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I was sleeved on the 10th. Stopped pain meds on day 3. Started walking 10 minutes 3 times a day on day 3. Have lost 17 pounds. Incisions are itching. I am on day 2 back to work and get really tired by 3. Just the idea that 17 pounds is gone is incentive enough to walk an extra 5 minutes 2 times a day. This is definite the best thing I have ever done.

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Had my surgery back on the 10th...so 8 days post op. Cannot wait to get to the baby food stage so I can "chew" something. And have something that is not sweet. I've always been all about the sweets, but yikes all the Protein supps are sweet. My only salvation is the occasional cup of creamy Soup. I really look forward to that. I love the sleeve...just can't stuff myself and am satisfied on so much less. Not that I stuffed my face before, just too much for me...obviously. Had a few days of emotional bouts. Honestly, the meds kinda add to that. And even though I'm only now taking the pain meds at bedtime...they linger. And the weight is beginning to come off. I am the queen of retaining Water so the first few days I was home, I looked like my ankles and feet were stung my a hive of bees. Better now, and after that loss, the scale has begun to drop for real. Just looking for others in the same boat.

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Sleeved on the 12th & I still am having side pains & swallowing feels heavy & uncomfortable... Once those 2 issues go away I will feel alot better - I must say I have been tired though... Not able to get my Protein in due to the heaviness it feels goin down... Have 1st follow up appt on this Friday... I tend to want to gulp then sip but even when I sip the heaviness feeling is still there... Today I did Tomato Soup, Protein shake, Popsicles & yogurt...

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Back from my two week follow up from the Dr and on to pureed FOOD! Yay! scrambled eggs extra squished with cheese too! I know how much we want to taste something other than Protein shakes at this point but we had an interesting conversation about food' date=' this gist was this: About 6 months from now, when we're all slimmer and happy with our looks and our success, our sleeves aren't going to keep us as diligent as they are now. It'll be up to us to keep those carbs between 25 and 50 per day, Protein first, all the Vitamins and Water, etc. It'll be easier to wash down the food, eat more, and get more in. The sleeve won't be as sensitive. This next 6 months is to teach us the difference between head hunger and real hunger, and to give us the power over foods that cause addictions in us (like carbs and sugar for me) versus foods that work for us. For example, yeah, you could go for the ice cream, but if you do and it's in the house, you'll eat it till its gone. Could be candy, could be chocolate, chips, whatever your craving is. My mom is a diabetic and I see that working all the time. She lives with us. I am one month on the other side of all my addictive foods. Do I want to keep it that way, or tempt myself again? You open that door, you gotta be strong enough to close it again.[/quote']

Thanks for sharing the 6months out, that's something to look forward to & I'm so tired of liquids I don't know what to do... I am an egg lover so I pray that's still something that will taste good to me, I've read where some people say they didn't like anymore & it came right back up so I pray eggs, fish & things that ik have a lot of protein will still do good w/ the sleeve...

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Sleeved on the 12th & I still am having side pains & swallowing feels heavy & uncomfortable... Once those 2 issues go away I will feel alot better - I must say I have been tired though... Not able to get my Protein in due to the heaviness it feels goin down... Have 1st follow up appt on this Friday... I tend to want to gulp then sip but even when I sip the heaviness feeling is still there... Today I did Tomato Soup, Protein shake, Popsicles & yogurt...

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It does get easier as the days pass. My surgeon said that each day I should feel a bit better. And she was right I do. Getting things down at first was hard. I just tried to do a little better each day. It still takes a while to "eat" anything. And when I made the mistake, just today, of taking in my Protein too fast (like I used to drink) I certainly feel it. Not comfortable at all. If all you can do is a little bit, then do that little bit. And try to do a little bit more next time. I'm only now getting in all the protein per day. And it's tough...I HAVE to plan it. And remember to take my time drinking it.

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Thanks for the encouragement & ik it will get easier each day - just ready to feel normal & yes everyday I try to better then the one before... Just to actually chew some food would be nice which today I did eat a piece of honey smoked turkey - chewed it very well & it went down actually pretty smooth... Well thanks so much for the encouragement, much appreciated

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I was sleeved on the 13 th. I was in the hospital until sunday. I lost a lot of blood during surgery. Then my bladder de died it was going to stay asleep for at least 24 hours. I had a bit of nause but was due to the medications.

I've been having head hunger. I've also been able to eat and drink with no problem. The only thing is that I don't know when I am full. I know it's weird. I try to eat a little bit but enough to get some Protein.

The only pain I have is on my back I think it's how they positioned me.during surgery.

