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Vance-666

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Before surgery, I drank A LOT of water. Like, an obnoxious amount. I drank it fast, cold, and rapidly. Obviously, with the new sleeve, I am down to sips. My question for folks here who have gone through surgery, and are happy with the results ----- can you chug without crumbling in pain? Photo by Julia Zolotova on Unsplash
  2. Vance-666

    WTF Hunger?

    I am 8 days post sleeve and I hunger constantly. I am getting my protein in, and sticking (reluctantly) to liquids and puree'd foods (I threw some chicken and unjury protein in a blender). Last night, i had some egg drop soup and almost ate the whole quart between an early dinner and a snack a few hours later. Is it normal to be hungry?!? The egg drop was the only point where I consumed too much of something and it bothered me. I don't know how this is possible. What are y'all doing?!? Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash
  3. I am 3 days out from my sleeve and feeling pretty good. Minimal discomfort. Admittedly, flying across the country to have it done, and then returning home 2 days later has its risks associated with it, but I just had a run in with a doctor that I want to talk about. My wife went into an urgent care clinic today to get stitches removed from an accident she had with some glassware. I took her in for it, and while I was there, I thought it would be a good opportunity to have my incisions checked out. They werent bothering me, but the largest incision's dressing did look a bit puffy and had some fluid built up due to a shower, so I signed myself in. Doctor entered the room, and asked what was up. After some pleasantries and medical history, and explaining what I would like her to do (check out, confirm everything looks play, re-dress), she immediately berated me. "Did you fly across the country to save money? that was stupid, you are going to have problems" me: "No, it was more expensive, but since I travel for a living and did not have time for the hoops that seem to come with every NY based clinic, I paid a premium for a fast track program" "well, the fact that you had this procedure, and then flew was stupid. I am taking on a liability just seeing you now. was your surgeon even licensed?" .... and then proceeded to tell me that "you're gonna have major issues. good luck seeing anyone here, no surgeon that I know of would help you if this goes sideways. You're lucky you didnt have an embolism in flight" ------ Not looking for any advice per se, since this isnt an open issue. Just venting. Wondering if anyone here has run into anything similar.
  4. Vance-666

    WTF Hunger?

    Happy to help!
  5. Vance-666

    WTF Hunger?

    I have a vitamin regimen that starts after my two weeks on a funnel diet, but yeah - its funny - the only mention of antacid in my binder is for occasional / discretionary usage. i agree that the vets can be a blessing, even if they are a bit preachy!
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    WTF Hunger?

    According to my surgeon, at this stage, pureed soups are okay and my meals are 6oz each, not 4. I am guessing our surgeons just define post op diets differently. Thanks for all of your responses!
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    WTF Hunger?

    Ah, I was not prescribed nor suggested any acid blockers. Accidental is easy when it goes down without pain and you go down the slippery slope of watering it down (doctors instructions) and literally forgetting that you drank 4 ounces already. Also - my wife just corrected me --- PINT, not quart, whew! As far as Purees go - pureed soup is on my funnel diet which starts 24 hours after surgery, Unjury chicken broth + boiled chicken sounded soupy to me. I will check it out with the team tho --- I would hate it if I am somehow misunderstanding what they mean by "pureed soup" thank you!
  8. Vance-666

    WTF Hunger?

    What's a PPI? thanks for replying! Aside from my accidental overeating of the egg drop, I am avoiding overeating as best I can.
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    Where are my water guzzlers?

    Awesome! am I reading you right?! you lost 71 pounds over 7 weeks?!?!?!?!?? mom_of_AMAZING!!!!!
  10. Ever since I was sleeved 8 days ago, my dreams have been insane. To the point where every. single. one. is vivid, memorable, and makes me wake up questioning life. Giant wolves, super-hero antics, and scifi undertones. I have never been a huge dreamer. Sure, I would have the occassional nightmare or wake up remembering some epic story, but never in my life have I had it happen pretty much every day in a row. It's also to the point where the subjects of my dreams end up connecting to something that I discover a day or so later. My wife thinks I am becoming psychic. I don't really believe in that sort of stuff --- but there's definitely something different. Am I going mad, or is "vivid, epic dreaming" a known side effect?
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    Judgemental Docs

    EXACTLY!
  12. Vance-666

    Where are my water guzzlers?

    Maybe I am too! I am able to put away 6oz at a clip right now!
  13. Vance-666

    Where are my water guzzlers?

    Life goals! I can have 2-3 ounces quickly currently, which is nice. Getting better every day!
  14. Vance-666

    Where are my water guzzlers?

    Thank you, Kathy!
  15. OMG AMAZING! Congrats to you!!!
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    OMG Its almost time

    You got this!
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    Judgemental Docs

    Thank you so much! I am sure that this wont be the last for many of us!
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    Judgemental Docs

    Its amazing how much people suck!
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    Pain post op?

    I was sleeved 3 days ago, the pain is pretty bad when I go overboard on a sip of water or broth. Larger sips are starting to be more tolerable, and oddly decaf green tea was a MIRACLE for me. After not being able to get 12 ounces of water in my first day, my second day I was able to drink 24 ounces of green tea during a flight. Not bottled, just brewed and watered down.
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