What are some things I can do to help me with my surgery

MetalHeadCHICK
on 9/28/21 3:04 pm

I weigh over 700lbs What are some things I can do to help me with my surgery

White Dove
on 9/28/21 5:06 pm - Warren, OH

Your surgeon should give you a program to follow. It should include diet, exercise, support groups, and pre-surgery medical tests.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Want2beMe
on 9/28/21 5:16 pm
VSG on 08/17/20

Do you know when and what procedure your having?

I had to track food and exercise, which helped me stay focused to lose pre-surgery weight. I'm a firm believer of tracking and boosting my mental state of commitment.

Melissa Morris
on 9/28/21 5:24 pm
RNY on 01/26/06 with

First, Congratulations on making such a big decision!!! I am so happy and proud of you!

second, some of my best advice (because I was 673) is going to be hard advice.

You are going to NEED a support team someone willing to say no to you when you want to break and someone willing to say you got this when you don't believe you do. Also remember to follow your doctor's advice because he/she knows you and what is best for you and EVERYONE else just has opinions.

Remember it is easier to say no to food at a store than at home/restaurant. You do NOT have to take your leftovers home for later. In the first few years always split meal with someone. I promise your doctor is saying no for a reason and not to just be mean.

THE VERY MOST IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER YOU ARE WORTH ALL THIS!

Melissa

LeonaCR
on 9/28/21 6:21 pm

Having support is very important! Melissa is right-YOU ARE WORTH IT! And you can do this!

TierraMoone
on 9/28/21 6:50 pm

For me, I had to get my mind right first! I was so focused on my next meal and snack...It's pretty much all I thought about.

They have Telehealth meetings these days where you can meet with your doctor and other professionals from the comfort of your home. (Like counselors). I am wishing for you great success! Congratulations on reaching out for help and taking the first steps on your new journey and new life!

Citizen Kim
on 9/29/21 10:06 am - Castle Rock, CO

Getting ambulatory is the best thing you can do for healing.

Do as much exercise as you possibly can to get the strength back in your legs because your goal is to get up after surgery and walk walk walk.

I hope your doctor has a program for you to follow.

Please remember, we all have to get out of our comfort zone to get and be successful with this surgery

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

califsleevin
on 9/29/21 6:13 pm - CA

I think that this is one of the most important things for someone with ambulatory problems. Talk to your doctor's team and get what help you can get on this. If you can get visiting physical therapy to help get your strength up and get moving, and you can swing it with insurance (it should go with a doctor's Rx) do it (do it early, not just after surgery). That will get you a head start on some loss and regaining mobility really helps on the healing and recovery front.

1st support group/seminar - 8/03 (has it been that long?)  

Wife's DS - 5/05 w Dr. Robert Rabkin   VSG on 5/9/11 by Dr. John Rabkin

 

Veggiewoman
on 10/1/21 5:35 pm
RNY on 01/01/14

I totally agree with CK and the other posters advocating exercise before and right after surgery. Yes it's HARD.... but you committed 2 a lifestyle change .
If you want the hot healthy body ( doesn't have to be a skinny Minnie .... but pretty, young and cute in lingerie bathing suits and nude ... walkie walkie . You'll eventually find it pleasant and even psychologically calming and soothing. Nothing like watching nature in person and hearing bird calls ....

Veggiewoman
on 10/1/21 5:49 pm
RNY on 01/01/14
On October 2, 2021 at 12:35 AM Pacific Time, Veggiewoman wrote:

I totally agree with CK and the other posters advocating exercise before and right after surgery. Yes it's HARD.... but you committed 2 a lifestyle change .
If you want the hot healthy body ( doesn't have to be a skinny Minnie .... but pretty, young and cute in lingerie bathing suits and nude ... walkie walkie . You'll eventually find it pleasant and even psychologically calming and soothing. Nothing like watching nature in person and hearing bird calls ....

I personally had to get prescribed antidepressants to get me moving daily..... and there's no shame in that .

Hopefully in your case it might b temporary.... in mine it turned out not 2 b ... but I still have a great life ... kids ... several nice homes ... I perform regularly ( and get paid ... amazingly!!! ) whenever I'm available.... truly my life doesn't really suck .

Actually though I rarely remember the words I have a GREAT time fronting my band mates( and they always cover for me and Long Island is the most lowest stress friendliest and homeyest environment imaginable for a musician .

It's almost like we were on a whale ship .... we do three chords and people start jumping up and down . I never understood the obsession with live music here until I lived here for ten years and became part of the community.... now I too absolutely adore it . It's Long Island culture . ( so is food but let's not talk about that lol)

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