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@@facebro29,

Congratulations on your surgery! Day 2 is a really good time to have a breakdown. All the factors are working against you: you are in pain; you may be realizing that this is forever and you now have no choice; you have not lost much weight yet; you cannot get comfortable; you can barely even drink water….etc., etc.,

It is hard, but the good news is that this is often the toughest part, and it usually lasts only a few days post-op. You are doing a good job by walking as much as you can to manage the pain. It is also good that you have the right attitude, such as drinking as much as you can but not beating yourself up over it.

Good luck, and you will feel better soon!

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@@facebro29,

Congratulations on your surgery! Day 2 is a really good time to have a breakdown. All the factors are working against you: you are in pain; you may be realizing that this is forever and you now have no choice; you have not lost much weight yet; you cannot get comfortable; you can barely even drink water….etc., etc.,

It is hard, but the good news is that this is often the toughest part, and it usually lasts only a few days post-op. You are doing a good job by walking as much as you can to manage the pain. It is also good that you have the right attitude, such as drinking as much as you can but not beating yourself up over it.

Good luck, and you will feel better soon!

Thanks Alex!! Can't wait to feel better.

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Today is a much better day no pain but still not able to get all my fluids down. About 40 oz Protein and 50 Oz of Water. I don't think I have gas but I seem to belch a whole lot. Is this normal ? And still no bowel movement ..

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That's great to hear sherbear. I wish I could snap my fingers and it be 1 month po

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The surgical gas always takes 3-4 days to work its way out of my body, so that's probably where the burping is coming from. But the stomach's dealing with a lot of trauma right now too...so I think it behaves a little weird while it heals. Mine still seems to, over two weeks later. Lots of gurgling and noise. I'm told it goes away, in time. Just the stomach complaining, I guess :)

I think you're doing pretty well on the fluids. Just remember that the Fluid in your shakes counts toward the 64oz right now, so make that your priority. The more Protein you get, the quicker you'll heal. Oh and as for the bowels, they'll start moving...and most likely they'll be black and kind of tarry. That'll be coagulated blood from the surgery. It clears up over time. But remember that you really aren't putting much of anything in right now, and won't be for a while...so the bowel habits are bound to change.

Today is a much better day no pain but still not able to get all my fluids down. About 40 oz Protein and 50 Oz of Water. I don't think I have gas but I seem to belch a whole lot. Is this normal ? And still no bowel movement ..


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I was sleeved on Oct. 3rd. Had a large amount of swelling. Swelling is still going down. Has anyone had any weight loss yet? I am not back to my pre surgery weight yet.

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I had my surgery on the 3rd too. I have lost 11 lbs already. I feel ok but the only issue I have is acid i think right in the middle of stomach. Very painful

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Hi guys I was sleeved 4th Oct and feeling so emotional. The pain is fine it's the gas pains that make me want to cry. I am sat in the hospital wondering if I've done the right thing. I know many of you have probably thought the same thing just looking for some encouragement. Didn't know the gas would be this bad. I keep walking and walking but my God this is really bad. Dr won't give me any gas relief. My throat hurts so bad as well. God help me

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Gas x strips Really helped. Only 1 day needed. All came out good.

The worse was nauseated.

Then i regretted this. Havent now. Iam feeling better..soups a life saver.

Have blessed days

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I was sleeved on Oct. 3rd. Had a large amount of swelling. Swelling is still going down. Has anyone had any weight loss yet? I am not back to my pre surgery weight yet.

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@@Kelleylu I was sleeved on October 3rd as well. I weighed myself today and I lost 5 pounds from my surgery day weight....

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I was sleeved on Oct. 3rd. Had a large amount of swelling. Swelling is still going down. Has anyone had any weight loss yet? I am not back to my pre surgery weight yet.

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@@Kelleylu I was sleeved on October 3rd as well. I weighed myself today and I lost 5 pounds from my surgery day weight....

After to surgery I gained 9lbs!! I'm assuming that has been the fluids. It's been a week today. I've lost those 9lbs and 5lbs off my pre-surgery weight. It will take time we are still healing.

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