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Surgery Tomorrow!

Discussion in 'WLS Gastric Bypass RNY' started by TurtleGal, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. TurtleGal

    TurtleGal New Member

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    Lost(%):
    4st12lb(22.08%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    N/A
    Consultant:
    Dr. Dillemans
    Surgery Date::
    January 18, 2012
    Well, the time has gone by super quickly! My surgery is tomorrow and the nerves have really started to set in today!

    I'm trying to stay positive and be calm but my stomach is in knots. I'm so nervous about the pain from the surgery, what the hospital stay will be like, all the upcoming changes etc.

    I have done my best to prepare. I have soup made and frozen, lots of sugar free puddings / jello, broth, protein powders and other foods that are bypass friendly waiting for me for when I get home. I have cleaned my house from top to bottom, and am almost packed.

    I leave tonight for Brugge, Belgium where I will be operated on by Dr. Bruno Dillemans at St. Jan's hospital. I live in the Netherlands and the clinic I am going through works with Dr. Dillemans. Tomorrow I check in he hospital at 10:30am and will be operated on sometime in the afternoon.

    Freaking the heck out over here!!
     
  2. shana

    shana New Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Wrap
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Dr Martin Fried
    Surgery Date::
    16/01/2012
    Hi turtlegal

    The feelings you are having are completely natural.

    I had my op yesterday and hardly felt any nerves but the night before i was sooooo nervous i could hardly function, i was so on edge i couldnt hardly hold a conversation!

    The staff in these clinics are professionals though and do this every day so will put u at ease.

    Good luck for tomorrow and keep us updated :)
     
  3. angee

    angee New Member

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    5st1lb(27.41%)
    Surgery Type:
    gastric wrap
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Surgery Date::
    14/08/2012
    Great to hear you have had your op shana and still positive.
     
  4. TurtleGal

    TurtleGal New Member

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    10st5lb
    Lost(%):
    4st12lb(22.08%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    N/A
    Consultant:
    Dr. Dillemans
    Surgery Date::
    January 18, 2012
    Wow you had your surgery yesterday! How are you feeling?!! I think a part of the nerves is that I have so much riding on making this surgery a success... combined with just never thinking I'd ever be at this place in my life, ya know? Oh, and of course absolute FEAR of the pain when I first wake up from surgery :(

    You can read my story on why I'm having the surgery and what lead up to it here:

    http://www.breigh.com/wordpress/archives/7809
     
  5. mariew

    mariew New Member

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    11st0lb
    Lost(%):
    10st5lb(47.85%)
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Simon Higgs
    Surgery Date::
    19th November 2011 wooohoo
    Hi Turtlegal, Good luck for tomorrow. Don't be nervous it's not so bad! I had NO pain after surgery. Just a little soreness on the keyhole cuts. I didn't need ANY pain relief. See you on the losers bench.

    Well done Shana, hope you're on the mend. TC xx
     
  6. shana

    shana New Member

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    Dr Martin Fried
    Surgery Date::
    16/01/2012
    I honestly feel fine only have slight wind pain but have spent most of this morning walking around which has helped.

    Every surgery is different but if u do feel any pain the staff will give u meds. I am in czech republic and had a lovely nurse who told me she was giving me a pain infusion, i was relieved to find out that she meant painKILLER infusion lol

    The surgery is the easy bit it is the rest that comes after that will take getting used to but just think how different ur life will be, thats what kept me from running in the other direction yesterday!

    Thanks Angee, not long and u will be in my place
     
  7. shana

    shana New Member

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    Dr Martin Fried
    Surgery Date::
    16/01/2012
    Thanks Marie feeling good so far x
     
  8. TurtleGal

    TurtleGal New Member

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    N/A
    Consultant:
    Dr. Dillemans
    Surgery Date::
    January 18, 2012
    What do you mean by wind? I often hear people saying that but do you mean like trapped air in your stomach? The gas coming through your shoulders or gas farty pain? hehe
     
  9. Sharonimo

    Sharonimo Sleeve to Bypass

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    I believe, TurtleGal, that with these laproscopic ops, because we won't have eaten before the op, in order to avoid operating on a totally flat deflated stomach, they actually pump AIR *in* !!!

    Thus, post op many patients take a few days for trapped air from the op to leak back out again. :eek:

    Hey turn your Turtle back upright, he looks too sad upside down !!!
     
  10. Caren

    Caren Love my sleeve!!

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    Sleeve
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    Private
    Consultant:
    Dr Cierny
    Surgery Date::
    23/5/2012
    good luck TG im sure you'll be fine :) xxx
     
  11. caraline

    caraline New Member

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Mahawar
    Surgery Date::
    21st of May, 2013
    Goodluck for tomorrow.
     
  12. vickylou

    vickylou New Member

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
    Funding Type:
    Private
    Consultant:
    Dr Akhtar
    Surgery Date::
    13th March 2012
    Good luck for tomorrow x
     
  13. phatmomma

    phatmomma New Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr Khan
    Surgery Date::
    10th June 2010
    Good luck for tomorrow. You have to expect discomfort more than pain. The wind pain does go and warm drinks and moving around help a lot...

    Finally the best thing i can say to you is this:

    Each day is better than the last xx
     
  14. kate thomson

    kate thomson New Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    NHS
    Consultant:
    MR nijaar/mr Richardson
    Surgery Date::
    may 21st
    good luck for tomorrow, i am just a day behind you. and similarly organised with all of the above. but strangely calmer than i have been of late!:eek:
     
  15. Magsy

    Magsy New Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Mr Amouri
    Surgery Date::
    31st October 2011
  16. Solga

    Solga New Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Dr.Khan
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    10 Aug 2011
    Best of luck hun,everything will be fine xxx
     
  17. preetypee

    preetypee New Member

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  18. CharChar

    CharChar New Member

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    Hey,
    I'm 4 days post op. And doing well.
    Pain is really not that bad,honest for me.
    I had slot of nausea and vomiting but I don't drugs well AT all.
    You'll be just fine, feels so good to be on this side of the fence
    Good luck doll.

    Charlotte
     
  19. Tray3004

    Tray3004 New Member

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    5st5lb(20.38%)
    Surgery Type:
    sleeve
    Funding Type:
    NHS
    Consultant:
    Mr A Agwunobi
    Surgery Date::
    13.3.12
    Good luck :) x

    Sent from my iPhone using WLSurgery
     
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