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Me too girl. Eleven days out. Same ten pounds. Frustrating as hell. Let me know when you break the cycle.

same here... sad face!

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I was sleeved on the 29th and still sitting here in the hospital.....surgery was a little more extensive than originally anticipated......but on the bright side I am down 10lbs.....

Oh NO! Hope all is well! Did they have to convert to open? Or was the process in general just longer?

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Hey just wanted to update everyone. I am 6 days post op and today is the best I've felt since surgery. I have lost 7 pounds from the day I came home from the hospital (the 28th). I've been taking Gas X and pain meds as needed and no nausea meds. I haven't had any issues getting food down...liquids cause a lot if grumbling and belching but nothing I can't deal with. I ate mashed potatoes for the first time yesterday and I had my first real BM (meaning no medicine to help and it wasn't liquidy sorry if TMI!). Still hoping my weight loss kicks in to hard drive...but until then steady she goes! Hope everyone is doing well!

Sounds really great! I have been relying on tylenol for the most part, but once a day my muscle wall really starts to ache and than I go to the stronger stuff. I was pretty miserable earlier, but had a lactose free Soup for dinner and I feel absolutely amazing. I am hoping this is a turning point. My Water is good, I hit my goal yesterday, I am short today. I bought lactaid and soy milk. I am going to give that a whirl tomorrow! Hope all continues well!

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4 days post opt! I sneezed today and thought I died! The heavens opened up because I had 3 C-sections and they don't seem to come close to a cough and a sneeze...

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Sounds really great! I have been relying on tylenol for the most part' date=' but once a day my muscle wall really starts to ache and than I go to the stronger stuff. I was pretty miserable earlier, but had a lactose free Soup for dinner and I feel absolutely amazing. I am hoping this is a turning point. My Water is good, I hit my goal yesterday, I am short today. I bought lactaid and soy milk. I am going to give that a whirl tomorrow! Hope all continues well![/quote']

Hmmm, I'm surprised you've had mash potatoes already!! My doc has me on a liquid diet ONLY for 3 weeks. I would double check cus of the danger of eruption.

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I'll call Tuesday to see if they can fax it to Walgreen's...

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You don't need a script for Omeprazole, it's over the counter. It's the generic for Prilosec.

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Even though we just have tiny little scars' date=' 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..[/quote']

Exactly!!

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Slightly more energy today. Tomorrow is my two weeks, and I get to advance onto puréed or soft foods as tolerated! :D Fluids are getting a bit easier. I was able to drink an entire 17oz water bottle this morning in about a half hour!

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I was told to get Isopure since I had bad nausea with the new direction puddings' date=' but my hubby says GNC did not have the zero carb one I was given in the hospital. I'm 5 days post op, can I have this one?

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So many carbs i wouldn't think So

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I was told to get Isopure since I had bad nausea with the new direction puddings' date=' but my hubby says GNC did not have the zero carb one I was given in the hospital. I'm 5 days post op, can I have this one?

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I believe that it is supposed to be less than 10gms of sugar but if you dilute it with some Water you should be OK.

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hoiw do we create the wieght loss trackers

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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

You may have less to lose than the average sleever. Even if it comes off slowly stay encouraged its happening. I was sleeved the same day as you SW 182, CW 171 talk about slow! We can do this! Hope when I'm able to exercise these pounds will come off faster.

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