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22 hours ago, Esi said:
22 hours ago, Esi said:

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!).

Same here today nurses are short staffed They have been in a couple of times but no pain medicine 🤦‍♀️

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My sleeve surgery was two days ago, April 25. My surgeon now does it as outpatient, unless there are particular health concerns prior to surgery or complications following. I don’t recall being given the option to stay overnight. Surgeon said since I have good mobility and care at home it would be the best option. I’m not totally sure how I feel about it now. I didn’t quite feel ready to leave as they were discharging me only like 5 hours after surgery. And I ended up having severe vomiting for 24 hours, every 30-60 minutes. It was really scary and I would have probably liked having nurses/doctors nearby. It’s passed now.

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22 hours ago, sleever425 said:

My sleeve surgery was two days ago, April 25. My surgeon now does it as outpatient, unless there are particular health concerns prior to surgery or complications following. I don’t recall being given the option to stay overnight. Surgeon said since I have good mobility and care at home it would be the best option. I’m not totally sure how I feel about it now. I didn’t quite feel ready to leave as they were discharging me only like 5 hours after surgery. And I ended up having severe vomiting for 24 hours, every 30-60 minutes. It was really scary and I would have probably liked having nurses/doctors nearby. It’s passed now.

I had mine the 26th. My surgeon told me I could go home same day. But something changed and he kept me over night. I didn't question it. I'm assuming it's because I had a hernia that was fixed too. I was ok with staying. I was in so much pain. Im glad I didn't have to sit in the car 2 hours going home the same day. A lot f people told me I need to stay for pain management. But they didn't really control my pain in the hospital. They said my pain was from gas and pain medicine didn't help with gas.

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I had my gastric sleeve on 4/25/2022. I had the option to stay or go home as long as I was taking in fluids appropriately and up walking. I was able to tolerate fluids and was up and walking. I did choose to go home and did great. I did have some nausea, but nothing the meds they sent me home on couldn’t handle. I was a little groggy from the anesthesia but I did not have any pain. I just set my timer to get in my sips and walking. By day two I was doing really good.

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On 5/8/2022 at 10:00 AM, crazycritters4 said:

I had my gastric sleeve on 4/25/2022. I had the option to stay or go home as long as I was taking in fluids appropriately and up walking. I was able to tolerate fluids and was up and walking. I did choose to go home and did great. I did have some nausea, but nothing the meds they sent me home on couldn’t handle. I was a little groggy from the anesthesia but I did not have any pain. I just set my timer to get in my sips and walking. By day two I was doing really good.

They ended up keeping me 🤷🏼‍♀️ Not sure why unless it's because of my hernia repair. I would have been ok to go home. Because they really didn't give me any pain meds and my husband helped me in the hospital with everything.

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I had the sleeve 4 years ago and was released a couple of hours after the surgery. Everything went okay and I personally would rather not stay overnight in a hospital if I don’t need to. My insurance paid and would have paid for the overnight stay.
I had all the pain medication that I needed but only took Tylenol the day I was released and that was it.

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