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TxStar09

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. 05/22/2019 10:23 PM, Alwzla8 said:

    Slow loser here... since last weigh in I have lost 38 pounds which really seem like it should be more:(
    I’m at 33 lbs since surgery. I am so happy with it. It is 33 I couldn’t have lost on my own in this time frame. I wish I could have lost more, but I am telling myself that it will happen in its time. I am finally on full foods, so that is a plus. It has been nice to eat dinner with the family and have virtually the same thing they are. 😊. You are doing great!  Keep up the good work. 


  2. First all congrats to everyone! It sounds like everyone is doing great. I am almost 3.5 weeks post op and on the 3 week mark, I was 23 lbs down. I will definitely take that! I have done pretty well with Protein and Water. I’m still on purée and will start transitioning to soft foods this weekend. I love the Protein2O water. Kills 2 birds with one stone. Almost 17 oz of water and 15g protein. They fast pretty good too.

    The biggest problem I am having is reflux. I never had it before the surgery and now I am having it something fierce! It is all the time, no matter what I eat. Started about a week after the surgery. 😕. I am hoping as my stomach heals that I will get past it. Only time will tell. Until then...tums and Zantac.

    I just passed all of my nursing classes and I graduate tomorrow! A huge accomplishment for me at 44 with a 13 y/o and a 3 y/o.

    @TheFlintstones. I am currently using the Bariatric 1 Patches from PatchMD.com. There are 3...multivitamin, B12, and D3/Calcium. I have an appointment with my surgeon on the 13th and my PCP on the 20th so plan on having my levels checked at one of the appointments.

    Best of luck to everyone and keep up the good work.


  3. On 04/18/2019 at 16:44, Alwzla8 said:



    I was sleeved on the 9th and had a surprise hernia repair:)




    I weighed 242 at the dr office on my last visit




    Day of surgery 229




    2 days after I came home I made the mistake of getting on the scale and it said 235, from all the fluids and such




    Weighed myself today and it said 221:)




    I am only able to wear sports bras and still very uncomfortable wearing pants so I am living the sweatpants life. My surgeon told me that I could go back to work Monday but my job won't let me back without a dr note UGH.. so I have to wait for my follow up on Weds. I am still on a liquid diet and can't go to thicker Fluid until next week then a week after that I can finally go to mushy food and I have to stay on that for 6 weeks:(




    Best wishes to all:)






    Great weight loss! Congratulations! I’m still on full liquids until the 24th-ish... At my appointment the other day, I was told I could test the waters a little with the blended/puréed stage. We went out for dinner and I had some split pea Soup. It was so good. Having something with real flavor was fantastic!!!!! I will be happy once I get to the soft foods stage, but that’s not until 5/8 or so for me.


  4. 11 minutes ago, ypease said:

    I understand both issues. I have only told people that I know would be supportive. My husband. The others, well it’s NOTB (none of their business).

    As far as the hip surgery goes. I had total knee replacement at 55. Many said I was very young for the surgery as well. My position was: My doc wanted me to lose weight. Now just how the heck will that happen when I can’t even walk! I told the doctor it is a lifestyle issue. He agreed and that is how we approached it. Also, if you have insurance, call them. The lady I talked to pushed my authorization through as soon as the doc submitted the forms. Don’t let them put you off! I know the crippling, torturous pain of bone on bone, grinding.

    What really chapped my hide was when they told me walking would be the best thing for my knee! REALLY! OA, crippling pain with movement making it worse. Only a Sadist would recommend that!

    Good luck and go after them! Don’t take no for an answer.

    Thank you for the input. I actually did have the surgery on 4/9. I have my first follow up today. I'm feeling pretty good, just a bit tired. I think that may be from the lack of nutrition. I'm getting my Protein and Water in so I feel like I am doing pretty well. I will see how the weight loss goes and then tackle my hip.

    Have a great day!


  5. On 04/13/2019 at 21:43, Alwzla8 said:





    Did they use glue or give you stitches? I took a shower the next day as well even with the ON-V pump. I also was glued lol


    I was glued. I thought about showering at the hospital and then decided to wait until I got home. It felt so good!

    How’s the soreness? Mines not to bad anymore. Coughing and sneezing isn’t a walk in the park, but other than that not to bad.


  6. @TheFlintstones I completely understand. My incisions were glued. You don’t sound negative and it is completely understandable to be worried. This is a huge change that we have made in our lives and one we don’t want to screw up right out of the gate. If you have some waterproof bandages, place them over the sites and then enjoy a shower. You will feel so much better. 😊


  7. On 04/13/2019 at 21:00, TheFlinstones said:

    Hi all,



    I’m concerned about having a shower. How do you NOT get the 5 incision sites wet???



