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Kennalb

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    Kennalb got a reaction from Jill4329 in August Sleevers-How are you doing??   
    I was sleeved August 21st by Dr Ilan in Mexico and I feel like mine is almost too good. I was in pain when I first woke up but since then I have been walking and no issues. I got home last night and finally feel,all the gas is out from the surgery and general flying. I have not hit my goal with Water yet but I don't have to sip, I can drink normally, my stomach just gurgles a bit. I do have hunger pains, right now I am sating them with broth and Protein water. I got 46 ounces of water and 47 Proteins so far today, went for a nice walk and am feeling great. This makes me think I am broken and it did not take, between the ease of swallowing, the hunger pains, and the lack of pain or issues. Anyone else?
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    Kennalb reacted to KateBruin in August Sleevers-How are you doing??   
    liquid gabapentin is like **** directly from satans ass hole. I take all my meds in solid pill form just over a long period of time.

    Still no poo on day three of Miralax. Contemplating the murder and BBQ of my adorable dog.



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    Kennalb reacted to Introversion in 8/21 sleeve, PMS gain? Anyone else???   
    I gain anywhere from 3 to 7 pounds in Fluid weight during the monthly cycle, which disappears about a week after the first day of my period.
    I only weigh myself once a month, about a week after my period ends. Weighing in more often isn't going to make the scale's number move faster, but it does create anxiety for some of us.
    Here's a great posting regarding weights and the scale:
    http://www.weightymatters.ca/2017/08/psa-scales-measure-gravity-not-health.html
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    Kennalb reacted to clk in 8/21 sleeve, PMS gain? Anyone else???   
    Every month, like clockwork - 3-4 pounds. It falls off after my cycle.
    Cheri
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    Kennalb reacted to LiciKitty in 8/21 sleeve, PMS gain? Anyone else???   
    This always happens to me. My first month i gained about 3 lbs and held it until my last day and then dropped about 6 lbs in one day. Now that i'm further out i gain 2 lbs at the beginning then continue to drop a lbs a day during.
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    Kennalb got a reaction from Jill4329 in August Sleevers-How are you doing??   
    I was sleeved August 21st by Dr Ilan in Mexico and I feel like mine is almost too good. I was in pain when I first woke up but since then I have been walking and no issues. I got home last night and finally feel,all the gas is out from the surgery and general flying. I have not hit my goal with Water yet but I don't have to sip, I can drink normally, my stomach just gurgles a bit. I do have hunger pains, right now I am sating them with broth and Protein water. I got 46 ounces of water and 47 Proteins so far today, went for a nice walk and am feeling great. This makes me think I am broken and it did not take, between the ease of swallowing, the hunger pains, and the lack of pain or issues. Anyone else?
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    Kennalb got a reaction from Jill4329 in August Sleevers-How are you doing??   
    I was sleeved August 21st by Dr Ilan in Mexico and I feel like mine is almost too good. I was in pain when I first woke up but since then I have been walking and no issues. I got home last night and finally feel,all the gas is out from the surgery and general flying. I have not hit my goal with Water yet but I don't have to sip, I can drink normally, my stomach just gurgles a bit. I do have hunger pains, right now I am sating them with broth and Protein water. I got 46 ounces of water and 47 Proteins so far today, went for a nice walk and am feeling great. This makes me think I am broken and it did not take, between the ease of swallowing, the hunger pains, and the lack of pain or issues. Anyone else?
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    Kennalb got a reaction from AnnC in How Much Liquids Is Too Much?   
    Please let me know what the doctor says, we can get through this!
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    Kennalb reacted to Jill4329 in August Sleevers-How are you doing??   
    Responding to Kennalb above (not sure if I should do this another way- still learning my way around here and trying to figure out how to crop my picture), my surgery was also 8/21 and if I do like my book seems to say to do, I don't see how I can get in all the liquids and Protein. It says only about 3-4 ounces at meals and an ounce every 15 minutes otherwise. I know I can drink more than an ounce every 15 minutes and feel fine. And when I do the Protein Drink, I don't drink it as slowly as I'm supposed to, and I have felt fine. I have even gone up to 5 ounces and I'm fine. I guess we are just all different. I have quite a headache today but have not had any pain medicine because I was constipated from it. Now that's under control.
    A concern I have is that I'm on a bunch of medication for other health conditions unrelated to the surgery so I have to crush pills, etc. I have a lot of pain unrelated to it. Figuring out how to deal with all that.
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    Kennalb reacted to AnnC in How Much Liquids Is Too Much?   
    Today has been a tough day! I have been really questioning...did I do the right thing? And hearing that you are having some of the same symptoms makes me feel ENORMOUSLY better. I took a Zantac 150 mg this am, then my previously prescribed protonix. I'm going to take another Zantac before bed. I'm supposed to see the doc on Thursday but if these meds don't work better tomorrow, I'm going to call on Monday.
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    Kennalb got a reaction from AnnC in How Much Liquids Is Too Much?   
    @ann c, I had mine on the 21st and am the same way, I have been waiting for someone else to say this and not make me feel crazy. I was told the hunger was probably acid but if I take an antacid it does not stop. I drink Water without sipping, just regular with no problems. I was beginning to wonder if I was broken. You have made me feel much better.
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    Kennalb reacted to AnnC in How Much Liquids Is Too Much?   
    Thanks for this post! I am 5 days post op and can drink Water with no problems and I am feeling hungry. This thread made me feel much better, like I didn't just have a major operation for nothing. Please keep good thoughts for me!
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    Kennalb reacted to ProudGrammy in How Much Liquids Is Too Much?   
    I don't think there is such a thing as "too much liquid."

