Surgery done, back home

on 10/11/17 10:15 am
RNY on 10/10/17


Had surgery yesterday and now I'm back home.

I'm very bloated. Any ideas how to get rid of it? I've been walking every day and drinking my fluids.

Perhaps I'm drinking too fast?

Your experience is greatly appreciated.

Consultation: Nov 30 2016 Weight:296 Boost Sept 26 2017:2wk started at 273 ended at 257. Surgery date: Oct 10 2017

on 10/11/17 11:26 am
RNY on 09/01/17

Welcome home!

The bloating is going to go away... it took a while for me.

M'as for drinking too fast, just listen to your body. Always err on the side of caution. Slower is better. :)

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. Choose happy.

Opti -10 / M1 -25.5 / M2 -10 / M3 -14.5 / M4 -13 / M5 -10 / M6 -5.5 / M7 -9.5 / M8 -13.5 / M9 -0.5 / M10 -2.5

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on 10/11/17 3:19 pm

Sorry to hear about your bloating, just keep walking but don't overdo it.....that was a quick hospital stay, I'm going for surgery in a couple weeks at guelph, do you mind if I ask what time and where your surgery was? You must be pretty tough

on 10/11/17 8:09 pm
RNY on 10/10/17


I live in Winnipeg. I was on a waiting list for three years. It takes forever here. I had it at the Victoria Hospital. There was another gentleman that had it yesterday and he's still at the hospital but he had a complication with an allergy. Poor man.

I just followed the documentation. After the anesthesia wore off, I got up right away and walked the halls. I've heard that's pretty important. I think the key is to follow the guidelines, they are there because it works. Good luck Kerbear74 you will do great!!

on 10/11/17 6:15 pm
RNY on 09/12/17

Wow. That's a pretty quick turnaround for you to be back home so soon. Drinking fluids is great, but also drink plenty of water. That might help.


Referred May 2016, Orientation July 4, 2016, Pre-Nutrition Class March 31, 2017, Nurse April 10, 2017, Blood work/ECG April 13, 2017, Ultra-sound April 27, 2017, Psychologist May 30, 2017, Colonoscopy and Gastroscopy June 5, 2017, Internist June 13, 2017, Dietician June 14, 2017, 2nd Round of blood work August 2, 2017, Surgeon September 6, 2017, Surgery September 12, 2017 - St. Joe's Hamilton - No Opti

Height 5"4" HW 231 SW222 CW145

PreOp-9 lbs M1-20lbs M2-11lbs M3-13lbs M4-7lbs M5-8lbs M6-7lbs M7-5lbs M8-5lbs M9-2lbs

on 10/12/17 1:35 am

Fast turn around indeed. Have you passed the gas yet? Just keep walking and keep sipping. Thank about sipping 5-10mls at a time. Sip from a shot glass if that helps by having less volume in the cup.

The nurses on my floor said there is nothing better than tootin' after the surgery and they love to celebrate it.

Happy walking, sippin' and tootin'!

Lap Band - 07/08 (not filled long) Referral OBN 04/16, Orientation 09/16, Nutrition Workshop 4/7/17, Nurse 4/24/17, Psych 5/15/17, Dietician 5/24/17, Internist 6/13/17 Consent 7/10/17 Surgery 9/29/2017

HW 4/17: 267 Opti Start 9/16/17: 254 Surgery 9/29: 240.8 M1:-18 M2:-14 M3:-9 M4:-5 M5:-6

on 10/12/17 4:54 am

Congratulations! I'm right behind you, hoping to go home today. I'm pretty bloated too.

Referral - 05/16, Orientation @ HRH - 19/08/16, Surgeon - 06/04/17, NUT/SW/RN - 26/6/17 VSG - 11/10/17 Pre-Op - 27 lbs M1: 22 lbs M2: 14 lbs M3: 11 lbs M4: 13 lbs M5: 9 lbs M6: 9 lbs M7: 7 lbs

on 10/12/17 7:24 am

Congratulations! I was super bloated after surgery too; it took awhile to go down. I think a lot of it is because of the air they pump inside you during surgery.

Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto

1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017

Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017


on 10/12/17 2:33 pm

The hospital should give you guidelines for drinking. I recall it was an ounce every 15 minutes. I kept a chart for the first few days. Best of luck.

referral: early June 2016; surgery Feb 21, 2017

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