    So without sounding gross, I have been having a sponge clean/bath (not in the bath) Definitely worried about the drain site, as the bandage over that is a thick cloth one.



    I so hope they all heal well with no infection!!!



    Otherwise got home yesterday. Sipping away on Optifast shakes and Protein Water.
    I took a shower the day I got home. I was told that I could wash the incision sites just not scrub. Then to pat dry. I haven’t seemed to have any issues. However, I didn’t have a drain so not sure about that site. Possibly cover it with Saran Wrap or a waterproof bandage if you are worried.


  8. On 04/12/2019 at 19:35, I Am Groot said:

    Another update:

    My sleeve was on the 4th and my first follow-up was today. Everything went well. The incisions are healing nicely with slight oozing in one and my first NSV - my blood pressure has already dropped from prehypertension levels to normal. My surgeon seemed surprised by my burping complaint. Thankfully, it's getting better each day.

    Now, only if I could chew something.

    Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using BariatricPal mobile app

    Happy to hear that everything is going well. I have been burping up a storm. I had heard that it is harder to burp after the sleeve, but it sure does help getting that air out of my chest.

    I’m ready to move on to purées already, and it’s only been 3 days since surgery.

    Best of luck to you and I hope you keep improving! Also, congrats on the NSV. That’s great news!!!!


  9. On 04/10/2019 at 15:32, Alwzla8 said:

    I finally went pee and I’m already home:) omg:) so happy to be home, my son don’t know I’m here so he will get a surprise ha ha. Now just to figure out how to get all these liquid and Protein requirements in my body. I found out the top of my stomach hurts more because I had a hernia repaired while I was under. Best of luck to everyone and thank you all for all the support you all are amazing!!
    So glad you were able to finally go and that you are home now. I’m working on the liquid and Protein as well. I think it’s going to be a lot more difficult than I thought.


  10. On 04/10/2019 at 00:13, Alwzla8 said:

    They had the Water on ad off full run and drip drip and nothing:( It is a little after midnight and cath will come out at 6am and I get to start trying again. I also think that is when I get to try to drink Water. Today was nothing not even water.
    I’m sorry about the cath. I at least got ice chips yesterday to go with the IV. Hopefully today will be better for you.


  11. On 04/09/2019 at 17:07, Alwzla8 said:

    I brought most of things everyone listed and my Sherpa blanket. Everything feels ok except my stomach really hurts because I can’t pee!! Been trying for 4 hours off n on and can’t go ugh!! I feel like I need to but just can’t this sucks! I’m doing the breathing exercises and everything just that 1 thing I can’t seem to get thru!! Hope everyone is doing great and if I don’t say it later.. Best wishes and luck for anyone who goes tomorrow!!
    Glad you are doing well. I hope you can pee soon.


  12. On 04/08/2019 at 17:33, TheFlinstones said:

    It’s the day before surgery for me. I’ve been battling a sore throat and cough the last week, which has left me exhausted.

    I spent most of yesterday wondering if I’m doing the right thing having surgery. And worried about still being sick before I even got to surgery. Felt quite overwhelmed and wondered why the hell I’m doing this.

    I’ve been madly searching on Instagram for inspiration. I’m nervous I’m not ready for this. Worried about getting through liquid diet still and nervous about knowing what to do after.

    Yet still know it’s what I need to be doing.



    I hope everyone is doing really well. Take care.
    You’ve got this and you are going to do great!!! Deep breaths. This is going to be a great journey!!!!


  13. On 04/08/2019 at 11:08, ejmom86 said:

    I'm at Toronto Western hospital waiting to be prepped for surgery. So nervous as I has a little one at home with ASD who needs me. He is a big part of why I'm doing this RNY. I need to be healthy and active to be able to meet his needs. Pray for me for a complication free surgery and recovery!

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    Best of luck to you!!!!!


  14. On 04/08/2019 at 17:26, Alwzla8 said:

    Ok, surgery tomorrow and why is it so hard to receive a fax? My cardiologist has now faxed clearance 3 times omg!! I am very happy I took off this whole week so I could drive and get the stupid paper in hand and deliver it to the Bariatrics Dr omg! They told me to make sure I take a copy just to make sure things go ok tomorrow... really omg:( I have tried to make sure this is all done and yet the leave me stressing for tomorrow..sigh. Come on 5:30am so I can get this started and over!!
    Get the frustrations out of the way. Tomorrow we are going to have a great day, everything will go well, and we will have a quick recovery!!!!

    Best of luck to you and everyone else in the roster for tomorrow!!! 😊

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