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davidk
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   Posted 5/6/2012 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Surgery scheduled at 7:30 Tuesday morning, arrive at 5:30. Decided to start my liquid diet today. Don't want to eat solid foods a day or two before my surgery and end up being constipated the day of my surgery, that's been one of my problems the day after i eat. Plus i'll be better prepared for my diet. If i have any concerns you'll be hearing from me. Thanks again to everyone.

Dave

gsteve
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   Posted 5/6/2012 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck David on Tues. I'm day 6 post surgery for para-hernia and toupet wrap. I feel better today than I have in years. I hope you can relax and look forward to feeling well again.

ChevyVan
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   Posted 5/6/2012 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll be thinking of you! I found the first night to be the hardest but not everybody did.

If you're in pain, stay on top of the pain medication - take it when you're allowed to. That is, take it before you NEED it. A steady level of pain med in your system is best.

Good luck!!!

davidk
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   Posted 5/6/2012 5:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys. I really appreciate the support.

horsecrazylady
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   Posted 5/6/2012 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
i am 3 weeks post-op. i too started a liquid diet the day before. also took a laxitive the day before. didn't want anything in my intestines. i remember the constipation after my last surgery. it worked!!!!! none this time. after surgery i went on liquids for a few days until i was home. about day 5 i had a cup of senna tea and had a small bm the next day. feel great! this operation had me scared to death, but it really was not too bad. had a great dr. and a wonderful hospital. right now i feel better than i have in 5 years! sleep is sweet once again with no gerd!

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   Posted 5/7/2012 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
 davidk said...
Surgery scheduled at 7:30 Tuesday morning, arrive at 5:30. Decided to start my liquid diet today. Don't want to eat solid foods a day or two before my surgery and end up being constipated the day of my surgery, that's been one of my problems the day after i eat. Plus i'll be better prepared for my diet. If i have any concerns you'll be hearing from me. Thanks again to everyone.

Dave
What type of surgery are you having ?

PH Fan
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   Posted 5/7/2012 8:41 AM (GMT -6)   
 
horsecrazylady said...
i am 3 weeks post-op. i too started a liquid diet the day before. also took a laxitive the day before. didn't want anything in my intestines. i remember the constipation after my last surgery. it worked!!!!! none this time. after surgery i went on liquids for a few days until i was home. about day 5 i had a cup of senna tea and had a small bm the next day. feel great! this operation had me scared to death, but it really was not too bad. had a great dr. and a wonderful hospital. right now i feel better than i have in 5 years! sleep is sweet once again with no gerd!  
What type of surgery did you have ?

horsecrazylady
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   Posted 5/7/2012 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
i had hernia and nissen. 360 wrap. 6 incisions.

kyheart
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   Posted 5/7/2012 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
David
Good luck in the morning and please come let us know how you are doing... we will all be happy to welcome you into the wrapped club!!!!!

Please remember we are all here for you and welcome your goods, bads and triumphs throughout your recovery...

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horsecrazylady
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   Posted 5/7/2012 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
keeping you in prayer tomorrow morning.

dencha
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   Posted 5/7/2012 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi David,
Best of luck tomorrow!  We'll be here waiting for your first post-op comments, so we can welcome you to the Wrapped Club!
Denise
Words of wisdom by Eckhart Tolle:
"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”

davidk
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   Posted 5/11/2012 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Surgery went well, 360 wrap w/6 incisions & haital hernia repair. Pain is not that bad but it does have it's peaks. They gave me plenty of liquid meds for pain,nausea & a stool softener. I try to limit my pain meds to the evening but just like the doctor said, stay ahead of your pain the majority of it will go away after 3-4 days.Haven't had any trouble swallowing or any problems with gas or burping. Seem to feel groggy quite a bit but that's expected. Thanks again for all your support.

Dave

horsecrazylady
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   Posted 5/11/2012 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah!!!! been waiting to hear from you! i had exactly the same as you did. 360 w/6 and hernia. 4 weeks yesterday and i actually enjoyed a blt for dinner last night. nothing got stuck! hoping your recovery is smooth and easy. mine has been so far.
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