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Sleeved on 12/9, down 32 lbs and feeling great! I am still on mostly puréed, and starting to introduce solids. It's going pretty good and does get easier with time. I am currently looking for new Protein Shakes or a Protein Powder that I can tolerate to add to my foods and smoothies. I am craving a super crispy salad but am very apprehensive. I will hold off a little while.

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I had my surgery 12/11/13. I'm doing well. Back at work on 12/30/13. I work in an office so it's not hard to go back to work. I lost 10.5 on my pre-op and 15 at my first week follow up appointment. I've recently recovered from a bad bout of constipation. Started doing Fiber EVERY DAY. Along with Probiotics. I'm on solids and still trying to get the whole knowing when I'm full down. I'm wearing a size 24 instead of a 28. I haven't weighed myself because I don't have another follow-up appointment until 1/22/14. I don't want to get obsessed with the scale.

I'm just happy my size 24's are loose on me. : )

I agree completely! I weighed in at my first post-op having lost 15 pounds 2 weeks after surgery. I won't get weighed again until my NUT and nurse appt. on 1/15/14. I know I am losing--that's enough. If I had a scale, I know I'd weigh myself every hour. It would be too much of a temptation. Instead I am focusing on cutting 1 of my blood pressure meds in half (Yippee) and taking less than half of my original insulin dose. (I am a Type I diabetic, so I can't be cured, but I can be healthier!) Looking forward to moving my little mermaid after my appt. on the 15th! :)

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i was sleeved 12/31 , stayed one night in the hospital , not drinking or having any ice chips for 24 hours after surgery was worse than any pain i had, which wasnt too bad. went for my 1 week follow up today and was down 13 lbs from the day of surgery woot woot!!

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Hey slvrsax, hang in there! I'm having the same issues you are. (Sleeved the same day) Pre-op I always drank at least 64oz. of Water a day and post-op I have been struggling with this. It helps if you break the surface tension of the Water with something, i.e., lemon juice, Mio drops, etc. But even with this, I'm still struggling to drink as much as I should. I believe it will get better with time. Still having some low grade nausea too - esp. in the morning. Some days are better than others. I hope it helps you to hear that someone else is going through what you are experiencing. Just be patient with your body, it will get better. Zumba is a great goal to have! If you can't do it quite yet at 6 wks. post-op, then try a bit later. Try doing it at a lower level, remember you haven't done that vigorous of exercise for a while now. Think about how good it will feel to do it with your thinner, lighter version of you! :)

Hopefulinthemidwest, thanks for the encouragement, I needed it! It's nice to know I'm not alone!

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I had my surgery 12/11/13. I'm doing well. Back at work on 12/30/13. I work in an office so it's not hard to go back to work. I lost 10.5 on my pre-op and 15 at my first week follow up appointment. I've recently recovered from a bad bout of constipation. Started doing Fiber EVERY DAY. Along with Probiotics. I'm on solids and still trying to get the whole knowing when I'm full down. I'm wearing a size 24 instead of a 28. I haven't weighed myself because I don't have another follow-up appointment until 1/22/14. I don't want to get obsessed with the scale. I'm just happy my size 24's are loose on me. : )

Thats a huge win.....congrats lady :-)

Shel

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abarta83,

Appeal your STD... Your employer new you where requesting STD and HR should have step in and told you but with a Pre exist I don't think they can do that... If not, seek a free consult with attorney and see what they say. I think the legal membership we have you can have a free consult... It was called legal shield check it out... only cost able $18. per month and we have used it numerous occasions and save a lot on legal fees.

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I had the sleeve on Dec 20th. Still at home recovering. I am 52 yrs old so I did not expect to heal as quickly or lose the weight as some of the younger people I know who had this surgery. Altogether including the dieting before surgery I have lost 22 pounds. I am on soft foods now. I was starving and in misery when I was on liquids including full. Feel fine now on soft. 1 small Protein based meal lasts me for 4-5 hours. I measure my food because I will keep eating until whatever I have is gone so it is important to make sure I control my portions. After years of dieting I can usually eyeball the amounts without measuring but I am being extra cautious now. How does one get that nifty banner that shows weight loss and amount left to lose? I had extreme nausea in the hospital but is was from the morphine they gave me. I was able to self administer it but refused to ever push the button so they gave me oral pain medication and after the morphine they gave me wore off so did the nausea.

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edited by user-sorry posted twice.

Edited by laurabelle4057

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Hi,

I was sleeved 12/5. I had an easy recovery and am so grateful to my surgeon for cosmetically fixing my scars. As a band to sleeve conversion I've had this same lap surgery 5 times in 5 years so the scars were starting to get ropey. He did a scar revision (I didn't even ask!) and they are healing nice and flat, I can tell they will become almost invisible.

I am on pureed foods now and not loving anything which is good I suppose. Nothing taste really good. I'm already stalled but then I was a pretty low BMI since I was a band conversion so I expect it to be slow. I know I'm consuming around 800 calories a day at most but I think the issues I had with the band have my metabolism all messed up. I just started Yoga and regular massage since my cranky back can't have Aleve any more. I've done weight training for the past 5 years so decided to mix it up a bit and try to deal with the back pain naturally.

Because of the early stall I'm also moving proactively to the 5:2 eating plan (regular (pureed/soft) sleeve consumption 5 days a week and a modified liquid fast 2 days a week). My surgeon approved. I understand that is a good way to snap out of a stall and since I am not used to eating real foods I hardly noticed going back on liquids today. I hope this is effective.

Regarding poopage....I had vicious diarrhea the first two weeks but everyone said that would change and I would get constipated. Well they were right, I think I'll get some Colace. I miss my fresh veggies and think I will do better when I am able to get some natural fiber.

Best wishes for a fab. 2014 to everyone, sleevers ROCK!

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Hey kls3214!

Your doctor may not be excited by a 42 pound with loss but I am sure proud of you. News flash! When was the last time you lost 42 pounds in 3 weeks??? You are fantabulous!

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I was sleeved 12/12. Down a total of almost six pounds. I feel fine and I like eating tiny portions, but I wish I'd saved my money. I have met some fantastic fellow sleevers online, but I'm so envious of their success.

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Hi guys . I was sleeved 12/20 I am down 39 lbs .. But the scale has stopped the last 4 days .. How vet the inches are still going down . I struggle with pain .. Over did it in the beginning , paying the price now .. I think I will be out of work for another 3 weeks .. I just want to not hurt anymore

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Down 30+ lbs & feeling great!

Had my first meal yesterday that didn't agree with me, on day 2 of the soft foods diet: 3/4 can of tuna fish with light mayo.< /p>

I don't think I'll be having tuna fish again for a while.

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Hi all, I was sleeved 12/18/13. Lost 29 during pre-op diet & another 18 since surgery (having fun converting my kg to lb!). Week 3 was awful for indigestion & constipation but regulating now & taking on the mushy stage better. I'm still only getting in about 400 calories / 30-35g Protein per day. Has everyone else been able to reach the 50/60g protein goals?

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Dec 3rd sleever here. Down 25lbs. Nothing in the last week and I had a 2 week stall mid December. Patience is a virtue I don't have. Are we there yet?!?!?!? Hahaha

Me too - was sleeved on Dec. 4, down 20 lbs. Stalled now going on about 10 days. I struggle with severe burping and/or the inability to do so when I drink much of anything. Water makes it worse. I've noticed if I drink more than 1 cup of coffee, that it gets worse. Stomach doesn't hurt - feels like the esophogus is full or spasming. Anyone else have this ?

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