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About kirraleejane

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  • Birthday 10/09/1991

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    Adelaide
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    Post-Op

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  1. kirraleejane

    January 2013 Bandits

    Take a nightie for sure! Speaking as someone who works and does placement in hospitals, we dont actually like leaving you in gowns, so as soon as your anaesthetic has worn off and it is safe for you to get up, we actually encourage you to get changed
  2. kirraleejane

    January 2013 Bandits

    Oh right! Thanks for the heads up! I'm very windy today so I'll keep an eye out hahaha
  3. kirraleejane

    January 2013 Bandits

    Day 1 post op I mean. Der!
  4. kirraleejane

    January 2013 Bandits

    Day 2 post op and pain is going okay. Have only had panadol and heat packs today, managed my gastrograffin swallow just fine, just waiting for the call to go onto free fluids
  5. kirraleejane

    January 2013 Bandits

    I cannot recommend Knife Fork and Band enough, it was written by my dietitian and features contributions from my whole surgical team Not only is she incredibly knowledgable, she is the nicest person
  6. kirraleejane

    January 2013 Bandits

    Well u survived the op! My surgeon and anaesthetist were absolutely amazing, very funny reassuring and brilliant with putting cannulas in. I had some Tramadol as soon as I woke in recovery and one endone this afternoon plus the regular panadol so the only pain is a sharp twinge in my port when I move around Thanks for all the well wishes and supportive vibes, and good luck to any people yet to be banded
  7. kirraleejane

    January 2013 Bandits

    Ooh a cushion is a great idea! Thanks
  8. kirraleejane

    January 2013 Bandits

    Oh - and does anyone have any suggestions for extra supplies for the hospital or the fluid stage? Degas, peppermint tea and a heat pack are already organised
  9. kirraleejane

    January 2013 Bandits

    Less than 24 hours to go! I'm not nervous yet - keeping myself busy with giving the house a really good clean. Going to go shopping for last minute fluid diet supplies later this afternoon, but aside from that my bags are all packed and I'm ready to go! Wish me luck!
  10. kirraleejane

    January 2013 Bandits

    Try downgrading your pain relief to panadol and a heat pack or cutting down the frequency of the Endone if you can bear it, Endone is notorious for clogging up the works.
  11. kirraleejane

    January 2013 Bandits

    7 DAYS TO GO!!!!!!! Er sorry. Slightly pumped! Huuuuuuge thanks to all those who have had their ops for providing such honest and in depth posts, it's hugely hugely hugely helpful for those of us about to have the surgery, and for those at the same banding stage. We've got a wonderful group of people on this thread, I'm really pleased with how its turned out /end-mushy-rant. And KeepStrong, if you have any doubts at all, checking with your doc is the right way to go, so it sounds like you've got an excellent plan. I've heard of a fair few people having thrown up once or twice quite soon post-op and have been fine, I think its prolonged, violent vomiting that would be most problematic - but the anti-emetic injection from your GP was the right call. Chances are you'll be okay, so stay positive and cover all your bases
  12. kirraleejane

    January 2013 Bandits

    Yeah going out is the tricky bit. On Sunday I was meeting a friend - just to catch up, but I also wanted to tell her I was having surgery. She wanted movie and pizzas so I bartered her down to movies and Subway and I had a salad with. Veggie Delight pattie torn up in it and a tiny bit of sweet onion dressing. Did get a raised eyebrow from the server though That raises a good question for everyone though: Who knows about your surgery and how did you tell them? Only three people knew about the whole process from the get go - my Mum and Dad and my best friend. They were the only ones I wanted to tackle first, as they were really the only opinions that I wanted. Now two weeks from surgery day, I seem to be ticking off a list! I figured out a long time ago that my close friends from uni would need to know - I'd be eating weird food, declining takeaway (which thus far in my life was literally impossible) and having an op with which vague details wouldn't be enough (my group of friends share everything medical - both for education and support haha) I also told another of my really close friends from high school on Sunday and have received nothing but love and support for my decision (and apologies for eating real food in front of me! It's fine guys!) I didn't expect any negative responses because I've managed to either surrounded myself with or happily stumbled upon some truly brilliant and supportive people in my life, but I'm relieved all the same. I especially love the way that once the initial questions are over, they get as excited as me over the future. Has anyone else had a better than expected response to telling people they are/will be banded? Worse than expected? Is there anyone you've yet to tell and feel you should?
  13. kirraleejane

    January 2013 Bandits

    Great to hear eveveryones doing well post op! For those about to start or struggling a bit with Optifast: here is some incentive: Week 1 I've lost 7 kilograms! This will of course slow down, and pre-surgery Optifast is to reduce the size of liver not necessarily weight loss - but hey, it makes the shakes and vegetables easier to bear Sorry about the brag - just a little bit stoked!
  14. kirraleejane

    January 2013 Bandits

    Nah I'm at uni doing my RN in Adelaide One more year!!
  15. kirraleejane

    January 2013 Bandits

    Haha! Love that you were monitoring your own sats! I'm a third year nursing student so I'll probably be the same Glad to hear everything went well!
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