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About back2normal

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  • Birthday May 17

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    Melbourne
  • Band/Sleeve Status
    Post-Op
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    Just Starting

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  1. back2normal

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Normally 1 month post op, we can go swimming, per advice from my surgeon. The bad thing for me is one of scars on keyholes was peeled off last night, it was bleeding a little bit and wound was still opening with a small gap, I can still feel a little bit sore when I pressed the wound. I put a bandit on the bleeding and it shall be stopped. Called clinic this morning, I was told it should be ok. I can make an appointment to see my Dr if still bleeding...
  2. back2normal

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Thanks @Boganlicious, I feel better now. I had appointment with Dr Moore this afternoon. He said I did a good job, no need to worry about weight, it is on the right track! The average weight loss is 4kg per month, can last 9 months. He asked me not to weight myself everyday
  3. back2normal

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Thank you so much @trillions, you are always so helpful and comforting. I feel much much better after reading your reply. I know everyone is different, slow loss might be helpful for excess skin and other unknown problems. OK, take a deep breath and keep going. Will have an appointment with Dr Moore this afternoon, will see.
  4. back2normal

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Happy to see @Trillions, @Boganlicious, @Losingkal had a successful surgery! Tomorrow will be the 14 days post op, I only lost 4.7kg so far, even less than 2 weeks pre-op optifast. Most things are fine with me, no pain, no heartburn, now i can drink faster than beginning, but I got eczema on the back and feel very itchy... maybe it is the side effect of me. Anyway, feel a bit low at moment, the first month is supposed to be quickest , maybe something wrong with me...
  5. back2normal

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    This is pretty slow, same as me. I lost 6kg in pre-op and 2.8 kg post op until today, will be 1 week post op tomorrow. Sometimes feel a little bit hungry when I am on bed.
  6. back2normal

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Good luck and all the best to both of you @trillions, @Boganlicious! Don't be too stress, it shall be better than your expected. For my small tips: Tie your hair before surgery. When you are on bed, it won't dirty your hair when you are nausea . Empty your bladder before you vomit if you can move. Hope you have a more successful, pain & nausea free surgery than me on my birthday!
  7. back2normal

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Thanks @trillions!! I am all good! I managed to drink 850ml water, broth, rice soup with protein so far, took me around 3 hours! Did some housework, a little bit tired. Can't complain any more!
  8. back2normal

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Day 2 -10/May I felt much much better and got a little energy back, could walk around the wards without any help. Still pain & reflux free. Dr Moore came to see me in the morning, he was happy to see I can recoverd so quickly. He asked me to sip more sustagen, however the vanilla flavor was so sweet and hardly sip for me. If everything went well, he could discharge me on the next day. I could sip more water and orange juice, nauseated 2 or 3 times in the whole day. I took a shower and felt refreshed. In the evening, I felt freezing again and got temperature 38.5C, nurse gave me dripping to bring down my temperature. Not feel hungry and thirsty with dripping. Day 3 -11/May Dr Moore revisited me again and decided to keep me 1 more day in hospital due to temperature. I got sore neck, might be my old problem of office work. He said it was still ok, nothing to worry. I was very very good during the day 3, could sip around 200ml vanilla sustagen, 110ml orange juice and 200ml water. I was got bored, didn't want to watch TV, just played with my phone, read news and kindle books. walked around wards for 3085 steps! During night, nurse gave me 2 panado with 8 broken pieces to help with my sore neck, I could swallow them with sipping water! Day 4 -12/May I sipped whole a cup of chocolate sustagen and a cup of water. After Dr Moore's visiting, finally I was discharged from hospital and back to home, yeah! I was 96.5kg when I was discharged. ------------------------------ Well, this surgery went well for me, it was successful and pain free so far. I know I still have a long way to go to achieve my 64kg target, just keep fighting!
  9. back2normal

