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Raw188

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. This! OMG! I'm pretty excited that doing the crunches is easier. But my butt is feeling it.
  2. That's a great feeling isn't it? My wedding ring was the right size when I got it 11 years ago. It's titanium, so it can't be resized. So, yeah - went from tight to right. Then to falling right off.... Had to get some size adjusters.
  3. I'm a month out now. Down 18 lbs since surgery. I didn't come out of surgery at a higher weight and I continued to lose weight the first week or two. Then the stall hit. It's hard not to get frustrated when the weight isn't dropping. Especially since I saw it drop so fast on the liver shrinking diet. The pace of loss now is not nearly as exciting. Even knowing in advance that I won't see the same rate of loss and that there will be a stall. I just have to remind myself that the 19 lbs I've lost in the last month is still a greater weight loss than I was able to do on my own in the last 10 years. And I have to remind myself that even at a relatively slow weight loss of 5 lbs per month I can reach my goal weight in a year. That's really pretty fast when you think about it.
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    Fruits

    My plan had said unsweetened applesauce was ok to be used to mix in crushed pills. So in that manner, fruit itself isn't a non-starter. However, they also didn't want the extra fiber soon after surgery. And the priority is always on protein first. Without your plans actual guidance it's hard to say. Myself at one month out would be ok with a little soft fruits - not going to fill up on it as that would take away from my protein goals. I don't think I'd eat a raw apple at this point - but perhaps one that's been stewed or cooked in a dish.
  5. New one. My upstairs office and hobby space is seeing increased usage by me. It's not a pain to go up so I don't hesitate anymore. Score.
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    6/6 Pre Op Liquid Diet

    There seems to be no 'normal' when it comes to pre-op diets. Everybody seems to have a different one. Mine was two weeks of non-fat milk, 20oz, three times per day. Plus water..... Other people get meat and veggies. Most seem to get protein shakes.
  7. I read this and just realized that I'm there. Yay me!!
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    May 2022 surgery?

    I am very happy that you were able to get all that out of you. Sounds terrible.
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    May 2022 surgery?

    That's interesting. Every body is different, so I'm not saying that you didn't have a stall, but rather constipation, but the stall is a medically known and explained phenomenon. This video explains it.
  10. Raw188

    May 2022 surgery?

    I'm not sure what a stall and being constipated have in common. Could you connect the dots for me?
  11. Raw188

    May 2022 surgery?

    Third week pause. It's normal. Happening to me right now. Keep with the program and it'll start dropping again.
  12. So glad you are feeling better and got that fixed! My hernia was nowhere near as bad, but even then getting rid of the constant gerd from it is a lifechanger.
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    May 2022 surgery?

    Oh no! I met the limit of my pouch two days ago eating too much ricotta bake too fast. I felt for a few minutes that I was going to vomit. That passed and I didn't. That sure does remind you and keep you in check.
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    May 2022 surgery?

    My doc has had me on a dose of Miralax each morning since my surgery. No constipation.
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    May 2022 surgery?

    Oh yeah. That pain went away within a week to a week and a half. That's why they say small sips and liquid only. Everythings freshly cut and sewn and all swollen.
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    May 2022 surgery?

    Yup, Had sleeve, hiatal hernia repair, and gallbladder removal on 5/24. I was out of the hospital the next day. Off narcotics the day after (only took it at bedtime). Off Tylenol in 4 days. I'm out and about, pretty much back to normal physically. Doc has lifting restrictions on me for six weeks, mostly for the hernia. Did two weeks of liquid, now transitioned to pureed foods. No nausea, eating pains were gone in the first week. Haven't had any trouble meeting my protein or hydration goals.
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    May 2022 surgery?

    Oh yeah. Same place here. Surgery on the 24th. Actually gained half a pound right at the beginning of week 3. Not worried, supposed to be normal water gain as the body restores glycogen that it burnt through when we started very-low-calorie living. I started pureed yesterday. Lunch was tuna salad. It set well. Dinner, I pureed the taco meat, cheese, salsa and sour cream from the family's dinner. That didn't do so well. Didn't like the texture and it felt like a rock in my gut. All we can do is one day at a time. Keep on.
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    May 2022 surgery?

    I wore shorts, t-shirt and sneakers. Brought a clean set for the trip home. Like the other poster said, you're going to be changing into hospital clothes anyway.
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    May 2022 surgery?

    Yay! I'm still a week away but can't wait. I am really looking forward to some refried beans and the ricotta bake.
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    May Surgery Buddies

    I understand most chest pains are trapped gas from the surgery.
  21. Raw188

    May Surgery Buddies

    Oh my goodness Lou, I'm so sorry you've had such an experience. I'm hopeful your recovery is uneventful from this point on.
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    May Surgery Buddies

    https://www.crossfit.com/
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    May 2022 surgery?

    I had mine on the 24th. Excited and scared was the exact emotions I had.
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    May 2022 surgery?

    Good luck!
  25. I was told 1 oz of milk of magnesia the morning before and 8 oz of apple juice the morning of. I screwed up the day before and downed 8 oz of milk of magnesia. So I spent the night before surgery vacating every meal I've ever had. Day after surgery they wanted my to have a bowel movement before discharge and I'm like, I'm going to be here for days before there's anything there. I have no problem with the hibiclens. I've actually used it in the past for acne break outs.

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