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Hey all. So I got sleeved aug. 21st and wanted to make a quick post to see if you August sleeves were going through the same experiences as I or if anyone can relate. So, as of today it's been 11 days since my surgery. My stomach is still pretty bloated and swollen, like its bigger than when I went into surgery. I have lost about ten pounds already but it doesn't seem like my stomach is going down. I can't eat ANYTHING. Everything pretty much hurts. Some days it hurts to even drink Water. I have a lot of chest pain and I can't even get mushy food down. I'm pretty much not eating **** and you would think being on a liquid diet for eleven days I would lose more than ten pounds right? Any experiences and advice welcomed! Thanks

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Hey all. So I got sleeved aug. 21st and wanted to make a quick post to see if you August sleeves were going through the same experiences as I or if anyone can relate. So' date=' as of today it's been 11 days since my surgery. My stomach is still pretty bloated and swollen, like its bigger than when I went into surgery. I have lost about ten pounds already but it doesn't seem like my stomach is going down. I can't eat ANYTHING. Everything pretty much hurts. Some days it hurts to even drink Water. I have a lot of chest pain and I can't even get mushy food down. I'm pretty much not eating **** and you would think being on a liquid diet for eleven days I would lose more than ten pounds right? Any experiences and advice welcomed! Thanks[/quote']

im going through the exact same i was sleeved on the 14th stayed an extra day d/t not being able to hold luauids down ive had horrible burning oain in my R side inscision and am down from 218 to 203 ..... 15lbs seems like 5 i see ppl lose that in 1 wk im comimng up on 3 VERY DISCOURAGED

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Hey all. So I got sleeved aug. 21st and wanted to make a quick post to see if you August sleeves were going through the same experiences as I or if anyone can relate. So' date=' as of today it's been 11 days since my surgery. My stomach is still pretty bloated and swollen, like its bigger than when I went into surgery. I have lost about ten pounds already but it doesn't seem like my stomach is going down. I can't eat ANYTHING. Everything pretty much hurts. Some days it hurts to even drink Water. I have a lot of chest pain and I can't even get mushy food down. I'm pretty much not eating **** and you would think being on a liquid diet for eleven days I would lose more than ten pounds right? Any experiences and advice welcomed! Thanks[/quote']

I was sleeved on the 15th and went through the same thing. The chest pain is probably gas. Try gas x strips. I lost 30lbs in 14days cause I couldn't eat and couldn't get in all my fluids plus I had the runs 3-4 times a day. I went to chicken broth and water for my 12th and 13th day cause everything was hurting and coming out. On day 14 I drank a Protein Drink and water and the next day I felt better. I still have to take some nausea meds but once I got that Protein drink in I felt better. I was moved to stage 3 foods and the runs have stopped. I am still struggling with my fluids but doing much better. It will get better. Hang in there.

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Hey all. So I got sleeved aug. 21st and wanted to make a quick post to see if you August sleeves were going through the same experiences as I or if anyone can relate. So' date=' as of today it's been 11 days since my surgery. My stomach is still pretty bloated and swollen, like its bigger than when I went into surgery. I have lost about ten pounds already but it doesn't seem like my stomach is going down. I can't eat ANYTHING. Everything pretty much hurts. Some days it hurts to even drink Water. I have a lot of chest pain and I can't even get mushy food down. I'm pretty much not eating **** and you would think being on a liquid diet for eleven days I would lose more than ten pounds right? Any experiences and advice welcomed! Thanks[/quote']

I'm not In a hold lot of pain it goes AND come On my left upper chest now AND my weight hasn't moved either AND its at 12lbs I was sleeved On the 20ths to me its depressing

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Has anyone ever heard of someone getting a hernia after having the sleeve. I think that a week after surgery I may have gotten a hernia after using the bathroom.... sorry if TMI.

