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oldandtired

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    oldandtired reacted to GradyCat in Fatigue   
    Give your body time to heal. It gets better every day. You just went through a major operation, so your body needs healing energy. Hang in there.
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    oldandtired reacted to liveaboard15 in Fatigue   
    are you getting enough to drink and getting in that Protein?
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    oldandtired reacted to vikingbeast in Fatigue   
    It took me a good month before I wasn't constantly tired. And it gets better, and fast. I have so much energy now it's hard to believe (though I do crash around 8:30 p.m.... but I get up at 5 a.m.).
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    oldandtired reacted to Arabesque in Fatigue   
    We all heal & recover in our own time. Some will say I was fine after a week or two others will say a month. Me, I was a couple of months but I always seem to take longer to recover from everything even a cold. Plus it was complicated by my tendency for occasional drops in blood pressure becoming low BP all day every day. Even my head became doughy & my concentration was poor.
    Don’t give yourself a deadline. Take your recovery at your pace & listen to your body. Keep working at meeting your Fluid & Protein goals. But you won’t feel like you did before - you’ll feel so much better because of your weight loss & improving general health. Won’t it be great.
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    oldandtired got a reaction from Christy Comeaux in Fatigue   
    I'm 2 week, 2 day post op. Usually when someone has a procedure done, the doctor tells you recovery is XX weeks. Well, not really this time. So..how long before you start feeling normal again. I stay tired all the time.
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    oldandtired reacted to lizonaplane in Doing it all wrong.   
    My surgery center has no issues with straws and says that carbonated beverages are fine after 4 weeks. I use straws in my iced coffee and I'm drinking a Diet Dr. Pepper right now (No straw but that's personal preference).
    OP needed to get something in their stomach. They accomplished that. Was it ideal? No, but passing out wouldn't have been better.
    I agree with your suggestions on pre-made Protein Drinks, Bone Broth, sugar-free popsicles, and Jello. I also got Tom Yum and Hot and Sour Soup and just drank the broth.
    Fluid is more important than Protein when you're just starting out
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    oldandtired reacted to SleeverSk in Doing it all wrong.   
    I have a hard time burping sometimes which has a double disappointment for me as i could burp with the best of them before surgery and enjoyed a good loud burp 😀 now they get "stuck" and its really uncomfortable
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    oldandtired reacted to MiniGastricBypassDude in Doing it all wrong.   
    Yeah, I think this one comes from the same bag as nO cAffEinE which should be labeled The Big Bucket Of Ideas To Torment The Fat People. Literally zero reason.
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    oldandtired reacted to Nannetteallen in Doing it all wrong.   
    I was told by a gastric bypass counselor that drinking out of a straw was fine, I was not getting enough Water in at the beginning because I cannot drink out of a cup or glass( mind thing), she told me to use a straw that was no evidence of drank oh for a straw would be hurtful…ijs
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    oldandtired reacted to MiniGastricBypassDude in Doing it all wrong.   
    Don't worry!
    I'd agree with the coke, but if you really really need it - and hey, we all have something we really, really need - why not give diet a go, let it sit and decarbonate (tip: pour room temp carbonated drinks over ice; that'll take out a lot of carbonation right off the bat). Decarbonated diet soda is fine in moderation, it's calorie-free fluids.
    Perfection is the enemy of good, is really the best line in this thread. You saw what happened: when you give up on perfect, it all goes out the window. Be honest with yourself and try to deal with it before you go into the disaster zone.

    Oh, and: don't trust whether you experience pain signals or not. Your nerves are cut, and it'll be a while before you can trust that mechanism.
    Relax. Refocus. Forgive yourself. Move on.
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    oldandtired reacted to The Greater Fool in Doing it all wrong.   
    Perfection is the enemy of the good.
    The first few weeks can be a breeze for some and devastatingly difficult for others.
    We can only do our best. Push yourself to improve. Keep doing your best and you will improve.
    Good luck,
    Tek

