Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

August Sleevers?! Where Ya's At?



Recommended Posts

August sleevers .... I am 8 days postop' date=' starting full liquids today. I had half a shake and cream of mushroom Soup with unjury for added Protein. I am on bactrim for a small incision infection. My problem is I am very dizzy and weak. It just started today about 4 hours ago. Has anyone experienced dizzyness around thie timeframe?[/quote']

I am 10 days and I felt weak and tired. I am trying hard to do more Protein and fluids. I hope tomorrow is better for us.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

August sleevers .... I am 8 days postop' date=' starting full liquids today. I had half a shake and cream of mushroom Soup with unjury for added Protein. I am on bactrim for a small incision infection. My problem is I am very dizzy and weak. It just started today about 4 hours ago. Has anyone experienced dizzyness around thie timeframe?[/quote']

Are you taking meds? I figured out the Vicodin was making me very dizzy and lightheaded!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

August sleevers .... I am 8 days postop, starting full liquids today. I had half a shake and cream of mushroom Soup with unjury for added Protein. I am on bactrim for a small incision infection. My problem is I am very dizzy and weak. It just started today about 4 hours ago. Has anyone experienced dizzyness around thie timeframe?

I get dizzy once in awhile.... Seems like its mostly when I have walked a bit and ignored the fact that I was getting tired, or the times I haven't had enough Water or nutrients.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was sleeved on 8/28/12. Started at 220, 211 the day of surgery. This morning I am at 200, I go back to work tomorrow (off for 2 weeks) and I am ready.

My surgeon's post-op requirement is 3 weeks of liquids that will go thru a fine strainer. I can't start mush or puréed till the 18th and I am finding it really difficult to get down any Protein with the exception of Chike iced coffee. I can almost gulp Water & get in 72 oz of it without difficulty.

Have to go pack lunch for tomorrow--THAT will be interesting!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was sleeved on 8/28/12. Started at 220' date=' 211 the day of surgery. This morning I am at 200, I go back to work tomorrow (off for 2 weeks) and I am ready.

My surgeon's post-op requirement is 3 weeks of liquids that will go thru a fine strainer. I can't start mush or puréed till the 18th and I am finding it really difficult to get down any Protein with the exception of Chike iced coffee. I can almost gulp Water & get in 72 oz of it without difficulty.

Have to go pack lunch for tomorrow--THAT will be interesting![/quote']

Wow, a 20 pound weightloss for the month? That's fantastic. I was sleeved on the 28th too, but I only weigh on Tuesdays, since I was sleeved on a Tuesday. I'm excited to see how much I've lost in 2 weeks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am just checking to see if this is normal... I had my surgery on 8/28 so I'm two weeks post op and it seems like my main incision is more sore now and when I move certain ways it feels like tugging or something and gets sore. I lifted my son once a few days ago and think it may be related but I worry if it's inside or just normal healing....

On a side note I am totally not getting enough Protein. I tried another brand (muscle milk) and broke out in hives the next morning... So apparently am allergic. :( I forced myself to have some of my Unjury today but it was not easy to not throw up. Ugh!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was sleeved on 8/28/12. Started at 220, 211 the day of surgery. This morning I am at 200, I go back to work tomorrow (off for 2 weeks) and I am ready.

My surgeon's post-op requirement is 3 weeks of liquids that will go thru a fine strainer. I can't start mush or puréed till the 18th and I am finding it really difficult to get down any Protein with the exception of Chike iced coffee. I can almost gulp Water & get in 72 oz of it without difficulty.

Have to go pack lunch for tomorrow--THAT will be interesting!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was sleeved 8-30, I drink Protein from GNC its expensive but its real good.. I am at 79 grams per day.I hope u feel Better

Which brand is it? Flavor? I have heard of a few that they sell that taste the best but are really pricey... Wondering if it's worth a try.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I drink the alpine punch of Isopure and it's 40 grams a bottle. Tastes like koolaid. I haven't tried any other favors yet but there are some coupons for GNC so you might try that too. It's like 6 per bottle.

I was sleeved on the 28th also and I still feel a lit of tugging on that left incision. Especially when I am very full or when I have picked up something I shouldn't have. It does get better though. Hope that helps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am just checking to see if this is normal... I had my surgery on 8/28 so I'm two weeks post op and it seems like my main incision is more sore now and when I move certain ways it feels like tugging or something and gets sore. I lifted my son once a few days ago and think it may be related but I worry if it's inside or just normal healing....

On a side note I am totally not getting enough Protein. I tried another brand (muscle milk) and broke out in hives the next morning... So apparently am allergic. :( I forced myself to have some of my Unjury today but it was not easy to not throw up. Ugh!

