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I get sleeved in 2 days, 11/8. I was not nervous at all but starting to be. I'm a planner and I keep going over my planning, my "recipes" to get in enough Protein etc. I'm concerned about drinking enough Water. It's not that I can't or don't already (I typically drink anywhere from 80-100 ozs day now) but I drink in gulps. Like a cup or more at a time. Then an hr or so and another huge gulp. BECAUSE OF WORK. It's so intense and I could be involved in something and just ignore everything else. I've tried to sip sip thru the day and so far have failed. I have a week off of work after my surgery and I'm hoping to "learn" the sip every few mins process. So that when I go back, I'll have that under my belt so to speak. There is an app called HY that I'm hoping will help me. I've set it up to remind me every 15 mins. I just need to NOT IGNORE IT!!! The nurse that is in charge of me getting to surgical point and afterward told me that any readmits are due to dehydration esp in the first week or so. We are getting IV hydration in hospital, so once released, it's all up to us. So that's my fear, I'm definitely NOT going to be a readmit because of hydration!!

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6 minutes ago, BunnyJean said:

I get sleeved in 2 days, 11/8. I was not nervous at all but starting to be. I'm a planner and I keep going over my planning, my "recipes" to get in enough Protein etc. I'm concerned about drinking enough Water. It's not that I can't or don't already (I typically drink anywhere from 80-100 ozs day now) but I drink in gulps. Like a cup or more at a time. Then an hr or so and another huge gulp. BECAUSE OF WORK. It's so intense and I could be involved in something and just ignore everything else. I've tried to sip sip thru the day and so far have failed. I have a week off of work after my surgery and I'm hoping to "learn" the sip every few mins process. So that when I go back, I'll have that under my belt so to speak. There is an app called HY that I'm hoping will help me. I've set it up to remind me every 15 mins. I just need to NOT IGNORE IT!!! The nurse that is in charge of me getting to surgical point and afterward told me that any readmits are due to dehydration esp in the first week or so. We are getting IV hydration in hospital, so once released, it's all up to us. So that's my fear, I'm definitely NOT going to be a readmit because of hydration!!

I have an app called Water Drink Reminder that I started using a few months ago to try and remind myself to sip. I'm a gulper too. It's difficult, sometimes I forget and I have to stop myself.

Good luck to you on Wednesday. May you too have a speedy and successful recovery.:784_peace:

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I get sleeved in 2 days, 11/8. I was not nervous at all but starting to be. I'm a planner and I keep going over my planning, my "recipes" to get in enough Protein etc. I'm concerned about drinking enough Water. It's not that I can't or don't already (I typically drink anywhere from 80-100 ozs day now) but I drink in gulps. Like a cup or more at a time. Then an hr or so and another huge gulp. BECAUSE OF WORK. It's so intense and I could be involved in something and just ignore everything else. I've tried to sip sip thru the day and so far have failed. I have a week off of work after my surgery and I'm hoping to "learn" the sip every few mins process. So that when I go back, I'll have that under my belt so to speak. There is an app called HY that I'm hoping will help me. I've set it up to remind me every 15 mins. I just need to NOT IGNORE IT!!! The nurse that is in charge of me getting to surgical point and afterward told me that any readmits are due to dehydration esp in the first week or so. We are getting IV hydration in hospital, so once released, it's all up to us. So that's my fear, I'm definitely NOT going to be a readmit because of hydration!!


Hi Bunny Jean,

I know exactly what you mean, I am scheduled for surgery on 11/14. I drink a lot of water now and it is usually fast and furious because I have a very demanding job as well. There are many days where I don’t eat until I get hope because I get too “wrapped up” at work. One of my goals to work on this week is slowing down to take care of me and take sips here and there to prepare. I am also only taking a week off from work, it makes me nervous. I hope I can handle that first week back. Are you nervous about the transition back to work?




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9 minutes ago, LylaLovesCoffee said:

I have an app called Water Drink Reminder that I started using a few months ago to try and remind myself to sip. I'm a gulper too. It's difficult, sometimes I forget and I have to stop myself.

Good luck to you on Wednesday. May you too have a speedy and successful recovery.:784_peace:

Thanks, I'm going to try that app too. Hey....If I have multiple things dinging at me...I just may SIP! LOL!!!!!

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Just now, BunnyJean said:

Thanks, I'm going to try that app too. Hey....If I have multiple things dinging at me...I just may SIP! LOL!!!!!

Tools are excellent and useful.. I have many I use. It's better to have many than none at all and think "I can do this I don't need help" That's what gets us in trouble.

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1 minute ago, iHealthy said:


Hi Bunny Jean,

I know exactly what you mean, I am scheduled for surgery on 11/14. I drink a lot of Water now and it is usually fast and furious because I have a very demanding job as well. There are many days where I don’t eat until I get hope because I get too “wrapped up” at work. One of my goals to work on this week is slowing down to take care of me and take sips here and there to prepare. I am also only taking a week off from work, it makes me nervous. I hope I can handle that first week back. Are you nervous about the transition back to work?