    Immediately after surgery you should be sipping on your liqid carefully.- because of your healing stomach? if you have no problems w/drinking, go ahead, drink as much as you can

    later, you can have as many liquids as you can endure, the more the better. 64 oz daily is the goal daily,(i can't always drink that much.
    i've heard people drink a gallon of liquids. (they are the ones that exercise alot) EGADS

    continued success
    I'll drink to that, Water of course
    good wishes
    kathy
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    Kennalb got a reaction from Jill4329 in August Sleevers-How are you doing??   
    I was sleeved August 21st by Dr Ilan in Mexico and I feel like mine is almost too good. I was in pain when I first woke up but since then I have been walking and no issues. I got home last night and finally feel,all the gas is out from the surgery and general flying. I have not hit my goal with Water yet but I don't have to sip, I can drink normally, my stomach just gurgles a bit. I do have hunger pains, right now I am sating them with broth and Protein water. I got 46 ounces of water and 47 Proteins so far today, went for a nice walk and am feeling great. This makes me think I am broken and it did not take, between the ease of swallowing, the hunger pains, and the lack of pain or issues. Anyone else?
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    Kennalb reacted to DropWt4Life in Serious about MEXICO but many questions and concerns   
    Bariatric Pal Team MX with Dr. Illan is excellent! I paid $500 dp with Paypal, and the balance the day after surgery with a cashiers' check. The valets, doctors, and nursing staff are awesome! I never got charged for anything else, although nurses were in about every few hours adding anti-nausea, pain killer, anti-gas medications to my IV up til the morning of my discharge. I never felt any nausea or pain (except for gas pain) the entire trip. I had a private room with a sofa bed for my companion. All nurses spoke English. Netflix was on the TV, and WIFI is included as well. The care that I received there by far exceeded any care that I've ever received in the US. The EKG, bloodwork, chest Xrays were all done within 1 1/2 hours of being admitted to the hospital. I was up walking within 2 hours of being taken out of recovery. After the 2 days in the hospital, my companion and I spent 1 night in a hotel/casino. The valets took us and the other 3 patients shopping in the shopping district of Tijuana. Dr. Illan only does 4 surgeries per day. Some surgeons that I researched did up to 10 per day. I was worried about my surgeon being tired after so many surgeries, so I wanted one that performed as few daily as possible. Anyway, I had reservations about having surgery in Tijuana, Mexico. It was completely safe and FUN. My companion was in awe. He couldn't believe the care that WE BOTH received, and told me that he is surprised that they could perform this service for so cheap. Good luck in choosing a doctor and facility, but you will not be sorry if you go with Bariatric Pal Team MX and Dr. Illan.
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    Kennalb got a reaction from zallykatz16 in Day after surgery day I'm hungry, is this normal?   
    I did the 10 day liquid diet and was not hungry. I will see how it goes. Kel, that makes me feel better, I'm going to kick this fat in the butt.
    Thanks for the help!
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    Kennalb reacted to JTHmom in Crossing the Mexico border back into the US   
    Took my daughter 20 minutes you get to use the medical lanes My friend said it took her close to 1.5 hours to get across

