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  1. So I had the sleeve in January 2018 and I am 6 weeks pregnant. I have been feeling more hungry lately and I get more full than usual after I eat. Basically I either feel like I’m starving or like I ate too much literally all day long. And nauseated on top of that. Is this normal? I don’t feel like I’m eating larger portions so I don’t know why I’m constantly sick feeling.

  2. I had to go back and check, but I'd lost about 60 by then. Some rocky times since--went up 10 and down 10, which is a relief overall but frustrating.
    It may be useful to get an idea, but just be aware that there are a ton of different factors at work, so your mileage will be yours alone--you may lose more quickly or slowly than others, but you will, if you follow the plan, lose.
    And, to be honest, I don't care that much about how much I lose and how quickly, as long as I keep it off long-term. That's the real prize here.

    Great advice. Thank you, I’m down 72 pounds and May 8th will be my 4 month mark. It must be all in my head because I feel like I’m not where I should be. I’m starting to see that my weight issues are truly a mental thing. I am strictly sticking to the plan and doing everything I should, just was curious where others were.

  3. Sooo I have a poop question! I was constipated after surgery for the entire time, taking colace daily and then I got strep throat about 2 weeks ago....since the strep I have had diarrhea daily for 2 weeks. Is this normal? At first I thought it was the antibiotics and strep but now I’m wondering if I’ll be stuck this way. Thanks in advance!

  4. So I’m about a month post op and on a regular high Protein, low carb diet. I manage to hit my 60g protein goal almost daily along with my 64oz of Fluid, but I eat the same things all the time: eggs, nuts, cheese, meats. Any ideas on small snack/meals that are high protein/low carb??? Also I am down 33 pounds...I thought it was good but now I feel the scale is moving slowly and it’s making me second guess my weight loss. I had surgery January 8th. TIA!

  5. Just to be safe you may want to request that your stool be tested or call your surgeon back and ask if there were blood how would it look. If he describes what you are seeing in your stool, put some pressure on for that stool test. I have ulcerative colitis and flare ups cause me to have blood in my stool. In my case it's typically obvious when wiping.
    I'm glad you are feeling great other than that concern. And, it may be nothing to worry about but it's not worth taking a chance. I'm in week 4 post-surgery and my stool is yellow. (Gross, I know, but figured I'd share in case that color appears. lol) :206_cat:

    Yeah he did describe the way blood would look, but I keep googling and freaking my self out. He described it as “squiggles of ketchup on a hot dog” and that’s not it the entire stool is this color so that’s what made him say something from the diet.....thanks for the reply!

  6. Surgery was 2 weeks ago, I’m fine, healing great, etc. Ever since I had surgery my bowel movements have all been a maroon color. I told my surgeon he said it must be from liquids/dyes, or something I’m taking in...but it is still happening like daily. It’s kinda freaking me out. Has this happened to anyone else? I’m trying to stay calm and not freak out but it’s kind scary to think it could be blood. Advice please!

  7. One danger of surgery is the development of blood clots. According to the internet:
    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clotforms in one of the deep veins of your body, usually in your legs, but sometimes in your arm. The signs and symptoms of a DVT include: Swelling, usually in one leg (or arm) Legpain or tenderness often described as a cramp or Charley horse.
    Shortness of breath, chest pain (particularly with deep breathing), coughing up blood, persistent leg pain, or redness, swelling, or warmth in your lower legs (usually one-sided) can all be indications of a blood clot in the legs or lungs, and should never be ignored. And, give yourself a break already.
    According to my discharge instructions, one of the times to call your surgeon's office was if you were experiencing chest pain. So although this might turn out to be nothing, I would take a cautious approach and keep your surgeon informed.

    Will do thanks

  8. I had the sleeve done 2 days ago and now I’m getting a minor cramp in one leg up by my knee....I’m probably overly paranoid but it’s worrying me. It comes and goes in the same spot. Still having a lot of chest pain.....hard to take in my fluids. Hot showers and my heating pad are the only things helping me...advice?

  9. Good luck everyone! I'd recommend earplugs (couple pairs in case you lose them) and an eye mask. You never know who your roommate is and you'll appreciate the ability to sleep... My nurses were even to do regular meds without waking me, which was awesome!
    Sure you will all do great.

    Luckily I get a private room! But good idea for those who share!

  10. Yay!!! I'm tomorrow too, 12:09pm (so exact lol). Pre-op nurses said staying on top of pain is the best thing I can do to help myself heal. They said aim to not get above a 4. We spoke about nausea too and they said they would get me some meds before I even went to recovery and I said good. Lol.
    And I agree with being your own advocate with pain. They got behind on my meds with my c-section and it was the most horrible pain of my life. I'll never let that happen again.

    Good luck tomorrow! We’ve got this!!!

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