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Congratulations to all of us October surgery buddies!!! 🥳🎉

I just want to encourage everyone that you will all do just fine! It is a mind thing so think positive throughout the pre-op phase and your post-op phase should be just fine.

I am on day 9/21 of my liquid diet and will be getting the DS on October 19th. I am overly excited to continue my journey & so far day 3 & 6 were the days I craved the most. I keep a journal of how I feel on each day & if there has been any changes to my body. When I do get cravings I tend to drink a bottle of Water first to see if that helps & if it doesn’t I grab a Protein Shake or my low sodium chicken broth & pretend I’m eating whatever I was craving LOL

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Day 1 post op. Feeling pretty good but sore.

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Hey I had my VSG done on the 4th so I'm two days post op. Wishing you the best!

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13 minutes ago, Stew8603 said:

How are you feeling? Can you let me know what you experienced after surgery going in Oct 19Th.

Hey I had my VSG done on the 4th so I'm two days post op. Wishing you the best!

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Just now, Jan69 said:

I'm a little sore from where they pulled the portion of my stomach out. I'm walking around like normal. I'm using Tylenol Extra Strength for pain. I have awful gas but its starting to pass. I cant get the recommended 64oz of liquids down. I don't have an appetite at all. I was 241 pre-op...I'm already down to 235. I haven't had a bowel movement since Sunday preop so I'm wondering if that's normal.

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I had my sleeve done at 7:30am on the 4th, they kept me in the hospital 2 nights, I was released a few hours ago. The most sore incision is the one they pulled my stomach through. I've been focusing on getting enough fluids, have no appetite at all so haven't even tried a Protein Shake yet. Had a lot of nausea the first 36 hours and was on Zofran that whole time to help with the nausea. It's improved now, not 100% but not so bad I was afraid I was going to vomit. My 2 biggest issues are getting up and moving enough and not getting enough fluids I've been trying to force fluids but after a few small sips I start feeling the pressure on my chest they warned was a sign of having too much so I have no idea how I'm going to get enough fluids. I slept the majority of the time in the hospital and still am sleepy and kind of want to just sleep but need to remind myself to keep getting up and walking around at least for a few min.

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1 hour ago, Jan69 said:

Hi, yes I’d be happy to share my experience. & Thank you 🤗

How are you feeling right now?

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16 minutes ago, Bella30 said:

Hi, yes I’d be happy to share my experience. & Thank you 🤗

How are you feeling right now?

All of your experiences & comments are very helpful & educate myself on what to expect after surgery. Speedy recovery and new life changes for all my Oct friends.

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Just had mine done the 4 of October firsts days are very hard just had to say it

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Devastated to say the least...surgery Monday 10th, but i have tested positive for Covid. 😞

Rescheduling the surgery. At least i have lost some weight through the LRD - every cloud has a silver lining.

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58 minutes ago, Alex_LancsUK said:

Devastated to say the least...surgery Monday 10th, but i have tested positive for Covid. 😞

Rescheduling the surgery. At least i have lost some weight through the LRD - every cloud has a silver lining.

So sorry to hear I have my Covid Test on Monday cross my fingers.

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On 10/5/2022 at 11:58 AM, Momsaysimaoops said:

I'm getting so nervous and also excited! Just 11 days to go! every time I wonder if im making the right decision I am reminded by some health issue or a painful joint. Today it was feeling huge in my hair stylists tiny chair and how embarrassed I felt to feel and look so squished into it.

I'm also looking forward to my HS hopefully going into remission or at least getting manageable!!

Can anyone share with me what their first week was like home? I spend 4 days at the hospital and come home to an empty house on the 21st. My husband wont be home until the 24th- is it smart to ask for a friend to stay with me the first night or two? I'm concerned I may have issues standing up after sitting/laying down the most.

If you have some one willing I'd say yes!

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1 hour ago, Alex_LancsUK said:

Devastated to say the least...surgery Monday 10th, but i have tested positive for Covid. 😞

Rescheduling the surgery. At least i have lost some weight through the LRD - every cloud has a silver lining.

Oh love 😭 hopefully they reschedule you fast. They didn't even test me till I was on the floor in my room. After surgery!

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After reading some of the post op, the main discomfort is gas pains, I wonder if gas x will help alleviate this?

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