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HELLO I AM DAY 6 I WOKE UP FEELING GOOD BUT AFTER MY SHOWER AND FIX MY Breakfast I FEEL SO SICK RIGHT NOW I CANT EVEN DRINK MY Breakfast, I HAD TO TAKE A NAUSEA PILL. LAST NIGHT WAS RUFF I MUST SAY. I THINK I STRESSED THE MAIN INSISION AND IT BOTHERED ME ALL NIGHT THE ACHE WENT ALL THE WAY TO MY BACK. YES I WAS SCARED BUT I KNEW I WOULD BE OK. I THINK I AM HAVING A REACTION TO TRADER JOES SPICY BLACK BEAN Soup, KEY WORD SPICY LOL.

I WAS ABLE TO GET MY 60 GRAMS OF PROTIEN IN AND I THINK THAT MADE ME SICK AS WELL I WAS FORCING IT BUT I COULDNT FINISH IT NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRIED LOL.

I HOPE EVERYONE WHO HAS HAD THE SURGERY IS DOING WELL. PLEASE SHARE YOUR PROGRESS SO WE CAN LEARN FROM EACH OTHER.

I am surprised that you are allowed bean soup this soon, I don't have my book handy but I am pretty sure that it said not to have anything like this for 6 months!

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I was sleeved on the 10th, ended up spending 3 nights in the hospital for various reasons. I can't wait to get that bill...I am self pay and already stretched really thin financially because of it.

I still have some brief pain when getting up and down but otherwise am OK and haven't needed any pain meds since day 2.

I feel a little bit better each day. Tomorow I go back to the doctor and am praying to get to move on to pureed foods because I am sick ot the Protein shakes. Sick, sick sick!

I went back to work on Monday, thankful that I have a desk job because it was hard for me to sit around the house.

Good luck everyone!

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I tried the spicy bean Soup today and something in it made my tummy rumble I think it was the spice.

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Bean Soup? Yeah, me neither. It will be a full month before I'm on "regular" food. I have two weeks of full-liquids, then a week of pureed...baby food, then a week of soft foods and then on to regular foods, but slowly, one at a time.

Also, the BACK PAIN! Yikes, me too. It is just now getting better...I agree, must be how they positioned me on the table. But for whatever reason, it still hurts and I'm on day 9 post-op. I will tell you this though, if I get in 3 Protein shakes a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and some creamy soup or yogurt in between and at least 2-3 (mostdays I can only manage 2) 20 oz bottles of Water, I feel pretty good. I still cannot bend to pick something off the floor...my middle still hurts. But if the floor could meet me half way, then it would be fine.

And not to be gross or overshare, but did anyone else have diahrrea for the first week-ish? I know that gas they pump you full of has to get out somehow. However, I didn't expect it to bring friends with it. Especially given the clear liquid diet I was on pre-op. I can say that as of two days ago, it finally stopped. Thankfully, cause those first few days you cannot move really fast and that situation was making me need to move rather quickly.

As for pain meds, yeah I stopped taking those during the day about 4 days ago and was only taking them at night. I went back to work the day after I got home from the hospital (no freaking out, I work from home), but was having loads of trouble talking to clients and trying to be coherent. Thankfully the pain started to diminish quickly and this week I only take some at night to make sleeping more comfortable. Although, they kinda stick with me. Think they get stored in your fat stores and as you are losing weight, the meds get released, built in time-release so-to-speak. But they do help with making moving more comfortable at night.

Now, I'm moving on to intentional exercise. I like the 10 minutes 3 times a day. I think that would be perfect right now. And in a week-ish, I'm going to add strength training...light strength training, mind you. Not interested in pulling incisions open.

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Girl, I havent lost any weight this week. I have NO IDEA why, Im assuming something to do with Water weight or something. idk, Im definently gonna talk to the doctor about it tomorrow cuz it FREAKED me out this am. I find that I am now OBSESSED with the scale. I need to like...lock it up week by week.

Dont freak out. I am 2 weeks out today and the first week i lost 8lbs and then this week i have lost 3...every 2 to 3 days i lost a pound and a half over night. I need to stop weighing myself everyday and go back to once a week.

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I am 2 weeks out today and i have to say i cannot wait for my 2 week follow up with the NUT today as i should be graduating to stage three food. Stage three for me includes chicken/tuna/egg salad (in light mayo), soft cheeses, refried Beans, eggs of any kind etc. I am sooooooooooooo sick of yogurt, pudding, SF Jello, SF popsicles etc. Its hard to tell when your full on liquids and like an idiot last night i found out the hard way. I figured i would try some chicken a day early...i was fine until i realized i was eating too fast and by then it was too late. I didnt vomit but i was super uncomfortable for like 45 min and somewhat freaking out that i might have done something. I think I am fine but im pretty sure it aggrivated my stomach so ill stick to liquids today. Other than my stupidity I am doing great...i am going to have to work on the eating thing obviously. :blink:

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I am surprised that you are allowed bean Soup this soon, I don't have my book handy but I am pretty sure that it said not to have anything like this for 6 months!

well i found out the hard way even though its pureed its still Beans. the nut said dont do it again and the eating Beans is in the final stage. im good now

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