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  1. LosingKAL

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    How long until the gas clears out of your chest? I have shooting gas pain in my chest and left shoulder. I am walking walking walking and trying to sip, sip, sip. I think once the gas is all gone, I should feel more human again. I am not loving the Opti on milk at all now, @trillions what other nourishing liquids do you sip on? I cant handle the opti any more. Still 3 kgs heavier than pre surgery and am only drinking 600mls per day! Must still be carrying water!
  2. LosingKAL

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Hi @trillions my surgeon says 2-4 weeks for pool walking and only once incisions are healed. Its 3.50am. I’m awake. The gas pains keep me up and this is my first night at home so first night without strong pain meds. Panadol just doesn’t cut it! I weighed myself for fun and am 5kgs heavier than when I went into surgery everything is swollen I’m sure it will go away in time I mainly feel tired and windy. Did everyone feel that way first day home? I got in 600ml fluid yesterday which was the goal my dietician set for me when I was in the hospital. I’m allowed free fluids now and thought that Opti with milk would be great because I love milkshakes and anything creamy but I couldn’t stomach it. Too sweet! Never thought those words would come from me! For now I’m sticking to diluted V8 juice, chicken broth and diet cordial. Water does not go down well at all. I’ll try the opti on water again soon. Hoping to feel back to myself very soon.
  3. LosingKAL

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Hi all Its 3am on Tuesday morning. I got sleeved at 8am yesterday. First cab off the rank. All went well but I had to stay in recovery for three hours due to high blood pressure and high heart rate. Got to the ward at 12.30. Have had bad gas pains in the chest and shoulder all afternoon and night and medication only just takes the edge off. No nausea though. Up walking laps every hour or so. Feeling better than I expected. Glad to hear everyone is doing well. xxxx
  4. LosingKAL

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Thanks @zaruse I am packed and ready for the early morning wake up See you on the other side!! xxx
  5. LosingKAL

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Thanks @Boganlicious. I have heard that many people get the "What the #$*& did I do?" feeling in the first few days. So glad everything is going well for you
  6. LosingKAL

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    @trillions and @Boganlicious I am glad you are both on the road to recovery. I hope mine goes well on Monday. I have Polycystic Kidney Disease so I am a bit worried about that with this surgery as I only have 37% kidney function so if anything goes wrong it could really damage me further. I guess I am getting nervous. Only 1 day to go really and tomorrow is my sons 8th birthday so that should take my mind of everything for most of the day. I am first up on Monday morning. I have to be checked in by 6.30am. Feeling tired and just ready for it to be done I think
  7. LosingKAL

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Wow @zaruse you have lost over 15kgs in 4 weeks! Go you!!!!! When is your birthday? My husbands birthday is in early August and we are going to Hamilton Island so I too would like to lose about another 20kgs from where I am right now. I wonder how @trillions is going? @Boganlicious I hope you feel better soon. I am a gulper as well when I am thirsty, I can drink half a litre of water in almost 3 big gulps! That will be an adjustment for me for sure!
  8. LosingKAL

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    @Boganlicious and @trillions GOOD LUCK TODAY! I cannot wait to hear how you go on the other side! I will be going in on Monday as you both will be resting at home. How crazy is this??????? Love to all xxxx
  9. LosingKAL

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Yes! @trillions @Boganlicious Good luck tomorrow! I will also be thinking of you. This time tomorrow you will be sleeved!!! Go ladies! xxx
  10. LosingKAL

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    I went to my final doctors appointment today before surgery next Monday! So exciting. For anyone who is interested, I can wear acrylics so long as they are a light colour which mine are so thats good. I have awful nails and would hate to have to take off my acrylics. (First world problems) I went to the chemist and got a supply of Biotin, hydralite plus the ice blocks in a Kiwi and Strawberry flavour which are really nice!! I also got all my mini toiletries for my hospital stay and have washed and packed my PJs for the stay. According to my surgeon's scales, I have already lost 7kgs in the last 3 weeks and considering I only started Opti last Wednesday (and was at my highest weight at that point) that means I actually lost those 7 kgs in the last 5 days which is just nuts! I cannot see how I will do even close to that in the next 6 days! @trillions and @Boganlicious you both must be almost beside yourselves with anticipation! I cannot wait to hear how you both go on Thursday! @zaruse that is absolutely something I worry about. I have never been a massive over eater, I just eat the wrong things and more tend to not eat. I am worried that I will get so worried about eating that I will not eat. Already in this Opti stage I have been skipping meals. Not intentionally, just because I am not that hungry and when I am hungry I tend to drink water rather than potentially reach for the wrong kind of food. I need to learn new habits very quickly! Cannot wait until Monday!
  11. LosingKAL

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    @zaruseI am day 3 on Opti today and not doing too badly. 9 days to go for me but I agree with Trillions, "Opti brain" is a thing!! Glad to see you are doing well, I image that for a little while, life becomes totally focused on consumption! @trillions I am also highly addicted to You Tube videos. My search history looks like this: VSG Australia What to eat after VSG Meals for Puree stage VSG What to take to hospital for VSG Excess skin after VSG I have contemplated making a You Tube Journey blog myself but still unsure. Still have 9 days to decide Does anyone else here have a You Tube Vlog?
  12. LosingKAL

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    @zaruse What are the Clexane injections? Why do you have to inject it yourself? I had my first day of Opti yesterday, end up buying the Strawberry and Chocolate ones - not too bad actually! Only 10 days of Opti to go! I picked a really bad time (socially) to do this. Just in the next 10 days (pre-op) I have Mothers Day, My 10 year wedding anniversary and my son's 8th Birthday party. I also have visitors arriving on Tuesday next week for a week. Hahahaha. BUT this is for life so I need to be able to handle these things moving forward so it is a very good test of my will power! @back2normal how are you feeling? I hope everything went well for you x
  13. LosingKAL

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Here is a silly question for everyone (well, mainly the ladies but who am I to assume)..... Did you have to remove your acrylic nails if you have them for the surgery? I have read some people say yes and some no. Perhaps it is a doctor by Doctor thing? Just curious
  14. LosingKAL

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Hi @zaruse Is that 10.7 kgs since surgery? Well done in any case! I cannot wait to start shifting this weight!!!
  15. LosingKAL

    May 2018 sleevers and bypassians

    Good Luck today @back2normal Hey, I am using Formulite for the VCLD pre op but wanted to ask if anyone has any flavour preference for Opti? Any to stick well clear of?? The pre op begins today!!! 11 days until surgery! KAL
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