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Doodah
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@Kazzab 34449 wrote:

Hi, :attention:

I’m Karen. I am due to get gastric bypass on the 22nd of September :clock: . I had my pre op on Monday the 14th of Sept and am very nervous! I live in Scotland but having my surgery down in the Clementine with the wonderful Guy Slater! I am becoming very nervous. I still haven’t heard anything back about the pre op…. is that normal? I have also just had a surgery on the 11/9 but am on the mend. What have peoples experiences been like straight after you come out of surgery? Thanks and look forward to getting to know you all more! 😀

Kaz :hug: xx[/QUOT

Hi Karen and welcome to our friendly forum.

I had my gastric bypass over 7 years ago so things might have changed a wee bit. However, we have some lovely ‘newbies’ who are not long after surgery who will come on to help you with any questions you may have.

I had an open (10cm scar) and my gallbladder out at the same time in 2008. I can honestly say with my hand on my heart that I felt absolutely fine after about three days. There was discomfort but no actual pain. I got used to injecting myself wit the blood thinner and made sure I had everything I needed for a week food wise – basically very little!

The first shock is that you will not feel hungry! Some of us have still to be reminded to eat. It’s hard to imagine isn’t it? My second bit of advice is don’t ever try to eat and drink at the same time. It will either get stuck and be incredibly uncomfortable or, it will come back up. My first bit of advice? Be kind to yourself and put yourself first for once. You are worth it.

So, welcome on board the ride to a happier, healthier life. You are not doing the journey alone as we are all here for you 🙂

Doodah x

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