All the questions, before surgery... one week out
Good morning everyone, I am one week away from my surgery date, okay well 10 days 🙂 here are some of my questions..
What did you bring to the hospital with you, was there anything you did not bring you wish you would have?
For those that work how long were you out of work, I am a counselor so I don't do any manual labor.
While healing at home, where there things that made your healing more comfortable? or things you wished you had and did not? Things you found that worked better than others?
Well I think that is all for now, I am sure there will be more as I get closer or as I get answers.
Thank you everyone for your time
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Take comfortable loose fitting clothes to wear home.
I had long drive home from hospital, so I had person driving me home to bring a pillow that I held over my belly during drive. I could feel every bump in the road.
When you get home, take it easy and follow diet restrictions. Do not try and rush it.
Thank you, I have about an hour ride home so that is good to know, how long were you out oof work if you physically go into work?
I was not working at time, so can not suggest time off work.
I’m waiting for a date so don’t have any feedback for you, just wanted to say best of luck with the surgery. I’ll be watching your journey with interest and I’m sure you sharing how things are going will help me enormously. You asked excellent questions, looking forward to reading the answers.
We can be each others support buddies if your interested?!?
Yes! I’d love that.
I’m 23 yrs post-op. Take your cellphone charger to the hospital, as well as slippers, if you don’t like the grippy socks the hospital provided. Some people take chapstick.
You should be able to return to work in about a week to ten days,
At home, you may prefer to sleep in a recliner those first few nights. Your tastes tend to change with the surgery. Some people say that protein drinks they lived pre-op, don’t taste as good post-op. So I would have more than one brand of protein powder or shakes on hand. My favorite brands are Fairlife and Premier.
Best wishes to you!
Question: What are some basic guidelines for determining if someone is a good candidate for gastric bypass surgery?
How many days is it to surgery now? And how are you feeling?
I’m due at the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale tomorrow for some more pre-surgery stuff and a GI consultation.
Still waiting for clarification around a surgery date. I understand the insurance company is not the speediest at responding. I must remember to be patient (not really my strongest trait).
I just received my surgery date for June 5th. I'm happy and excited and a bit nervous. It's a lot to take in. I've been waiting since October of last year and doing all the prep work needed to be done. I'm just hoping that everything goes smoothly for me. I currently weigh 240 pounds and I'm 5'2 and I'm 50 years old. Thanks for any advice from everyone.