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Goldengirl321

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Goldengirl321

    Telling others

    I never told anyone at work what surgery I had just that I was having a “procedure” I’m a private person and I didn’t think it was anyones business.
  2. Goldengirl321

    VSG and constipation

    I put a 1/2 scoop of Miralax powder in with my morning coffee and it works perfectly.
  3. Goldengirl321

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    Sounds like restriction, and your stomach could still be a little swollen. What if you try eating small amounts but more often? I find that if I eat a small amount I get hungry again in a few hours. Maybe that will help you get in all your protein and calories? How do you do with your vitamins? Can you get them down?
  4. Goldengirl321

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    Hi- I was sleeves 4/19 and I don’t have issues eating or drinking. Do you have restrictions when trying to eat or drink most things? Getting full too quickly or sick? What happens when you have a protein shake?
  5. Goldengirl321

    my dinner

    That’s good to hear! I’m down 20lbs since my week visit to my dr I haven’t weighed myself since but I can tell I have lost weight so that’s good. But like you said I will just have to be extra careful measuring food portions.
  6. Goldengirl321

    my dinner

    I’m 3 weeks out also and I can also eat like that with no issues. Like you, fish is on my “soft diet” list and I can take pills, gulp water and other drinks with no problem. I almost wish I had more restrictions eating.
  7. Goldengirl321

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    Out of curiosity, are you consuming a lot of sugar free items? I find that for some reason when I do I cannot get rid of bloat.
  8. You’re welcome- I found it to be so helpful after surgery.
  9. Have you tried a heating pad on the area? That helped break up some residual stubborn gas for me.
  10. Congrats on a successful survey! Now listen to your body and rest!
  11. I’m sorry to hear that you are in such pain. I never had any issues swallowing pills or water after surgery so I would have to think maybe you are very swollen. I took homeopathic arnica tabs that dissolved under my mouth before and after surgery (dr approved) to minimize swelling. Hang in there and just rest and it will get better.
  12. Goldengirl321

    How long are you missing work?

    It’s one month for my surgeons office until the lift restrictions are lifted.
  13. Goldengirl321

    How long are you missing work?

    I took 1 week off, 2nd week I went back to work but worked at home. Returned to the office Tues this week. Could have gone back after 1, feeling great.
  14. Goldengirl321

    Pain after surgery

    A heating pad, mylanta and gas x chewables.
  15. Its normal to feel this way. We have been eating/drinking a certain way for a certain number of years and now we have to stop. It’s not fun. But keep in mind this diet is important to shrink your liver for an easier surgery and recovery as well as jump starting your weight loss journey. As far as the nausea, not sure what to tell you now but after surgery the will send you home with Zofran or other anti nausea meds to help. I never experienced nausea after surgery but some do and you may. Try and keep your mind on your 5lb weight loss and use that motivation to push you through. You can do it
  16. Thanks I’ll try that
  17. Me too! I adjusted my eating to try and have a later protein shake and that has helped a bit, but for sure it’s there! And that is with meeting my daily protein goals
  18. It’s not easy at all. Just try and keep yourself as busy as possible and just try and think about the future. As far as hunger pains after surgery, I can tell you I’m 9 days out and they are still there! I wake up every day around 4 or 5am with extreme hunger pain bc I’m still on liquids after.
  19. Goldengirl321

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    I’m 8 days out but yea I’ve been the same way can drink a ton. Also can gulp it down which I thought I could never do. I have my follow up with my surgeon tomorrow I’m gonna ask him about it.
  20. Goldengirl321

    Over night stay at hospital. Yay or nay

    My surgeon requires all sleeve patients to stay one night so you can do a swallow test the next morning to make sure there are no leaks. I’m glad I stayed over, i was in a lot of pain right after surgery.
  21. Goldengirl321

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    You’re welcome! Yea my family was against me having it also. This site is great for advice and just encouragement. Yea definitely get a heating pad. I also got an abdominal binder but I never used that. Also stock up on chewable gas x they will be your best friend!
  22. Goldengirl321

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    Congrats! I was sleeved on 4/19, had a two week liquid diet prior. The surgery itself went great, the gas pains after were no joke but walking and gas x helps a lot. I needed pain meds the first day and a half I was home I have been managing the pain with Tylenol since then. I found a heating pad helps a lot with abdominal pain. I don’t feel overly tired at all but I do feel hungry! I was able to go on soft foods today so I had 2 protein shakes and three 2oz meals. Also trying to get in all my liquids. Overall, very pleased.
  23. Goldengirl321

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    Thanks so much for the encouragement!
  24. Goldengirl321

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    Hi all- I’m about 10 hours post op from the sleeve. Experiencing quiet a bit of gas pains, have been walking the hospital halls every 2 hours. Other than that I feel good just very thirsty. I will be allowed water and gas-x tomorrow after my swallow test and then I’ll be released home to take a nice long shower and nap. Continued well wishes to you all!
  25. Goldengirl321

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    Congrats! I am scheduled for 4/19 as well. We are almost there!!

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