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August Sleevers-How are you doing??



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Hey all, my surgery is not until August 30th.... 5 days!!!! EEEEkkk!!!! But I am curious to know how my fellow August sleevers are doing. What are your experiences? What things did or did not happen as you expected? Any tips for those of us about to join the Losers team and embark on this journey with you?

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Thank you so much for the feedback.

I have been on a liquid diet for almost two weeks, but have only lost around 5 pounds so far. I am terrified my liver hasn't shrank enough.

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Thank you so much for the feedback.
I have been on a liquid diet for almost two weeks, but have only lost around 5 pounds so far. I am terrified my liver hasn't shrank enough.

Trust me your liver shrink. I was on 1500 calories for my pre-op diet and my doctor said everything look good so I think your liver shrink


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Thank you so much for the feedback.
I have been on a liquid diet for almost two weeks, but have only lost around 5 pounds so far. I am terrified my liver hasn't shrank enough.

Sometimes they don't I lost 34# and didn't cheat.. my calorie intake was 500-600 daily and my dr said my liver was huge...it is what it is...some don't shrink and some do...some people are born with large organs...he still was able to do the surgery...his concern was all the scarred tissue from a failed lap band I had removed back in 2010. I lost 85# but I was over restricted so much everything I ate mostly Soups. I threw up...it got to the point I couldn't even swallow my saliva....
Point is follow the instructions of ur dr office to the letter..only have 800 or less calories watch sugar/carbs


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Sleeves August 15th. Down 21 lbs today. Did Clear Liquids first week. At one week post op my MD moved me to soft foods slowly and gradually. I've done one egg which was hard. Might try tuna for supper. Grits did well and mashed potatoes I usually only do one a day and still have broth for other meals. Was full of energy Wednesday (8 days post op) but yesterday and today I've been very tired. Hoping to go back to work Monday with restrictions! So glad I've done this!

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I had my surgery Monday, Aug 21, and I have not been in any pain, just a lot of discomfort from the bloating. But today is day 4 post op and the majority of the bloating is gone. I went shopping at the mall yesterday for about 3-4 hours and I've ran errands most of today. I drove with a friend yesterday, but today I drove myself and have not had any problems. I took a narcotic pain pill the first night to help me sleep and because I was afraid the pain would wake me, but I probably didnt need it. Other than that, just tylenol on day 2 and nothing on days 3 and 4. I just also add...not only did they do my sleeve, but they removed my gallbladder and fixed a hernia I didnt know I had, so even with all that, I'm getting around great. I am having a hard time getting my Water all in, and the clear Protein is way too sweet, so I have had 1 sugarfree popcicle, 1 sugarfree Jello, very diluted apple juice, and broth everyday. I wish you well on your surgery next week!!!

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Sleeved was on 8th August. All going well, but quite a lot of pain in left side past couple of days, nurse had told me it's normal and just the muscle and stitches mending and to wear big knickers and rest a bit!! I started soft foods today and found out what happens if you eat to quickly or too much. Wont be doing that again!! That hurt! Have lost 35 pounds since I started the journey.

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My journey has been different. My surgery was on the 14th and when they went in they found a hernia attached to my esophagus and fixed that also. When I woke up I was so filled with gas it was so painful. They put warm towels on me to release the gas . I was there for a extra day and a half because I couldn't hold Water. I started this journey at 278 and by surgery was 257 and now 246.6.

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I had a hernia too but was home following day. Used a hot wheat bag to break up the wind which helped. Good luck on Uluru journey

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Surgery was 8/21. Feeling well but cannot figure out how to get in all the Protein and liquids I'm supposed to have. Maybe I misunderstood the instructions.

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Surgery was 8/21. Feeling well but cannot figure out how to get in all the Protein and liquids I'm supposed to have. Maybe I misunderstood the instructions.



It's hard! I was sleeved on 8/16 and it's hard to get the liquids and the protein... all I do is try to drink a little more every day, the most I've done is 56 oz and 30 g of protein, the doctor said it's ok, that the number they give you is a goal but work towards that goal day by day.

Good luck!!!



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Hello! Sleeved 8/16. Pain only the night at the hospital! A lot of gas so gas x and peppermint tea have been invaluable!

I'm having a hard time drinking Protein Shakes, they just sit there... weird... like they sit in my throat, I don't know it's weird. I've been drinking clear Protein by premier, that goes down a little better. Cannot eat Jello, only like 1 spoon and that's it... Water and broth go down ok.

I feel like I want food, I'm not hungry but I want something with flavor, I can't wait for creamed Soups in the next stage.

Good luck all!!!


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I had my surgery 21 August. I was on pain killers for about 8 hrs and then felt fine after that. The gas pain was annoying, mine was under my ribs, in my chest not in my shoulders like they prepare you for. I found deep breathing helped with the gas pain. I'm now feeling great. I've been walking everyday and I'm about to go out with my family today to watch my nephew play football. I struggled the first few days to get the Water in but that's getting easier now. Good luck!


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