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Changes to my program in the 7 years since I was sleeved



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I had my big pre-op appointment with the nurse and surgeon today. They've made some major improvements to the program. They have a stricter infection control protocol. No shaving for a full week before surgery, using the incentive spirometer more before and after, using special soap the night before and morning of surgery.

Pain control is totally different. No more pain pump button. I'll get IV pain meds until the leak test the next morning. Then after that it's Tylenol and Flexeril, with the possibility of something stronger if that combination doesn't work well.

I'll be taking Colace twice a day for 30 days to prevent constipation.

I get to have small sips of Water the day of surgery instead of waiting until the leak test the next morning. I will be limited to an ounce per hour to avoid putting too much pressure on the fresh staple lines. While in the hospital I'll gradually increase the amount of Fluid per hour.

No Foley catheter for the first day either this time. It was nice with the sleeve because I didn't have to get up every 15 minutes to pee. But they're encouraging even more movement post-op than before so there's that.

Also, just one day in the hospital instead of 2.

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wow thats is totally different to my surgery requirements its good though that they are taking extra precautions. Are you going from sleeve to Bypass? good luck with it all

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Not shaving my legs for a week? Yikes. I’d be booking in for waxing the week before. 😆. I had to use an anti bacterial wash the night before my surgery too & wash my hair with it. Bit drying on the skin & then couldn't moisturise. Didn’t have to with my gall removal 2yrs later though 🤷🏻‍♀️

Sounds like you’re doing well so far - congrats.

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Not shaving my legs for a week? Yikes. I’d be booking in for waxing the week before. [emoji38]. I had to use an anti bacterial wash the night before my surgery too & wash my hair with it. Bit drying on the skin & then couldn't moisturise. Didn’t have to with my gall removal 2yrs later though [emoji2370]
Sounds like you’re doing well so far - congrats.

The dry skin drives me nuts and I can't put on my usual post shower lotion. Ugh... I bought a small bottle to put in my backpack so I can use it after surgery.

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