Prayers and good thoughts, please. Jody has new name doglover8

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Doglover8, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. Doglover8

    Doglover8 New Member

    Having the lap band surgery tomorrow morning. I am ecspecially nervous because i just had a heart cath done for surgery clearance and the sedation did not work, and when i left out of that surgery room, my whole arm, from thumb to wrist was black and blue. They couldnt get into my artery so tried 5 times and got in on the 6th but the damage was already done and i was hysterical because of the pain. I am not a wuss, it hurt like the dickens. So tomorrow i'll be going in for surgery at 10 am central time. Please think good thoughts for me so that this just goes smoothly. TERRIFIED.
  2. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

  3. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    Good Luck. I would be nervous after that heart cath too. However, one of my good friends just had lap band surgery and she did really well. She said the surgery recovery was "smooth sailing" and she has lost about 80 lbs since June - she looks fantastic. I know surgery is scary but we'll send lots of hugs & prayers.
  4. dstc_99

    dstc_99 Well-Known Member

    Good luck! I had the sleeve done about 2.5 years ago. Best thing I ever did. Make sure they know about the issues and get the best anesthesiologist in there to do all the sticks. I had a nurse blow several of my veins during my delivery of difficult child and the anesthesiologist was NOT happy about it. Fussed at me and told me next time to tell the nurse to get him before the nurses started poking around. I almost had to have a IV in a very uncomfortable spot because my veins were all blown.
  5. Californiablonde

    Californiablonde Well-Known Member

    Best of luck to you. I will keep you in my prayers. I kinda want gastric bypass surgery but I have no idea how to go about it. I hope everything works out for you.
  6. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Good luck. My neighbor had it done and when I saw her again after she'd been in another state for about eight months, I didn't recognize her. She looked like a supermodel.

    Take care of yourself and will send good thoughts.
  7. Calamity Jane

    Calamity Jane Well-Known Member

    Think of it like this...the worst part is over. The lap band surgery will be a piece of cake compared to that. You will have a new lease on life. I'll be praying for you and thinking good thoughts. You're taking charge of your health, and that's a great thing. Keep us posted. Hugs and best wishes for a speedy recovery!
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  8. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Hugs and prayers going out!
  9. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Positive thoughts and prayers going up!
  10. FlowerGarden

    FlowerGarden Active Member

    hugs and positive thoughts!
  11. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Prayers, positive thoughts and wishes for an easy day tomorrow and a quick recovery. Hugs.......
  12. Signorina

    Signorina Guest

    Prayers and warm wishes for a speedy recovery
  13. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    Good thoughts and prayers coming your way, my fellow lover of golden retrievers.
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  14. nlj

    nlj Well-Known Member

    But no more pieces of cake after it! :)

    Hope it all goes well.
  15. Rabbit

    Rabbit Member

    Good thoughts and prayers coming your way
  16. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Best of luck and wishing you a pain-free procedure and quick recovery! I don't know all of the terminology discussed here but I get the general idea. So sorry that it was so painful with the first go-round.
    Come back and let us know how it goes. :angel::cheerful:
  17. Doglover8

    Doglover8 New Member

    Hey Everybody. Hope you all are doing well. Just an Update. Had my surgery December 2nd. Was easy peasy. Couldnt believe it, didnt even have to take a tylenol and laid on my incisions the night after surgery. SO the really good news, I lost 19 lbs in one week. Lol, cant believe it, but I was weighed on the same scale from one Tuesday to the next. Back at work. glad to be, too much loafing around. I get weighed again next Tuesday and I am anxious to see how much. Lap band has just been put in, but no filling of the band (which is what makes your stomach feel satisfied and full has been done yet. After my stomach heals inside i will have that done on January 12th. Thank you all for the god thoughts, I do appreciate it very much.
  18. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Wonderful news. Thanks for the update. So happy you healed easily. Great news about the weight loss........
  19. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Great update - continued healing and success

  20. Californiablonde

    Californiablonde Well-Known Member

    I'm glad the surgery went well for you and congrats on the weight loss. That's great! I am going to my doctor next month to discuss weight loss surgery. I sure hope I qualify.