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Ok, so I just had my sleeve done on Tuesday the 12th. Today is the 14th and I think its going ok. I had gas pain, maybe still some at the moment. But I have a question. Or a few....

1. I keep having this rumbling, gurgling sounds in my tummy. More in the digestive track, not up high, but sometimes I get a pain high as well. Or a sharp gassy cramping feeling low. Has anyone else had this and does it just go away? Is it from drinking to fast, to slow?

See....I have been pleased with the whole drinking thing. I think it is going ok. I am to scared to take any bigger of a drink.

2. Did any of you gain while in the hospital, and if so (since they told me at the hospital that it was normal to gain some weight with the fluids they give you etc..?) How long until you saw the weight start coming off?

I think I am doing ok. I was scared to drink the stuff to check for leaking cause everyone said it would make me gag....but it didn't. I am drinking fairly good. I know I have to work up to more everyday.

On a different note...I can't get comfortable when I am trying to rest, and have woken up every morning I was in the hospital at 330am. I am home today, but getting comfortable is a huge challenge. I know it will pass, once I am healed, but it is making me cranky, and hard to be around I am sure.

Any advice or positive encouragement is welcome. I have a long way to go, but I am just a tad miserable at the moment. I also know it will be worth it in the long run. Just needing some pick me ups and to make sure some of the things I am experiencing is normal!

Thanks for your time!!!

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Cant answer your questions because I am not sleeved yet (hope Nov). But, it sounds like you are doing well, just a few hiccups along the way. Be proud of what you did, a big accomplishment

Good Luck !!

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I experienced everything that you are.. My doctor told me that the gurgling is completely normal. Mine has not gone completely away ( 2 mo post op) but it has improved a lot. I have seen a lot of people that mention sleeping on a recliner because that's the only way they can get comfortable. Good luck! And happy losing!

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Hi, Contrats! I Was sleeved one week ago Today ! Gas X strips will work wonders for the rumbling and cramping. Keep sipping and sipping that told me to drink 2 ounces of Water every 15 minutes. As far as getting comfortable It was hard for the first two or thee days, I slept in my recliner until I was able to get up without to much pain. Funny the above post mentioned hick ups !! Had them for about two days! :wacko: Keep You Pillow nearby incase you have to cough or sneeze!!! I Only needed pain meds for two days. Take your time and walk, walk, walk, as soon as you are able. Hope this Helps. Best Of Luck.

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Congrats, Brandy. From everything I've seen online you are recovering pretty well. Move, move, move -- they say.

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Yes I gained 18lbs after surgery, really depressing, but it started coming off quickly after a few days I also was told this was normal. You will feel better soon!

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I was sleeved on the 13 and have experienced all of what you mentioned. I don't own a recliner, so a big pile of pillows is helping me to sleep. Gas strips are amazing. What I didn't know to expect was the phlegm build up and how it hurts to blow my nose!

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Hello, I was sleeved on the 13th. I was discharged on the 15th. Since then, I have had gas pain in my abdomen, and left shoulder. I am drinking three Protein Shakes a day each has 30 grams of Protein per container. I am walking walking walking and sipping sipping sipping all day long. I too am having problems sleeping in bed. When I am laying flat I feel like I can't breath so I decided to hit the recliner and it has worked wonders. The last couple of nights I have actually slept more than 2 hours and I have little discomfort. It also allows me to get the gas out better because my butt is elevated. Laying flat does not help with the gas. I think I am doing ok thus far but I am worried about my shoulder pain. It's not all the time, but normally during my gas pain. Anyone else having the same should problems?

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Congrats, Brandi: You are my hero. Anybody that has done this and is contributing their input is so helpful for us chickens that are days away from taking the plunge.

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Yes I gained 18lbs after surgery, really depressing, but it started coming off quickly after a few days I also was told this was normal. You will feel better soon!

yes you will gain some cause of all the liquid you are getting in the hospital it is normal it will come off work on recovery and you will see great results.

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Ok, so it has been awhile since I have done anything on here. Just trying to figure this sleeve thing out and this new way of life. I will say I am doing SOOOO much better. The Friday after surgery was probably my worst day. I was miserable and weepy and thinking "Why the Hell did I do this to myself!?" But I then woke up on Saturday practically a new woman and even over did it on the activity. The gurgling and pressure and bloating in my tummy was almost completely gone!! I was soooo relieved. I had to sleep propping myself up and it still feels better to not lay flat on my back, but I tried sleeping on my side (which is how I always have slept) and it was not to bad. Sleep has seemed to be my biggest problem. I wake up A LOT during the night, I adjust constantly and it is causing me to have back pain. (Once I can lay on my tummy I am going straight to the chiropractor!) lol. Other than that I am doing very well!!

I don't know the difference between my scale and the scale at the hospital but if I just go off numbers and no differential I have lost 21 lbs in a week and two days!! I don't say that to many people because it is just so surreal to me. I still can't even wrap my head around it.

Tuesday I went from Water, SF Jello and broth to being able to add a few things like my Protein Drinks, instant Breakfast, SF popsicles, and the three biggest ones are refried Beans, cottage cheese and eggs. I have been nervous to add these new things since I really just pushed my water more than ate to much broth, or SF Jello, but I have tried them and it is crazy how little of it fills you up. I am still learning "my full feeling" so I don't want to push it.

I hope everyone else that has been sleeved is doing well and pushing forward on this new life we made for ourselves! :)

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