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    Hi! I had other major surgeries in the past and I was more awake and mobile with this surgery. I had 2 other procedures along with the gastric bypass but this is what I remembered: 1. The hospital will give you pain medication intravenously and it really did help. However, I was released with Tylenol with codeine and it didn’t help at all. If you need something stronger, talk to your doctor. 2. The nurses will teach you how to roll and sit up in the hospital (and that is still tough for me). I read that you should bring a small pillow for the trip home and keep it with you at home. It helps to minimize tummy pain if you sneeze or cough. Walk as much as possible to relieve tummy gas from the surgery. Ask your doctor if you can take Gas-X to help with relief. I had pain I both shoulders and was told that it was gas. It lasted for about 3 days after the surgery. 3. Prior to the surgery, buy your broth, protein shakes, whey powder, sugar free jello, protein water, & 1 ounce plastic cups to pour your drinks into (when you drink the protein shakes, water, protein water, broth, etc). You will need to sip as much as your tiny stomach will allow - like it’s your job- from the time you wake up until the time you go to sleep at night. Drinking liquids became easier for me around day 10. 4. Prior to the surgery, buy what you will need according to your doctor’s diet schedule in case you can’t go anywhere for 2 weeks. Make sure you try everything and like it before your surgery. 5. I bought the pre-made protein shakes so I wouldn’t have to make the shakes when I got home. I also bought the 1 oz cups and some disposable popsicle zip sleeves from Amazon. I put some of my protein water in the popsicle sleeves and made popsicles out of them, which helped a lot. 6. Walk around the house & keep hydrated as much as possible to avoid blood clots & dehydration. 7. When it’s ok to shower, be sure to do it when you are not too tired because it takes a lot out of you and you will need to hydrate after you are done. Some of the steri-strips on your stitches or staples may come off in the shower within 5 to 14 days of surgery. I was told not to worry but every doctor is different. Call your doctor if you have any concerns. Take it easy on yourself and try not to be a hero. Your body needs time to heal. I know it’s a lot but this is what helped me!
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    kia h

    november sleeve

    New sleevers welcome to group feel free to follow and communicate with us all we are here for each other along this journey I am November 1 and it’s fastly approching I’m about as ready as I can be
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    Whole Food Plant Based Eating

    The evidence is pretty compelling for adopting a whole food plant based (WFPB) lifestyle. Basically, there are 4 food groups: vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains. You can throw in some nuts and seeds as well. Nothing processed, no sugar. I already eat a very clean diet - no processed food, nothing artificial, no sugar, lots of veggies, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes. But I think I am going to try to gradually move away from animal based foods. I have inflammatory issues, and I am hoping this will help reduce those blood markers that continue to be high. I also have seen the evidence for improved athletic performance after making the switch. There is better arterial flow and muscle performance with a plant based diet. So wish me luck. This will not be a sudden change. But I have actually been feeling a bit of upset tummy lately after eating fish, meat and eggs. I used to eat a lot of eggs (from my own backyard hens), but since surgery, they just do not sit well. Cheese and yogurt will be my challenges, I'll have to try some soy yogurt and see if it works for me. I already use pea protein for about half of my protein supplements. I will definitely keep up with my protein requirements and will always be taking my vitamins. Tonight we had a stew of 3 kinds of lentils, white beans, millet, sorghum, sweet potato, and garden snow peas on a bed of spiralized zucchini. Even my carnivore husband got a second helping. Yes, it seems like there are a lot of carbs, but I am at goal now and having a struggle not to lose more weight, so this seems like a good time to try this. Any thoughts?
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    Your friends are fancy af! 😲
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    Shaving Under Arms

    Me, too! Planning laser hair removal.
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    It breaks my heart to see people posting regrets about WLS. For me, this has been LIFE CHANGING. I mean, there are many days where if it were acceptable, I’d shout with joy at the top of my lungs and try to get as many people as I could (I’m talking friends and family, not complete strangers— I’m not a complete lunatic) to have WLS so they too could feel as uh-maz-Ing as I do most days. It guts me to see when people don’t have a good experience with WLS
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    I am 63, so just assumed all the sags were here to stay - turkey neck, belly, arms, inner thighs. But...... the skin actually has tightened up in all those areas, I am very happy to say, even being older. My idea is to maintain at goal weight for at least a year before making any decisions about plastics. It's only fair to give the old bod a fighting chance to firm things up. Right now, I would not even consider plastics - I was thinking about my arms and belly a few months ago, but they look better now. However, the old girls will never be the same. Nuthin gonna firm those babies up!
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    8 months Post OP Gastric Bypass

    9 months ago guys I was at my heaviest weight ever at 304 lbs. Today 7.5 months post surgery I am currently at 179 pounds. I am so happy and so proud of my self! you should all be as well. This has been a great journey so far with no negative side affects so far and I wanted to share it with all you guys!! Hugs to you all!!! 😄
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    The Big Gastric Bypass diet guide

    I found this the other day and I think it will be very helpful to me, and I hope to those here. https://www.obesitycoverage.com/the-big-gastric-bypass-diet-guide/