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Got sleeved on Monday 12/30 - am now at home - yay! I'm Jennifer - live in Frisco Texas (Dallas suburb) 46 y.o. 270 at least weigh-in at home, but hospital "bed scale" weighed in at 112kg or so, which would be 246. hmmm My goal is to hit about 165 and to walk a 5K before end of 2014. Good luck all! :)

WolfeCookie, I live in Plano and was sleeved on Tuesday (Dr. Cribbins) at Plano Presby. It went well & he plans to send me home this morning.

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My surgery was 12/30 and I felt pretty good that day.

Day 2 was really difficult for me. I had an allergic reaction to the contrast the hospital used for the leak test. I was broke out in a horrible rash and vomiting for the next 24 hours.

Day 3 was better, I was able to drink some and not throw up. I came home on day 3.

Today is day 4 and I feel better. I am really trying to get all my fluids in. I have to take small sips or I have a pretty intense pain in my stomach/chest area. I still have gas pain that I am trying to walk out. I can't believe how tired I am!

I hope everyone is healing nicely! Take care of yourself today.

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Got sleeved on Monday 12/30 - am now at home - yay! I'm Jennifer - live in Frisco Texas (Dallas suburb) 46 y.o. 270 at least weigh-in at home, but hospital "bed scale" weighed in at 112kg or so, which would be 246. hmmm My goal is to hit about 165 and to walk a 5K before end of 2014. Good luck all! :)

WolfeCookie, I live in Plano and was sleeved on Tuesday (Dr. Cribbins) at Plano Presby. It went well & he plans to send me home this morning.

I am in North Fort Worth, welcome to the December group! Glad you two are doing well!

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My surgery was 12/30 and I felt pretty good that day.

Day 2 was really difficult for me. I had an allergic reaction to the contrast the hospital used for the leak test. I was broke out in a horrible rash and vomiting for the next 24 hours.

Day 3 was better, I was able to drink some and not throw up. I came home on day 3.

Today is day 4 and I feel better. I am really trying to get all my fluids in. I have to take small sips or I have a pretty intense pain in my stomach/chest area. I still have gas pain that I am trying to walk out. I can't believe how tired I am!

I hope everyone is healing nicely! Take care of yourself today.

So glad to hear from you! sounds like your doing really well!

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Hello my family:). Just wanted to update: I'm still n hospital, I feel rather well but these esophageal spasms are still givin me issues. As I said the second swallow test was.basically inconclusive but the surgeon said it looked good enuff for him, however; until I'm 24 hrs spasm free, he still won't let me eat or drink:( so today is day 4, npo. Then he said, we just have to b patient bc it will improve, so I have to stay here until Monday mornin:( my 9 yr old is alredy upset when she has to lv me nd she doesn't evn know about Monday yet. Catheter n heart monitor removed so that's good. I thank God that I'm not evn hungry or head hungry, I'm just rdy to get up n moving forward in a positive way. I've been reading about how u all are and praying every night for yall. Take care and hopefully I'll have bttr news for yall. XOXO my friends keep up the awesomeness of ur journeys, I'm proud of you all!!!!

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Happy new year to me...had the best experience at NYU medical center..Dr Ren is a true professional.i was sleeved on 12/31 around noon..procedure took about an hour and a half.no complications.leek test was perfect.spent only one night in hospital.gas pain was pretty rough the first night but has subsided greatly.been sleeping a lot.had a bit of very thin Tomato Soup a little while ago and got full very quickly.sucks to sleep on my back but the stitches should heal within a few weeks.very optimistic about this surgery.the pain meds they gave are wonderful lol....looking forward to a happy and very healthy new year...cheers everyone!

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Hello my family:). Just wanted to update: I'm still n hospital, I feel rather well but these esophageal spasms are still givin me issues. As I said the second swallow test was.basically inconclusive but the surgeon said it looked good enuff for him, however; until I'm 24 hrs spasm free, he still won't let me eat or drink:( so today is day 4, npo. Then he said, we just have to b patient bc it will improve, so I have to stay here until Monday mornin:( my 9 yr old is alredy upset when she has to lv me nd she doesn't evn know about Monday yet. Catheter n heart monitor removed so that's good. I thank God that I'm not evn hungry or head hungry, I'm just rdy to get up n moving forward in a positive way. I've been reading about how u all are and praying every night for yall. Take care and hopefully I'll have bttr news for yall. XOXO my friends keep up the awesomeness of ur journeys, I'm proud of you all!!!!

