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ANewBeginning15

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    June Sleevers!

    Thank you! Comparison is the thief of joy, but it's hard not to.
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    June Sleevers!

    I was 269 on the day of surgery.A couple years ago I was up to 325.
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    June Sleevers!

    I was sleeved June 17th, so I'm at 6 weeks post op. I've "only" lost about 17 pounds since the surgery. I've been following my diet, exercising quite a bit (walk/jog/hike 1.5-3 miles 5 days per week). Im getting in liquids and my Vitamins. I'm supposed to aim for 1200 calories daily, but I'm only getting up to 500-600 on average per day. That's the only thing I could imagine factoring in to not losing as much as others seem to be. I admit that I'm a little frustrated and wondering if anyone else is in my shoes or if any one has thoughts about this. Thank you in advance.
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    Frustrated

    Sometimes a little bit. But it's more a desire to be eating what I can't have. Sort of a head hunger. I was very nauseous the first two days after surgery and did dry heave once, which was very painful. I didn't want to drink anything at all, or even look at it, until day 3.
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    Pudding

    SF pudding is on my full liquid diet list from my NUT.
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    Frustrated

    I'm also on day 8 post op and had a challenging day today too. I would have been happy with just a little refried beans. I had a bad hour during the afternoon fighting this. But I went to the kitchen, got a bottle of water, a cup of broth, and a SF pudding and just kept sipping. That helped a lot. Maybe I was bordering on dehydration. I kept reminding myself that I'm doing this for a reason and to be strong.
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    Overnight Bag

    A pillow. The hospital ones are not comfortable.
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    Impatiently waiting...June sleevers?

    i see now. Me too....extra day for those reasons. Came home this morning. A lot of nausea, but it, knock on wood, seems to be getting better.
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    Impatiently waiting...June sleevers?

    Tomorrow is my day too. I check in at 8:00am. Best of luck. So how are you feeling now? I didn't start feeling halfway normal until the second day out. Stayed in hospital 2 nights and just got home today. I've been a sipping these grape isoprene drinks with protein in them.
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    June Sleevers!

    I just got home from the hospital (today is Friday). I was sleeved on Wednesday and had an umbilical hernia repair. I think the hernia repair hurts more than anything. I struggled badly with pain when I was woken up from the surgery and for the rest of the day. But today I feel kind of happy. Strangely, I'm more focused on healing than losing weight. Hopefully weight loss happens too
  11. Hello! I've been approved for surgery and I'm scheduled for surgery in Houston on June 19th. I haven't told anyone about this surgery. I've kept it private, which I'm sure I'll be happy abut in the long run,but for now that means I don't have a sounding board. I Also need a hernia repaired, which makes for a good cover. I'm ready to get this over with. I know it's what I need to do, but I feel nervous and a little alone. I have 2 kids and I'm divorced. I don't want them to worry about me. Well, thanks for reading this
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    Impatiently waiting...June sleevers?

    Tomorrow is the big day for me. The nerves are definitely there. But glad the wait is almost over. I'm checking in at 9:30am. Oh my goodness. Is anyone else going in tomorrow?
  13. Hi! I took the prep diet opportunity to use the things that have been sitting in the pantry and freezer for too long because I was very busy with teaching as a full time job, teaching math tutorials after school and weekends, and driving the kids to their lessons and fast food became my handy friend. Being on summer break and a liquid diet, I cleaned out the food that's been sitting there and turned it into meals that I froze for my kids and visiting friends when post op recovery rolls around. I literally don't have any more room in my freezer because it is so stocked with prepared meals! I didn't have to buy much to add to the recipes so I saved money (money that went to buying my Protein shakes I didn't have any issue cooking with regards to temptation or torture. I actually enjoyed it. It gave me something to focus on instead of my hunger pains.
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    Anyone with a hernia

    I have no good ideas. This is my first hernia. I had my gallbladder removed last summer and the hernia seems to be a result of that? I'm afraid that, like yours did, mine will reopen.
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    June Sleevers!

    I wish you the best, Bil! Best wishes!
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    Anyone with a hernia

    I also have a large umbilical hernia. My surgeon is repairing it the same time as the sleeve surgery. Some people hope for a hernia to repair because it helps with the cost of surgery. I also look pregnant! lol
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    Protein

    Dannon Oikos has a new Greek yogurt line with 15 grams of protein per serving.
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    Impatiently waiting...June sleevers?

    Hello...I've been ordering cases from Amazon.... I like Boost carb control and Atkins. Both have around 15 grams of protein each and 160-180 calories. I drink about 5 per day, plus sf Greek yogurt, tomato Soup, or sf pudding.
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    Looking for my June 1 buddy's ?

    Hi! Is that since the surgery or total?
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    June Sleevers!

    I had my surgery on the 10th also everything is fine except I cant seem to get 64oz of fluids down for the life of me Its too much then I feel bloated and my belly aches...and forget about food not happening just yet! I hope this part of the transition and that it will pass. In any case best of luck to allHi LynRey, I'm having problems getting enough liquid as well. My program does not do protein shakes or powder or anything like that either. It's clear liquids right after surgery and then modified liquids for two weeks. So, day 2 of modified and unable to get down more than a couple of licks off the spoon. They say only three "meals" a day with liquids in between. So now I'm thinking this is where my headache is coming from. My body is in starvation mode. I get light-headed, dizzy, and just feel like crud. They have been very clear that protein shakes are a no-no so I'm unsure how to proceed at this point. I'm going to call the NUT tomorrow and hope for a remedy.What do you mean by a modified liquid?
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    June Sleevers!

    I'm June 17th too!! I'm excited but Nervous!June 17th for me too
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    Haven't told anyone...

    I like that! Not everything is a facebook status! You just need to eat less? She knows your average daily calorie intake, huh? Well, we all wish it were that easy
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    Haven't told anyone...

    I understand that!
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    Unsolicited Online Dating Advice

    Thanks for the tips! I'm going to get this surgery over with and focus on getting healthy for a while. I don't think I have the emotional energy for dating at the moment but I definitely agree with your point about daily showers...for both genders!
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