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I was sleeved on the 14. I was down 20 pounds after 12 days but haven't weighed since. I see the surgeon tomorrow. I came home with a drain but they took it out after 7 days. No big deal. I went back to work after 4 days but I do find I need an afternoon nap occasionally. I'm on phase 3 of my dr's plan which is soft food. I struggle to get in my 70 grams of Protein. I feel like I'm constantly shoving food down my throat to get the protein in!! It's hard! But I suspect that once I start eating solids, it will be easier. At least, I'm seriously hoping. Anyway, I haven't had any issues. I feel better than I did before surgery, plenty of energy, no more grouchy than usual, lol. Already down one size. :) hope it's always this good!!!!!

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I'm a 48 year old single mom of two girls' date=' 16yrs and 12yrs.

The hospital stay was a but of a vacation lol.

I decided I was going to turn 50yrs at 150lbs not 250lbs. So here I go.[/quote']

I also am 48 and a widow for almost 5 years. I gained most of my weight since my husband's unexpected passing. I am determined to turn 50 a HOT MOMMA! :) How are you feeling? Weight loss so far?

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HEY! Another 27th-er. I was in the ICU for 4 days after surgery, released yesterday. I've been drinking as much as I can. Diet Snapple, LowCal Gatorade, Water and beef broth. Jello right now is kind of iffy because it kkinda hurts after a while but it goes away. The only pain I have is from my largest incision and the area surrounding it. Other than that, i'm feeling fab. Just hope I don't get dehydrate, 2oz an hour is killing me.

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I couldn't drink Water for like the first 5 days after surgery but apple juice (diluted with water) went down so much better. I'm still not drinking as much as I'd like to but it really gets better each day. My nutritionist had me start soft foods yesterday, struggling a lot with that. I can only have a bite or two but she said that in the first couple weeks don't worry about what you're consuming and to go at your body's pace.

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I was sleeved on 8/28' date=' and feel great!!! Down 24 pounds!! 12 of that pre-op liquid diet.

I hate crushing my meds, and I want a bite of something crunchy!!

:) Amanda :)[/quote']

Try crushed iced with a little Crystal Light on it for flavor and eat with a plastic spoon for small bites. I buy the good crushed ice from a local convenience store. It sure satisfies my need for crunching!

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Sounds like everyone is doing ok. I'm happy for all of us. We made a HUGE decision and our lives are changing already.

Lake K - I'm so so sorry for your loss. He is looking down in you cheering you on. We will hit 50 together looking and feeling fabulous!

I started at 257lbs. Was 247lbs day of surgery. My goal weight is 150 with a year and a half to get there.

KY Christi - you go girl!

I'm off too be mean mom

And make sure lunches are made and homework is complete. I hope we can go through the journey together. Peace.

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Sleeved on 8/21. Spent 4 days in the ICU. Had 4 blood transfusions due to some bleeding out during surgery. Had to go the ER on the 30th due to chest pains and shortness of breath. Now I'm home and having trouble getting into a comfortable position to sleep and still trying to get hydrated. Any suggestions/advice?.....on sleeping and drinking bcuz Water is becoming so boring. And does anyone know how to keep the taste of dehydration out of your mouth whilst sleeping.

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Miika

Thank goodness you are okay and home.

I have to sleep half laying down half sitting with pillows under my legs and around my sides. Like a cocoon ????

I brush my tongue with no burn listerine before bed. It helps.

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Hi!!!!! I had mine done on the 22... Still feel lifeless and with some crazy anxiety for the last 3 nights.. I get restless arms... And I've even felt depression.... Am I alone???

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August 19th here and feeling awesome!! Down 24 pounds since surgery and walked 1.6 miles today. I start soft foods Wednesday and can't wait. Stay strong everyone, start walking and moving around and drink drink drink your liquids! Get that Protein down as well!

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