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    Kennalb reacted to JoeJoeMomma in Crossing the Mexico border back into the US   
    It was short maybe 25 min. We were in the medical line back into the state.
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    Kennalb got a reaction from zallykatz16 in Day after surgery day I'm hungry, is this normal?   
    I did the 10 day liquid diet and was not hungry. I will see how it goes. Kel, that makes me feel better, I'm going to kick this fat in the butt.
    Thanks for the help!
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    Kennalb got a reaction from zallykatz16 in Day after surgery day I'm hungry, is this normal?   
    I'm not that I know of, I will ask my nurse next time she comes in, I'm hoping that is all it is or I'm going to feel like a big failure less than 24 hours after my surgery.
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    Kennalb got a reaction from zallykatz16 in Day after surgery day I'm hungry, is this normal?   
    I last ate or drank Sunday at 8ish and had surgery around 8 last night. I'm literally in no pain and no nausea. I passed the leak test and now have all of these Clear Liquids in front of me. I've been sipping off and on for two hours and no pain or fullness. My stomach wants to eat itself. I already feel like I may be a failure. Ugh
    I had a VSG
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    Kennalb reacted to The New Kel in Day after surgery day I'm hungry, is this normal?   
    @Kennalb
    I was hungry from day one for literally 4 weeks post op. I was in tears wondering why the hell I was hungry. Like you, I worried that my surgery didn't work right. Then I began reading here and discovered many of us go through an adjustment period of hunger. Right at about 4 weeks post op the combination of healing along with the addition of some soft allowed foods changed everything. No longer hungry after that. I was not hungry hardly at all from months 4-10. (I do get off and on hunger now 10 months post op but its healthy hunger). I agree with others who have already responded- it could very well be emotional (habit) hunger- I had that big time, and it fades, trust me. Also possibly acids, which can mimic hunger.
    Hang in there and know it is temporary.
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    Kennalb reacted to shedo82773 in Day after surgery day I'm hungry, is this normal?   
    DropWt4life,
    I had to do my Protein Drinks for 2 weeks Preop and 4 weeks post op. I never had any hunger thru that either. Life is good!
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    Kennalb reacted to shedo82773 in Day after surgery day I'm hungry, is this normal?   
    That makes it hard but....you might be having MIND HUNGER!!! I am 4 years out (and one of the lucky ones) I can honestly say I have not had any physical hunger since my RNY. I deal with what is called MIND hunger all the time. I can literally not eat. Sometimes I go so long that I get dizzy and light headed!! I wouldn't trade this for anything!!!! Plus you might be confusing hunger with thirst. You need to keep going on your fluids. Good Luck and keep us posted about your journey!!

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    Kennalb reacted to Apple1 in Day after surgery day I'm hungry, is this normal?   
    You may have acid in your stomach which can feel like hunger. Are you on an acid blocker?
    I don't think I felt true hunger until around 3 weeks post op.

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