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  1. On 1/1/2017 at 7:32 PM, aswain said:

    I had Gastric Bypass on Weds and I am like you. Every time I start to get up I start to hiccup. It isn't because I'm drinking or eating too much.Its very painful because I just had the surgery. 

    Same here.  I had my surgery Thursday and I was immediately hiccuping, which was painful to say the least - since I was still on no liquids it was due to the gas in my system.  My answer was to get up out of bed or the chair and go walk.  Even if just to the end of the hall.  It was persistent for the entire first night and then went away slowly over time.  I used to make fun of my sister who hiccups when she eats finger foods.  Well, I wasn't laughing Thursday night.  

  2. This is all invaluable information!  At the risk of being redundant I thought I would share a few notes as I am currently 4 days post-op. 

    I'm a pretty strong guy, my pain threshold is good - that being said, even if you have a high threshold, don't push the envelope with pain meds.  If the scrip is every 4-6 hours, stick with those numbers.  I found out the hard way.  You don't have to feel pain in order to manage pain.  Tough one to wrap my brain around but very true.  

    It's important to consider that when you are experiencing abdominal pain it is hard to move around and you most certainly will need to overcompensate with other body parts and muscles to get situated.  No one is going to suggest becoming an elite athlete during the pre-op phase, but get some resistance bands - work a little on your core and your upper body so that you can help yourself and be more independent.  I know it has made a difference for me. 

    All in all I feel good.  As long as I am managing my pain.  So far I have zero regrets and I HIGHLY recommend Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Dr. Nagle if you are in the market.  

    Cheers!  (**lifts Premier Protein shake) 

  3. 59 minutes ago, Aussie H said:

    Unlike you I think the negative posts do have a place on forums like this. WLS is serious stuff. Some people just aren't ready for it, or aren't well enough informed of the real implications. There are definitely some people who have surgery, that with the benefit of hindsight, probably shouldn't. Unfortunately, according to a number of studies I've read, even the surgeon's can't accurately pick who those patients will be. There are known complications that can come into play, but we all handle those differently, often due to how we've prepared ourselves for the surgery, along with how resilient we are. I had my surgery at the wrong time for me, but I got the help I needed and moved on with my life in a very positive way. 

    No-one other than your surgical support team should be telling you not to have surgery though. Surgery is individual choice. As long as you go through the process minus the rose coloured glasses, then most post-op obstacles can be navigated relatively easily by getting the right kind of support as needed. This forum is a great place to start finding that support. I know I will certainly be heading into my revision with a great deal more knowledge and preparation than I had first time around. Mind you 30 years ago there was no preparation, no internet to help with knowledge gathering, and no surgical follow-ups. Despite that even I was physically complication free for about 25 years.

    Best of luck on your journey. Hopefully you'll be one of the majority that flies through complication free.

    By all means if people have certain experiences, share them.  I'm referring to posts I have seen from people who are literally telling people they will starve and their hair will fall out, etc.  While I am new to this forum I am not new to the internet, a troll is a troll is a troll.  There is a right way and a wrong way to make a statement. Misery can find company elsewhere. 

    I envy your courage for going through this without all of the resources we have now, it is scary enough as it is.  Thanks for replying and best of luck with the revision. 


    23 minutes ago, Res Ipsa said:

    Although I totally disagree that "the Cubs rule" (one World Series win in more than 100 years does not define "ruling"), I can tell you that I have never regretted having my weight loss surgery.  Life as a thin, healthy and active person is really great.  

    Are the Cubs not the World Champs this very moment?  So, like em or not, they rule - even though I was speaking only for myself.  Glad you've had success.  

  5. Hi there everyone.  I'm a 42yo male from Chicagoland.  Great information in these forums, especially for the newbs.  

    I just got my surgery date today so I am stoked.  I look forward to learning from you all. 

    P.S. If you had a bad experience, please save your comments.  I am going to rock this, sorry if you can't or didn't or won't.  (Had to add this, saw a few posts that really shocked me, trolls in a forum like this is unacceptable).