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  1. The sleeve gastrectomy is known to increase the intra-abdominal pressure or the natural pressure in the stomach. I also had this feeling, to think about it, I still do to one degree or another. Sometimes as you lose weight the layer of fat between the stomach and the diaphragm gets smaller and can make the reflux more likely, due to what in effect is a bigger opening in diaphragm due to less fat being there. My doctor told me to stay on the pantoprazole for good. I also read that not lying down after eating (3 hrs) is preferable. Cheers.

  2. On 7/24/2020 at 11:34 AM, Edee Formell said:

    Thanks! That’s what I keep telling myself I have cheated with two scrambled eggs and only one veggie Soup. I would love a bite of grilled chicken so bad. I’m so weak 5 days in of my 2 week liquid diet. Lost 6.4 pounds in 5 days. So if I have a melt down and eat a piece of lean meat or soft veggie this weekend I think I will let my self slide as long as it’s carb and sugar free and I keep losing.

    I would stick with the program you were given. After time the liquid fast becomes easier to deal with, however, once you eat the hunger can become harder to manage once again. The last 9 days of my liquid diet were far easier than the first. Also, this is just the start of having to manage cravings, you will have to do that post-op and beyond also to be successful.

  3. Hi there.

    Four of five major surgeries I have had have been laparoscopic with gas. The two things I have found to help with the gas are: walking and anything that will get the bowels moving. For the WLS I was sent home with good instructions for getting the bowels moving, such as walking, stool softeners, mild laxatives. Those helped. Some I needed to be up to a certain level of Water consumption before I could employ, so I would check with the discharge instructions or your surgical service. Hope that helps. P.S. walking seemed to be the most helpful.

  4. Don’t worry. Day 4 I had a small lapse also. I still lost 22 pounds in the fast phase irregardless. After the surgery I asked the surgeon if my once fatty liver was a suitable size for surgery, if I had done a good job on the pre-op, he just said! “It was perfect”. I had re-purposed after that event to not do it again though and I did not.

  5. Hi.
    You could also talk to your doctor about the use of a Proton Pump Inhibitor such as Pantoprozole (Protonix) which eliminates or reduces the heartburn by decreasing acid production. If it were me, I would also ask for an endoscopy to see if there is a hiatus hernia where the esophagus pases through the diaphragm. If you have that it could be more complicated. Also if you lose weight the fat between the stomach and diaphragm can get smaller and effectively make it easier for the acid to reflux. I would discuss that also.

    Best of luck.

  6. Hi. I am in the second week post surgery. I don’t miss the food for the most part, but the though of never being able to have a big drink of Water is tearing at me. I loved water more than anything and in the past I would come in the house and fill up a 750 ml cup of iced cold water and drink two of them and feel like a million dollars. I understand I may not get there, but does this half cup an hour limit run forever? Thank you. Peace.

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