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That's wonderful news, J!! I've heard from many on here that the first month can be "fraught with peril." Then suddenly it gets better. Yay for you!!

GREAT NEWS!!!!! ive been eating & i feel so much better. i snack all day & it keeps the gas gone & i have so much more energy! THANK GOD!!!!! i went from about 10 gas x chewables a day to 2 a day! im not 100% but im a lot better than before.

im not dehydrated as i stated before so the IV is not necessary & i went to see my nurse practioner on thursday & she thinks im doing great!!!

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i am truly thankful that i feel better! it was such a gift from god. im relieved & grateful!

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GREAT NEWS!!!!! ive been eating & i feel so much better. i snack all day & it keeps the gas gone & i have so much more energy! THANK GOD!!!!! i went from about 10 gas x chewables a day to 2 a day! im not 100% but im a lot better than before.

im not dehydrated as i stated before so the IV is not necessary & i went to see my nurse practioner on thursday & she thinks im doing great!!!

Yay!!!

Did you do anything different or was it just time? or both?

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I agree with your surgeon, you do sound dehydrated, I speak from experience. Girl, I went through so much of what you are going through right after my surgery. I ended up in the hospital three times due to severe dehydration and had to get fluids via IV. As soon as those fluids were in me, I was amazed at how much better I felt. Additionally, the dehydration caused me bladder and kidney infections, which I wasn't even really aware I had until I was tested. All of those things can just really wear you down. I would feel so lightheaded and dizzy, like I was going to pass out at any moment.

If you can't get more fluids in your body, then I suggest going to the emergency room and getting IV fluids. Your health is too important to mess around with. And, as I did, you may have additional infections as a result of the dehydration.

I had a very similar experience... I got very dehydrated and got a bladder infection that turned into a kidney infection. It was only after I absolutely DEDICATED myself to hydration that I started feeling better and made the turn. My husband reminded me just the other day that after the surgery I had regrets too. I'm so far removed from it now I barely remember that because I'm so dang happy now!

HY.DRATE. I sipped and sipped Gatorade (which I did not care for, but knew it had to happen) and I ate a ton of sugar-free popsicles, which I did like and was able to get down. Take your time... no need to try and drink a bunch at once. Take one sip. Wait. Sip again. Wait. Etc....

My aversion to Protein shakes has already been explored here. I'm sorry you're having trouble with food right now but it will come, I promise. In the meantime you should focus 100% on fluids. Best of luck and good wishes for you!

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good to hear! do glad things have turned around for you!!

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i began eating more. i snack all day long. i try to eat a cracker atleast every hr or 2. i have about 3-4 meals in between that & drink Water as much as i can. im not dehydrated but i do need more fluids because im not getting in the asked amount but i do get in enough to where my urine isnt golden brown. its middle/light yellow.

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i dont have diabetes & im not on pain meds anymore. i also noticed that at night, im constantly waking up during the night. i never sleep straight thru anymore.

I have a problem-free surgery and recovery. BUT, I didn't sleep through the night for probably 3 months. And now (ten + months out) I still get up once or twice a night to go to the bathroom (I really push fluids). Don't know what disturbed my sleep - thought it was either the anasthesia or having to change the position I slept in from pre surgery to post surgery. But - it is definately worth it - I love my sleeve!

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i dont sleep atraight through the night either. i wake up a few times during the night but i am used to it. i dont feel the neeed to get out of bed though.

I have a problem-free surgery and recovery. BUT, I didn't sleep through the night for probably 3 months. And now (ten + months out) I still get up once or twice a night to go to the bathroom (I really push fluids). Don't know what disturbed my sleep - thought it was either the anasthesia or having to change the position I slept in from pre surgery to post surgery. But - it is definately worth it - I love my sleeve!

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:seeya: hi jasleeve,

you actually brought a tear to my eye. I'm so happy that you are feeling a little better, that things are starting to turn around, but don't overdue now :hand4:

You've been going through so much, i know your mom is there, but i'm sure you wish you had some more support from your "friends"

well, guess what lady, you have all the support in the world from all of us on the board.

We hear all your trials and tribulations - and worry about you. Continue to care of yourself, but now don't all of a sudden overdue.

best wishes

your sleeve family

:grouphug:

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:teeth_smile: oh jasleeve - from above - hmmmmm, this is kathy coming to you live from syracuse, ny

Kathy

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hey kathy! i thank god that i feel better. this whole experience has brought me cloaer to him. im not a very religious person but i do have my own littlerelationship with that man. im still not 100% but i asked for the chance to feel normal again & i feel some what normal. im eating & feel a lot better. no nausea, some gas & thatsabout it. i dont feel i can run a marathon or anything but i can walk around the supermarket without feeling like im going to pass out. i can also look in the mirror without feeling like i look sick! thank god!!!

im happy as of now.

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I am glad you are feeling better. I could never really tolerate Protein Shakes either, so know how hard it can be to get in the Protein. I hope things continue to get better! :rose:

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thanks becca :)

I am glad you are feeling better. I could never really tolerate Protein Shakes either, so know how hard it can be to get in the Protein. I hope things continue to get better! :rose:

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This sounds like a true case of buyers remorse. I had the same thing starting about week 2 and it lasted until about week 6. I am now 5 months post op and I am really very happy I did the surgery now. It is hard to see the silver lining when you are in the middle of the miserable stage, but you will get there. I have lost more than 100 pounds now and I feel so much better with everything that I do. I am a different person now, and I love the new me! I really hope you feel better soon! I know that once you get to the other side of recovery from this major surgery you will be so happy that you did this for yourself! Hang in there!!!! ((hugs))

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I had my surgery on Dec 21...i am having the same burping experience as you, i can't even drink Water without burping for what seems like hours...Im having a hard time getting enough Fluid in I know and I too am feeling exhasted most of the time with back pain and headaches...however I just had major surgery about 3 weeks ago and I know that it will get better with time...maybe you should add vit D to your diet I have been taking the Vid D and B12 for about 4 months befor surgery and it helped with my energy levels...hang in there, i will too...

i hated all the shakes but i finally found an unflavored 100% whey Protein -brand JARROW at my healthfood store...1 scoop is 18 grams of protine mixed with 1/2 cup greek yogurt 12.5 grams of protien, splash or two of non fat milk, 1/2 a bannana and a couple of splashes of the Torani sugar free vanilla flavoring syrup...omg it's so good and its about 31 grams of protine which is the same as the premixed drinks i was having before surgery...I bought some other frozen fruit to try with it too...

I just had my 3 week post op and they said Im doing fine and all the feelings im having a normal...i know it's hard but nobody said it would be easy and I just know i'll get through this and be happy on the other side.

I have only lost about 16lbs since surgery but hay, I couldn't loose 16 lbs to save my life before surgery so I know i made the right choice.

Tesse

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