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I had my surgery 4 days ago (Monday Morning) outpatient and am attempting to get the nutrients I need and required liquid. I am walking but not cause it feels good! I am wondering if they went into my belly button cause its glued shut :/

This is all so surreal.

I am mostly here for support...the medical center I went to is good...but their support groups are far for me and I don't have any friends who can identify. So hi...anyone wanna be friends? Haha

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Hey there Frankie ! Congrats on your surgery. Walking sucks, but it helps you feel better faster. Good for you for doing it. What kind of shakes are you drinking? I just had my first fill today, (I was banded june 20) and I'm back on liquids for 3 days, and mushies for 3 days. I'm pretty sick of the shakes I'm drinking. Good luck on your journey!

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Congratulations to you and you should pat yourself on the back for walking when you would rather be resting.

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Hiya! I was banded just one day after you! I also did outpatient surgery and really liked the shakes they gave me in the hospital. I wish i could find them now! (they were in juicebox & tasted good, but i think they had 10 carbs which is more than all the others). I'm using nectar shakes and the pre-mixed 35 grams of Protein Shakes that come in cans at Trader Joes. It's weird to be sipping just 2 ounces every hour, but i'm feeling pretty full. My big scar really hurts a fair amount, but the shoulder pain has gone after doing a decent amount of moving around the house. It doesn't really feel like the oxycodon is doing much- how are your pain meds treating you?

How many scars do you have? I have 5 & no glued-shut belly button :)

Karyn

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Hey Frankie. I had my surgery on Tuesday morning. Was in a little pain but was able to go for about a 30 minute walk once I got home from the hospital. Even went out with my girlfriend to run some errands. The day after was a little painful. Feeling good today. Hope your journey is a fast and healthy one. Keep in touch!

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I have kept walking and continue to have gassy pains....intestinal and non intestinal. The Protein powder I got is called synthesix from GNC, the reason I got it was because it contains Fiber and before my surgery on the shakes I got horribly constipated and feared the pain of that added to an already uncomfy belly. So far so good. I also got a huge container of powdered, drinkable Vitamins. Honestly I am really over sweet tasting stuff but considering how over food I am....worth it, totally!

The pain Meds are ok but for the past 3 days I have tried really hard not to use them unless its to sleep and they seem to do the job when I need them.

I have 4 holes in my tummy and since my belly button is glued shut and has twinges of pain I assume they used there too.

So far I have lost 9 pounds since Monday!

Am wondering if anyone had issues with their breathing and throat.

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