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About Hene1971

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  • Birthday 10/12/1971

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  • Surgeon
    Dr. Amy Johnson
  • Hospital
    Pikeville Medical Center
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  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Surgery Date
  • Surgery Type
    Duodenal Switch
  1. On the right path....I hope !

    Tomorrow makes me 8 weeks post op and after 18 nights (not all at the same time) I am able to eat and drink ok. I have had a hard time due to a connection near my bowel being tight. I have had to EGD's to be dilated. But now the connection has relaxed and I am doing so much better. I didnt see it being this hard in the beginning but everyone keeps telling me its going to be worth it in the end to hang in there. I am still having a hard time with protein and vitamins. I'm just glad I can drink and stay hydrated.
  2. Ready ready ready !

    I have to be at the hospital at 11:30 am tomorrow for surgery ! I've been working toward this since December 2013 and I'm so happy its finally here. I am nervous about how I'll feel after surgery as far as the pain but I am ready for it to get here and start losing weight and living life healthy. If you know the word of Prayer please keep me in yours !
  3. Is it going to happen or not !

    Got a call today that the surgical nurse that helps my Surgeon is on vacation next week. So my surgery has been reschduled til the 16th ! I was so bummed yesterday and felt like my feelings were so hurt ! But after thinking about it today I guess its for the best and I want her to feel comfortable doing my surgery. I'm having Duodenal switch and she said with that surgery she didnt feel comfortable with anyone else helping her. So I am to continue my liquid diet til then and hope for the date to hurry up and get here without any other delays !
  4. Got the call...

    Good Luck !
  5. July 21st. Sorry I had to VENT here! it just came out.

    Good luck and I hope this is your final date and you get your surgery.
  6. July 7 th

    I'm having DS surgery July 7 th. This is my second date and I can not wait !!!
  7. what is the one thing you want to do before surgery?

    I want to ride with my husband on his motorcycle. Also just feel like living !
  8. scheduled

    Thats awesome ! Does you surgeon require a liquid pre op diet ? I am on my 5th dayof mine and I have surgery July 7th.
  9. Take Two !

    So I have to follow up the surgeon on June 27th now to do my pre surgery physical again. Thursday they called and rescheduled me for July 7th and I am so thankful I did have to wait til the 27th visit. So I start my liquid pre op diet next Monday. I dread it but I'm ready to start it to get this surgery finished. I will finish all my antibiotics tomorrow. I am just trying to drink plenty of water and eat right this week.
  10. sick just plain sick !

    Well today June 9th was my scheduled surgery date. But sadly it did not happen. Last week I was having some minor discomfort in my left lower stomach. Then Friday night is had gotten much worse so Saturday morning I had to go to the local ER. The Dr thought I had a kidney stone but ! After a CAT scan with contrast I was informed I had Diverticulitis(which is something I had never dealt with before that day). I was then transferred to the hospital where my surgeon was and admitted until today for IV antibiotics. So now I have another weeks worth of antibiotics to take and see my surgeon on June 26th for a reevaluation which means that the two weeks I had struggled thru on the liquid liver shrinking diet will start over with a new surgery date ! I have had such a range of emotions I wouldn't even begin to explain ! But I will get better and I will do this thing ! I am looking at it as that's more weight I will take off during that next two weeks liquid fun ! That's the only thing keeping me from crying ! Things happen for a reason and it wasn't my time YET !
  11. Ready !

    Had my final visit with my NUT and surgeon this morning and looks like everything is going as planned. I'm having my surgery June 9th at PMC. I am in my 6th day of my liquid diet and wow wee has it been rough. She told me today to increase my protein shakes to 3 a day this week so I can know how it feels to have to drink all that protein. I have an umbilical hernia also so she'll be repairing that also.
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  13. Got my date... June 24

    My surgery is on June 9th and I started my liquid diet on the 26th because my surgeon requires 14 days. It has been really rough in the evenings. My NUT suggested that I take a section of cabinet and put only my stuff and its helped. I just look for inspiration on this forum and I have a great family support system. Cooking is also hard so I tried to make sure there are foods my family can prepare easily. Good luck on your journey !!
  14. The three week wait

    G d luck !
  15. 3rd day of my full liquid diet

    Thanks I sure hope so !