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I'm feeling like I've made a mistake. I've been miserable ever since I left the hospital Wednesday. I can't keep anything down in having the worst gas pains in my chest I constantly feel like I'm going to puke. I sleep with the trash can next to me because I am always so nauseous. It hurts so bad to get in and out of bed that I usually just lay on the couch. I can't even hold my baby anymore because he weighs too much. I wish there was a reset button, I'm so sick of waking up miserable. I feel like this was the biggest mistake.

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Even drinking Water makes me sick to my stomach! And I'm supposed to be drinking so many ounces a day? Not happening

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Hi Britt,

I was sleeved Monday, but I didn't have too many issues handling Water. However I really didn't give Water too much of a chance to handle me. Try squeezing some lemons or limes in your water. It definitely goes down quicker if not smoother.

As far as the gas, you have to kick that couch to the curb. Walk walk walk!! Good luck.

Jeremy

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Use a heating pad for the gas. Also walking helps. Crystal light is good to soften the Water. I drank minute maid lemonade light which my nut recommended. It saved me. I slept w a pillow on my side to ease the pain but that part just takes time. This is the worst if it. You will get through it.

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I am sorry to hear about your struggle with being newly sleeved. Even though you may not feel like it, have you tried taking short walks to soak up they rays from the sun and breath in the refreshing air? Sometime just getting out in nature will be enough to life the spirits and let you have some peace, if only for a short while. I know you are going through a difficult period. It will get better, one day at a time. Have hope where there may not appear to be any. Believe in the success that is to come even if it feels so far away. And feel free to reach out here at VST any time to your extended support system. You will find virtual friends here that will help carry your burden. Hope tomorrow Is a brighter day for you. Know that you will be happy and full of life in short order. It will just be a few short weeks as your energy and strength returns.

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I went through the same thing in my first week. Don't give up and know that each day it will get better. Do your best with hydration as it is the most important thing right now. Hot tea was the easiest for me to get down (I still count on it for soothing my pouch first thing every morning). Harney & Sons make a great variety of herbal and caffeine free teas and I order it online ( since way before being sleeved!).

I still have to work hard getting all the liquids and enough Protein in, even at almost 7 weeks out. Every day is a new opportunity to improve and every day I manage a little more. You will get there, too, don't doubt it ~ I remember how it was for me in the beginning and am glad that I feel so good now and got through the roughest part.

I have lost about 30 lbs and it really shows, which is the best incentive! Just imagine holding your baby one day very soon and feeling on top of the world :)

Hang in there, BrittNicole <3

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I don't have much to add to the great advice already given above. I was sleeved on 6/6 and suffered with extreme nausea, and lots of pain when drinking. I was eating 5-6 sugar-free Popsicles per day in the beginning, because that's the only "liquid" I could tolerate drinking. Now I find that drinking while walking helps a lot with the nausea, but things still hurt a little bit when going down. I get weird chest and stomach pains, and I always feel like I need to burp.

I had a crying fit last night after dropping the contents of my purse all over the floor and not being able to pick everything up, so I completely understand where you're coming from. Please believe me, it DOES get better!!! I know you feel horrible right now, because I've felt exactly like you do, but the pain isn't going to last forever. You'll be back to holding your baby before you know it. Keep reminding yourself that you're doing all of this to be healthier and live a long life for him. :)

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Thank you for all the kind words, it really cheered me up. I appreciate it so much I'm glad other people understand what I'm going through.

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