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Tomorrow is my big day I have to be there at 5:00am. I haven't been nervous I think because I've been concentrating on finishing my Christmas shopping lol. Right now I just felt a little scared because of what could go wrong and after. I think it's normal. I'm excited for the after part though =).

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Hi I'm Jennifer. I was sleeved on the 17th and and am back at home, still not 100% but feeling better by minute by minute. I was sleeved at Fraedtert Hospital in Milwaukee by Dr. Wallace, who was amazing by the way. My main issue right now is that I am having trouble getting all of my liquids in. I feel like I was sipping all day and only got it about 32 ounces, if not less. How is everyone else doing with their liquid intake? I'm also having more pain than I anticipated at my incision sites but they're not red or swollen or hot or anything so I'm thinking all is well. I'm kind of a wimp when it comes to pain anyway!

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Officially sleeved. In so much pain. Feels like I'm having contractions not much has though.

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I'm recovering well in the hospital! I'll get discharged tonight. I passed my barium leak test, and I'm tolerating Water well. Wooho!

Glad to hear your recovering well!!

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Atlanta red hope the new meds are helping you by now, I'm so sorry you had to go thru all that today, at least I hope it's working.

My prayers for a restful night and that you wake up feeling brand new

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Surgery was Wednesday , and I'm still in the hospital. Not getting nearly enough fluids so I will be here for a day or so more. Hopefully ill be good by Christmas. Keep me in your prayers !! Good Luck to everyone who had surgery today , you will continue to be in my prayers ..

Sending prayers that you will be on the mend and discharge to go home soon.

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I was sleeved the 17th. I had the worst nausea ever. Stayed an extra day trying to control it. It was and still is rather rough. Glad to be home though.

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hello. I am new to this group, but I am very interested in learning from everyone. I had my gastric sleeve on 12/2/13. I know that it's going to be the best thing I'll ever do for myself. I am struggling getting in all of my Protein and I am beyond exhausted everyday. I went back to work on 12/16. Has anyone else experienced this? I would take all the advice I can get. Thank you in advance.

Welcome! I wake up energized, take my Vitamins, Water, and get on treadmill, today did 1.75 miles - did some more water, then showered. Hubby and I headed out to get gift card shopping done, stopped and got a Decaf at McDonald's and it was free today! Then made two mire stopped and I was done! Came home and drank my Unjury chicken broth w protein, then crashed for nearly three hours!

I have taken at least a three hour nap all week! I hope I can get past that soon!!!

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Good to hear from you so peachy! Sounds like your doing well! Glad you have a good support system at home!

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I was sleeved on 12/16 and since I have been home I have been feeling very tired with no energy. Today I took some liquid B12 and I have so much energy today. And the B12 strawberry flavored liquid that I had tasted pretty good

Strawberry sounds great, mine is mixed berry and I think I would have preferred yours! I'm with you on the energy level! Naps everyday!

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Hi All: I like MnWin am having a terrible time getting the liquids in. After following the plan for liquids for only one hour I feel like my stomach will burst from pressure. Been trying gas x strips. Due to the nausea I had day 2 and 3 I won't take any pain meds stronger than liquid tylenol. Is there anyone else out there that encountered this at the first and saw it get better? I very discouraged and teary because I feel so much pressure in my stomach. At this point if I could undo this surgery I would in a second.

My prayers to you cabs! Hope you can get this under control soon did you call your dr?

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Jen.jones, jakec, clexi

Glad are are doing well post op and welcome! Keep us posted!

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For those of you with low energy; I was told by my doctors office it was because of inadequate Protein. The B 12 helps as well.

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