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    oldandtired reacted to GradyCat in Doing it all wrong.   
    The only thing I'm going to fuss at you about 😀is the coke. Carbonated beverages aren't a good idea at this stage of the game, especially if you drank it with a straw. Remember . . . no straws. Have you tried premade Protein Shakes? I stomach them a LOT better than the powdered ones. I use GNC Lean shake 25 g Protein Swiss chocolate. I swear by it. Don't worry about calorie counting at this point, but do try to get something down. Bone Broth? sugar-free popsicles? Jello? Something! Take care.
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    oldandtired reacted to SleeverSk in Doing it all wrong.   
    Don't worry you are not alone a lot of us feel like this, my dietitian said don't worry about calories at this stage as long as you are getting something in, however at this stage I would keep away from coke, maybe when you are 6 weeks out frozen coke might be OK. Maybe try sports drinks or Water with disolveable Vitamins in it. I lived of KFC mash and gravy during the puree and soft food stage I couldn't stomach anything else
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    oldandtired got a reaction from huskymama in Just not hungry.   
    I've got the same. Your doc should prescribe anti nausea pills. He added anti nausea Patches too. You can't go on that way.
  15. Congrats!
    oldandtired reacted to itami o in I feel like I have no familial support for my surgery.   
    Thank you all for the responses. To answer some of the questions I've received: I'm not a minor, I'm in my twenties. I originally didn't want to tell anyone I was getting this procedure done because I had a sinking feeling this would become the result and I was right. I went against my better judgment and listened to someone who suggested that it would be best to tell them. However, I feel so much better about the whole situation now that I've posted the struggles I've been having. I'm glad I have support here. I also now have support from my siblings and it's been extremely helpful. I truly questioned my sanity and now I've found solace within my conviction.
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    oldandtired reacted to catwoman7 in Driving?   
    I was told to wait at least 24 hours after I stopped taking pain pills, but I never took any pain pills (I had almost zero pain from the surgery). I think I waited about a week to drive, though. I didn't have much energy and slept a lot the first few days - plus I had my husband here to run errands for me.
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    oldandtired reacted to GradyCat in Driving?   
    I never took any of the pain pills, including during my hospital stay. Never had one second of pain. So I could drive right away.
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    oldandtired reacted to Hop_Scotch in Driving?   
    I had VSG on a Wednesday morning and drove for 15minutes on the Saturday (airport to home), I had no need to drive after that for two weeks (covid quarantine for two weeks as I missed a deadline to return to my home state, not that I would have driven much in those couple of weeks if I hadn't been in quarantine). There was some mild discomfort but no more than sitting on the plane for a couple of hours. I felt a lot worse getting in and out of bed.
    I hadn't had any painkillers since the Thursday, though I did same some panadol on the Saturday for the plane flight.
    Follow your surgeon's instructions and go my your own comfort levels if you need longer than the recommended time until driving.
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    oldandtired reacted to Edge13 in Driving?   
    I never took the pain pills. Drove about two weeks later.
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    oldandtired reacted to LouLouM in Driving?   
    I didn't take pain pills once I was home from the hospital, I had sleeve, by the way, but the reason that I couldn't drive is because the seat belt rubbed on my incisions. I drove about a week after surgery.
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    oldandtired reacted to Arabesque in Driving?   
    Every surgeon is different. I was told a week if I remember correctly. I remember popping down to my grocery store mid week two & feeling wrecked when I got home. My concentration was pretty crappy, I got weary quickly & my blood pressure was very low so it may also depend upon your recovery & when you feel ok to drive.
  22. Congrats!
    oldandtired got a reaction from tdubbz in Weight gain   
    Well, I am still on my liquid pre-op diet, and I don't find it heart-breakingly bad...I think if I need to jolt my system, I'll try that again for a week. (I have candy for visitors on my desk, and have not touched it, and I adore sweets, so..)
  23. Congrats!
    oldandtired got a reaction from tdubbz in Weight gain   
    Well, I am still on my liquid pre-op diet, and I don't find it heart-breakingly bad...I think if I need to jolt my system, I'll try that again for a week. (I have candy for visitors on my desk, and have not touched it, and I adore sweets, so..)
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    oldandtired got a reaction from Honey10604 in January Surgery buddies   
    Me too. Started mine today. I plan to eat a bucket of diet Jello. (Well, only if I get hungry) It is on my list as unlimited.
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    oldandtired reacted to vikingbeast in Average calories   
    I'm slightly broader built than you, I think (it's always hard to tell with pictures, see below), and my weight loss target is higher than yours (225 would be about 15% body fat on me, aiming for 240ish, currently 290). But that was a REALLY great thread. I did not have the MGB, just the regular sleeve.
    My nutritionist is way on top of things and is an active woman who fought and won her own battle with weight, so I am confident she has got me on the right track.



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