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I like the idea of this thread! I am only 6 days port op but will say from reading through this site have not had to much unexpected!

The possible only thing I either didn't think of, didn't read, or just didn't pay attention to is hiccups! I read posts on gas and burping every time you drink and what not but I get the hiccups frequently now. Thankfully they only last like 2/3 actual hiccups because they are moderately painful!

Honestly the hardest thing for me is the head hunger when fixing my kids dinner! I start really wishing I could eat something and then have to step back and think is that my head or my stomach & it is always my head! But am grateful for this happening now too because when I am able to consume good again, I can use this experience to draw from and whether or not to eat :)

Good luck to those going in soon!!! :)

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I wish I would have known I looked so damn good thin....HA

Actually I wish I would have know just how much better I feel thin. I wish I would have known I love to do physical activities that I was unable to do before. I wish I would have known the energy that I would gain by losing the weight. Its unreal the amount of energy I have.

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That I would not get the surgeon that I asked for and that I didn't have a choice in who I got. They were less than desirable for me and weren't supportive, etc. a good number of times, weren't up on education, etc.

Bunch of things like that.

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Now on the other side. Take the gasx strips right away to get the gas moving. That the first two days were going to hurt way worse than I thought but by day four I was going to be fine and never have one regret. That a little fuzzy cheap throw was nicer than a big pillow to hold over my big incision when coughing or if your lucky like me vomiting. That unflavored Protein Powder and chicken broth(not from can since I can taste the metal) along with Popsicles were going to be my staple......last but not least that everyone's perfume including mine smells terrible after surgery and the take a Whiff before putting some on ;) good luck to everyone but we all know in the end it's not luck that gets us to our goal is strength. Hugs!

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I wish I would have known how sweet things made me want to be sick. I couldn't handle the pudding & Protein Shakes made me gag with their sweetness. To get my Protein in I went to GNC & got Isopure drinks not as sweet & 40 grams per bottle so now protein is going good! The emotional part I was totally unprepared for. I am not quite 3 weeks out & still find myself crying occasionally not near as bad as the first week though. I was full of regret the first couple days. Things are getting better as time goes on & this site has been a god send. I can't wait for all the energy everyone says about & I have to keep reminding myself that I just had major surgery. I get on the treadmill everyday & try for 10 minutes but I'm lucky if I get 7 minutes done before I have to quit. I am taking baby steps & praying it works.

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......just a little funny side note.TMI possibly? Never knew how much I would share with strangers going through this too! Never been so excited to poop!!! ;) that is all.

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