Thanks for checking in Deez. I am continuing to pray for you.

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Hello my family:). Just wanted to update: I'm still n hospital, I feel rather well but these esophageal spasms are still givin me issues. As I said the second swallow test was.basically inconclusive but the surgeon said it looked good enuff for him, however; until I'm 24 hrs spasm free, he still won't let me eat or drink:( so today is day 4, npo. Then he said, we just have to b patient bc it will improve, so I have to stay here until Monday mornin:( my 9 yr old is alredy upset when she has to lv me nd she doesn't evn know about Monday yet. Catheter n heart monitor removed so that's good. I thank God that I'm not evn hungry or head hungry, I'm just rdy to get up n moving forward in a positive way. I've been reading about how u all are and praying every night for yall. Take care and hopefully I'll have bttr news for yall. XOXO my friends keep up the awesomeness of ur journeys, I'm proud of you all!!!!

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Deez, I am so happy to hear you are improving. You are in my prayers.

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I was sleeved on December 20th. I've been home since the 23rd and am getting my strength back more and more every day. I've lost a total of 30lbs since I started the pre-op liquid diet; 17 lbs since I was sleeved and a total of 67lbs since I began this journey. So excited to finally be on this side of being sleeved and can't wait to see what my future holds in store for me.

Question: is anyone else having a hard time getting all their protien and a total of 64 oz Fluid in every day? (I know the shakes count as some of the required fluids but I can't get anywhere near 64 oz of anything in in a day) I was excited today for the sad fact that I was able to drink an entire protien shake (only took 6 hours to drink one 14oz shake, ugh) but after geting that down I don't have room for Water or crystal light. Is this normal this early in my journey? Also, I have a TON of food allergies and have unfortunately figured out that I'm allergic to the powdered protien mixes so I can't mix unflavored protien into my water/crystal light. Any ideas?

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I was sleeved on December 20th. I've been home since the 23rd and am getting my strength back more and more every day. I've lost a total of 30lbs since I started the pre-op liquid diet; 17 lbs since I was sleeved and a total of 67lbs since I began this journey. So excited to finally be on this side of being sleeved and can't wait to see what my future holds in store for me.

Question: is anyone else having a hard time getting all their protien and a total of 64 oz Fluid in every day? (I know the shakes count as some of the required fluids but I can't get anywhere near 64 oz of anything in in a day) I was excited today for the sad fact that I was able to drink an entire protien shake (only took 6 hours to drink one 14oz shake, ugh) but after geting that down I don't have room for Water or crystal light. Is this normal this early in my journey? Also, I have a TON of food allergies and have unfortunately figured out that I'm allergic to the powdered protien mixes so I can't mix unflavored protien into my water/crystal light. Any ideas?

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I was sleeved on dec12 and still struggling to get in minimum 50g Protein and 48oz water per my NUT

On a good day I'm probably getting in around 300 calories -- 30g protein and 32 oz water

Incredibly weak these days too; lost about 25lbs in 3 weeks since surgery

Didn't think 3 weeks out would look like this but it should get better

I had hiatal hernia repair same time so I believe that is my greatest challenge ... I actually broke down and cried while on the phone with my NUT the other day; it hurt so bad to sip anything

Im doing a bit better with sipping now due to the carafate solution my surgeon prescribed me but still not easy -- I'm thankful for the tiny progressions

Best wishes to you!!

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Just saw a commercial for lean cuisines saying they have 13g of Protein. Has anyone tried these? Wondering how high the carb/sugar intake is.

I know everyone's one NUT is different, but mine ok's TV dinners. I had the WW meatloaf. It is 19 g of protein. Sugars are low. Yes they have sodium, but sine I am now having little sodium; it is not a concern for me. They do have carbs but again, I am not consuming any other carbs.

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Deez,

I hope today has been better for you. Continuing prayers for a quick recovery!!

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