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Hello there! So I was sleeved on Monday. I had a rather large hernia repaired, too.

I came home from the hospital last night. I was pretty miserable when I woke up from the surgery- mostly because I felt a lot of pressure at my chest-- made it feel like I couldn't breathe-- but it passed in about 30 mins or so. The treatment team at the hospital was just WONDERFUL. Oh my word-- so patient and kind. I have not had any problem keeping down fluids-- just have to take little sips and take things slowly. About every 60 mins I get up and walk around the downstairs of my house for about 5 mins. My legs and hands are really swollen with Fluid (ugh). My belly is sore at the incision cites, but not too bad. I keep experiencing this very uncomfortable feeling-- I feel like I need to burp, and instead of burping, the air bubble travels back down my chest..... WTH is that and how do I make it stop??!!

I had my first Protein Shake this morning. Only 2 more and I am done with my Protein requirements for the day (I got Isopure because it is protein dense-- I can get 29g of protein in a 6oz shake if I make it with milk). So far, so good! Have to get back to sipping my Water.... have a good day, all.

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Hello there! So I was sleeved on Monday. I had a rather large hernia repaired, too.

I came home from the hospital last night. I was pretty miserable when I woke up from the surgery- mostly because I felt a lot of pressure at my chest-- made it feel like I couldn't breathe-- but it passed in about 30 mins or so. The treatment team at the hospital was just WONDERFUL. Oh my word-- so patient and kind. I have not had any problem keeping down fluids-- just have to take little sips and take things slowly. About every 60 mins I get up and walk around the downstairs of my house for about 5 mins. My legs and hands are really swollen with Fluid (ugh). My belly is sore at the incision cites, but not too bad. I keep experiencing this very uncomfortable feeling-- I feel like I need to burp, and instead of burping, the air bubble travels back down my chest..... WTH is that and how do I make it stop??!!

I had my first Protein shake this morning. Only 2 more and I am done with my Protein requirements for the day (I got Isopure because it is protein dense-- I can get 29g of protein in a 6oz shake if I make it with milk). So far, so good! Have to get back to sipping my Water.... have a good day, all.

Sounds like your doing good Tate777. My vsg is on Monday the 3rd. I like the premier shakes 30 grams of protein. Keep up the good work.

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The air bubble issue should improve with time. Sometimes I get it after eating, but moving around helps. Congratulations on your surgery!

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Also try Gas-X strips for the gas...it does help. Good luck.

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Congratulations! You sound like you are doing great. Trapped air was the most discomfort I felt too, and it wasn't that bad. Walking definitely helps. Good luck in your recovery!

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Great news! I am so happy that you are not having any problems, I didn't either! It was such an easy time (of course there were aches and pains but not like I thought it would be!) The bubbles will subside for the most part but I still have them occasionally even after a year and 1/2 (especially when I eat something sweet, it is really weird!) If it bothers you, use the GasX strips and they seem to work real well. Keep on moving and you will be losing big in no time at all!

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