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JoJoWazoo

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    JoJoWazoo got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Did anyone feel hungry after surgery?   
    I've been drinking >64oz Water. I take 40mg protonix daily. I feel like I'm broken! 🙄

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    JoJoWazoo got a reaction from mrsjcardinale in Did anyone feel hungry after surgery?   
    Me too. 3 weeks out. The dietitian told me it's in my head but I'm 57 and I'm pretty sure i know what hunger pangs are by now, surgery or no surgery. I've been on pureed diet for 1 week. I just don't feel satisfied. At all! [emoji53]

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    JoJoWazoo reacted to FancyChristine15 in So Many Pills   
    I knew that having to take Vitamins was part of the deal of getting the surgery, but there are sooooo many! I mean, if it'll keep me healthy, I'll do it. I'll just complain about it a little lol
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    JoJoWazoo got a reaction from EsoKev in Starting the process- Does it become "normal"?   
    Hi EsoKev! I started this journey a year ago in late May. I felt overwhelmed to say the least. I know it seems daunting, but with time it will become second nature. As for chewing all those times, it's nearly impossible for me to chew that many times. I think the aim here is to eat slllloooowwwwwly. I had my surgery March 30 and am in the puree stage. What is there to chew, right? I think the whole objective is to eat slowly, put your fork down in between bites, enjoythe flavors. Just take your time. I've learned the faster I eat, I get this full feeling which is really uncomfortable. If I slow down it feels normal. The water thing is still the hardest for me. 64oz seems like a lot, but it isn't to me. I've always been a water drinker. My problem it picking the glass up and taking a big gulp or two. What I did was I got a little 1 oz plastic cup. (I got several from my dietitian) I dipped an oz of water and sipped it. After a few days, I got the water thing down. I don't understand you not drinking between meals. You should be sipping water all throughout the day. I've even read some people have to set an alarm to remind them. I miss my straw though! As for crushing pills, see if they have your particular meds in liquid form. I crush my pills and mix them with some sugar free pudding (except for time release pills, they should never be crushed) After a while it does become your new normal, second nature. Browse this forum. The answers to almost anything are here. My dietitian suggested "Weightloss Surgery for Dummies." They have it on Amazon. 's pretty good and even has recipes for later. The most important thing is to get in your required Protein and water. I had a few days last week where I felt super hungry. They say it's in your head but I felt actual hunger. I started making my Jello with a little less water so I can cut it. I ate more jello to satisfy my hunger and it worked for me. I think boredom makes the initial time worse. I got to where I take the dogs for a long walk, every coupleof days we go walk on the beach. It makes me feel better. Go 'window' shopping, just not at the grocery or candy/ice cream stores. 😁 Hang tight. The recovery is not too bad. The best thing you could do is walk that forst day. Walk as much as you can without over doing it. You've got this. Don't give up. I'm almost 4 weeks out. I weighed 339 at my first consult. I weighed 314 on the day of surg. And I weighed in at 289 yesterday. It works. Don't give up. You'll lose weight just being on the practice diet. I hope this helps a little. I wish you all the best. Joann

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    JoJoWazoo reacted to MiltonP in From 470 to 235 (with photos)   
    Wow congratulations man, hopefully I will go the same path
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    JoJoWazoo reacted to newmebithebypass in Family cook   
    I was putting away dishes at 5 dusting the wood surfaces with pledge at that age too by the time I was 7 I had dish days at 10 I was doing my own laundry. I road 5 miles to the library on my own at that age too. Lol but I don't think I'd trust my nieces and nephews to do the same

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    JoJoWazoo got a reaction from diane1 in Family cook   
    Wow Diane1! YOU ROCK! We had 7 in our family back in the day. I did have some good intentions to cook. I had my sleeve done on March 30, I went home on the 31st. April 2nd, my daughter and her best friend came down with the kids for spring break. I had made a pot of sauce and meatballs because my 10yr old grandson and his best friend (the son of my daughter's best friend) loves, loves, loves them. They went grocery shopping and bought paper plates, bowls, everything but the silverware. My husband was off for 3 more days to be with me so soon after surgery. I took it easy and even went to the beach 4 days after my surg. I feel great. I have bursts of energy to get a few things done. I hope you're feeling great too!
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    JoJoWazoo got a reaction from ProudGrammy in Family cook   
    I'm so thankful my husband is cooking for himself these days. I keep thinking about all the stuff I cool and love. food beat me down before. Now I'm in control and I'm beating food down.

