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TxStar09

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About TxStar09

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    Female
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    MARYSVILLE
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    MI

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  1. TxStar09

    April 2019 Surgeries!

    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. 😊
  2. TxStar09

    April 2019 Surgeries!

    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. TxStar09

    April 2019 Surgeries!

    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. TxStar09

    April 2019 Surgeries!

    Update: Tomorrow will be a full week since surgery, but I had my one week follow-up today. I am down 15 lbs from surgery date! Feeling pretty good, just a bit tired. Ready to be able to eat something with a little more nutritional value. Getting in my water and protein, so I’m feeling good about that.
  5. 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!
  6. TxStar09

    April 2019 Surgeries!

    @Alwzla8 Luckily I have very little pain left, just if I move wrong. My biggest issue is some blurred vision when looking at something up close. 98% it is a side effect of the scopolamine patch. I am hoping it will resolve soon.
  7. TxStar09

    April 2019 Surgeries!

    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.
  8. TxStar09

    April 2019 Surgeries!

    @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. 😊
  9. TxStar09

    April 2019 Surgeries!

    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.
  10. TxStar09

    April 2019 Surgeries!

    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!!!!
  11. TxStar09

    April 2019 Surgeries!

    Good luck tomorrow! Hope you have a quick recovery!
  12. TxStar09

    April 2019 Surgeries!

    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.
  13. TxStar09

    April 2019 Surgeries!

    Yay! Doctor just came in. Vitals and blood work look good and I tolerated my liquid diet so he said I could go home anytime.
  14. TxStar09

    April 2019 Surgeries!

    Congratulations! I hope everything continues to go well!!! Take care.
  15. TxStar09

    April 2019 Surgeries!

    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.
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