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Hi all, I am back! I was discharged from hospital yesterday morning and feel much better now. Here is my surgery experience: Op Day -09/May: I registered at surgical reception at 7:00am on 09/May and scaled of 98kg in hospital. I was the third patient of Dr Patrick Moore and pulled for anesthesia at around 10:55am. The anesthetist tried 5 times on my hands and finally found my blood vessels on left wrist for at least 10 min, he said he would find one on my arm during my surgery. Anyway, I was sent to theater and got injection, and then got black out. The handsome nurse waked me up at around 2:20pm, I was super tired and nauseated 4 or 5 times, very disgusting and embarrassed. I might have stronger anesthetic response than other people, handsome nurse comforted me it was still normal, no need to worry,. The surgery went well and lasted around 1:31-1:35, per Medicare claim history(I only got total $400 out of $1,700 from Medicare (300) and BUPA(100)). Dr Moore also repaired my hernia in the surgery. I was sent to ward when nausea was settled down, very dizzy during the transaction and nauseated 2 more times when I was in ward. The time was around 3:30pm when everything was finally settled down in ward. I was put with dripping on my arm, oxygen in my nose, pump on my legs. I also passed wind on the bed, that is quick. I did not feel any pain or reflux, just very sleepy. I slept for around 3 hours and served with all liquid dinner. I called nurse to release me from bed, and then sit on the sofa to sip a little bit water. The first 2 or 3 sips made me nausea again, I vomited a little (because there's nothing left in my stomach) and walked to toilet to urinate. It was amazing, I could walk around without any problems, just a bit slowly to avoid falling down. For my poor dinner, I just sipped some water, apple juice and broth. Sustagen and milk were too heavy for me. After talking with my visiting friends and family, I was sleepy again and called to equip with the pump and oxygen. At 10:00pm, he gave me a small tummy injection to prevent blood clots, which is bit pain. I was falling into sleep again. During night, I felt freezing and got temperature of 37.5C. Nurse added one more bottle dripping to lower my temperature. This is my experience of surgery day, feel ok and bearable.
  10. back2normal

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Thanks @zaruse for your sharing, you are life saver! I have already done shopping last weekend, got Nature Way's Instant Protein ready for HPF drink for the first 14 days, as well as Women's multi-vitamin vita gummies. I will get some berocca and benefibre when I feel better. Just finished packing bag for 2 nights stay in hospital. Still can't believe this is really happen. OK, I will say I am ready now. Hope all your people best of luck, get successful surgery and get well soon! As all of you are truly helpful! Let's continue to share and support each other! xx
  11. back2normal

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Thanks @trillions!! I am working from home today, it's easy to go to gym for swimming during lunch time. I was asked to go to hospital at 7:00am and operation is scheduled 9:30am. Thanks for reminding me for lip balm, I didn't realize it all. I have prepared all other things charger and power bank in case. will update you once I come back home.
  12. back2normal

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Wow, glad to see May team is growing! I have 1 more sleep to go. Weight is just down to 98.4kg this morning. I had 1700m swimming during lunch time, just keep minimum opti & vege intake. Hopefully i can manage weight down to 97.5kg tomorrow morning. With total 6.5kg weight loss for 2 weeks optifast, close to my 7kg target, I am happy with this result. One more thing is worried me a little bit, period has been delayed 6 days now, definitely not pregnant, maybe because of weight loss. Anyway, wish it won't bother me during surgery & hospital stay. I am ready for the op now, cheers!
  13. back2normal

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    I was 49kg after high school and 53kg after university. I was 64kg when came to Australia in 2002. I guess the foods and PCOS to add 40kg on my weight, sad. Optitast diet goes not as what I expected, weight 100.9 this morning, lost 3.1kg so far, because I still can not reject the temptation of meat & egg, even a little amount slows down my weight loss. I am a bad bad dieter. Anyway, I force myself to stop all the meat & egg from today, only optifast, vege and strawberry.
  14. back2normal

    Any Protein Powders recommended for Sleeve Post-OP?

    Thanks so much, denzel. This is very helpful
  15. back2normal

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Thanks Trillions! You are also going to have surgery on my birthday, it is must be a lucky day! Happy to meet all of you here, let's support each other! Anyway, 80kg's loss is a lot!
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