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    I made it through!

    Hi all had my surgery yesterday and I must say I am feeling pretty good. The gas pain is not as bad as I thought and other pain in pretty tolerable. I am so happy it is done and over with now I’m on the road to recovery. I am having a problem with peeing, they took the catheter out and want me to do it on my own but I can’t yet. Hopefully I will before I get discharged tomorrow. I’ve been sipping on water and jello so I hope that will help.
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    3 days post-op & hungry

    I had a super easy surgery and recovery, too. Part of me worried they hadn't even done the surgery! most people don't have any hunger for several weeks or months after the surgery, but some do. But like Tim said, it could also be head hunger or stomach acid. Do they have you on something like omeprazole? Most surgeons have their patients on it for 3-6 months after surgery. Thirst will also sometimes mimic hunger. I mean - it COULD be hunger, but it's more likely one of those other things.
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    Varies from person to person depending on how you're feeling and your recovery. I'm a nurse and was back at work doing 12.5 hour shifts 9 days after my bypass. I felt fine and my surgeon said it was fine too, just no heavy lifting.
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    I work from home and I worked the day of surgery as soon as I woke up in my hospital room. All the nurses and doctors would see me on my bed with my laptop working and on conference calls. I worked each day thereafter. I felt significantly better after 2 weeks post sleeve and went to the office for a few hours.
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    Baritastic - it’s so great you can log your food and input recipes to get a good idea of calories per serving. It has been my greatest tool! It also tracks your BMI!
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    Can I see some before and after pics?

    K, I really intended to write up a post on my 2 year anniversary (back in October!), but just never got around to it. I did make/update a little "progress" pic collage about a month ago, that again, I had meant to accompany a better-late-than-never anniversary post, but yep, just didn't get around to it. Anyhoo....this pic has been sitting in my albums for over a month now, and since I honestly have no real intention to write up an anniversary post (I'm like 2 yrs + 4 months now, lol), I'm just gonna post it here so it doesn't go to waste: 2 weeks pre-op: 235.0 lbs Surgery Date weight: 223.1 lbs Goal Weight: 127 lbs (7 myths post op) Current weight: 113.9 (this morning) P.S. I'll try to do a proper anniversary post at the 3 yr mark...lol
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    I was scheduled to have my surgery in December and got pushed back to 2/23 because of Covid. I am jealous but proud for you!
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    Lost 26 lbs in the pre-op liquid diet phase, then post-op: 26lbs in 30 days, 44 lbs in 60 days and 63 lbs in 90 days. It then slowed down from there.... I lose some 8-10 lbs per month now.
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    My goal is not set in stone... I'm thinking somewhere between 200 and 220 should be good. I don't know when I will hit my first goal of 220 ish.... Per the surgeon, after the first initial chunk of weight comes off, we start to slow down. I'm sort of hoping to be closer to the lower 200's by end of summer but at this point i'm just happy to be feeling as good as I do right now.
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    Food Before and After Photos

    Soft Proteins, yes. I used my own recipe. 2 eggs 15oz part skim ricotta 1/4 cup grated parmesan 1tsp ground garlic 1tsp black pepper Dash of basil 1tsp Italian seasoning 1tsp salt Mix all these well. Spoon 1 to 2 teaspoons into each spot on a mini muffin baking pan that you’ve sprayed with Pam. Sprinkle a touch of reduced fat mozzarella on top of each. Bake 20 minutes at 375. I’m thinking of making a bariatric cooking/recipe blog. I love cooking and being inventive and really want to stay within my approved foods. So it may be neat!