I am looking at gastric by-pass. I am close to 70 yrs.old. What experiences , good or bad , have you all had.
Is there someone out there that was older than 65 when they had the procedure ?
I am going to have GBypass in feb 2012. All has gone well so far. I have met with all the dr's and am in my 5 of 6 classes. Any advice for me? What do i need to have on hand before the surgery? Any advice you can offer me will be greatly appreciated.
you should have a list from your doctor as to what to take with you to the hsopital. foremost after the surgery is walking. they like to see you up and walking around as much as possible. so make sure you bring a robe. lol. baggy clothes to come home in. something to do while you are there. books, crocheting, anything to help you pass the time. because of the blasted c-pap machine i was told to bring AND use i didn't sleep. (hint..person in the bed next to you won't want you watching tv all night) you won't be allowed to shower but if you can bend over the sink you can wash your hair. if you don't like hospital pillows bring your own. i did and i was very glad i did. i also had a night time male nurse and no it wasn't the drugs i was on that made him look so cute. he really was. my daughter and daughter in law were both impressed and their eyes never left him the whole time he was in my room. it was hysterical when after he left my son pips up and says gee mom it sure sucks to have to stay another day. he never caught the girls drooing and really didn't see how cute this guy was. we all three burst out laughing and i said oh i think i will be able to stand it. then we had to tell him why we were all laughing.
but seriously, make sure you have everything you need at home before you go to the hospital. your not going to want to run to the store if you have forgotten something. i found that from all of the walking i did before the surgery helped as far as my mobility after the surgery. my doctor was quite impressed and would have sent me home the next day if i didn't live so far away. so i had to spend one more day just to be safe. which was good because i live alone and there was no one to fetch and carry for me. my daughter has three kids and my son and his wife worked all day. so everything worked out well. especially since when i am down and out i don't like people hovering over me so i was able to recoup as i wanted to, without an audience. lol. as far as what you will need to have each doctor is different about what they want you to eat and drink. i had both chicken and beef broth, jello, puddings, (single serves) if i remember thsoe were for later except the broths, jucy juice, snapple peach tea, and v-8 juice.i know there was other stuff but i can't remember what now. my surgery was a breeze, as was recovery. i am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and hope yours is just as easy. i'm not saying it wasn't painful butif you or someone you know has ever had a hysterectomy it was way less painful and recovery was faster.
I just had RNY done 12/6/11. Just still getting over the bumpy patches and trying to figure what I can eat. I am T2 and came off all my meds except vitamins and a heart pill. All my BS have been normal so far. Well worth the effort, Hope things go well for you.
Congrats Grant. I just had RNY done 12/6/11. Just still getting over the bumpy patches and trying to figure what I can eat. I am T2 and came off all my meds except vitamins and a heart pill. All my Bs have been normal so far. Well worth the effort, Hope things continue to go well for you.