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25 minutes ago, nursejanet95 said:

I take metoprolol and I will crush it. Hopefully after some weight loss I can ditch it and the lisinopril and both diuretics.

Thank you. My doctor and pharmacist both confirmed thatvit can be crushed since it is nor metoprolol s as that one cannot be crushed.

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On 06/04/2022 at 15:08, nursejanet95 said:






I take metoprolol and I will crush it. Hopefully after some weight loss I can ditch it and the lisinopril and both diuretics.


I’m hoping to ditch both as well. My doctor said the Lisinopril will probably get the heave ho almost immediately.

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Hi guys! I'm back from the other side.... Surgery was Wednesday, came home Thursday evening and have been sticking to a really strict Water and Protein schedule since then when I really feel like napping.... I'm thinking of it as laying a groundwork for my new life. Haven't been perfect about finishing the portions within 30 minutes but have met protein goals and fortunately water is still really satisfying and goes down easily.

One thing I didn't expect was the referred pain from the gas to persist this long after surgery. I'm able to be still and get some relief but it's uncomfortable. I did choose not to fill an Ultram prescription and have only been taking Tylenol because my incision pain has been manageable, and the shoulder pain is really more nerve pain than musculoskeletal.

Something I would've bought before surgery if I'd known is a better pill crusher (I have a good number of oral meds) that I wouldn't have to work so hard to use manually. Also, they recommended liquid Tylenol, I was only able to find children's Tylenol in liquid so had to drink 30 ml to get an adult dose which is a lot and the texture doesn't feel great so I've ended up using the tablets and crushing.

This forum in general was such a lifesaver in helping me know what to expect, and my post-op nurse was actually 10 months post op RNY herself and she was so nice and encouraging.

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43 minutes ago, sleevedreams2022 said:

Hi guys! I'm back from the other side.... Surgery was Wednesday, came home Thursday evening and have been sticking to a really strict Water and Protein schedule since then when I really feel like napping.... I'm thinking of it as laying a groundwork for my new life. Haven't been perfect about finishing the portions within 30 minutes but have met Protein goals and fortunately Water is still really satisfying and goes down easily.

One thing I didn't expect was the referred pain from the gas to persist this long after surgery. I'm able to be still and get some relief but it's uncomfortable. I did choose not to fill an Ultram prescription and have only been taking Tylenol because my incision pain has been manageable, and the shoulder pain is really more nerve pain than musculoskeletal.

Something I would've bought before surgery if I'd known is a better pill crusher (I have a good number of oral meds) that I wouldn't have to work so hard to use manually. Also, they recommended liquid Tylenol, I was only able to find children's Tylenol in liquid so had to drink 30 ml to get an adult dose which is a lot and the texture doesn't feel great so I've ended up using the tablets and crushing.

This forum in general was such a lifesaver in helping me know what to expect, and my post-op nurse was actually 10 months post op RNY herself and she was so nice and encouraging.

Tylenol Extra Strength Dissolve Packs with Acetaminophen for Pain & Fever, berry, 32 Count (Pack of 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088VZQPTG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_KDV2FC81W76T5Q8K29JE

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On 06/05/2022 at 10:01, Marciafoy said:



Good morning, my date is tomorrow. I am feeling excited and a little nervous. I will push through.


Good luck tomorrow!
Please update when you can. My surgery is Wednesday.
You will do great! ❤️

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Wee!! Good luck. Stay calm all will be great after a few moments in time. I got my date finally - July 6.

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I'm praying everything goes well and that I've done everything right cause I really struggled. God be with all this week that are having your surgeries. Success, no complications, and that the surgeon is well rested and alert. Just good vibes only!!!

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4 hours ago, DawnaD said:

I'm praying everything goes well and that I've done everything right cause I really struggled. God be with all this week that are having your surgeries. Success, no complications, and that the surgeon is well rested and alert. Just good vibes only!!!

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Amen!!!! Been on the 2 week pre-op diet one week today. Down 100lbs from last month….daddy said why can’t you just keep doing that???? Cause I’ll go up and down and up and down. 262 was my highest and I’m over it and ready for the rest of my journey ❤️

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3 hours ago, nursejanet95 said:

Amen!!!! Been on the 2 week pre-op diet one week today. Down 100lbs from last month….daddy said why can’t you just keep doing that???? Cause I’ll go up and down and up and down. 262 was my highest and I’m over it and ready for the rest of my journey ❤️

Feel the same way, just over the battle and ready for the next chapter!

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I'm in Southern California and have Kaiser. My surgery is in two days - the hospital is outpatient at this time. Just wondering if anyone can share how long you were at the hospital before being released (outpatient)?

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On 06/05/2022 at 23:31, nursejanet95 said:






Amen!!!! Been on the 2 week pre-op diet one week today. Down 100lbs from last month….daddy said why can’t you just keep doing that???? Cause I’ll go up and down and up and down. 262 was my highest and I’m over it and ready for the rest of my journey ❤️


Congrats! I’ve been completely compliant on the week today on the 5 shakes a day/one snack pre-surgery diet. Surgery is Wednesday the 8th. I’ve dropped 14 lbs in 2 weeks but I know that would come to a screeching halt without surgery…because it always does.
Covid test today.

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