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  1. No, didn't get the spirometer, though I suspect it would have helped in releasing the gas as well. Informed my doctor about the cough, and he's instructed me to hold my hernia site when coughing.
  2. Oh really? Will try. Have a cough and it's killing me every time I have to!
  3. Thank you!
  4. So I had my gastric sleeve and umbilical hernia surgeries together on the 18th. Hernia was huge; the sleeve was over in an hour, the hernia took two! Was in terrible pain the first two days, mainly from the gas. Now am home and the only real pain is from the hernia site. Am trying to get all my fluids down, but not reaching target yet. Hoping to feel stronger soon; still pretty weak.
  5. Thanks so much Res Ipsa!
  6. Thanks Gretta. Will do that.
  7. I'm due for gastric sleeve surgery on Tuesday. I'm a bit concerned because my surgeon is saying that I shall not be requiring any supplements at all, ever! Said I'll be able to get all the required nutrients through diet alone. Should I be concerned?
  8. Thanks so much for the warm welcome, Res Ipsa and cinwa! And those are some super valuable tips, Res Ipsa. Will go through the guide asap. Thanks again!
  9. Hi everyone! I'm having VSG on the 18th of next month---less than a month to go! I'm super excited and can't wait for my new, thinner life to begin. I've almost withdrawn from society because of my weight, as I'm super conscious of my flab and feel unattractive and somehow less than worthy of all the good things life has to offer. I'm based in India, where this surgery isn't that widespread as in the US, and is shrouded in a lot of misconceptions. This is one reason I've decided not to disclose it to anyone other than my immediate family (only my husband, mom and daughter know). I look forward to mutual support on this forum and I hope to come to the old-timers with my queries (am sure I'll have tons!) and for reassurance. Am so glad to have found this site Thanks in advance for your patience and support.