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Three weeks out and feeling great! Prior to surgery, I researched for months and in spite of being very well educated about the procedure and its life-changing impact, I was filled with fear and dread that I might be one of the few who just don't fare well afterwards. In particular, I feared nausea, vomiting, aversion to food sight and smells, and to never wanting to cook for family and friends again. Not to mention blood clots, dying... you know the list...

I guess I kept my end of my deal with Fate... if I worry enough, think ahead enough, prepare enough, then the bad things I worry about just won't happen!

I am able to tolerate every food I've tried so far, I don't have to take teeny sips and bitty bites, I can already hold 8 oz. Soup, I've had not one moment of nausea, have not vomited once, and the worst pain of the surgery was the blasted shoulder pain from the gas. I do tire easily and have trouble sleeping from arthritic pain (still off arthritis meds for three more weeks!).

I write this to encourage those whose decisions may be delayed by fear. This is not to discourage thorough research and education, and not to make light of the risks. I do think we read more about problems than successes just because it is natural to look for help online rather than to post victories online.

Oh, and losing from half pound to a pound every day!!!

Yay!

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I'm only 10 days out but feel much the same way. It's always safer to expect the worst, so I completely expected lots of pain, nausea/vomiting, difficulty eating, etc. I actually feel pretty great, though my energy is definitely suffering. If it weren't for my crazy restriction, I might think they opened me up, then closed me, without doing anything.

I was joking around with my surgeon post-op saying that I was very restricted, but other than that had no "proof" he had earned his money. I enjoyed his response: I just gave you a really pretty sleeve.

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Awesome to hear! My first three weeks I was exhausted and fatigued. Now at 10 weeks I feel like myself again and so happy :) I love my sleeve!

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The only time I had pain was getting out or in bed. I really liked the morphine drip. That's the only way I could stay in the hospital. Otherwise, I would have called my hubby and told him to come get me. ;)

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I am having the same thoughts, fear, and dread. I am being sleeved on the 18th! I am so anxious and excited at the same time. I just seen a secret at my job they are throwing me a last hoorah potluck!!!!!!! SWEET!!!!!!

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I never had any physical problems due to my sleeve. The mental end was another story. It took me a few months to adjust to a totally new lifestyle. There are some dificulties with bread and other doughy things early on as well as veggies with a consitancy of anything harder than mush. Those all wane by 6 or 8 months though. After that, you are only limited by quantity and the self imposed restrictions.

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Three weeks out and feeling great! Prior to surgery, I researched for months and in spite of being very well educated about the procedure and its life-changing impact, I was filled with fear and dread that I might be one of the few who just don't fare well afterwards. In particular, I feared nausea, vomiting, aversion to food sight and smells, and to never wanting to cook for family and friends again. Not to mention blood clots, dying... you know the list...

I guess I kept my end of my deal with Fate... if I worry enough, think ahead enough, prepare enough, then the bad things I worry about just won't happen!

I am able to tolerate every food I've tried so far, I don't have to take teeny sips and bitty bites, I can already hold 8 oz. Soup, I've had not one moment of nausea, have not vomited once, and the worst pain of the surgery was the blasted shoulder pain from the gas. I do tire easily and have trouble sleeping from arthritic pain (still off arthritis meds for three more weeks!).

I write this to encourage those whose decisions may be delayed by fear. This is not to discourage thorough research and education, and not to make light of the risks. I do think we read more about problems than successes just because it is natural to look for help online rather than to post victories online.

Oh, and losing from half pound to a pound every day!!!

Yay!

We must be twins or something because you've addressed every single fear I'm having just days before my surgery on the 12th!! LMBO!! Thanks a million for posting this! <3

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Congrats!!!

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