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    You look great!!!!!
  2. Hi everyone!

    Just wanted to check in and give everyone an update on my progress. Since a week before my surgery (October 6, 2014) I have lost a total of 54 lbs so far and I feel GREAT! I had the single incision done and I have to tell you, I was almost completely pain free in just a little over a week! I was able to keep everything down, with absolutely no nausea. I am now able to eat just about anything - just a smaller amount which is all I ever needed to do but because of my huge appetite, and stomach pouch, it made it very hard to ever lose weight. Now, I am losing about 2-4 lbs per week.

    My surgery took exactly 29 minutes from cut to close with no complications. A bit of advice to those preparing for the surgery - take the pre op diet seriously. It is the hardest part of this journey, but the reason for it is to make your liver more pliable during surgery. The more pliable it is, the less chance for complications.

    Good luck to everyone!!!! I wish you all the very best!!! And remember, it will all be worth it in the end!
  3. It's over !! Hope you are doing well .. Big hugs
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    Hey! How are you feeling? Hope things went well today where did you have your surgery done at?
  5. Thank you so much for your helpful advice Patty! I will only be in the hospital for one day. I am having the single incision sleeve gastrectomy so the recovery period is less than the 5 incision surgery. I have my mom who lives 2 flights up from me and friends close by if I need anything. I don't plan on doing anything for at least 2 weeks except for walk around to prevent any blood clots. I have been watching lots of youtube videos and thanks to them, I will be getting the GasX strips that dissolve in your mouth to help with the gas.

    Today is the first day of my liquid diet.....so needless to say I am dying right now of hunger! My doctor only had me do it for one week prior to surgery, so I will be very strict and stick to it. Thank you again for your advice, I really appreciate it!!! xoxox
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    Hi, NYGirl,

    I had my surgery in May, have lost 40lbs without really trying. The best advice I can give you is to not do anything after sugery. I was alone and I went to the grocery store and some other things because I felt fine. NOT.... I had to go to the emergency room Memorial Day and it was the worst pain I have ever had in my life. I got no preop or postop instructions to keep still and just chill.. I let the doctor know and the hospital. I went back to the hospital and up the to the floor I was kept on and asked for the Head Nurse. If I had not done all of that, I would have had NO problems. I am a lot older than you are, just turned 66. I think you have your youth on your side also. The first days in the hospital were a blur. I was so drugged, I can barely remember. Try and get up and walk after surgery when ever you can. This will get rid of gas pains. Even if there is no one with you, push your call button and have someone help you walk as much as you can. You will do great.........Don't be scared, we have all lived through it and you will too. Your attitude going into surgery will help you, if you are positive..... I am wishing you good feelings....... Just make sure you have someone with you the first couple of weeks, as I did not.....Sincerely, Patty
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