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I am 5 days post op. I am so miserable. I'm hurting in my back and stomach on my left side. The nurse told me to take some Tums. She is telling me that it is some gas still there. I have been taking the Tums and Gas X. I am hurting so bad. I am down 12 pounds since surgery on 9/22. I do not have appetite at all. i am making myself eat and drink. I had a little pudding and a couple sips of water.I go to the doctor tomorrow. So, I can not wait to see what they are going to tell me.

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Peps, I am pretty stoked after this visit. I am happy for you to be getting banded on Thursday and starting this journey. Just remember that even though the first couple of weeks can be tough we all eventually get through it. 2 weeks ago I never thought this day would come. LOL

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Today is my first fill. I'm nervous but ok so far. Just waiting for them to take me back and do this thang!

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Congrats on getting to the gym! The 1st of the month I'm going back to 24 hr fitness. Just not ready yet - I am walking to the park, go to sit down for a few minutes and rest - then head back to the house. I am in a 2 story and am trying to do more stairs every day. Are you planning on going to the gym every day?

I belong to a 24 hour gym also. While I"m off work, I'll try to go daily. Once I'm back to work, I'll resume working with my trainer 2x week and going 2-3 more times on my own for cardio.

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How'd it go? Tell me about it. I'm also sooo bored of the liquid diet and i don't much like my shakes..........

Oh, i can't wait to sleep on my stomach...............

It went really well! Everything is healing perfect and I think that is due to my patience with being on the liquid diet. Just stick with it and it will pay off. I advanced to soft foods so I am so excited to have more variety! I told her I was so tired of the after taste the shakes leave in my mouth and she said I can suck on a sugar free lemon candy to sort of neutralize the taste. I have lost 7 lbs since surgery and 25 lbs since the pre-op diet so she was happy with that especially since there is no restriction in the band yet. Thanks for asking!

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SDBandit, I had my 1st postop today too. My nutrionist gave me an A+ and put me on soft foods so I stopped at the store for some tilapia and green Beans for dinner. Eating canned tuna right now and it is soooo good. Especially the chewing. I asked the nutrionist about carbs and fats as well as calorie intake today since we all have been discussing that. She recommended me to never drop under 600 calories per day and never go over 1000. 800 is a good happy medium and I think I can live easily with that. Carbs to stay under 60, with no more than one fruit per day, Fat under 25 grams and Protein always over 64 grams. I think this is workable for me and she wants me to cut back to one Protein Shake a day and to try to get everything else from real food. I go back to the doc and the nutritionist again in 6 weeks unless I begin to get hungry and eat portions that are too large before then. He said my lack of hunger is due to the plication and we are going to try to let that work before he starts adjusting my band, no so fill in my immediate future and I am ok with that. Can start regular exercise in 3 weeks, for now just keep up walking and the like. He was happy with my progress. So it was a good visit for me.

Sounds like we both are on a similar path :). Mine went really well too, the healing, the diet, being able to tolerate all the liquids (what variety there is there). She said the port felt good. I am still a little swollen on the left side but she said it is because the stitches at the port incision are really tight but that my abdomen felt soft so that is normal. Congrats to a good appt!

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Today is my first fill. I'm nervous but ok so far. Just waiting for them to take me back and do this thang!

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How was it?

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I will admit that I did not follow my diet progression at all. It was supposed to be 2 weeks full liquids, then pureed, then soft food, then regular food. Week 2 after surgery I went to soft food....small bites and eating slowly but I am having no trouble. No vomiting, nothing feeling stuck.....no issues. My first post op appt. was yesterday and the Dr. said that it was normal that I was doing this and having no trouble because there is no saline in my band and to go ahead eating solid foods but to focus on the protein...which I am. Refried Beans today with shredded cheese was BANGIN for lunch!

So all I will say is this....if the liquids is killing you, just talk to your doctor....maybe you don't really have to be on the liquids for so long. I'm still getting my Protein in with the shakes and regular food and doing everything else I am supposed to so....so far so good.

My first fill is 10/11 and I cannot wait!!

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I will admit that I did not follow my diet progression at all. It was supposed to be 2 weeks full liquids, then pureed, then soft food, then regular food. Week 2 after surgery I went to soft food....small bites and eating slowly but I am having no trouble. No vomiting, nothing feeling stuck.....no issues. My first post op appt. was yesterday and the Dr. said that it was normal that I was doing this and having no trouble because there is no saline in my band and to go ahead eating solid foods but to focus on the protein...which I am. Refried Beans today with shredded cheese was BANGIN for lunch!

So all I will say is this....if the liquids is killing you, just talk to your doctor....maybe you don't really have to be on the liquids for so long. I'm still getting my Protein in with the shakes and regular food and doing everything else I am supposed to so....so far so good.

My first fill is 10/11 and I cannot wait!!

Haha, that's what I had for lunch as soon as the dr gave me the thumbs up for soft foods I had refried beans with a little cheese on top, so yummy!

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Got my first fill and it was painless! I ache kinda but I'm on liquids for 2 days the mushies for 2 days. Then back on regular food.< /p>

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Glad to hear everyone's appts went well. Mine is next monday..........................oh man does refried Beans and cheese sound sooooooooooooo good. My mouth is watering.

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Hush with the refried bean talk people!!!!!!! Some if us are still on liquids and are drooling while reading! Lol. Its funny bc i told my friend yesterday that i can not wait to have refried Beans with cheese. She thought I was crazy. I told her when shes been on liquids as long as i have shed go crazy too!!!

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Hush with the refried bean talk people!!!!!!! Some if us are still on liquids and are drooling while reading! Lol. Its funny bc i told my friend yesterday that i can not wait to have refried Beans with cheese. She thought I was crazy. I told her when shes been on liquids as long as i have shed go crazy too!!!

So funny because when I told the dr that is what I was craving she said that a lot of people say they crave them. Funny!

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mmmm, drinking my Protein Shake and thinking of melted cheese with substantial refried beans..........Oh G-D, i don't think i can make another week of liquids.............

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I have been on this pre-surgical diet since last thurs. Surgery tomorrow and then a week of liquids. Refried Beans with cheese sounds sooooo good and I am not even crazy about beans!!! LOL :lol:

I am getting nervous about having surgery tomorrow. I still have to pack my bag for the hospital. Thinking good thoughts

I love hearing about everyones stories, Thank You All September Bandsters--Looking forward to seeing you guys on the other side.

Erika

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