Partial wrap tomorrow-thank you for all the tips!

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Heartogold
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   Posted 12/16/2013 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Having a partial wrap very early tomorrow morning.

Just wanted to say thanks to all who have posted about their experiences.

I'm a bit anxious of course, but so grateful for all the tips. Staying hydrated, walking, pillow to hold, patience, anti-nausea meds, etc. You are all amazing!

With gratitude,

Barb

Diaas2
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   Posted 12/16/2013 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck! You are going to be fine. I had the surgery a month and a half ago and it was so much easier than I had imagined. I feel so much better than I did before my surgery. Any concerns you have feel free to ask/talk about it!

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   Posted 12/16/2013 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Best of Luck to you Barb! Patience and a positive attitude will get you far and we will be here for you for everything else!
Thinking of you :)

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   Posted 12/16/2013 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Barb

Good luck for tomorrow. I'm sure all will go well and it'll be over before you know it.

Maria

Heartogold
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   Posted 12/16/2013 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you fellow wrappers!

Appreciate the support and well wishes. Feel as prepared as can be, certain some things will surprise me since everyone's experience is a bit different but after reading all the posts I'm confident I have a good idea of what to expect both good and bad. The shared wisdom on this forum is infinitely more valuable than all the information I've received from other places.

Stephanie, greatly appreciate the positive attitude advice-very wise and true, a great reminder.

David, glad to hear you're doing well. Are you still using your juicer? My surgeon has me on liquids for a week pre-op so happy I have it. Imagine the shine might wear off in the weeks ahead... when do you think you'll be able to run again?

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   Posted 12/16/2013 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Barb-

Good Luck tomorrow! We will be waiting to welcome you to the Wrapped Club!

take care,
Bill
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Diaas2
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   Posted 12/16/2013 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I do use my juicer from time to time. I'm glad that you have yours. Despite the fact I can eat a lot of things, I still get food stuck quite easily. I need to chew a lot and preferably eat whatever it is I'm eating with something saucy. You'll see in my journal though that I'm excited that I can at least eat a lot of foods again. With time, I'm confident I'll be able to eat everything.

I may start running again in a few months, but I'm purposefully keeping it safe by not running now. I do think that it is way way too soon to start running again. Not to mention the fact I lost a ton of weight. Until I can eat like I used to, I don't think I'm taking in enough calories yet to justify the running. My weight I believe has stabilized, but it's not like I'm pouring the pounds back on either. I would probably lose weight too quickly if I were to start running again right now. I don't want to lose any more weight than I have anyways.

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   Posted 12/17/2013 4:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Wishing you all the best Barb! Youll be reflux free tomorrow! Barry

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   Posted 12/17/2013 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck, Barb!
Soon we'll be welcoming you to the Wrapped Club! You'll do fine, and we'll be here to offer support and encouragement all the way through your recovery. Your shared experiences will be there to help others as well!
Best wishes,
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Diaas2
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   Posted 12/17/2013 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm thinking of you Barb! I assume your wrap is already underway.

Heartogold
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   Posted 12/19/2013 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much for the support everyone! While I am blessed to have support from family and friends, it is especially comforting to connect w all those who have been here, done this. Pretty sure this is something you have to experience to understand.

Two days post-op, staying hydrated, walking as much as possible. The day of surgery is a haze but day after was eye-opening. Yowsa, lots of pain. hydromorphone pain meds makes me nauseous but Tylenol not as effective. Anyone has success with another pain med? Percocet or darvocet?

Overall, actually feeling better than expected today. Info from this blog has eased worries significantly. More than a few things going on w body but nothing I haven't read here so not concerned.

With gratitude, Barb

Diaas2
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   Posted 12/19/2013 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a generic of Percocet. It made me a bit, a few times a lot, nauseous. I always made sure to take the anti nausea med right after I took that liquid generic Percocet (Roxicet). It seemed to work pretty well. Like you mentioned with the weird body feelings, they are going to be there, but they'll go away. How are the liquids going down?

Heartogold
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   Posted 12/19/2013 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting about the Percocet, suspected it might cause nausea too. Have anti-nausea meds but they give me major cotton mouth. You? Feeling like I'd rather deal w pain than nausea but hoping to find something that can help. Abdomen doesn't hurt at all, pain is in shoulders and neck.

Liquids going down better than expected but have only tried really small amounts. Even had a couple spoonfuls of milkshake earlier, happy that cold doesn't bring spasms. Gurgling sounds would have scared me if I hadn't read this blog.

Understand about not running yet. Are you walking? How much weight did you lose? Between pre-surgical diet and surgery, I'm down 10 lbs in 9 days. Was hoping to train for half marathon in sept, will have to wait and see. Always feel better when I'm working out, yoga especially which doc said no for 8weeks.

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   Posted 12/20/2013 2:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Best of luck to you, hope that it all goes well!
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   Posted 12/20/2013 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
You can try liquid ibuprofen for pain, if the narcotics are making you too nauseous. Narcotics always make me nauseous, but I found that the liquid version of vicodin (lortab 7.5) didn't make me ill. I tried to take it with food, like applesauce or protein shake, but the late night doses were ok without.

Get your rest! I hope you feel much better by Christmas. :)
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Diaas2
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   Posted 12/20/2013 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I lost almost thirty pounds. I know I lost 17 pounds in 10 days. I was also training for a half marathon at one point a few years ago, but I got stress fractures in my feet, a lot in part from the PPIs blocking the absorption of calcium in my body. I was so determined to run that marathon too. It would have been my first. That and going to school for a degree in electrical engineering, getting all that in my schedule was tough. But I ran religiously. I miss Wildwood metropark in Toledo/Sylvania. I've moved to Akron since. But had my surgery and much of my early recovery in Toledo and Sylvania.

Heartogold
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   Posted 12/20/2013 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
David, hope the stress fractures are able to heal so you can run again. 30 lbs is a big weight loss, wow. I am fairly fit for a woman over 50, hike, snowshoe, ski and yoga but I am getting winded walking up the stairs now. I have run on and off all my adult life and miss it when I don't so was looking forward to training this spring. If it is too much to run a half-marathon though, I will train to walk it.


Laurie, thanks for the info on liquid vicodin. I will give it a try. Had a good day yesterday but major pain today which surprised me. Too cold and icy to walk outside but did laps around the house, up and down the stairs with my dog at my side-she is a great nurse. :)

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   Posted 12/20/2013 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Careful with the stairs... My surgeon was quite lenient, but limited stairs to twice a day. My dogs seemed to enjoy my pacing around the house, too.
Laurie
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