Hello all..what do you all suggest I bring with me to the hospital..my surgery is on Fri..
I see so many lists but I just wanna bring the bare essentials..
On an off note..I wish I had a crystal ball as I would love to know how long it will take me to lose 100 lbs...
Cheers guys ..
I really needed nothing. I brought stuff to read, but I mostly slept and was out the next day. Maybe some chapstick.
I also brought my cpap machine, as requsted by the hospital.
Best of luck! You will not regret it! Even with some of the ups and downs, falling off the good food wagon on occasion, you will be much healthier and happier.
I didn't bring much and I'd bet you won't need much. I'd suggest to wear comfy, loose fitting clothes in since you'll probably wear them out to go home. No belt, so elastic waistband (like sweatpants, etc.). Slip on shoes or something you don't have to tie, like Crocs, etc. In the hospital, I only wanted chap stick and a phone charger. I was only in for 16-20 hours total I believe so it was a quick stay where I mostly tried to sleep or shuffle/walk around a little. I know people take bags and clothes and books and computers, etc. I really didn't feel like doing a damn thing. I just laid there in the bed on my pain medicine.
Some loose fitting clothes and chapstick is pretty much it. Once you're home, you'll have about 2 weeks before you need to do much. At home, your food needs will be very limited so don't buy too much. If you need vitamins, you won't have to start taking them for about 10 days to 2 weeks post surgery.
Most of us throw away the food we bought in the pre surgery preparation stage, so don't waste your money until you need it.
It will take you six months to lose the 100lbs., then it will slow down a bit but continue for the next 6+ months. I know everyone is different, but that's how long it will take for you. :)
Every ones journey is different but to answer your second question about losing the first 100 pounds it averages for guys under six months. We do have the advantage over the ladies in that we lose weight faster than they do. Be ready for one Hell of ride!
Never, and I mean NEVER, trust a fart!!