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    Anesthesia is wicked and can cause that in some people. I have been emotional not just from anesthesia but because I want to eat but can’t. Like real food! I’ve cried a a few times and have said I regret this but each day it gets easier. Make sure you are sipping all day and getting your protein in. That’s most important. Staying hydrated. Good luck!
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    Waking up after sugery

    Hi! I had VSG on 4/16. I woke up in recovery for a second and was hot and in pain but immediately fell back asleep. I didn’t wake up again until I was in my private room. I was groggy and it took some time but I suggest to let yourself sleep and recover. By the next day I was much better. Just sore and thirsty. Be prepared for the changes and tell yourself you will get through this. Surgery is the easy part. Good luck!
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    Grocery store blues....

    Glad it is only temporary and we will get through this!
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    What is your post op diet like?

    I had VSG on 4/16 and am on full liquids until 5/1. I’m hungry and I want food so bad. I start puréed on 5/1 and am so looking forward to it. Hoping this hunger goes away and once I am more satisfied I won’t feel hungry. But for now it’s sugar free jello, pudding, broth, popsicles and protein drinks.
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    Grocery store blues....

    I feel this way now and I’m 6 days post-op. I’m teary eyed reading it because I feel this way now. I hope to and will get there soon.
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    4 days

    GeorgieDean My Dr said for constipation take Milk of Magnesia. Luckily I stayed away from pain meds because that is the culprit. I don’t start my vitamin regimen until 2 weeks post op. Not sure I am looking forward to that! Just make sure you are getting in your fluids. That’s the most important. Good luck!
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    4 days

    Hi Molly, I had my surgery on 4/16 as well. Like you I am hungry. I’ve heard so many saying they had to force liquids down and I agree that it could be “head” hunger but like others have suggested, keep drinking the protein drinks, and bone broth. We will get through this!

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