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    JoJoWazoo reacted to TexasMommy80 in Did anyone feel hungry after surgery?   
    I’m on day seven after surgery and I am so hungry. I can start full liquids tomorrow, which means premade Protein Shakes, creamy Soup, yogurt and pudding. I can’t wait, and I know it’s not solids, but I had to be better than the first seven days.


    Age: 37
    Height: 5’6
    BMI: 37
    VSG: 4/16/18
    GW: 160
    MFP: Fit4LifeAR
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    JoJoWazoo reacted to Arabian78 in Did anyone feel hungry after surgery?   
    I remember extreme hunger just a day or two after my surgery. It lasted for weeks until I could start soft foods. The liquids and purées did not fill me up. The beginning is the worst. It will get better.
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    JoJoWazoo reacted to GeorgieDean in Did anyone feel hungry after surgery?   
    I have to agree with you... I just want to eat! They say it’s better once we are on solids it will be better... I’m 5 days out... and trying to get my Water down


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    JoJoWazoo got a reaction from mrsjcardinale in Did anyone feel hungry after surgery?   
    Me too. 3 weeks out. The dietitian told me it's in my head but I'm 57 and I'm pretty sure i know what hunger pangs are by now, surgery or no surgery. I've been on pureed diet for 1 week. I just don't feel satisfied. At all! [emoji53]

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    JoJoWazoo got a reaction from mrsjcardinale in Did anyone feel hungry after surgery?   
    Me too. 3 weeks out. The dietitian told me it's in my head but I'm 57 and I'm pretty sure i know what hunger pangs are by now, surgery or no surgery. I've been on pureed diet for 1 week. I just don't feel satisfied. At all! [emoji53]

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    JoJoWazoo reacted to Molly Quinn in Did anyone feel hungry after surgery?   
    Yes!! I am STARVING. Currently day three since surgery and my stomach rumbles constantly and I only want to eat eat eat! Any tips people??
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    JoJoWazoo reacted to ancirasd in Wanting to talk to someone who has had Gastric Sleeve before my surgery.   
    You’re more than welcome to message me anytime! I am a 21 year old and I got sleeved in November on the 28th and I’m down a total of 91 pounds so far. I’m probably one a few cases that doctors come by but you said you wanted to hear good and bad. I got my surgery done and everything went great. I was recovering as expected and I was trying to get up and walk as much as possible per my surgeons orders. About two weeks home from the hospital I got the flu from one of my friends and since my immune system was down. The flu almost killed me. I began vomiting non stop for two weeks straight and I could not keep anything down. I ended up going into the hospital for very severe dehydration. I got released after several days of being pumped with fluids and was headed home to my bed which I was super excited for. And that happened in December. We enter the month of January and I was doing good but wasn’t doing great since I was still sick. I ended up not feeling well one night and told my parents I was going to take a shower and if I’m in the shower to long just come and get me and I thank the lord everyday my parents were home. I ended up losing Consciousness in the shower due to the heat and a light headed feeling. I ended up falling down and protected my head just right to make sure I didn’t have any damage. My parents rushed in to the bathroom to find me unresponsive, thus 911 was called. I then had my parents with the help of my local fire department and paramedics help get me out of the shower get me covered up so I wasn’t exposed and take me to the hospital I had my surgery at. I ended up having lack of Fluid around my brain and was diagnosed with toxic metabolic encephalopathy. I stayed in the hospital for about a week, incoherent of everything around me. I had hallucinations and thought my dead grandfather was in my hospital room with me. I ended up losing a year of my life because I have no memory of the past year. And I’ve been on disability since my discharge in February. I have some neurological deficits but it’s mainly with memory and I have some eyesight problems as well because of everything as well as nerve damage in my leg from being so dehydrated. I’m not trying to scare you into not getting your surgery but I’m trying to make you aware of the reality of what could happen. I was very lucky and I’m very thankful every day of my life to still be alive. I don’t regret the surgery because I know I needed it to better my life and health and I’m so thankful for my guardian angels watching me. Please make sure if you get the surgery your loved ones are there and they will be there supporting you 100%. It honestly takes a huge load off your back and you feel a lot better knowing it have a good support network as well. And I write in a journal for all my feelings. Sometimes people who don’t get the surgery don’t understand what your feeling and there is sometimes a feeling of loss when you can’t eat something. I wish you all he best and I hope your surgery is smooth sailing.



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