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    Can’t wait!

    Hello loves! This coming Monday I have an appointment with my patient coordinator to make the date for my surgery and I’m beyond excited! ❤️❤️❤️
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    The biggest change for me is the fact that I can no longer stomach any temperature of plain water. Has to be flavored or it comes back up. I use crystal light. I used to guzzle plain water. Strange.
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    Or you have things that are ok for a couple months after surgery then all of a sudden you don't like at all. Lol
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    Eating still hurts 😩

    I was sleeved on March 5 and yes at the beginning is really tough, try having really small bites I also discovered that there are just some food that just dont agree with me anymore anyway talk to your Dr express your concern just to be on the safe side it does get better way better but there are food you won’t be able to handle anymore small price to pay for a new healthy life
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    First - 6 lbs in a week and a half is GREAT. Likely your body gained some weight from swelling/fluid while in the hospital, so you're still working on that. One thing that has helped me feel better is that I created a chart (mine is in Google Sheets, but Excel would work too). It has my weight lost on it. Then I added a line that has a trendline from my surgery weight to the goal my doctor gave me (for me 60% EWL in 12 months). Even though I've had a couple weeks where I "only" lost 1.5 lbs or so, I am still WAY under the goal trend line. It helps me look at the big picture. See below (with the actual weight removed). The dark blue line shows my actual losses. Light blue is the trend of my actual looses. Red is the trend if I want to lose 60% EWL in a year.
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    Some people will be hungry after surgery. Sorry. My team had a recipe for protein hot chocolate for he full liquids stage post op, but check in with your team. CONGRATS and Safe Journey!
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    although I don't think I had such dreams (I usually don't remember my dreams, so I don't know for sure), I suppose that's not uncommon when people have upcoming surgeries. Just rest assured that WLS is one one of the safest surgeries there is - safer than a hip replacement surgery. Mortality rate is something like 0.3% on the bypass, even lower for the sleeve. That means there's a 99.7% chance you're going to pull through just fine. Complications aren't common and, when they exist, are usually minor. I had a stricture, which happens to about 5% of bypass patients (making it one of the more common complications). It was an easy fix. Try not to worry about it - this is a very low-risk surgery and I'm sure you'll do just fine. You're at more risk staying overweight than you are having WLS.
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    May not be hunger, could possibly be acid reflux? Are you on any medication for a little while to help reduce acid?
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    Can i just mention in the interest of keeping perspective. Average weight loss post surgery is 2-4lbs/week with the most coming off (usually) within the first 2 months. Losing 16lbs in 5 weeks is actually smack in the middle of expected rol (rate of loss). 16/5=3.2lbs/week. That's actually quite a lovely rate of loss. Rejoice and be glad people of earth!
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    I've heard people say that things taste different after barriatric surgery,but how soon after did everyone (if you did at all) experience this? I'm 2 weeks post op and seemed like it happened over night. Muscle milk in which tasted alright before now tastes like sour milk to me and Gatorade tastes super salty and filled with chemicals. How soon did your taste buds change after surgery and did they ever go back? Sent from my SM-G930V using BariatricPal mobile app