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    πŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’Ž You did all the right things, took all precautions and actions you should have. BRAVO!πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‡ Sometimes people don't take symptoms seriously or act too slowly. You did not. Since your Surgeon and ER docs ruled things out and gave you a plan they believe, so try to follow it. It is likely still swelling from major surgery. Conversion from a band can be tricky I have read because of the levels of erosion and scar tissue that may be present. Your healing may be slow but you seem to have a team that cares and that can make a difference in how you feel about your progress month to month. Congrats on a successful surgery. Get well soon. Stay in touch with your team and try new foods on their schedule for you. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
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    Keira Fae

    1year out, stomach pain?

    it's more lower belly, a bit under my bellybutton. I did call the nurses and see what they will tell me
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    Fear of being thin

    Being in emotional pain for the better part of 45 years and now in physical pain for several years and after dozens of failed attempts to lose weight, I've decided on bariatric surgery. Surgery is scheduled for March 6, 2019. I was excited for about a minute... then the fears set in. How drastically will my life change when I lose the weight? Will my husband and I still love each other? Will our lives take such different paths that we grow apart? What will family and colleagues say/think? Am I vain for wanting to do this? Then there is the uncertainty of success... Can I truly commit to this new lifestyle? Will this be added to list of failures? I am committed to this decision and yet as I sit here while the family is still asleep, with tears streaming down my face, I keep asking myself "why are you afraid to be thin?"
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    I had band to sleeve on 2/11/19. It will get better! I walked in circles around my leaving room to relieve gas pressure in my upper abdomen & chest. It really works! I also found relief by laying on my tummy. I use an albuterol inhaler to open up my air passages & used my spirometer daily for 3 weeks. I am no doctor but I know from experience that anxiety itself can make you feel like you can't breath! Take solace in knowing you did the right thing to experience a healthier YOU. We are here for you!
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    Need words of encourgement or thoughts

    Be patient with yourself ,for nothing in nature blooms all year. But to the best of your ability, be a sunflower, on even the darkest days you will stand tall and reach for the sun. And and new defination for FAIL.....FIRST ATTEMPT but I'M LEARNING.... rather softens the pain, doesn't it? And no matter the speed or slowness of this weight loss journey, we will all end up winners.
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    Need words of encourgement or thoughts

    I think it'll get better for you. Your body's just been through a lot and it takes a while to transition. Hang in there.
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    Full from medication alone?

    Hi there! I’m just shy of 2 weeks post op from my RNY and I haven’t yet hit my target for liquid consumption. So I would say it’s totally normal as you heal that you find yourself full from meds. It’s only been within the last couple of days that I’ve been able to consume closer to 60 ounces of liquid.
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    PurΓ©ed recipes

    Today is The first day that I am allowed pureed food.
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    De-Nile..:ain’t just a river in Egypt!! πŸ˜„πŸ€£
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    Post-op Weight Gain

    There is all of the fluids they put into your iv. You will see that weight come down over the next several days