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Jen425
on 7/10/20 9:01 pm
VSG on 07/08/20
Topic: RE: Water sipping

Well 2 days after surgery and the gas releasing no joke on some pain. Drinking a lot slower than the just after surgery time. I had some bouts of nausea but it was not f I'm drinking water I believe it was from the liquid medicine. 1 wound looks like full of blood but no pain but 2 areas of the 6 are feeling itchy and stinging. All seems to be doing alright and no major complaints. I'm glad it is over and soon a new me will come about.

3yearsandworkinghard
on 7/10/20 11:16 am
VSG on 01/04/17
Topic: RE: diet Rx to boost weight loss/metabolism?

Appreciate everyone's input and information. Down 8 pounds - and yes - aware now that portions both at meals and light snacks had become bigger. Also - had not practiced the 30 minutes before/after liquid intake at meals. Also - lab tests results show a difference in hormone level associated with weight gain, lethargy and irritability. Feeling more focused and and trying to be consciously present when eating meals.

Thank you to everyone. Just wanted to share in case anyone else has struggled with these setbacks.

Mimo12
on 7/9/20 6:56 am
Jen425
on 7/8/20 7:00 pm
VSG on 07/08/20
Topic: RE: Water sipping

Well sleeve done. Not having issues drinking or walking about I'm so thankful for the info about my concerns.

Ya the air bubble is painful but I walked around the hall quite a few times now and all seems alright. I'm sure the pain killers are making the 6 entry points painless so that's nice for now.

Life's good for now

Terriemo
on 7/7/20 5:07 pm
VSG on 09/10/18
Topic: RE: Only lost 1 pound

I had my surgery in October 2018 I lost 60 but now I can't seem to loose anymore I think I've probably gained like 8 pounds and I'm going crazy any suggestions please anyone

Dr. Guillermo Alvarez
on 7/7/20 7:16 am
Topic: How to Become a Morning Exerciser

Good Morning!

I wrote this blog post to help out anyone who wants to lead a healthier lifestyle after their Gastric Sleeve Surgery!

https://www.endobariatric.com/weblog/2020/07/01/how-to-becom e-a-morning-exerciser/

Regards

Dr. Alvarez

Jen425
on 7/6/20 10:17 am
VSG on 07/08/20
Topic: RE: Water sipping

Yay tyvm I feel way better knowing this. ? IAM pretty excited about it.

hollykim
on 7/6/20 9:56 am - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15 with
Topic: RE: Water sipping
On July 6, 2020 at 2:56 AM Pacific Time, Jen425 wrote:

IAM having the robotic sleeve gastro done on 7/8/20 .

I have a few concerns.

Drinking water. I love water sometimes I drink over 122 ounces a day. I know I can not gulp water but IAM worried about this and started to worry and it is causing some anxiety.

Cleaning the places the robot goes in. How should I clean these so they don't get infected.

Vitamins I have bought them all but IAM unsure if I was correct on some liquid but the multi vitamins are not. Need a link to some liquid ones or grind em up idk what my tummy can take after 2 week plus.

After surgery how is the sleeping what position can I do.

I'm a puss on the pain that is a concern also.

I have googled myself over to this site hoping to get some answers. Least people post and respond here.?

welcome and congrats on your upcoming surgery.

you will be given pain medication and if you use it as directed your pain will e managed.

you can sleep in whatever position you are comfortable. Many find that the use of pillows to prop up on when sleeping on the side helps.

you have time to work on the vitamins after a few weeks of recovery. You levels won't deplete that quickly and your first priority is to avoid dehydration.

rhat brings us to sipping. Most often your new pouch will dictate how much you can drink at a time. Liquids run straight through so you can drink as much as you want. The amount is often limited to an ounce every 15 min to avoid nausea after surgery. As you heal and ongoing you should be able to drink all you like.

the arms and tools of the robot are sterilized so you shouldn't need to clean the incision sites at all. Robotic surgery isn't any different at the surgery site than a human making the surgical incisions.

keep us posted on your progress!

 


          

 

Jen425
on 7/5/20 7:56 pm
VSG on 07/08/20
Topic: Water sipping

IAM having the robotic sleeve gastro done on 7/8/20 .

I have a few concerns.

Drinking water. I love water sometimes I drink over 122 ounces a day. I know I can not gulp water but IAM worried about this and started to worry and it is causing some anxiety.

Cleaning the places the robot goes in. How should I clean these so they don't get infected.

Vitamins I have bought them all but IAM unsure if I was correct on some liquid but the multi vitamins are not. Need a link to some liquid ones or grind em up idk what my tummy can take after 2 week plus.

After surgery how is the sleeping what position can I do.

I'm a puss on the pain that is a concern also.

I have googled myself over to this site hoping to get some answers. Least people post and respond here.?

Cynthia W.
on 7/5/20 11:02 am
VSG on 03/22/17
Topic: VSG 3/21/2017 with just a few issues

So, started at 243, am 5'7, current weight 129 and holding, give or take a pound on any given day. My issues are of course, loose skin but not enough for insurance to help deal with so to have that removed is all going to be out of pocket. And when I mean loose skin, who knew that the, sorry to the guys, "vahjayjay" would also have loose skin on the outside? Seriously? The only other issue that I have is I still vomit if I eat more than 6-8 bites of food. I mean, it has been 3 years, 3 months and still happening? Makes me very nauseous and finally I just have to go look at the toilet and it is coming up. Like the food isn't going all the way down and so it needs to go somewhere. Happens on almost a daily basis with no rhyme or reason. Have seen the GI doctor who did an EGD twice and stretched my esophagus both times and also did a colonoscopy to make sure there wasn't any other underlying issue. They also did a manometry, not fun at all. They pass a tube a little bigger than a pencil through your nose, all the way down to the stomach. You have to hold it in for 10 sessions and they will tell you when to swallow, causes you to salivate so of course you really want to swallow but aren't allowed or they have to start over. The tech messed up the first time and had to completely start over, wasn't fun. It did show NO peristalsis in 3 of the 10 sessions but that was chalked up to as a fluke. I don't have a large intestine due to NO PERISTALSIS and asked if the 2 could be related but that was blown off. Thinking that at this point I need a new GI doctor.

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