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I think it's normal to feel like crap for the first week or two. My surgeons nurse called me today and stressed the importance of getting as much Protein in and fluids. It's ok if you don't hit your goal but must try to get as much in as possible. She also said to make sure I'm taking all my Vitamins. I think getting this drain out will be my turning point next week, I hate it!

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Was sleeved on the 30th went home 30 hours later getting all my Protein and fluids in I noticed if I walk while drinking my Protein Shake it goes down much easier. I get my drain out monday ptettt excited about that!

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Was sleeved on the 30th went home 30 hours later getting all my Protein and fluids in I noticed if I walk while drinking my Protein shake it goes down much easier. I get my drain out monday ptettt excited about that!

Glad your doing well. How was the drain removal? I have to wait until Thursday to get mine removed. Feeling better everyday!

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Glad your doing well. How was the drain removal? I have to wait until Thursday to get mine removed. Feeling better everyday!

Its not bad when they pull it out it rubs against your liver its a odd feeling but not a big deal!

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Its not bad when they pull it out it rubs against your liver its a odd feeling but not a big deal!

Oh good. I am glad it was easy for you. I am looking forward to feeling normal again. I am sick of this thing hanging off me.

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Oh good. I am glad it was easy for you. I am looking forward to feeling normal again. I am sick of this thing hanging off me.

LOL

You will sleep better and just all around have better attitude with that tube out.. good luck

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You will sleep better and just all around have better attitude with that tube out.. good luck

It's out! What a strange feeling. So glad it's gone. Starting to feel like a normal person. Hoping your right about the sleeping. I am down 14 pounds! So excited for the future! My back pain is already subsiding.

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I was sleeved on the 29th too!

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I guess that's just the way he does things. I guess I was so eager to just get it done and over with I didn't notice that my surgeon or anyone there really told me what to expect before or after surgery. I have learned most of what is normal, what to watch for and such on here.

I did OK coming home the next day but felt like I wasn't set up properly to know what to do or how the first week is. I didn't realize how hard it would be to keep hydrated or the pain in my stomach or the gas!!!!

I feel better everyday but I just feel icky. I don't know how to explain exactly how I feel... Nervous, scared sometimes I regret I did it... But I am trying to learn what works. I walk/pace my living room about 5 to 6 times a day. Usually when I take my meds because they are nasty. I try to drink at least 1 Protein shake a day but failing miserably and trying to drink at least a bottle of Water and a sf Popsicle.

My aunt bought me a shaved ice machine so I am going to try to mix unflavored Protein powder in with my Powerade zero and see if I can get more Protein in that way. I am barely taking in 200 calories right now.

I never gained weight in the hospital. My starting weight was 307, day of surgery 296, and as of this morning ,284. I feel so fatigued and tired that I just wanna sleep but have a hard time sleeping...

Sorry for such a long post.. I just need feedback!!

Wow me and you were on the same page... I couldn't wait to get out of there I was just so ready to leave that hospital, then when I got home I didn't know what to do....

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Had my one month check up yesterday I'm down 46 pounds and on the right track doctor released me to eat anything.

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Had my one month check up yesterday I'm down 46 pounds and on the right track doctor released me to eat anything.

Well not anything with sugar..lol

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