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I'm not In a hold lot of pain it goes AND come On my left upper chest now AND my weight hasn't moved either AND its at 12lbs I was sleeved On the 20ths to me its depressing

Pretty much the exact same for me. Was sleeved on the 20th and have lost 12 lbs and am not in any pain except for the occasional pain in my left upper chest when I am eating or drinking. Definitely a little disappointed at this point in time.

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Pretty much the exact same for me. Was sleeved on the 20th and have lost 12 lbs and am not in any pain except for the occasional pain in my left upper chest when I am eating or drinking. Definitely a little disappointed at this point in time.

I'm trying to think positive but I see people losing 20 to 33lbs don't no if there counting pre AND post Op or not but its crazy did I do the right thing

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Hey all. Sleeved the 27th, home since Thursday. I still need to rely on my pain Killers a bit, but they give me terrible headaches so I avoid them if possible. Sometimes the muscle pain behind my biggest incision makes it intolerable. I slightly overdid it today but for the most part I am good. Got in 64oz of Water today, and a few ounces of Protein Shakes and around 1/2C over two meals of strained Soup. I have dull back pain, that I've had since day 1. I think it is the lack of movement when sleeping. I am not ready to run a marathon and I still nap but that is the meds that make me so sleepy. I am so paranoid I am going to have a leak its not even funny. I take my temp multiple times a day, but I know I am doing everything that I can do to be safe. I gained 12# in the hospital and as of this am I was down around 15#. I am trying to not be obsessed with weighing. I am only counting official weights from my surgeons office.

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Even though we just have tiny little scars, we have had MAJOR surgery. This will take time to heal. There will be bruising internally and externally, there will be a lot of swelling. This will not go down in just days, it will take weeks or even months to completely heal. We do need to be patient with this and give our new sleeves time to heal. Some of the people who have had big losses may have had more to lose, or they may be carrying more Fluid than you, they may have muscle wasting instead of just fat loss. Try not to compare yourselves to them, we are all different. When was the last time you consistently lost two lbs or more each week? I have never consistently lost large amounts for a long time, I am thrilled to be losing two pounds a week!

I had my surgery on August 7th. Today is the first day where I actually feel good about my sleeve, where I understand what it is doing for me and what I have to do for it. It all takes time and patience and there are a multiple of minor inconveniences along the way. I do feel for you all but I do think in a few weeks you will be past this stage and look back on your posts and wonder what all the fuss was about..

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I was sleeved Wednesday the 28th. I was wondering when will I have a BM?

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I was sleeved Wednesday the 28th. I was wondering when will I have a BM?

I think everyone is different, I hear a lot of people say 2weeks or longer. I also was sleeved wed and had a BM today.

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I am still waiting! Lol I know a little much! But man do I feel overstuffed!

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Hey all. So I got sleeved aug. 21st and wanted to make a quick post to see if you August sleeves were going through the same experiences as I or if anyone can relate. So' date=' as of today it's been 11 days since my surgery. My stomach is still pretty bloated and swollen, like its bigger than when I went into surgery. I have lost about ten pounds already but it doesn't seem like my stomach is going down. I can't eat ANYTHING. Everything pretty much hurts. Some days it hurts to even drink Water. I have a lot of chest pain and I can't even get mushy food down. I'm pretty much not eating **** and you would think being on a liquid diet for eleven days I would lose more than ten pounds right? Any experiences and advice welcomed! Thanks[/quote']

I, ve still got bloating and my right incision burst open like i, d just been opened up! was nasty I could see my flesh:-S,so this is still healing after been sutured s wk after my op, I had my wls 8/19.i have, nt had a problem keeping anything down ,can take fluids and purree or soft foods mainly Soup and mashed potato, tried getting purree fish in for Protein but I hate the purree texture, sometimes I wonder if surgeon forgot to take my stomach out because nothing except eggs disagrees with me, I manage about 4 tablespoonsful max and I was worried this was too much until some1 pointed out were expected to eat 3 teaplates a day!! Dont think i, ll ever manage that much, I hope you start feeling better soon :-)

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