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    Hi! How are you doing?
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    Hi there. I was just wondering how you are feeling? I know its been a few days now since your surgery! Hope all is well!
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    Hope it goes well today! Good luck with your recovery!
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    Wishing you the best tomorrow!
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    I wish you the best! You can do it!
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    Just stopping by to say Good luck with your surgery tomorrow. Let us know how you are doing and about your journey to a new you!
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    hi I'm Michele & new here & looking for friends
  8. hi, Thanks for all the information. I also have a hernia which I'm told Dr. Sedak should be able to fix. I also have ulcers for which I'm taking medication. I will be having my 2nd endoscopy right before surgery and hopefully they will have healed so that I can proceed with my surgery. One of my concerns is sticking with the eating plan so I'm glad you are not hungry. I know I will also be impatient after surgery to get back to normal As I am an RWJ employee my surgery will have to be done be there which is fine with me. Thanks again for your feedback. Alice
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    Hi Alice! Yes, Dr. Sadek was my surgeon. My friends also had him do their surgeries. He is a very highly rated doctor with great skills. I was originally slated for the gastric bypass but due to 2 hernias (1 unknown) Dr. Sadek had to do the gastric sleeve. I trusted that if anything "popped" up in surgery, he would know the right thing to do for me. My leak test went well (thank goodness!) and I was anxious to get out. I've had ups and downs which seem to be normal. I am 7 days post op today and WOW! am I sore in the belly through the back area! The biggest problems you need to look out for post op is Fever, Vomiting, incision infection. I'm an impatient person so I wanted to be healed and feeling better by today! LOL But, I need to be realistic. Also, be aware of your body post op how it reacts to things. I had italian ice in the hospital but when I got home and had one, it really affected me. Turns out, there was sorbitol in it. (my husband didn't think to check the ingrediants). You learn, that is for sure! I see Dr. Sadek tomorrow for my first follow up.

    Message me anytime you'd like. I wish you the very best with your surgery. Which hospital are you going to? I had a choice of Centra State Medical in Freehold (close to me) or Robert Wood Johnson in New Brunswick. I chose Robert Wood and glad I did. I appreciate the well wishes too. Thanks!

    P.S. Haven't had any hungry feelings either. Just wanted to let you know. =)
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    Thanks Alice, it was a very nice experience. I met with Shielah, the coordinator and I have a list of things to do, and she set my surgery date, pending insurance approval, it is April 12th at Centrastate!
  11. Hi Kathy, You will enjoy meeting Dr. Sadek. I really think he cares about his patients. I was at his office for a followup on January 10th and I handed in the medical necessity letter and my psych letter. Hopefully Qualcare will approve me soon so I can feel more positive about the surgery. Alice
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    Hi Alice,
    I have my first appointment with Dr. Sadek tomorrow. Hopefully I find out what I need to do to for insurance approval. Good for you that you have a date already set! Good Luck!
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I have had a gastric sleeve.
Old Bridge, NJ
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Dr. Ragui Sadek
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