NikkiP04

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Hi guys I'm 12 days till  gastric sleeve and new to the community! I just wanted to say hello  and start my journey with such a supportive group! Did anyone do this with three small children? How did you manage recovery?

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No small children Nikki but I wanted to welcome you all the same.

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Welcome! My youngest was 4 when I had my surgery (I have 4 kids all born within a 5 year period). So young, but not really little guys.  How old are your kiddos?

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They are 6. 4 and 1 and boy are they a handful

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41 minutes ago, cinwa said:

No small children Nikki but I wanted to welcome you all the same.

Thank you!!!

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Welcome!  My kids were all grown up when I had my surgery. 

Just like after any major surgery, you probably will need some help with your children in the first week or so after your surgery. 

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No kiddos here, but welcome. Twelve short days and you'll be on the losers bench! 

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2 hours ago, NikkiP04 said:

Hi guys I'm 12 days till  gastric sleeve and new to the community! I just wanted to say hello  and start my journey with such a supportive group! Did anyone do this with three small children? How did you manage recovery?

13, 12, 7, 5, and 3   :-)

 

Welcome.

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My boys were 3 and 4.  I needed a week with help.  My husband stayed home with me the first week.  I had a friend helping the the next Monday.  Then I was on my own.  I'm not going to lie, I was tired but I pushed through and you will too!  Having back up support helps!

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3 hours ago, NikkiP04 said:

They are 6. 4 and 1 and boy are they a handful

Yeah, you'll definitely want some help or a second pair of hands for at least the first few weeks post-op if you have that option. Especially with the littlest one. As far as recovery, basically treat it the way you did after giving birth.  Take it easy, maybe let them watch a little more tv than normal, have easy meals prepped or on-hand, etc.  

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Welcome! I have no children but am getting sleeved this month too. It will be fun to lose together.

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On 5/3/2017 at 4:18 PM, Gretta said:

Welcome! I have no children but am getting sleeved this month too. It will be fun to lose together.

Gretta! awesome Let's be buddies

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On 5/3/2017 at 3:31 PM, athenarose said:

Yeah, you'll definitely want some help or a second pair of hands for at least the first few weeks post-op if you have that option. Especially with the littlest one. As far as recovery, basically treat it the way you did after giving birth.  Take it easy, maybe let them watch a little more tv than normal, have easy meals prepped or on-hand, etc.  

thank you I needed this!

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On 5/3/2017 at 2:06 PM, Karimeaway said:

My boys were 3 and 4.  I needed a week with help.  My husband stayed home with me the first week.  I had a friend helping the the next Monday.  Then I was on my own.  I'm not going to lie, I was tired but I pushed through and you will too!  Having back up support helps!

so helpful. exactly what I needed

 

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Yes!!! Let's be buddies!

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