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I had surgery on Tuesday & today is Thursday. How long before I don't feel like a mac truck ran over me twice? I have a lousy couch & need help getting up from it & trying to walk around the house to keep from getting a blood clot & I get light headed/dizzy. I also feel hungry. I've had 2 Protein Drinks so far today (60 grms of Protein total) but my Water is a totally diff story. I'm lucky if I've gotten 8 oz in. What's your water secret?

Right now I feel like I'm a burden on my family. Last night I couldn't get comfortable so I kept roaming the house trying to find someplace comfy to sleep. I ended up downstairs on a recliner & my oldest son stayed with me (which made me feel bad cause he had to work today). Today my poor husband has been feeding me my meds & helping me up & down from the couch since my incisions hurt depending how I move.

I guess I'm used to doing for my family instead of them helping me so this doesn't feel right. But on a good note, I've lost 19 lbs between the pre-op & since surgery. That's the only bright light in my day right now. :-(

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Awww, many of us feel that way in the beginning. Don't stress about having someone take care of you. This part is temporary and obviously they don't mind doing it. Your son is a sweetie by the way!

Take your time. I didn't feel remotely able to get comfortable for weeks (I had complications though). But some others seem to do good as soon as 2-3 days. We're all different but just know this will pass.

I hated hearing that as a new post-op, but it is true. Keep trying to walk (also hated hearing that) because it does help you heal. Hugs to you and hope you feel better soon!

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You'll feel a bit better each day!! Honest!! It's rough at first but it won't be long before you feel like you never went through surgery :D

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I had surgery on Tuesday & today is Thursday. How long before I don't feel like a mac truck ran over me twice? I have a lousy couch & need help getting up from it & trying to walk around the house to keep from getting a blood clot & I get light headed/dizzy. I also feel hungry. I've had 2 Protein drinks so far today (60 grms of Protein total) but my Water is a totally diff story. I'm lucky if I've gotten 8 oz in. What's your Water secret?

Right now I feel like I'm a burden on my family. Last night I couldn't get comfortable so I kept roaming the house trying to find someplace comfy to sleep. I ended up downstairs on a recliner & my oldest son stayed with me (which made me feel bad cause he had to work today). Today my poor husband has been feeding me my meds & helping me up & down from the couch since my incisions hurt depending how I move.

I guess I'm used to doing for my family instead of them helping me so this doesn't feel right. But on a good note' date=' I've lost 19 lbs between the pre-op & since surgery. That's the only bright light in my day right now. :-( [/quote']

Glad to hear you are home but I am sorry you are having issues. Get as much water as you can- I think it is more important at this point than the protein in my opinion. If you get dehydrated you will feel worse. Push water and liquids for the next few days. I am hoping you feel better by Sunday!

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I have not had my sleeve done, but I see everyone say each day it will get a little bit better!! But also drink your Water that may help you feel a little better also!

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Hi Pixie! liquid is more important than Protein at this point! Keep a water bottle, Gatorade, etc by you at all times. Take a sip every few minutes. Protein is not important right now :-) hang in there!

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Hi Pixie! I slept in the recliner for a week. It really was the most comfortable position for me. As far as liquids, get in whatever you can. I sipped on warm tea, which was really soothing. Check that you are allowed it first (some doctors are different). I promise it'll get better. Also, take those meds right on schedule as long as you need them. Good luck!

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I was also sleeved on Tues. Just got home from the hospital about an hour ago. Yesterday I really did have "buyers remorse" - thinking what the heck had I done to myself. My lapband surgery 4 yrs ago was a cake walk compared to this. My doctor did tell me he had to work on getting my band out a little harder, as it was growing into the muscles. So I'm guessing that might be the reason why it's so much worse to me.

I was on IV Dilaudid until this morning when they started giving me Vicodin elexir. Dr wanted me to stay in the area 1 more day (we're from 3 hrs away), but since I have an appt tomorrow, I really just wanted to come home.

Anyway, we're the same day and I feel like a truck ran over me too. Everything I drink (especially cold) feels like lava going down. Let me know when u start feeling better and I'll also let you know, k?

Good luck! YEa, we're finally sleeved...

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Your going three the same thing I'm going threw I was sleeved July 9th and I still feel like a truck hit me and depend on my family to help me on and of the sofa . I can't get Protein in but I get Water in . My incision hurt so bad. My doctors prescribed me perciot omg I tk it every 4 hrs it helps I feel nothing with those meds . But you can't drive while taking I hope you feel better

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I agree with the Water. I was told to get my water first, then Protein, etc. Maybe you are getting dehydrated. I don't know. I do hope you feel better soon.

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Thank you all so much for your heartfelt support. Yes, I need to sip more Water. I think I only got a total of 16 oz in yesterday. I will try harder today. I did get 30 grams of Protein thru my one Premiere Protein shake but since it's liquid, does that could towards 'liquids' too? If so, that was another 11 oz I got in yesterday. Plus a popsicle.

I have to share this....what I find is funny is that everytime I sleep, I've been having dreams of EATING! LOL! I was just napping & in my dream I was having some almond flavored cake shaped like sea shells. Haha! I'm not even dreaming of eating cake in real life. Gimme Pasta or chicken parm or steak with pesto sauce slathered all over it!

Enjoyed all your messages...thank you so much for caring enough to respond.

xoxo

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I did get 30 grams of Protein thru my one Premiere Protein shake but since it's liquid, does that could towards 'liquids' too? If so, that was another 11 oz I got in yesterday. Plus a popsicle.

Yes, the liquids from everywhere but coffee can be counted toward your daily goal. My nurse just told me this a few days ago.

Good luck!

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Hang in there.... it's gonna get better. I started my liquid diet yesterday and I'm 13 days away from surgery. I can't say I'm looking forward to the pain, gas and nausea I've read so much about... But I am imagining myself in a pair of Petite size 4 jeans, and FEELING satisfied with a few bites instead of guilty and remorseful after a full blown binge. I'm looking at the big picture, and my future looks bright.

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I did get 30 grams of Protein thru my one Premiere Protein shake but since it's liquid, does that could towards 'liquids' too? If so, that was another 11 oz I got in yesterday. Plus a popsicle.

Yes, the liquids from everywhere but coffee can be counted toward your daily goal. My nurse just told me this a few days ago.

Good luck!

Oh cool! Then I'm pretty close to getting all my liquids in! Thank you!! Just had 4 oz of cream of celery Soup made with fat free milk too! So I'm pretty close to goal ! YAY!! Thank you !

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