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  1. I just had the gastric sleeve surgery three months ago. I tend to find myself being really concerned about stretching my stomach or doing something that will cause a downfall. For those preparing to have revision surgery, is there any advice you can give regarding what led to having to have revision surgery? What wisdom would you pass on to those of us who just had our initial surgery? Thank you. Very very grateful.
  2. That’s for sure. Me too. I’ve had to work twice as hard since then and progress is slow. If anyone ever tells you that surgery is the easy way out…deck ‘em! (Well, not really, but…)
  3. dennydenco


    I took two weeks off and that was about right for me. I work a desk job from home, so it was easier. Actual mileage may vary.
  4. For the guys - How many calories a day do you consume? I'm in my late 50’s and about 5 weeks post surgery. I hit about 800-900 calories a day, heavy protein, low carb. The last few days, I seem to be able to eat a little more before satiety than I have in the last couple of weeks. I’m concerned about stretching my sleeve, over eating, etc. Probably not being logical, but still wondering. I know everybody is different, but is there a calorie range you try to stay within? Thx.
  5. Has anyone had trouble being out in the sun during warmer weather since surgery?
  6. dennydenco

    Guys - Calories Per Day?

    At 400-500 calories per day, did you have issues with fatigue?
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    Guys - Calories Per Day?

    Excellent insight. Thx.
  8. dennydenco

    Guys - Calories Per Day?

    This was excellent insight. Thanks so much, Tek.
  9. I had the sleeve. Mine took 60-90 minutes. My surgeon said that’s the norm.
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    Hit goal

    You look fantastic! Very, very inspiring. Go Bills! (Even though I’ve been a KC fan for 50 years) 😁
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    I’m two weeks post surgery. I’ve been told to expect fatigue for up to a month. Been feeling rather fatigued as predicted. Has anyone else had fatigue after surgery? How long did it last? Thanks.
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    Just curious - Do the staples used in the sleeve surgery trigger the alarm in an airport scanner when you pass through? Just wondering if anyone was questioned by TSA or anything like that. Thx.
  13. dennydenco


    Thank you, All. Very grateful for your responses. 🙂
  14. Is it normal to have trouble standing up straight right away? I feel like everything feels really tight and it takes me a minute or two before I can even really straighten up at all. I don’t know if it’s all the glue on the scars or some thing internal or what. My surgery was only a few days ago so I’m less than a week into this. Did anyone else have a real tightening feel on their stomach when they tried to stand straight up? I’m trying to keep in mind that I was pumped full of fluid and the organs may be pretty sore and swollen after the surgery. Grateful in advance for any feedback.
  15. Are any of these family members overweight?
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    Trouble standing up straight

    I’m on stage 2 until May 18th. My stage 2 is yogurt, shakes, soup broth, and occasional very thin cream of rice. During pre op, my dietician was lousy and didn’t give any useful guidance. 20 minutes before being released from the hospital, the hospital dietician came in and laid out everything perfectly. Yes, coughing or clearing my throat is extremely painful as well. India? Are you recovering in India?
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    Trouble standing up straight

    Yes! Thank you for asking. Got better every day. Mostly, it was due to the incisions. For me, I walked every day a little bit, made sure I rose up and sat down in the chair slowly, and I am temporarily using a cane to keep the stress off my stomach when moving around. Will be ditching the cane in a couple of days. Pain from the incisions is the only pain remaining but it is diminishing daily. How about you?
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    Emotional and Stressed 5 days out

    I had surgery on April 28th. My wife reminded me of something really great: after going through many months of prep working up to the surgery, then having this surgery, and now recovering from the surgery... this is a major event that easily drains a person physically and emotionally. If you would allow me to say - Connect to the people who give you support. We may have to drown out the voices of those who scoff or try to make us feel guilty. Our jobs right now are just to recover, adapt to the changes, and move forward into a new prosperous life. We have nothing to feel guilty about. We did something that will not only affect us positively, but also those around us positively because we will have something much better to give. People who really love us will support us and not make us feel guilty. Anyone who makes us feel guilty really needs to take a look at themselves inwardly.
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    Trouble standing up straight

    Thank you both. That is extremely helpful. 🙂
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    Feeling discouraged!

    I came home from the hospital a little heavier than when I went in and thought, “Oh no!”. Now, a few days later, I’m exiting a lot of fluid and the scale is showing movement a little bit. I agree with the more experienced folks here that it’s better to stay off the scale for a couple of weeks.....but I admit I just can’t help myself. I decided not to be too concerned what my weight does for the first few weeks. There’s a lot of adjustment going on. Right now, I believe it’s best to work on doing stage 2 well, build good habits, and start being active when my body can handle it. Starting slowly now.
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    April surgeries

    April 28th.

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