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Started phase two yesterday while at hospital. Got the ok to leave at 5 pm and had a hard time sleeping (miss that lovely hospital bed) but am moving quite a bit. What helped me was second and third day at hospital i started walking and was able to pass gas third day at hospital. Still have not been able to do a bowel movement (dec 16th sleeved) but I believe it will come in time ... Have been taking my Water but the Protein Shakes i am not a big fan of so making it harder to have the Protein and all other minerals needed (which also explains the bowel movement issue) i am still glad I made the decision and know that the discomfort will go away. Had a great surgical team from care assistants, to nurses, to anesthesiologists, hospital and doctor staff. Looking forward to seeing doc on 10 day post op and showing some great results and getting ok for phase three. Oh, lost 10 lbs so far ... Key part of the loss is pushing the gas out and walking. They took the catheter out first day and drain last day of hospital ... I was walking and that facilitated in the loss of extra fluids and gas.

You can do this. It is temporary pain for a great long term effect. Keep reminding yourself of the finish line.

Started weight pre op diet: 277

After pre op diet: 266 (11 lbs lost in two weeks of preop diet)

Weight so far: 256 (10 lbs lost while in hospital after surgery.

Goal weight: 177 (100 lbs deficit)

I am 33 yr 5'11 female.

Walk it off. That is the best advice I received and I am seeing the results.

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I AM f**king APPROVED as of this morning. Omg I am soooooo happy.. It took BCBJ of NJ 8 days including weekends. Yay ya ya my dream is about to come true omg I have been crying happy tears since this morning. Ahhhhh. Now I can take my finals in ease :)

I'm so happy for you. Hope you get your date soon.

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Hi all. My name is Meli. Had my surgery 2 days ago on the 17th in the beautiful South Florida! Everything went perfect according to the surgeon and I had my leak test yesterday - no problems. I'm still at the hospital, still in pain but waiting it out :)

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Hi all! I'm new on here and was sleeved on 12/09. My weight the day of surgery was 224 and I'm now down to 214 (I'm about 5'4). Still experiencing the left sided pain, which my surgeon said was normal since that's the side they pull your stomach out of. I can't wait until next week when I can start experimenting with soft foods. Getting enough Protein in a day is still a challenge, but it's getting easier everyday.

Good luck to everyone getting sleeved tomorrow :-)

I was sleeved 12/10 (and then more surgery 12/15 for internal bleeding) and doing ok now. Having difficulty getting in protein, as the shakes make me gag. I'm probably only getting 15 grams of protein a day now, which is not good. Looking forward to mushy stage next week.

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Ready to head to the hospital. I think it is finally starting to hit me (nausea)!

Prayers going out to Dec. 19th sleevers and those in recovery.

Save me a spot on the loosers' bench. :D

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Surgery was yesterday and the Dr said everything look good and no problems with gallbladder or hernia. Left shoulder pain was off the chart. I tried to stay on top of the pain through out the night which helped. I've been peeing like race horse since they filled me with 5 liters of Fluid before and durning surgery so a lot of good losing 10 lbs on the pre-op diet. Lol. The drain was removed this am and the shoulder pain is all most gone. So far tolerating liquids, ice chips, and Jello. Start Protein Shakes at lunch brought some of my own in case I didn't like the ones here. Been up and walking or sitting in rocking chair whIch helped with the left shoulder pain. Thinking of everyone having surgery today and fri. God bless you. Btw the staff here have been lovely and accommodating. Most of the nurses have been through some type of bariatic surgery themselves so they have a great amount compassion.

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My first day of Protein shakes!!! Woo hoo!! 7 days out and excited cause I'm sick of broth and sf Jello and Popsicles

Seem to be tolerating GNCs total lean shake (vanilla bean) pretty well; almost like a treat for me. I liked it before my VSG as well so glad that hasn't changed. My NUT won't allow me to blend any fruit in it just yet due to hiatal hernia repair work.

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I was sleeved 12/10 (and then more surgery 12/15 for internal bleeding) and doing ok now. Having difficulty getting in Protein, as the shakes make me gag. I'm probably only getting 15 grams of protein a day now, which is not good. Looking forward to mushy stage next week.

Glad your doing better. You will get there on the protein soon it takes time. I was sleeved on the 13 th and I still have trouble getting in enought protein too. It is getting better everyday. The shakes have been making me sick too. I found I had to try different types. I found yogurt was the best thing to feel better.

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I'm going home shortly, yes!! My surgeon and the hospital were just amazing through my whole experience. The meds were good, the care was good, gas is finally almost gone. Just a little sore on the left which is to be expected. Incisions so small I won't notice them when healed. I had so much anxiety going into this but I was prepared in mind and body and now I am having no regrets at all. Everyone on the forum has helped so much I can't thank you all enough for tips and advice and support!! I hope all the December people do well and happy holidays to all :)

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Day 4 post op

Today is better than yesterday! Was able to sleep on my side and slept well. Woke up and was able to get in 4 oz in 30 minutes, took my Vitamins, walked on treadmill for 35 minutes and about to have my injury chicken broth Protein.

Ready to get out of the house today.

Wishing everyone well!

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Day 4 post op

Today is better than yesterday! Was able to sleep on my side and slept well. Woke up and was able to get in 4 oz in 30 minutes, took my Vitamins, walked on treadmill for 35 minutes and about to have my injury chicken broth Protein.< /p>

Ready to get out of the house today.

Wishing everyone well!

Good for you! You are doing great! I'm 6 days out and not even close to where you are!

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Hi All! Newbie here from NYC slated to be sleeved on Monday December 30th, excited, anxious, worried, and relieved all at the same damn time lol I'm 5'3 and currently weigh 280 my goal weight will be 140.

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Hi all! I'm new on here and was sleeved on 12/09. My weight the day of surgery was 224 and I'm now down to 214 (I'm about 5'4). Still experiencing the left sided pain, which my surgeon said was normal since that's the side they pull your stomach out of. I can't wait until next week when I can start experimenting with soft foods. Getting enough Protein in a day is still a challenge, but it's getting easier everyday.

Good luck to everyone getting sleeved tomorrow :-)

Very difficult to reply while using phone haha..

I am also dec 9 and am dreaming of soft foods! Can't wait till Monday! Am still not getting in my protein but working on it. Liquids are good, the best thing is not having any hunger, LOVE IT!!

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Things are finally falling into place for me. Relieved to finally have my preadmission testing scheduled for tomorrow. Just got word of my insurance approval TODAY! Talk about cutting it close, tomorrow was the last chance to get approval. All is well.

Down to the 200's again: 310.8 on day one of preop diet, 299.8 today. That's a pound a day!

Glad everyone seems to be doing ok. Good luck to those coming up!

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