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16 minutes ago, Hesitant but hopeful said:

How long are you staying off work?

I work from home so I was only out 1 week

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On 05/19/2022 at 11:04, Lee anne said:



I am itching as well. The incision that had the drain is still leaking a little of clear Fluid. No redness. I want it to heal so that I can get into the pool soon. Today is day six and I can't believe the difference in one day. Every morning when I get up I feel as though someone kicked me on the gut. It's slightly sore/stift but not near the pain. I am just tired. Anyone else want a nap Every day?


I’m very itchy. Luckily with the binder on I cannot scratch. The heating pad is so good. I’m not sleeping very well but I am taking as many naps as possible.

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1 hour ago, Hesitant but hopeful said:

How long are you staying off work?

My surgery was on a Friday and I took off through Tuesday and then began working from home yesterday and intend to continue working from home until May 30. After that I have to start going to the office 3 days per week, but that shouldn't be a problem since I will at least be on soft food by then.

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On 05/19/2022 at 15:04, Hesitant but hopeful said:



How much time off work should I plan for? AND how many of you can drink diet soda post op .




I think I'm set for June 27th but waiting for hospital to confirm.


Drinking soda ever again would be a huge mistake in my opinion. And my surgeons office agreed, they tell us not to. I had the sleeve to bypass and I can tell you one of my biggest downfalls was trying diet soda again when I had the sleeve. Now I’m prepared to say goodbye forever.

Can stretch the stomach significantly over time.

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10 minutes ago, redhead_che said:

Drinking soda ever again would be a huge mistake in my opinion. And my surgeons office agreed, they tell us not to. I had the sleeve to bypass and I can tell you one of my biggest downfalls was trying diet soda again when I had the sleeve. Now I’m prepared to say goodbye forever.

Can stretch the stomach significantly over time.

Oh, I didn't realize soda could stretch the stomach. I just understood that the carbonation would be uncomfortable.

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I am in shock still!!! I just found out today the peer to peer review ended well. Surgery is Monday!! OH MY GOSH!!!

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Scheduled for May 26th. Six more days. Halfway through the liver shrinking diet and it’s getting easier. Almost seven months of hoops to jump through to get here so very happy yet apprehensive. Good luck to all awaiting their date too.

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