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  1. 2 points

    Weight Gain 5 Days Following Surgery

    happens to most (maybe all?) of us. yes - IV fluids. It can take a few days for them to work their way out of your system.
  2. 2 points

    Sneezing a stupid amount.

    Some people have a sneeze as their "full signal". Pay attention to when you are sneezing and see if it correlates to when you eat. It might be your signal too. Better than mine, which is a belch.
  3. 1 point

    Dizzy when I stand up

    When I stand up, I feel a bit dizzy. Not like pass out dizzy, just like it gets a bit dark. It sounds terrible when I say that. Anyone else having that experience?
  4. 1 point
    Most surgeons give you a plan that starts with a liquid phase. That is for allowing your stomach to heal, but it may end up being less than 500 calories per day. Depending on the plan they give you and how your body adjusts, you may be eating 500-700 during those transitional weeks after surgery. i never track calories, personally. I listen to my body’s signs of fullness and prioritize protein and fresh vegs and fruit. It is possible that consuming too few calories will actually result in your body stalling because it will think you are starving and go into survival mode.
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    Dizzy when I stand up

    it's common after surgery - I had it at first but I haven't felt it in a long time (I'm over six years out). It's due to low blood pressure. Just get up slowly. Here's info about it (and most of us have the acute version - it'll usually resolve itself over time): https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/orthostatic-hypotension/symptoms-causes/syc-20352548
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    Follow the plan given to you by your surgeon or nutritionist/dietitian. If you didn’t get one, find a bariatric nutritionist/dietitian and get a plan. Post-op nutrition is tricky because you need to get in protein, vitamins, and minerals essential to life, but you can’t eat very much. The foods must be nutrient dense and are often very different from what you were eating pre-op. For me, 500cal a day was not enough post-op, I kept getting dizzy when I ate that little.
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    How are you doing after surgery?
  8. 1 point

    Gastric sleeve in August

    Congrats. That is also my [emoji512]birthday. My surgery scheduled Aug 19th. Sent from my SM-G981V using BariatricPal mobile app
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    I have about the same problem you have!!Went in at 270 and only lose 70 pds with the sleeve .I'm doing my work on having the revision because of the GERD...it is bad, I didn't have any of this before the surgery. Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app
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    I had GERD before my VSG surgery in 2014, and it only got worse over the next six years. Nothing helped, including PPI's. Fast forward to 2020. After a bunch of diagnostic tests to verify my GERD/Gastritis/Esophagitis, I had bypass surgery October 2020. I haven't had GERD since. I'm off all acid reflux medications. I've lost 56 lbs. since surgery and feel better than I felt in my 40's (I'm 64). I've got a ton of energy, walk 5 miles five days/week and do aquatic fitness classes 5 day/week. I'm loving my new, healthier self and so glad I made the decision to get the surgery. Yes, it is a life-long decision and I've forever changed how I can eat and process food, but so worth it! Needless to say, I would recommend the revision to anyone with severe GERD.

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