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Hello everyone! My name is Lorna and I have my RNY Gastric Bypass surgery scheduled for the 10th of April 2024. I am based is Ireland and looking for a surgery buddy. I also just want to open this thread for any questions we can help each other with.

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Hi Lorna,

I am scheduled for April 4th. I am in the U.S. but would be happy to share support with you!

Elizabeth

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Hello Lorna,

I am scheduled on April 9th for Gastric Bypass as well! I think we could all support each other in this journey. I wish us all the luck, we will all do amazing!

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Hello! I am scheduled for a RNY on April 16, 2024, and would love to be part of this support gang. I'm 52 and in moderate health. I'm a bit worried I'll be a "slow loser" after the procedure. Hell, I am just worried in general. I have fibromyalgia, which can intensify pain responses, and I can be a wimp. It's been good getting on here and reading all of the successes! I wish us all a smooth surgery and recovery

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Hello friends,

Update: Surgery went very well. Doctor was very pleased with it and post-op, Tomorrow is one week and I am feeling pretty good so far. Following the Protein and Water intake recommendations. (Using a medicine cup to remember to sip and not gulp -- that's helping a lot to establish this new habit.) So far this recovery has been easier than my hernia surgery and my VGS some years ago!

I hope everyone is having a good experience as we embark our on this new path together!

Best wishes,

Elizabeth

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Hi Lorna,

It's great to hear from you! I was pretty sore the first two days and stayed 2 nights in the hospital. It gets better! Also, take pain meds offered. There are no bonus points for suffering needlessly! I hope you're feeling better soon!

*gentle hugs*

Elizabeth

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Hi Lorna,

Yes I had the RNY bypass. So today it's been a week. I am already feeling pretty well. Yes, I'm still swollen a bit and tire easily, but relatively pain free. So, a bit better, day by day.

But if you are not feeling well be sure to advocate for yourself! The first day in the hospital I had to be pretty assertive with a nurse who wanted to withhold pain meds. I stood my ground, had the meds, and so rested more comfortably so I could heal. That being said since I left the hospital I took a couple of over the counter pills a night ago for minor discomfort. Otherwise I have not had a pain med since the weekend.

Get your rest! Get your protein! Get your water! Day at a time!!

Elizabeth

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Lorna Nicole & Elizabeth21again, congrats on your post-op status! So glad to hear everything went well. I have only 4 days until my surgery. It's so helpful hearing of all the successful surgeries!! I'll update you post-op as well...

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Hi everyone :)

My surgery date is 4/30!! I'm getting excited and nervous. I start my liver shrinking diet on Monday then liquids only for 48 hours prior to the 30th. I am already missing my coffee!! Best of luck to everyone ❤️

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@RossMom, for my days doing the liver shrinking diet, the first 2 to 2 1/2 days were pretty rough, as I was hungry and nauseated from hunger, as strange as that sounds. But since then, it's been easy-breezy. I start my 2 days of clears tomorrow....oh so close!

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Hi gang! I had my RNY surgery on Tuesday, 04/16 and it went awesomely! I was super sore initially as well as swollen. Now at day 3, I have deflated greatly, and my pain is being managed pretty well. I don't think it could have been any better. One night in the hospital. I have a friend staying with me because my surgeon said now bending, lifting >10 pounds, and no driving while on narcotics. I have cats and can't feed them with those restrictions.

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Hi Wendy,

That is GREAT news!! I am still doing well. I'm getting a bit stronger everyday. I hope all of you are having quick and comfortable recoveries!!

Best wishes,

Elizabeth

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