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1 hour ago, CowboyKurt said:

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!

I forgot to mention - I also marked a cup with 1oz, 2oz, and 3oz I poured my Water or clear Protein Drink into that cup as needed so I do not over drink.

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1 hour ago, CowboyKurt said:

I forgot to mention - I also marked a cup with 1oz, 2oz, and 3oz I poured my Water or clear Protein Drink into that cup as needed so I do not over drink.

Good idea. Thanks

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Hey friends. I had my surgery this morning. So far…so food. I’m having abdominal and surgery pain; which is to be expected. I’ve been walking and doing the incentive spirometer. Im staying overnight in the hospital. Im very tired, but happy. I started my life today!

For those who had the surgery, how are you doing? Those going to have surgery…food luck!

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21 minutes ago, Tysheena84 said:

Hey friends. I had my surgery this morning. So far…so food. I’m having abdominal and surgery pain; which is to be expected. I’ve been walking and doing the incentive spirometer. Im staying overnight in the hospital. Im very tired, but happy. I started my life today!

For those who had the surgery, how are you doing? Those going to have surgery…food luck!

CONGRATULATIONS!! Mine was 4 days ago.

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On 1/13/2022 at 10:30 PM, Kris10_78 said:

That is wonderful!

Why are you being postponed? Covid?

YEs, COVID

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48 minutes ago, Karamello44 said:

Does anyone have any tips for the 1st day ? Do you have alot of gas pain afterwards?

Hi Karamello44, congratulations and good luck. I had my surgery 5 days ago on the 13th on the day of the surgery and the day after I just had recovery pain. It was very manageable! For me I started taking the Gas-X in preparation don't know if it helped but for me, I didn't start having gas or bloating pain/discomfort until about a day ago. My biggest tip for the day of the surgery is to focus on breathing and set up a station next to where you will be recovering from anything you may want or need. (better to have too much than too little.) Also, use a cane or walking stick to help you get up so you don't use your stomach/core muscles as much.

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1 hour ago, Karamello44 said:

I'm scheduled tomorrow 1/19/22....a little nervous but mostly excited 😀😀

I am scheduled for the 20th 😊😂🤣🤦‍♂️😢🤷‍♂️ feelings all over the place

all the best

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Hey everyone just stopping by to say I had my surgery today at 10am. I have been in and out of sleep with some pain. My throat is dry as hell and I can’t wait for a sip of Water. I have been gargling though. Waiting to go on my first walk now. Can’t wait to start this new chapter!

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12 minutes ago, Skyelle said:

Hey everyone just stopping by to say I had my surgery today at 10am. I have been in and out of sleep with some pain. My throat is dry as hell and I can’t wait for a sip of Water. I have been gargling though. Waiting to go on my first walk now. Can’t wait to start this new chapter!

Congratulations! Take care.

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