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15 hours ago, Kris10_78 said:

Why are you guys getting postponed? Covid?

Yep. The hospitals in Washington State are overwhelmed. The governor has mandated a four-week hold on any elective surgeries.

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On 1/13/2022 at 7:45 AM, LilaNicole20 said:

Yep, join the club! We'll get there soon enough. It sucks though, I know. Mine is now March 8th. What is your new date?

Don't have one yet. Will probably find out next week.

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On 1/13/2022 at 8:37 PM, Kris10_78 said:

I am super nauseated. Did you end up taking something?

The Zolfran has helped me tremendously. I am having a lot of gas pain, reflux, and headaches though. I'm 3 days post op

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January 27

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January 6th here

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On 1/14/2022 at 2:20 PM, LizzyLee13 said:

Don't have one yet. Will probably find out next week.

It took them 3 weeks to give me a new date - so hang in there!

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Cleaning up the house, trying to get things in order before I head to the city 2.5 hours away where I will have the surgery Tuesday morning. Excited, scared, all around nervous, ready to have it done.

I will be staying in the city until Saturday to rest up before someone drives me home.

Any tips on what I should pack?

Thanks

Kristen

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On 1/14/2022 at 10:38 AM, goldsilverstar said:

Guys I literally can’t eat anything.

Post surgery issues?

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On 1/13/2022 at 12:00 AM, jaymecaye said:

Okay. Y’all I just started my liquid diet today. Please tell me this gets better?

Yes. By day 6 you aren't hungry anymore. I have even been making meals for my 6 year old. The food looks good, and I want it, but I am not hungry. So hang in there!

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11 minutes ago, Kris10_78 said:

Cleaning up the house, trying to get things in order before I head to the city 2.5 hours away where I will have the surgery Tuesday morning. Excited, scared, all around nervous, ready to have it done.

I will be staying in the city until Saturday to rest up before someone drives me home.

Any tips on what I should pack?

Thanks

Kristen

Hi Kristen, GOOD LUCK! Very exciting. I didn't pack anything pre-surgery except for a very loose-fitting pair of sweats. I t-shirt. A helpful tip maybe make sure before you leave for when you get home you had a TV tray or something near your bed/chair where you will be spending much time. Put necessities on it like a tv remote, phone, book, Tissue, a container to spit up in if you need or feel nauseous, I also have a large walking stick to use as leverage to get up. (maybe tie something on it like a bathrobe rope on it for the times you can't reach it. Using any of your stomach/core muscles will take time. Good Luck!

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