fax with the reference code etc. Surgery is set for the day after Thanksgiving with Dr. Victor Gonzalez in Dallas. I'm starting the pre-op diet tomorrow. I wish I could remember what I needed and didn't need to take to the hospital eleven years ago!!

Following several threads closely.

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On 11/8/2021 at 5:37 PM, Mchang763 said:

Hi! New to this website and support chats. I have surgery on 11/24. Any surgery twins?

Me. Have you a pre op diet to do. I am so fed up with mine and such a long time to go yet

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On 11/10/2021 at 4:55 PM, OutdoorsGirl said:

I’m on day 2 of my surgery. I’m not having much pain from the surgery. My problem is nausea, sore throat, and having a bad headache. They took away my lidocaine drip to see if it is causing the Migraine. I also got Pepcid to see if that helps with the nausea. My heart started acting up during surgery and they want to monitor it. I have a feeling I will be here another night.

How are you doing ?

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16 hours ago, LurkieKitty said:

Today I decided to try some ensure max Protein. They wanted to switch me to the full liquid diet the day after the surgery while I was still in the hospital, I didn't feel ready. I gave my new tummy a bit more healing time before I put something so heavy into it. So far I had 1 ounce of it just to test the waters. I seem to be okay so far. I'm going to try another ounce after waiting about 30 minutes. Hopefully this starts to curve the intense hunger I've been feeling since after the surgery, I've yet to feel the sensation of being full; hopefully that's not a bad thing.

Other have reported that we wont get the 'full feeling' until we can start on real food

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1 hour ago, summerseeker said:

How are you doing ?

Unfortunately I’m still in the hospital. My heart didn’t react well to the surgery so they have been trying various drugs to get my heart to beat normally. So far no luck. As far as the surgery, I just feel a twinge of pain now and then. I stopped taking Tylenol yesterday. I’m on clear liquids through Tuesday and the liquids are going down without any problems. Some of the drugs they are giving me are pills and capsules and I’m able to swallow them without crushing. The first two days were the worst for me. Once I was able to drink something, watered down Crystal lite lemonade was what I preferred. Water tasted really nasty at first, but it’s okay now. Hope everyone is on the road to recovery!

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25 minutes ago, OutdoorsGirl said:

Unfortunately I’m still in the hospital. My heart didn’t react well to the surgery so they have been trying various drugs to get my heart to beat normally. So far no luck. As far as the surgery, I just feel a twinge of pain now and then. I stopped taking Tylenol yesterday. I’m on Clear Liquids through Tuesday and the liquids are going down without any problems. Some of the drugs they are giving me are pills and capsules and I’m able to swallow them without crushing. The first two days were the worst for me. Once I was able to drink something, watered down Crystal lite lemonade was what I preferred. Water tasted really nasty at first, but it’s okay now. Hope everyone is on the road to recovery!

I really hope they figure out how to regulate your heart beat soon. I can't imagine having to spend more time than usual in the hospital trying to recover. =/

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51 minutes ago, OutdoorsGirl said:

Unfortunately I’m still in the hospital. My heart didn’t react well to the surgery so they have been trying various drugs to get my heart to beat normally. So far no luck. As far as the surgery, I just feel a twinge of pain now and then. I stopped taking Tylenol yesterday. I’m on Clear Liquids through Tuesday and the liquids are going down without any problems. Some of the drugs they are giving me are pills and capsules and I’m able to swallow them without crushing. The first two days were the worst for me. Once I was able to drink something, watered down Crystal lite lemonade was what I preferred. Water tasted really nasty at first, but it’s okay now. Hope everyone is on the road to recovery!

You are in the right place to get things sorted, enjoy the rest and I hope they get your heart ticking correctly real soon. Keep us posted

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On 10/18/2021 at 10:04 AM, Natriga said:

Hi!! I'm new here!! I'm in Canada, and I'm having sleeve surgery on november 9!! Happy to have found this forum!! I'm on the waiting for a year, but decide to go to a private clinic. I'm already 48 years old, and turning 49 in november. It's a gift to me from me! :)

I'm very nervous!! This is coming very fast!!

Hey! Same! My surgery was Nov 9th at a clinic in Toronto. How are you doing? I'm doing ok, still haven't pooped and my shoulders and head are about the only pain I have actually. If I could just get rid of this dang headache I'd be best kind I think.

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So bummed today. Yesterday my doc and anesthesiologist called me in to say we needed to move the surgery because of hormone issues I'm having. I've gotten the whole apartment prepped and bought my liquids, and now I don't know how long until I'll be cleared for surgery. I'm glad they are being safe, but now I don't know what to do. I'm self-pay and if they have to postpone for a long time, maybe I should just go through with the insurance hoops? Does anyone have any history with this?

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Hello All! Monday 11/15 will be 14 days post op from having gastric sleeve surgery. Friday morning on 11/12 I was experiencing severe pain on the lower right side of my stomach to the point I was crying. Thank goodness my husband called work and told them he needed to take me to the ER. From registering, triage to getting a room and seeing the attending ER doctor was all done with 20 minutes. By the time I had a CT scan done we had been in the ER for about 60 minutes. It turns out the hematoma which is from the Lovenox shots I was given before surgery leaked Fluid. It then created a pocket with fluid stretching all the way to the groin are and pressing against the wall of stomach. This is what is causing severe pain that I’m currently experiencing. I have to wear a binder to keep pressure on the hematoma so that this will eventually resolve it self. For now I’m staying in the hospital for pain management and watching red blood cell count and watching for infection.

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9 hours ago, LurkieKitty said:

I really hope they figure out how to regulate your heart beat soon. I can't imagine having to spend more time than usual in the hospital trying to recover. =/

I know. I feel like I’m trapped in the hospital. I feel fine from the surgery and liquids are going down fine. I still have an IV, so I’m not really counting the oz. of liquid. Just had my 1st little BM. I feel a little bloated, but maybe there is still some gas hanging around. It’s not really painful like it was before. I’m starting to wonder if the heart meds are going through my stomach too fast causing them not to be absorbed.

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