3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery If you've had it, or are considering it, share your discussions here

HELP!!! I have an important pre-op ?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-11-2005, 01:31 PM   #1
RDY 2B HLTHY
 
sdlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego, Ca
Posts: 18

Default HELP!!! I have an important pre-op ?

Okay.

I need as much feed back as I can get. Anything would help. I just got a call from my Doc and he told me that instead of fasting for 2 days that just one day should be good enough. But the big question is the day before, originally I was to take this Magneium Citrate but now he says I shouldn't drink it? What do you all think? I guess there have been problems with people being dehydrated. I already plan on drinking AlOT of water. from what I have read on this forum previosly everyone takes some sort of intestinal cleaner and it makes sense. Okay help, I am reay for some feed back. Thanks
[/font][/color]
__________________
Renee

BELIEVE....With God All Things Are Possible MATT.19:26

Last edited by sdlady : 02-11-2005 at 01:35 PM.
sdlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2005, 10:02 PM   #2
Charm38
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 7

Default

I didn't take anything the day before and I had open surgery in April of 2002. I was fine ) I did fast for 24 hours prior as directed. I hope it all goes well for you!

Char
Charm38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2005, 11:05 PM   #3
Old Cackler
 
jiffypop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: northern New Jersey
Posts: 7,646

Default

I did the fleet phospho soda and clear liquids the day before the surgery. i don't understand about the dehydration issue. the first thing they do when you show up is to put an IV into you...

yep... talk with your doctor...
__________________
Start your day with a smile, and get it over with.
Keeping it off is a hundred decisions a day that help you maintain what you achieved. And that's the hard part. - L Sanders

start: 506 [Sept 2001]
weight at gastric bypass [Jan 29, 2002]: 409
current weight: 225
weight for plastic surgery: 200
final goal: 180

Posts by members, moderators and admins are not medical advice. See your physician before taking advice found on the internet.
jiffypop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2005, 02:06 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
original_serendipity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 165

S/C/G: 329/180/150

Height: 5'4"

Default

I did a 48 hour liquid diet and the magnesium crud, yuck!! Within 24 hours post-op, 4 or 5 I.V. bags +, and I had massive amounts of uric acid crystals in my catheter bag. The dehydration can be dependant on your post-op fluid retention factor. I retained a little over 30 lbs. The theory behind it was I had been on somewhat strong doses of lasix for 3 years for anasarca syndrome, and it made my kidneys "dumb", unable to filter fluid properly for a little while. I eventually shed all the fluid weight in about 4 days, but I had to be force-fed I.V. bags because I was constantly showing signs of dehydration, but had low electrolytes anyway. Go figure. So, magnesium citrate as a culprit? I would agree, having had to do it more than once.
original_serendipity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2005, 02:10 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
original_serendipity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 165

S/C/G: 329/180/150

Height: 5'4"

Default

Oh yeah, and the phenomenon of I.V. fluids and dehydration- most I.V. fluids go straight into your tissues, instead of staying in your bloodstream.
original_serendipity is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP! I'm going crazy--Had SGB a year ago--looking for others like me wisconsinchick Weight Loss Surgery 23 08-17-2009 08:44 AM
W.O.W. Naughty & Nice Pre-Christmas Challenge Week Five 11/26-12/2 mothermavis Chicks up for a Challenge 58 12-03-2007 12:45 PM
300+ Weekly Thread #1126 MetaChick 300+ Club 119 10-08-2007 12:58 PM
Need Help with my WLS Geri0301 Weight Loss Surgery 20 11-12-2004 12:52 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:28 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2