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  1. BillyHalleck

    Day 5 post op- struggling.

    Also, I had great luck with sugar free fat free free pudding and jello. Make with fairlife milk or add protein powder. For whatever reason, I thought this was tastier and easier to get down (in one bite increments). They can be made in a blender and ready to eat after sitting for 5 minutes. Seriously 1-2 bites an hour max, but helps a lot with protein goals.
  2. BillyHalleck

    Day 5 post op- struggling.

    Hey - Totally normal. The goals of how much to consume in terms of liquids are very optimistic. First week, I probably couldn't get more than 25-30 OZ down for an entire day, forget anything more thick than water/broth/tea. If it makes you feel any better, when you get on the scale in a week or two, youll see your body has been having a grand ol' time eating itself - the numbers are shockingly awesome. First few days/weeks are scary. Nothing feels normal, digesting anything feels damn near impossible. It'll all settle. Weird pains will come up (not to suggest you shouldn't reach out to your doc, but dont freak) they too shall pass. Recovery takes time, and adjusting to a strange diet plan, a new digestive system, and relearning every food/drink rule that youve spent years getting accustomed to is really hard. And totally worth it - Hang in there!
  3. BillyHalleck

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Thanks - having just started limited foods, I've been nervous that I am doing something wrong - but I kow I cant event be close to exceeding my calorie expenditure. Somehow know others are going through the same thing helps (though it sucks for all of us!). THX!
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    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Hi all - So Ive lost 20 lbs in the past 2.5 weeks, but now I havent seen the scale budge in 3-4 days. I guess this is the 3 week stall I keep reading about. Anyone else experiencing this?
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    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Thank you so much for the feedback. Very comforting know this is all normal. Really helpful info!
  6. BillyHalleck

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Thanks so much for the reassurance! Hard to tell what's normal when this is such a strange process. Really appreciate the feedback!
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    When was your surgery? I am 2 days out and have similar issues. How much are you walking? Have you been able to pass bowel?
  8. BillyHalleck

    July 2021 Surgery People!

    Hi all, VSG completed on Monday 7/26, Wondering if you all could help me figure out what pain levels and challenges are normal. I am finding: 1. Very hard to sit up from bed, or stand from chair - feels like my entire stomach is "dropping" and causes pain at incisions 2. No bowel movements since pre-surgery. Feel full of gas. Difficult to pass gas. 3. Swollen/stiff neck 4. Painful stomach spasms: both randomly and every time I drink anything (even small sips). 5. Gurgling and painful hiccups but not gas expulsion or belching. Is this all normal? Thanks all!

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