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  1. I went to King’s Fish House twice while there. It was so good. It’s in a mall complex that is about 10-15 mins Uber ride from the hotel. I would definitely go there if you get a chance!
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    Currently having my first one since surgery...a whole 11 weeks later lol....and man, she came with a vengeance. I have never bled so badly and hurt so much. Yikes! 😩
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    Missed period?

    Surgery was on 5/25..period was due 5/26. It never came. However, for the past week or so, I’ve been having intermittent cramping, nausea, backache and spotting. I had JUST gotten my hormones back together after removal of my IUD 2 years ago prior to surgery. Now, it’s all jacked up again lol. Oy vey! 😩
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    Food Funeral

    I’m 8 days post-op and miss the act of enjoying a meal more than I thought I would. I definitely have cravings already, but not enough to actually go out and try to eat them (and potentially make myself sick). It just would be nice to be able to have them is all. But, I honestly think it’s simply because I cant have solid food yet and because I have very little actual hunger at this stage. I say that because looking at a picture of a plate of grilled chicken w/a side of tomato & mozzarella salad and grapes is ALMOST as equally appealing to me as looking at a cheesesteak. Yes, I definitely had a 4-week long food funeral. I ate every single thing I wanted...in whatever quantity. Fortunately for me, my surgery did not require pre-op weightloss and weigh-ins until 2 weeks beforehand, so I could do so. I buckled down 2.5 weeks pre-op however and did great.
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  6. I’m honestly hoping I never get hungry again lol. Persistent hunger is what landed me to needing surgery anyway! 😩 I’m only a week post-op,and definitely not hungry at all, but I miss the ACT of eating so much, so in my mind I’m equating that to being hungry.
  7. Right! We just have to relax, trust ourselves and let our body work itself out.
  8. Yes, it definitely gets better. For a second, I was ready to tell the surgeon that something was wrong! Lol I’m officially one week post-op today and I feel 10 x better than a few days ago. I am getting my protein in and able to swallow much more comfortably. My tummy is still freaking out at some things I try to give it, but it has calmed down for the most part. One thing that helped, that my surgeon did not actually prescribe me, was any type of acid blocker. However, in my experience as a nurse, we usually always give patients who are eating little to no food some sort of acid reduction coverage to prevent upset stomach. I started taking low dose Pepcid on my own though and that seemed to help also. My primary issue now is constipation!! IOy vey! 😩
  9. All is well...literally 6 hours after I posted this, I turned a corner lol..my stomach is still figuring out what to tolerate, but I can definitely get down my protein and fluids each day with no difficulty and I’m having much less discomfort! It’s as I surmised, I just need to be patient!
  10. I am 4 days post-op. For starters, I apparently had a large hiatal hernia that they repaired and it is causing dull middle chest pain sometimes when I swallow, that sometimes radiates to the center back. It is a weird feeling that stops me in my tracks. In my research the swelling of the esophageal-stomach junction area repaired can cause discomfort when swallowing for as long as 6-8 weeks after surgery. Has anyone experienced this? Separately, my stomach seems to hate everything I try to put into it. I can really only COMFORTABLY ingest Water, Protein water, Jello, and broth...even Protein Shakes are causing discomfort. By Day 4, I would’ve expected to tolerate more. Everything else causes my stomach to have 5 second episodes of flipping and flopping and cramping with each sip. I’m over it!!! The one thing I hoped for with this surgery was an uncomplicated and easy recovery. So far, it’s not happening. I’m sure I probably need to just be patient and let my body heal, but I’m becoming anxious.
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    Stomach feels sickly

    I’m only 4 days post-op, but I feel the same way. My stomach feels topsy-turvy frequently throughout the day. It regularly flips and churns itself & it’s so uncomfortable. I can barely get in enough protein, b/c my tummy hates everything it seems. It’s starting to become very frustrating. Even the ready-made protein shakes are difficult. Combined with the residual chest pain from having the hiatal hernia repaired at the same time, I’m annoyed.
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    VSG + Hiatal Hernia Repair

    I’m going through this now. I’m trying to drink enough, but swallowing triggers the chest pain at what I’m assuming is the hernia repair site.😩
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    VSG + Hiatal Hernia Repair

    I am having this right now. VSG + hiatal hernia repair surgery was 2.5 days ago. My mediastinal area (middle chest) hurts something fierce and it’s transferring to my back. It’s awful. Good to know I’m not alone in that response to it.
  14. Just following up...I had my sleeve done at Blossom two days ago and I was thoroughly impressed with everything. They run like a well-oiled machine. Everything was done efficiently and promptly, all questions were answered and I definitely feel that they support you even afterwards. It was a top-notch experience. As a patient, and especially as a healthcare professional, I highly recommend them.
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    Post Op

    Same thing happening here. My chest and back is starting to hurt badly each time I drink. I’m thinking that maybe I was taking in too many fluids yesterday or something. Yesterday, I was able to get fluids down steadily. Today, it seems like there is more gas pain and significant chest and back pain when drinking, so I haven’t been drinking nearly as much.