Peachysmilz

Surgery in D minus 2 days

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Hi everyone,

The time is coming. Surgery is in 2 days. Any pointers on what to pack for hospital? Also, when did you start taking your vitamins? I'm expected to stay for 3 to 5 days. 

I'm excited and nervous....

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You'll do fine.  You'll need loose clothes to come home because of swelling.  First suggestion, do NOT weigh until you go in for your follow up appointment (about 2 weeks post op) because due to the surgery there will be residual swelling.  Personally, I would wait one week before taking vitamins and only take one at time at least one hour apart all day long.  You also want to walk, a lot.  While in the hospital whenever I woke up I went for a walk.  When you get home - walk.  Walking is one of the easiest way to improve circulation and help get ride of swelling as well as improving muscle tone and endurance.

 

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Bring slippers, loose fitting clothes to go home in, a power cord for your iPhone/iPad/computer,  and a sense of humor. Also bring the realization that you are beginning a journey that will (if you follow the post op diet plan) result in you becoming much lighter, healthier and active. 

We are here to support you. 

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 Chap stick!  My lips were so dry.  I took a robe because I didn’t want my butt hanging out.  I also took a book.  Unlike most, I didn’t sleep while I was there.  Try to get as much liquid in as they will allow.  You will probably gain weight while in the hospital with water weight.  I gained 7 pounds.  I also didn’t want to have the scale rule my life so I weighed every other Saturday.  I never noticed stalls.

 

i also suggest you take a tape measure and measure everything.  Neck, upper arm, chest waist, hips, thighs, calves wrist..if you get discouraged look at inches lost.  Often if you are in a stall you will still be losing inches.  Stalls are your bodies way of catching up..

good luck!,

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58 minutes ago, Peachysmilz said:

Thank you. I head in tomorrow morning. I'm based in Australia. Feeling nervous now!! See you on the flip side x

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow Peachy .... have a safe trip to the losers bench.

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