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Just got done when my gastric bypass less than 12 hours ago. On one hand it was easier than I thought, but also on the other hand , I can't even drink one ounce at once, my new stomach hates me right now. I accidentally drank 60ml Water and felt downright nauseous. I will drink slower in the future.

Hope everyone is doing well!

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My operating room is booked for 3/13 at 6:30 am for my sleeve gastrectomy. After a lot of thought and consideration over the course of a year, my first consultation to operation day was slightly less than two months. Such a whirlwind of activity!

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Had mine done on March 6 and so far, so good. The surgery went well and I was up and walking while in post-op. Been on the full liquid diet since Thursday and that seems to be going fine too. I made a banana cream pie shake today and really appreciated being able to make something, though I’ll admit the straining got a little tedious.

The worst part for me was the shoulder pain due to the gas. I probably wouldn’t have taken any pain pills but took one to take the edge off the shoulder pain. It was gone the next morning anyway.

And sleeping. I almost can’t believe the amount of time I’ve spent sleeping. I’m sure it’s helping the healing but I’ve never been a napper so sleeping so much feels strange. I’m sure that will subside as well.

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Had mine done on March 6 and so far, so good. The surgery went well and I was up and walking while in post-op. Been on the full liquid diet since Thursday and that seems to be going fine too. I made a banana cream pie shake today and really appreciated being able to make something, though I’ll admit the straining got a little tedious.

The worst part for me was the shoulder pain due to the gas. I probably wouldn’t have taken any pain pills but took one to take the edge off the shoulder pain. It was gone the next morning anyway.

And sleeping. I almost can’t believe the amount of time I’ve spent sleeping. I’m sure it’s helping the healing but I’ve never been a napper so sleeping so much feels strange. I’m sure that will subside as well.

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My surgery is 3/18, nervous & excited at the same time.

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I had my sleeve surgery March 6th.

Edited by TMC0211

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Hey all, my surgery is this upcoming Thursday 3/14

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On 1/21/2024 at 7:46 PM, Pines said:

After seeing the Feb 2024 thread and realizing my surgery is only 6 days later, thought I’d start a thread and see if there’s anyone else scheduled in March? I’m having VSG on March 6. I’ve been planning it since last June and am very excited! Any March 2024 Buddies out there? 😀

How did your surgery go?

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On 1/24/2024 at 2:59 PM, JennyBeez said:

I'm getting RNY March 19th. I'm mildly nervous just because of anesthetics, but I feel pretty prepped for the actual surgery-related hurdles.

You're the day before me. Our time is coming up. How are you feeling?

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On 2/22/2024 at 1:38 AM, Dietcokehead said:

VSG 3/5 for me! Nervous but so excited 🤍

Checking in on you. How you feeling?

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On 3/6/2024 at 6:26 AM, Dietcokehead said:

Had my speeve done yesterday 3/5. Procedure was quick and uneventful. Woke up in recovery with no belly pain but an awful burning sensation in my chest. Nurse said this was likely trapped gas causing the pain. It has not subsided. I have been able to sleep, take liquid meds and walk a bit. I feel good about the surgery and curious how the next few days will go. I would say discomfort level is about 6/10. Not so much painful, just difficult to get comfortable. Will keep y’all posted.

Checking in to see how you feeling now?

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On 3/8/2024 at 4:09 PM, Mamo said:

My operating room is booked for 3/13 at 6:30 am for my sleeve gastrectomy. After a lot of thought and consideration over the course of a year, my first consultation to operation day was slightly less than two months. Such a whirlwind of activity!

Yours is the day before mine. I will check back to see how you are doing

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Hi everyone. My surgery date is 3-11-24. nervous and excited at the same time. My doctor at BMI of Texas made the process very quick and easy even when dealing with Tricare Insurance. I am recommending them to anyone.

Edited by BigBunnyThighs
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On 1/22/2024 at 9:50 PM, TamiaW said:

I’m March 26th!! Definitely been looking for surgery sisters and brothers. I’m going to A Slimmer Me

Me too!!!! Two weeks to go :)

Edited by gracie25

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10 hours ago, BigBunnyThighs said:

Hi everyone. My surgery date is 3-11-24. nervous and excited at the same time. My doctor at BMI of Texas made the process very quick and easy even when dealing with Tricare Insurance. I am recommending them to anyone.

MY surgery date is 3/21 I'm also excited and nervous. I'm going through Milwaukee. I'm so ready for a slimmer healthier me.

On 1/21/2024 at 6:46 PM, Pines said:

After seeing the Feb 2024 thread and realizing my surgery is only 6 days later, thought I’d start a thread and see if there’s anyone else scheduled in March? I’m having VSG on March 6. I’ve been planning it since last June and am very excited! Any March 2024 Buddies out there? 😀

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