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Sleeved On 2/11 But What Is All This Extra Fluid?



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Hi everyone!

I was sleeved on 2/11 weighing in at 213 but today when I got home I weighed 227.2? I feel like my skin is going to burst with how tight it is! Has anyone else experienced Water weight gain? I was on IV fluids all 4 days at the hospital. How do I get rid of this extra weight? Did anyone else have this happen to them?

Talk about frustrating!!!

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Why on earth would you be weighing yourself immediately after surgery? Put that scale away until at least the start of your third week post op!

Most of us gain weight in the hospital, because being on an IV will do that to a person. Anesthesia is hard on the body. Just the general shock of slicing your body open and removing most of an organ will mess with your system.

I didn't lose any weight my first month until more than two weeks after surgery. I had a big drop that month, followed by about a 5.5 pound loss per month after that, on average.

Relax and worry about getting in your liquids. The losses will come later, I promise.

~Cheri

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Thanks Cheri! I know I shouldnt be weighing but I feel horrible! My skin is sooo tight and I feel like (and look like) the Michelin man walking around. :(

I made my Jello and broth and have with my Water with fresh lemon. This is my first full day home so I will see how i do!

Thanks again!

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walk walk walk...thats the key to getting better faster, preventing gas, and getting fluids out of the body.

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It will get better!!! The first days I felt like a truck hit me lol with the days going by, I started feeling better.

Don't worry about weight now,your stomach still swollen.

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your body will reabsorb all that Fluid, you gonna need it. Keep sipping and walking, each day will get better and easier!

sleeved 12-19-11

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Thanks everyone! I appreciate the replies! I have researched and researched and dont remember anyone talking about this Fluid retention being so bad! I am walking around the house and sipping on Water and/or Jello right now. We are going to the store to get SF popsicles, etc...

Right now I can eat about 5 tablespoons of Jello and get what I call a "full" sensation. It is pretty cool! I am loving this!!!

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