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Thank you so much for posting all of this information. My surgery is next Wednesday and this will be a great tool for me. It's pretty much right on target with my surgeon's advice.

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I thought of a couple more i see a lot: Questions about dumping syndrome, drains, coffee and sodas.

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I thought of a couple more i see a lot: Questions about dumping syndrome, drains, coffee and sodas.

I'll try and get them posted this week. Thanks Dooter!

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Im just over 4 weeks out from Sleeve surgery. Im eating mushy foods. Trying to get all the Water and Protein in im supposed to.. One thing terrifying me....Is it possible to stretch my sleeve out this early into it? I feel like after i eat 3 or 4 bites im full and scared to eat anymore for fear of this. I know to eat my Protein first then veggies. but most of the time im already full before the veggies even come into play. I had my surgery in Mexico which was great! but sadly not alot of clear and definate discussion on post-op meal plans.

After I eat sometimes I feel like im so full that I could be stretching out my new slimmer tummy. Ive lost 25lbs since surgery 36 if you count the Water weight that you gain after surgery (i dont cause that goes away pretty fast) and 47 total since pre-op diet.

Anyone have any advice on this?

Thank you!

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Awesome post! I've been checking out this board for a few months and started my six month supervised diet in February. I've gotten a wealth of information already but your post contained things I didn't know (like NSV meant). If it hasn't already been, this should be stickied so everyone can see it.

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<<BUMP>>...

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This is an AWESOME post!! I wish I had been able to read something like this before I had surgery.

One question that I get asked a lot by potential sleevers is "Does the sleeve stretch out?" Everyone is familiar with stories of how the pouch on an RNY patient can stretch out significantly over time. In my research and understanding, the answer on whether or not a sleeve can stretch out is "possibly, but very little." We can be at risk for gaining weight if we graze all day or discover a "slider food" and eat that excessively, but we should have good restriction for life if we stick to the basic rules of sleeve-eating.

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Awesome post, and certainly helpful. I wish I'd seen this before my VSG, but even 2 weeks post-op I learned a lot. A big thank you for answering the burning question of sleeve stretching. It was on my mind too!

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Loved this post.... so informative. Thanks for taking the time to post this.

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Can you drink beer or is it the same as the carbonation in soda? Do spicy food bother you since vsg?

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Can you drink beer or is it the same as the carbonation in soda? Do spicy food bother you since vsg?

Sorry, I never saw this question... Beer is a typically a no no for a couple of reasons: First, the same general rules of soda apply here. No carbonated beverages. Second, beer is simply empty calories, has no nutritional value, and contains about 150 calories and 10g of carbs per 12oz bottle. Third, alcohol effects us differently post op and one beer could be enough to make you tipsy.

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this was so helpful!!!! :))))) thanks so much!!!!!!

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      I am OFFICIALLY SLEEVED! (surgery was Dec 9th, 2019)
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    • Arabesque

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      1. Krestel

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