All about my surgery

On Monday, I had sleeve gastronomy done.

I mistakenly thought that like my laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, this will be short and painless procedure. It wasn’t. Last two days I’ve been heavily sedated with pain meds and was not able to respond to your comments on my posts.

I did decide to get this procedure done because my weight is causing most of my problems. I am hoping to lose the excess weight and be in better health. But the path leads through this surgery.

I’m trying to catch up with your posts but it may take me a few more days. So bear with me.

Thanks for all the kind wishes my dear friends.

See you on the other side, hopefully soon.



181 thoughts on “All about my surgery

  1. Sadje, we are praying for your recovery my friend. Take care of yourself. Such a procedure is no joke and you don’t worry about responding to these posts because your life is more important. Sending you lots of love and good wishes my friend. 🤗💖😘

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  2. It’s not easy to live with any defectiveness in the body. I live with renal abscess and gastritis since August and I hope to get it treated as soon as possible since it became worse.
    I wish you speedy recovery Sadje, eat the food you’re asked to and don’t forget not to eat those you’re not supposed to. Wishing you wellness 💌

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  3. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Sadje. Several members of my family have had this surgery and it made a huge difference in the quality of their lives. Take your time and do as the doctors recommend. Take your time in healing and know we will be here when you feel up to responding. Your health is what is important.

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  4. This is similar to the procedure Hubby had done two years ago, but it wasn’t for weight loss but to address the severe reflux issues he was experiencing. Liquids were the menu for the first few weeks, but we managed to make soups and had some ‘Complan’ and ‘Ensure’ drinks which helped and he was managing some sloppy ‘solids’. Hope you are at least feeling comfortable Sadje. Health first.

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  5. I had this surgery in 2002 — 21 years ago. I had to have the surgery redone because the first surgeon did a terrible job. Five years later, I was close to death from starvation — in the midst of food.

    I know a LOT of people who have had this surgery and when it is performed by a good surgeon and you have proper follow-up, it works. It tends to make your hair fall out. I don’t know anyone who managed to keep their long hair — but it grows back. Just keep your protein levels up and HEAL. One of my bigger mistakes was going back to work too soon so the bad surgery was compounded by a stupid subject — me. Be smart. Heal. Take it easy. Eat little bits of food frequently rather than trying to eat a lot at once. You won’t be able to eat much anyway.

    The surgery does take a lot of the fun out of food for all of us. You can eat, but not a lot and you will find that some food you liked doesn’t sit well anymore. You’ll figure it out as you progress.

    Good luck!!

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    1. Thanks Marilyn. I figured from some of your comments that this must be the case. Right now I’m following the doctor’s orders to the t. No solid at all. Just clear liquids. I’m hoping that I’ll get the desired results!

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  6. I had the sleeve 2.5 years ago and definitely not what I expected and definitely had buyers remorse for awhile. I kept thinking “Holy crap what did I do, I don’t want to live like this” bloated, reflux, nauseous gassy. Ugh. But I promise it does get better. Trust the process. I lost 135lbs (I’m still working on it!) Take those before and afters!

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