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My two week appt is tomorrow....hoping for good luck....thinking it should be around 10lbs....congrats on your 20!!!!

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Went for my first "walk" for exercise today! Nice walk in the country to the creek and back. Hard to quench my thirst so I just poured the water bottle over my head to get some relief (I'm in tx and it is HOT). Felt good to exercise.

Lmao! Now that's a way to cool off!

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I was sleeved on Aug 28...I have stomach pains when I eat which makes it really uncomfortable. I also can't stand cold drinks but they are my favorite, especially since its so hot. I am already sick of the liquid diet thin and ready to move on to some REAL food. If I can at least get some seafood soon I will be satisfied. Other than those complaints I'm good. I went for my post op yesterday, 1 day shy of a week and I was already down 14.5lbs!!!

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I was sleeved on Aug 28...I have stomach pains when I eat which makes it really uncomfortable. I also can't stand cold drinks but they are my favorite' date=' especially since its so hot. I am already sick of the liquid diet thin and ready to move on to some REAL food. If I can at least get some seafood soon I will be satisfied. Other than those complaints I'm good. I went for my post op yesterday, 1 day shy of a week and I was already down 14.5lbs!!![/quote']

I feel your pain! I was sleeved on the 26th and can't wait to meet with the surgeon and move on to "pureed" foods- i want real food too! This liquid thing is not making me feel satisfied- i feel sooooo hungry!!! I've been religiously following the doctors orders as well and don't believe i've lost that much weight either :/ and i feel hungry!

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I am also looking forward to sleeping in my own bed!!! I haven't been able to lie down comfortably and have to sleep propped up, much easier to do this on the couch so that's where I have been since Friday, the day I was released. Also, I know we aren't supposed to use straws but I find that it makes my liquids go down much easier!!!

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I was on August 23rd. Feeling good but found out today that I have pneumonia!

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I was sleeved on August 29th. I don't really have any pain from my incisions. I've been walking and climbing a flight of stairs a few times a day for exercise. Then on Monday evening, I started getting these horrible pains in my lower back. The only thing that takes the edge off is walking and laying down is a nightmare. I've never had any back problems before so I really don't know what's happening. It's like being in full blown labor. It gets worse at night so I haven't been sleeping either. I went back to my doc and they did blood and urine tests but all is clear. Anybody have an idea what this could be?

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Congrats on getting to a weight that starts with a 1!!!!

I was thinking the same thing. Congrats!

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Hi everyone!

I was sleeved 8/28. I'm on the mushy foods part of my journey and I struggle to get enough Protein daily.

My incisions are all healing nicely, no infection,drainage of any kind, but I have some serious muscle pain in the largest incision.

i have yet to find a Protein Powder i like, so I've stuck to the Isopure drink, but I'm getting tired of it to the point that its a chore to get it down. i ordered some unflavored powder that i plan to sprinkle onto everything...not sure if that's unrealistic but its a good way to help meet my daily protein requirements in addition to what i already get in.

I'm appreciating mushy foods...so much better than liquids - have found some really tasty recipes that I'm so excited to try.

Has anyone experienced a change in flavors since surgery? Everything is just too sweet! i have to Water things down just to tolerate them. Things I used to love, like yogurt, are nearly intolerable!

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I was sleeved on August 29th. I don't really have any pain from my incisions. I've been walking and climbing a flight of stairs a few times a day for exercise. Then on Monday evening, I started getting these horrible pains in my lower back. The only thing that takes the edge off is walking and laying down is a nightmare. I've never had any back problems before so I really don't know what's happening. It's like being in full blown labor. It gets worse at night so I haven't been sleeping either. I went back to my doc and they did blood and urine tests but all is clear. Anybody have an idea what this could be?

I haven't had those, but I have a friend who has a friend whose dr said it was from losing weight so fast. Something about a change in the center of gravity? I hope it resolves for you as back pain is the worst.......Hang in there!!!

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The drain is a flexible tube draining from the surgery area out to a flexible plastic bulb that is on the outside of your body. It drains fluids and blood...some doctors do this, others don't.

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Hi all... I was sleeved on 17th aug and I feel fine apart from slightly dehydrated. I'm struggling to get anything down n keep it down apart from bits of Water. I don't feel hungry at all I feel constantly full and bloated but just worried I should be having more n keeping it down by now also trying hard to get more fluids down as I feel so dehydrated all the time but with not drinking so long before n after you eat it's easier to not eat and just keep trying to drink?!

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