Totally normal. I asked my surgeon about it on my two week follow up and he said that there were stitches placed in the abdominal muscle. When you start moving around more, you're naturally going to tug at those stitches. He said they dissolve in about 4-6 weeks and the pain should go away at that time. I was sleeved 8/20 and mine still hurt like a mammer jammer. Plus yesterday, I lifted a couple of heavy boxes and I feel like I was sucker punched in the ribs. Be careful!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you guys for the replies! I am going to try harder to not lift anything for awhile and I definitely will try some of the fancier energy drinks from GNC. Today I still didn't have anything else to try so I did my Unjury again and I actually kept swallowing for about an hour to prevent myself from throwing up. :( even if the other stuff is costly, I need a better option! So, thank you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am just checking to see if this is normal... I had my surgery on 8/28 so I'm two weeks post op and it seems like my main incision is more sore now and when I move certain ways it feels like tugging or something and gets sore. I lifted my son once a few days ago and think it may be related but I worry if it's inside or just normal healing....

On a side note I am totally not getting enough Protein. I tried another brand (muscle milk) and broke out in hives the next morning... So apparently am allergic. :( I forced myself to have some of my Unjury today but it was not easy to not throw up. Ugh!

Yes, that pain is normal. However, it is extremely important to be cognisant of what you are doing and how much you are lifting. While you are healing, you can inujure yourself if you do not follow doctors orders and only lift what you should. Take it easy :)

As for the protein, you need to go buy samples of several different products and find one that works for you. Personally, I cannot stomach the Isopure.< em> I tried many flavors. I found I liked the Atkins premade, but I also discovered Premiere Protein Shakes. they are at sam's club and have 30 g of protein per shake.< /p>

I bought powdered protein from GNC and it makes me instantly run to the bathroom. It was almost $20 a bag, so that's why I encourage you to buy single servings before committing to a kind/brand!

Good luck, protein is vital to your success so I hope you find something that works!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had my sleeve on Aug 28 also. And I can definitely relate to the issues with getting enough Protein and tolerating it. I am finding the Premier brand is giving me less side effects. The idea of trying samples is great advice too.

The pulling is common due to stitches. I had that for a while but seems to be resolved now. Do be careful about lifting. I'm restricted to 10 lbs or less. You really do want to stick to your docs requirements - don't want to end up with hernia repair later! Best to you and good luck going back to work!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was sleeved on the 8th of August and am doing better since I stopped taking my calcium citrate. I have to find something easier on my stomach. Taking 2 capsules three times a day was not easy. They made me feel nauseous.

If you are getting dizzy or weak it could be because your blood sugars are really low. You may need a serving of carbs if they are allowed by your Dr.

We invested in a Fitbit Aria WiFi Smart scale right before the surgery.. It sends my weight and my body fat percentage to my Fitbit account. I now have my 45 lb weight loss badge!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • UniquelyMe28

      I hit my stall ALREADY 🤷🏽‍♀️ been at 300 for almost a week. I’m not worried about it though, because I know that my body is healing. I’m not in a rush, I loss 30 pounds since surgery which was 3 weeks ago. I’m just going with the flow and staying positive. 😁
      · 1 reply
      1. kimdlawson06

        It's very common. Give your body a chance to "catch up" with its new reality and the weight loss will start again. Hang in there, I know it can be frustrating!

    • Meganator

      First Orangetheory class back after surgery! #347 for me. Determined to take things easy- especially those ab exercises. Looking forward to hitting #350 this week.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • tcrehm

      How do I delete my account on here?
      · 1 reply
      1. SleeverSk

        Hi, I have been having a look around the site, I cant find anywhere that you can delete your account yourself, However in the rules it indicates that staff can delete accounts so maybe use the "contact us" tab at the very bottom of the page and ask for assistance there.

    • UniquelyMe28

      I loss 19 pounds my first 7 days post op 🙌🏽 (Water weight or real weight.. weight is weight to me.. I’ll take it lol) I make sure I keep my water with me 24.7 and I walk every chance I get. I cook dinner for my kids with no problems. I have zero cravings!  By next week I should be in the 200’s. Haven’t been there since high school 🥲
      · 2 replies
      1. MiaPie

        I had my surgery 11/17 and hit 299 this morning! :) Rooting for you!

      2. UniquelyMe28

        Congrats I’m at 289 now. Its a wonderful feeling, right!?

    • EricLB300BC

      Well, starting day 2 after surgery. Felling hunger pains again this morning and nausea, no vomiting. I think the hunger pains are coming from my stomach and not my pouch. Think I will call their hotline and speak with them about it. It is not terribly bad but it is uncomfortable. I do not regret getting the surgery though. I expected some discomfort right after, I just didn't expect the hunger pains.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches

    ×