Blood thinners

Lissa_ND
on 8/18/15 3:32 pm
VSG on 09/02/15

Hi all! Just got done with my pre-op appointment! Starting two week liquid diet tomorrow, surgery on the 2nd! I was sorta shocked to hear I would not go home after surgery with any blood thinning medication. I keep hearing people having to even give themselves shots for two weeks after. One of my main worries was and is blood clots. I did share my concern, she just said I'd get some in the hospital but not after. Anyone else not have anything for home?

 

Age 37 starting weight 301lbs, 5'6. VSG and Gallbladder removal September 2nd 2015

Oneillch
on 8/18/15 5:12 pm
VSG on 02/04/15

No blood thinners, just told to walk at least every hour to prevent clots.

Hislady
on 8/18/15 6:11 pm - Vancouver, WA

Usually with the sleeve you are up and walking the same day of surgery so you really don't need them. They use the inflating boots to make sure your blood stays moving during the surgery. As long as you are up and walking there is no need for blood thinners. Many people are on them for medical reasons and they have to do shots before and after while changing from a long term oral medication to a short acting shot.

alouisa63
on 8/18/15 6:26 pm - Farmington Hills, MI
VSG on 07/30/15

I was sent home with the shots 2x a day for a week.  It seems to be protocol for my program.

 

Starting Weight 375  SW 375 Height 5'9" 

Lissa_ND
on 8/18/15 7:47 pm
VSG on 09/02/15

Thanks for the replies. Just been a worry of mine. I will just get my butt up and moving as much as possible.

 

Age 37 starting weight 301lbs, 5'6. VSG and Gallbladder removal September 2nd 2015

Cardamom
on 8/18/15 8:48 pm
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I was given a number of heparin shots (maybe 4 or 5?) while in the hospital for 3 days. Dr said if I was traveling for a while or if there was an issue with being able to get up and walk around he would prescribe more but I was fine

SW:218 Surgery Weight: 204 on 7/20 M1:178.5 (-25.5) M2:164.5 (-14) M3:151 (-13.5) M4:144 (-7) M5:138.8 (-5)  CW:131.6  GW:130

MissNexxie
on 8/19/15 7:52 am
VSG on 04/30/14

I was in the hospital 2 night and had heparin daily while there. Did not have to do shots at home BUT was instructed to walk for 5-10 mins every 1-2 hours for the first couple of weeks to prevent clots. Plus, do the pressing down/easing up gas pedal motion with my feet while in bed to keep blood flowing. It worked well for me.  Take care.

Surgery: April 30, 2014: HW: 288 SW: 250 CW: 149, Achieved Goal (155 lbs): April 8, 2015

Lissa_ND
on 8/19/15 5:09 pm
VSG on 09/02/15

Thanks for the reply! I forgot about the gas pedal motions. I will make sure and do those!

 

Age 37 starting weight 301lbs, 5'6. VSG and Gallbladder removal September 2nd 2015

gwen41539
on 8/19/15 8:10 am - kimper, KY

I didn't but wished I had I ended up with a blood clot in my lung I had to go back in the hospital a week later and stayed 3 days then went home on lovenox injections twice and a day and Coumadin pills now I'm just on Coumadin for 6 months I should have had blood thinners sent home.with me...a lot of people do now wish I was one of them


 

HW 381/ pre op 345 /SW 312 Vsg 7/13/15 /CW 288

M1-24 lbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

    

Lissa_ND
on 8/19/15 5:08 pm
VSG on 09/02/15

Thanks for posting Gwen, I had read that you had gotten one in your lung. I'm so glad you are better now. I know I would feel a ton better if they sent me home with something. Hope that the rest of your journey is a great one!

 

Age 37 starting weight 301lbs, 5'6. VSG and Gallbladder removal September 2nd 2015

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