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Good Luck Mandie!! I am very excited for you!! :wink2:

Darlene

Surgery Date: 6/18/09 @ 6am

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Hello I'm going this Friday June 19

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Thank you! I can't wait

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YAY!, I did it, lol. when we got to the hospital my white blood cells was back down to normal, when I we first got there I was so nervous, my husband is such a great support, he helped me relax so much, then when I got into the pre-surgical area, it seemed like all the nervousness went away and reality hit. So it all went good all in all. My dr was running a hour behind so my 1:20 surgery went to walking in the surgery room at 2:39. So that's not bad, recovery was great. I am quite sore this morning, but mostly where just the port is. So with ice and pain meds it will feel better soon, lol. I am so glad I am on to the new me and new life journey.

Great luck to anyone having the surgery. It is a new journey.

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Good Luck Mandie!! I am very excited for you!! :wink:

Darlene

Thank you so much, it went great. I am so looking forward to my new life journey, I wish you luck on yours.

Mandie

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Congrats! I can't wait to have mine done now too:thumbup:

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Hello I'm going this Friday June 19

Best of luck! :thumbup:

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June 18th for me. Nervous... but way more excited.:thumbup:

Hope all went well! :)

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Well, I survived the surgery. The doctor found a hernia that he repaired while inside and I wonder if that added to my discomfort. I was miserable until this morning. My surgery was June 17th. My misery is more emotional. I am very weepy, nervous, scared about my recovery. I did get to sleep more last night which has helped and I get to shower today!!!! I am going to concentrate on just taking it one day at a time for now.

Best wishes to everyone with surgery dates coming up soon!

Sally

Banded 6/17/2009:blink:

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Hi all,

I am being banded next Thursday 6/25. For any of you that have been banded already what has been your experience so far with pain/gas? Any advice you can give those of us that are coming up?

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I was banded June 12th. As far as the pain and gas...well...it varies greatly from one to another. Pain was not a problem for me. They had me so pumped full of meds in the hospital that I really didn't have much discomfort. They also send you home with pain meds. I only took mine for about two days. I even cut them in half because they were too strong! Now I take a half at night only to help me sleep well. The gas for me was the worse part of it. It made my tummy feel like Mt St Helens! I was bloated and miserable. At least it was all in my tummy and not my shoulder as so many have it. Walking and going to the bathroom all the time is what helped me. It does get better each day! By day three...most of the gas was gone.

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Sally...how do you get to shower so soon? My Doc told me two weeks! I have staples...did you get something different?

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YAY!, I did it, lol. when we got to the hospital my white blood cells was back down to normal, when I we first got there I was so nervous, my husband is such a great support, he helped me relax so much, then when I got into the pre-surgical area, it seemed like all the nervousness went away and reality hit. So it all went good all in all. My dr was running a hour behind so my 1:20 surgery went to walking in the surgery room at 2:39. So that's not bad, recovery was great. I am quite sore this morning, but mostly where just the port is. So with ice and pain meds it will feel better soon, lol. I am so glad I am on to the new me and new life journey.

Great luck to anyone having the surgery. It is a new journey.

Were you discharged the following day, etc? Please share more...my date is July 2nd...and I am happy everything worked out well for you.

Iris

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