Anyone here with Sept. surgery date?

Updated on September 10, 2019 in Find Support Buddies - Mentors
10 on August 27, 2019

Hello!  I’m scheduled for a vertical sleeve gastrectomy the first week in September.  Just wondering if anyone else here is scheduled for weight-loss surgery in September.  Maybe we could shore each other up, especially during those first few weeks after surgery when the diet is the toughest.  

 
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1 on August 28, 2019

Hi I have just had surgery 8 days ago, I know it’s not September but I can always help where i can if needed post op for you?

on August 30, 2019

Thank you so much for responding!  Can I ask what kind of weight-loss surgery you had?  How are you doing so far?  I hope surgery went great and that you’re finding the diet okay… or at least bearable.

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1 on September 2, 2019

I’m having surgery Sept 19

on September 7, 2019

Hi!  I hope everything goes well and that you bounce back in no time.  The liquid diet two days before surgery is tough, but you can do it and we’ve got your back if you ever need support!

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1 on September 4, 2019

I had my surgery last year and remember how hard the days and weeks were afterward. I’m happy to cheer you on and encourage you all the way! Have you had your surgery yet or are you scheduled for later this week? 

on September 7, 2019

Thanks for checking in and offering support, Jenny!  I would have replied sooner but I had a reaction to the pain medication and had to stay in the hospital for longer than I anticipated.  I don’t like hospitals (who does) but it made keeping with the diet much easier and I was able to get some additional education and supplies out of it, which is nice!

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2 on September 7, 2019

I had my gastric sleeve surgery on Sept 5 . I’m recovering now and still on the liquid stage but I’m feeling ok . Pretty sore right now but that’s to be expected. I’m excited to start this journey.

on September 7, 2019

I thought it was so tough to be on the liquid diet two days before surgery, but it wasn’t nearly as difficult afterwards.  I guess my smaller stomach made it easier.  Did you feel the same?  I hope your recovery is going great so far!

on September 8, 2019

Yes it did. I’m getting better but wanting food bad. Im not hungry just wanting to chew on something bad lol 😂. I’m still pretty sore.

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0 on September 10, 2019

I’m sending prayers to everyone who’s having their surgery this month! I wish none of you will experience troublesome complications.

kaye64, I had that urge as well, but I tried not to chew on anything. I’ve read that you can chew a fresh mint leaf to avoid the chewing gums though I’ve never consulted with my doctor to clarify that.

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