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Thank you everyone I appreciate the support so much, I know after I got home I felt so defeated and I was questioning if I was being overly sensitive or not.... but after hearing from all of you, as well as my primary care doctor being very upset at the situation, I feel a little better about it not being me that caused this .... and my primary care doctor has put in my charts now that anytime I go in for fluids I'm to get 2 bags minimum regardless before being discharged, and the medical director has signed off on it. I'm so grateful to have a doctor that's willing to go the extra mile for me... and to be apart of such a wonderful supportive community on here

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On 10/3/2022 at 5:40 PM, Sd14810 said:

Just so everyone knows a pain contract just states that I am getting regular pain meds from my primary care, or pain management specialist because of chronic pain issues, and by letting an er doctor or other medical personnel know we are on a pain contract it's supposed to let them know we do not accept any pain management from other sources such as the er or urgent care without pre approval from our pain contract doctor...

Some doctors around here do not like this at all and believe if you are On a pain contract you should not be treated by er or urgent care unless it's a car crash or something like that..... and I honestly don't understand why if you are not there for anything pain management related ...

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Sounds like they are more concerned about getting sued then helping people. That doc is an ass$$le. I'm so sorry you have gone through this. I wish you love and good health from Canada!

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Wow. Your experience sounds awful, but the advice about an IV sounds good to me. I am only one week post op, so I have nothing to add, except what one of the nurses at my hospital had me do - he had me set a 20 minute alarm and basically laid out a bunch of pill cups filled with Water to drink. One every twenty minutes. It has helped.

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Wow. Your experience sounds awful, but the advice about an IV sounds good to me. I am only one week post op, so I have nothing to add, except what one of the nurses at my hospital had me do - he had me set a 20 minute alarm and basically laid out a bunch of pill cups filled with Water to drink. One every twenty minutes. It has helped.
That's smart, I went and got a 2oz sauce cup lol and would try to drink one every 1p min but my biggest problem was that it hurt even with the smallest sipps, and I'd feel full almost to the point of getting sick so I'd have to stop, I changed it to 2oz threw out 15-w0 min, sane thing but I'm now doing better with that, still not above 40oz a day but definitely getting better, and my primary doctor has had me set up for 2 bags if fluids 1-2 days a week since it happened, I'm very grateful for that, she said we will discontinue the Fluid appointments when I can drink at least 55-68 oz of Water a day ....

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I would definitely contact the patient advocate at the hospital and tell them how you were treated. Being denied care because of a pain contract is wrong on all accounts especially when the care did not and would not have required pain medication. Also, I would absolutely dispute the bill or at least a portion of it because you did not receive care.

In the future, I would not mention the pain contract unless/until pain relief is offered. Not suggesting you be dishonest but unfortunately, some medical staff automatically assume the worst.

Hope you are feeling better now.

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I feel absolutely horrible, and I'm honestly wishing I'd have never gone threw with this surgery, and I never thought I'd say that because I was so excited to finally be able to have it done....
I had sleve surgery on 9/26 at around 10am , I was relised on the 27th by noon, I live 115 mile from the facility I had my surgery at... I've been having some issues getting enough Fluid and have been in contact with my beriatric team,... and I was told because I haven't been able to take in more then 30-35 oz a day, and nothing els they wanted me to go to the er/ urgent care to get fluids....
The urgent care here said they cannot do just fluids I would need to go to the ER, so I did.....
The surgical nurse that I had help me originally was very nice (she was helping give a lunch) and hooked me up to an iv right away and got me settled in ..... the doctor however seemed less then pleased that I was even there.... and when he found out I had a pain contract (witch I'm the one who let him know) and that I just had sleeve surgery he was pretty much dismissive of me at all, he wanted to know surgeons name (I gave him that) he informed me he will be calling her before doing anything els, witch he did.... then he came in and told me I needed to not take so much pain meds, (I only took what was prescribed and less then was perscribed) then told me he would be discharging me.... his nurse was back in the room and removed my IV in less the 5 min (I only had a little over half the bag of fluids) gave me my discharge papers told me to only come back if I'm severely dehydrated (I already had the symptoms they said to look for) and that the doctor suggests I get a electrolyte replacement powder instead of coming in to the ER....
I'm not sure what to do, and I'm wondering if anyone els has had issues with medical personnel when they learn you're on pain meds or had a WLS done?
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I'm sorry about the issues you are having.

When I really can't do more hydration I just suck on the sugar free Popsicles. That was my saving grace. I just let them melt in my mouth.

I read somewhere that there may be home Healthcare nurses that will give you iv fluids at home. It might be costly though.

I hope things get better for you.

Scared but excited.

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I had the sleeve the day after you did. I'm also having trouble staying hydrated. I've just switched to drinking the Gatorade for a bit. I hope you're feeling better. Also I eat Popsicles.

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I had the sleeve the day after you did. I'm also having trouble staying hydrated. I've just switched to drinking the Gatorade for a bit. I hope you're feeling better. Also I eat Popsicles.

Just an fyi if you dont already know: Gatorade makes one with Protein.

Scared but excited.

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