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I have been having some pretty intense back pain post-op. I'm down 37 pounds in a month. Crazy, I know. I'm guessing/wondering if it has to do with my body's interior changing so dramatically. I was just wondering if anyone else had suffered anything similar?

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My upper back is always getting sore (tired) and it's most likely due to a lack not getting in my exercises. My muscles are weaker now and I am trying to start exercising more but seem to avoid it totally. :)

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I had a hiatal hernia repair with my sleeve and my upper back was the most painful of all my post-op pains. After about a week it got better. A lot of it was also gas pains.

Other than that I feel fine. My boobs are deflating since the surgery so a lot of my back pain has subsided. (I was an F-cup prior to surgery).

I've been walking daily too and I'm surprised that my new, deflated DDD aren't causing back pain.

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I had hiatal hernia repair but the pain I had was mid/lower lumbar area and I truly had no problems with it prior. I do have degenerative disk disease in my neck though.

I believe the pain was due to the complications that arose during surgery and I was manipulated into many different positions to try to get out the staples because the anesthesiologist let the esophageal tube slip into my tummy as the surgeon was stapling me and it got stapled inside me. I guess esophageal tube stapled with Titanium is not easy to remove. It was too close to my esophagus and they were worried.

It's calmed down a lot lately and I'm 7 weeks out Monday. I sleep with an ice pack on it and one on my neck and it's getting a lot better.

Feel better soon.

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Mina your weight loss is draw dropping. Already down 100 lbs in 7 weeks! How are you doing with loose skin and Hair loss?

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Mina your weight loss is draw dropping. Already down 100 lbs in 7 weeks! How are you doing with loose skin and hair loss?

I didn't lose 100 lbs in 7 weeks, only a labotomy could do that lol. I lost 70 pounds pre-op. I lost 10 pounds a month by following the recommended diet of 800-900 calories, 80 grams of carbs and 45-75 carbohydrates. This is the diet that most people are given as a suggestion by their doctors to follow pre-approval. I was in a 6 month pre-approval and I decided then I was going to give 100 % instead of spending 6 months having "last dinners".

I know there are people that have gained during this time and I decided if I'm going to do it, I'm going to put 100% effort into it. I lost only 10 pounds during the 2 week pre-op shake diet and I lost 30 pounds in the past almost 7 weeks which is a lot, but I'm also eating 20-30 grams of carbs a day, I'm eating 425-475 calories and 60-70 Protein now. I do the gazelle about an hour early am, I swim 1-2 hours in the afternoon early evening and I walk 2 miles at night.

I lost 30 pounds last summer, which was mostly Water really quickly, by doing all the wrong things, not eating basically and I started gaining it back and that's when I decided to call surgeon and make an appointment. I lost the 100 since November. It still equals about 10-11 pounds a month, which is realistic.

edited to say *In all I lost 130 pounds since June of last year, but I don't count the 30 pounds in this, because that was all flukey and not part of this journey.

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I read an article that said, some bariatric patients can experience back pain as a side effect to rapid weight loss. The support & "cushion" it's use to changes before it has a chance to realign with your new body.

It sorta makes sense to me.

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@Mina, thanks for the clarification. I figured you'd just miskeyed the day and you really meant June 2011 or something.....LOL. :)

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I admittedly was a "last dinner" pre-op sleever and and I had a couple of them about a week into my pre-op diet. After that I stayed on course and got to the magic 15 lbs the surgeon requested. I'm hoping to hit my stride with the workouts after my 6 week check up with focus on building lean muscle by weight training.

As of now I'm just walking 6 days a week every morning to get my energy up and get my body going. I find AM workouts suit me better. I'm just taking it day by day. The energy level is becoming a BIG issue. I'm struggling. I hope that turns around. I do see a difference though in that, while still LOW, I seem to do better when I work out in the AM.

I am not a gym rat and have NEVER been a exercise enthusiast so I don't think I'll ever be able to do a true 2-3 time per day routine. I just don't have it in me. More power to all yall who can keep it up.

I'm hoping my seeing the results will help me like it more, but I've seen results in the past and still DO NOT HAVE A LOVE FOR WORKING OUT.

Sigh!!!! :wub:

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I admittedly was a "last dinner" pre-op sleever and and I had a couple of them about a week into my pre-op diet. After that I stayed on course and got to the magic 15 lbs the surgeon requested. I'm hoping to hit my stride with the workouts after my 6 week check up with focus on building lean muscle by weight training.

As of now I'm just walking 6 days a week every morning to get my energy up and get my body going. I find AM workouts suit me better. I'm just taking it day by day. The energy level is becoming a BIG issue. I'm struggling. I hope that turns around. I do see a difference though in that, while still LOW, I seem to do better when I work out in the AM.

I am not a gym rat and have NEVER been a exercise enthusiast so I don't think I'll ever be able to do a true 2-3 time per day routine. I just don't have it in me. More power to all yall who can keep it up.

I'm hoping my seeing the results will help me like it more, but I've seen results in the past and still DO NOT HAVE A LOVE FOR WORKING OUT.

Sigh!!!! :wub:

Find something physical that you enjoy doing. If you hate treadmills and 'gym' life find a sport or physical activity that gets you moving that you like or love. For me, I fell in love with hula hoops! There is a whole world of hoop dancing out there. If you're curious head to youtube and search for hoop dancing. You can even find tutorials and a whole world of other people who hoop on hooping.org. :)

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