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Oh Dear, That Hurt

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Lyra

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Well, I definitely learned my lesson today! What I think is eating slow and what The Sheriff thinks is eating slow are two totally separate things. Basically I ate too fast and my stomach went from "Yeah, we're good" to "DEF-CON 1 ABORT ABORT!" in about .01 seconds. Needless to say the pain that I felt from that is gonna make sure that I don't do that again! It's hard getting my liquid in, but I'm working on it...

 

Overall things have been good since surgery last Wednesday. My stomach is still swollen and my back and breastbone area are killing me from trapped gas. I'm exhausted a lot (I still can't believe that I needed a nap after taking a shower!) and I'm really glad that I ended up taking a full 2 weeks off of my physically demanding job!

 

I am not regretting my choice, but I think I'll be a lot happier once the weight starts coming off and I don't feel like somebody shoved a hot poker into my side!

 

I'm also going to start researching how to change over some of my favorite recipes to be sleeve approved. Life is going to be good, I just think it'll take a few days to get there!

 

Hope ya'll are well!

 

~Lyra

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Hey ! Glad to see you're up and about and doing well. It does take a week or so to get used to the new stomach and then every new stage of food progression brings its own set of revelations. I'm 2.5 months post-op and I'm enjoying any and all foods, just in small amounts (which is exactly what I hoped the sleeve would do for me).

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Hey ! Glad to see you're up and about and doing well. It does take a week or so to get used to the new stomach and then every new stage of food progression brings its own set of revelations. I'm 2.5 months post-op and I'm enjoying any and all foods, just in small amounts (which is exactly what I hoped the sleeve would do for me).

Thank you! The last few days have been a bit rough, but I have hope, and a good amount of stubborn bullheadedness, that things will turn out well!

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Wow this was the first post on here that made me not so scared, I am going from lapband to sleeve due to complications with RA and frankly reading some things on here are scary,

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Wow this was the first post on here that made me not so scared, I am going from lapband to sleeve due to complications with RA and frankly reading some things on here are scary,

I'm glad that I could help! The first days after surgery are hard because we've spent a lifetime gaining eating habits that you now have to monitor on a minute-by-minute basis. Things that were tasty one day are now not so great, but everyday is better and better.

Also, you should look at the blogs/topics from people who are 6 months, 1 year, and more out of surgery. All of them seem happy with their choice and are living healthier and more full lives. I basically look at the couple of weeks after surgery as 'payment' for having years of fun and adventure ahead of me.

Also, on the plus side I've lost 18 pounds in the past 12 days (that's including my pre-op diet). You just gotta keep your mind on the goal and take what life throws you.

Good luck and feel free to message me if you ever want to talk!

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