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Over night stay at hospital. Yay or nay



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13 hours ago, Future Sleeve Diva said:

Why the rush to get home? This is major surgery, and having nurses and pain meds and a reclining bed are all huge reasons to stay. Not to mention doctors usually want to test your pain levels, swallowing, walking, etc... Staying 1 night is a way better idea than going home the same day. My surgeon won't even allow it. You have to stay 1 night.

Why not leave if I'm released by my Dr? If I'm doing good then why not leave? If My Dr says I'm good to go, why not leave?

When meeting with my surgeon he was the one to say I could leave same day. I did Not ask to go home say day. He also said if I feel like I need to say he will admit me.

i asked this question to give me some sort of idea of what to expect and if anyone had actually gone home and if they did ok.

im not in a "rush" to get home. I'm going by my Doctors recommendation only at this point.

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Usually can stay 23 hrs for observation and not pay for hospital bill. I’m 69 Fri and live alone, so to each what they are comfortable with and Drs advise. We are all different.

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42 minutes ago, Grider said:

Usually can stay 23 hrs for observation and not pay for hospital bill. I’m 69 Fri and live alone, so to each what they are comfortable with and Drs advise. We are all different.

I'm self pay. But it's not about the money. I think it's 600 more if I stay the night. I'm 49 with bmi of 35. No health problems besides blood sugar issues. That's all getting better being on a liquid diet. I think the reason the Doctor has told me I can go home the day of, is because if no health issues. My coworker was told to stay overnight. Be had other health issues but she told me she wasn't in pain and felt like she could have gone home. With with her health issues he wouldn't allow it. (We are using the same Dr). At this point it's unknown how I'll feel. But I will know by this time tomorrow. My surgery is scheduled for 8am. 😊

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Woot woot. May it all go well and as planned !

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Self pay, Surgery at 11am, released at 7:30 pm.

My brother - insurance, 2 nights in hospital …he had no issues, just chose to stay.

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Self pay, Surgery at 11am, released at 7:30 pm.

My brother - insurance, 2 nights in hospital …he had no issues, just chose to stay.

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Yes, same sleeve mandatory one nite stay. I’m scared of surgery. Includes umbilical hernia have low pain tolerance and a big coward 🤣 I don’t mind staying one nite self pay included -I saw the surgery in video now afraid a staple will come loose etc. Has anyone used cbd for preop anxiety?ty

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Although I was not ready to go home, I almost feel that the pain management would have been better at home. The nursing staff was very short staffed, and sometimes it was two hours before they would provide me pain medicine after I called them sobbing.

Whereas when I came home, I was the one with the medicine and could control when I received it (on time!).

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On 4/10/2022 at 1:10 AM, Robz said:

Did you stay over night at the hospital or did you go home the same day? I'm thinking if going home same day. But not sure if that's the best thing to do. I have a high tolerance for pain. But I know WLS pain might be different.

I dont think that I would feel comfortable going home the same day especially having the RNY. My surgeon said that I would be in for a three or four night stay. I mentioned that to the dietician and she said it may be even longer as they need to get my blood sugar level down. I am no fan of hospitals. If I need to stay I will.

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8 hours ago, deborah3888 said:

Yes, same sleeve mandatory one nite stay. I’m scared of surgery. Includes umbilical hernia have low pain tolerance and a big coward 🤣 I don’t mind staying one nite self pay included -I saw the surgery in video now afraid a staple will come loose etc. Has anyone used cbd for preop anxiety?ty

I would ask the anesthesiologist about that. They may just need to know beforehand but it could also be a no no.

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I stayed 2 days it was yay for me

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Well. I had my surgery this morning. Yes gas pains are awful. I feel pretty good except for the pain in my shoulders and neck. They fixed a hernia. So he admitted me. I will be staying over night. I'm fine with that. We packed overnight bags just in case. So we are good.

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16 minutes ago, Robz said:

Well. I had my surgery this morning. Yes gas pains are awful. I feel pretty good except for the pain in my shoulders and neck. They fixed a hernia. So he admitted me. I will be staying over night. I'm fine with that. We packed overnight bags just in case. So we are good.

They have the good drugs there so if you had hernia repair it’s probably better to be there anyways. I hear that is quite a bit more painful. Glad to hear you are on the other side and doing okay.

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7 minutes ago, ShoppGirl said:

They have the good drugs there so if you had hernia repair it’s probably better to be there anyways. I hear that is quite a bit more painful. Glad to hear you are on the other side and doing okay.

Thank you so much. I haven't had a lot of pain medicine so far.

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My Dr requires 24 hour observation. The morning after surgery we are required to have a liquid swallow test to make sure there are no leaks.

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