The only reason I am worried is because I NEVER EVER EVER take time for myself. To eat or drink. Sometimes I eat a can of chicken right out of the cabinet, standing at the sink. I work out of a home office for a firm and have for over 10 years. I'm VERY VERY hard on myself. I'm a "perfectionist" with everything except ME. So I'm last on the list and I need to make myself FIRST on the list. I never have my whole life and I'm 56. So that will be struggle. So I'm not nervous about eating or not eating in front of people or people knowing or asking questions. I'm very buffered from that. But not taking the time because of an insane job with constant deadlines.....yes....I'm extremely nervous about that. I don't want to get sick or end up in the hospital because I don't stop to drink or stop to get my Protein in. The only thing that I heard is that we may be pretty darned tired after only a week. So here's to US managing our damned jobs! LOL! Oh and yes....I'm one of those that barely eats during the day and then pigs out at night and goes to bed 3 hrs later. HENCE THE WEIGHT. So yes, I have a whole lotta work on ME to do. Good luck to you

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4 minutes ago, LylaLovesCoffee said:

Tools are excellent and useful.. I have many I use. It's better to have many than none at all and think "I can do this I don't need help" That's what gets us in trouble.

what are your other apps? I'm pretty much open to anything that will help. I use my fitness pal to log food. That one is helpful because it has the bar code scanner and eventually remembers your favorites. Shouldn't be too hard when I'm 3.5 weeks on liquids hahahaha

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1 minute ago, BunnyJean said:

what are your other apps? I'm pretty much open to anything that will help. I use my fitness pal to log food. That one is helpful because it has the bar code scanner and eventually remembers your favorites. Shouldn't be too hard when I'm 3.5 weeks on liquids hahahaha

I have Bariatric timer, Monitor Your Weight, Water Drink Reminder, My Fitness Pal, Medica Reminders, and Baritastic

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Haha, I hear you. I am going to try just liquids starting tomorrow because I’m worried about my liver being too large. I am only taking a week off from work and hope I’m able to function. If I need to take more time, I can though. Thank goodness for these boards, reading everything helps a lot.



I'm worried about my liver too. I'm planning on 3 days liquid though I was told only 1 day. Glad to see someone else has the same ideas.

I know what you mean about these boards. I honestly felt somewhat uninformed about the aftermath of the surgery and reading on the boards has truly calmed me down.

Good luck with yours [emoji5]

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Hey guys!

I downloaded this app not expecting all these posts! Then I found this thread and figured why not share my story so far.

I was sleeved on November 1
It was a rough week before this, I had so much anxiety. I would cry at random because i was so scared being that I've never had an operation, let alone broken a bone before. I cried all the way to the OR and all I here is my mom tell the surgeon "you take care of my baby", now I'm bawling, thanks mom. Once in the OR the doctors introduce themselves and promised I'd be ok and they that they were going to give me something to feel better, they knocked me out, lol.

Then, waking up. From what I remember I was woken up after surgery, "kassandra kassandra wake up the surgery is over" and I was wheeled into recovery. There I was like "what the hell did I just do" "why did I do this". Then my parents walk in and I started crying again, lol. I was only in recovery for about 30 minutes I would say then wheeled into my room.

MY MOUTH WAS SO DRY, of course still no fluids allowed, not until the next day after the leak test is conducted. So, I was given some mouth swabs in ice, heaven. I was up within the hour, my mom asked if I wanted to try to walk, so I tried. Walked out my room into the hall and then some and came back. The pain wasn't so bad but they had given me one of those clicky buttons that would administer my pain medication, dilaudid. Wow do I wish someone would have told me dilaudid was going to intensify my nausea. Weird fact: I had diarrhea on this day.

That night, was rough, I couldn't sleep at all. They RN on call even put Benadryl in my IV. Still awake. The nausea got really bad. I got up from my bed, unplugged the IV machine from the wall and went into the bathroom. I turned the faucet on and started gagging and dry heaving over the sink. Nothing came out but I guess my body needed some sort of release. This whole time I was thinking to myself if I was going to pop and internal staple and die. But once I was done I wet my face and waddle right back into bed.

Next day, I felt more sore than pain and all I kept thinking about was lemon Jello. Oh and! So many people come into your room at night so be prepared for having your BP checked like 3 times at night or having either your surgeons team at 5 am to see how your doing.

So I went down for leak test. I was handed a small cup of this clear liquid, not the best tasting thing, and you are told to sip as this camera is looking through your body to your insides.

Leak test over! Now where's my lemon jello?! Lol
Back to my room I go, next? I get my catheter removed, wasn't too bad. Then my tray of "Bariatric Phase 1" things comes in. Included was LEMON JELLO, lol, a sugar free lemon icy, 8oz bottle of Water, sf cranberry juice, chicken broth, tea and unsweetened ice tea. All that fuss about this jello and I couldn't even keep it on my tongue, so I went for the icy and water. 1 oz every 15 minutes. At this point I was more paranoid of hurting myself and my pouch I didn't want to over do it and I was still nauseous at this point. I could've went home this day but I was kept another day for observation because of it.

The next day, still nauseous was I was allowed to go home finally! I was discharged right before lunch. I was sent home with some pain medication and some nausea pills that dissolve on your tongue.

So now I'm home, full clear
Liquid diet until phase 2 and I couldn't be anymore exited for some bland mashed potatoes.


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Hey guys!

I downloaded this app not expecting all these posts! Then I found this thread and figured why not share my story so far.

I was sleeved on November 1
It was a rough week before this, I had so much anxiety. I would cry at random because i was so scared being that I've never had an operation, let alone broken a bone before. I cried all the way to the OR and all I here is my mom tell the surgeon "you take care of my baby", now I'm bawling, thanks mom. Once in the OR the doctors introduce themselves and promised I'd be ok and they that they were going to give me something to feel better, they knocked me out, lol.

Then, waking up. From what I remember I was woken up after surgery, "kassandra kassandra wake up the surgery is over" and I was wheeled into recovery. There I was like "what the hell did I just do" "why did I do this". Then my parents walk in and I started crying again, lol. I was only in recovery for about 30 minutes I would say then wheeled into my room.

MY MOUTH WAS SO DRY, of course still no fluids allowed, not until the next day after the leak test is conducted. So, I was given some mouth swabs in ice, heaven. I was up within the hour, my mom asked if I wanted to try to walk, so I tried. Walked out my room into the hall and then some and came back. The pain wasn't so bad but they had given me one of those clicky buttons that would administer my pain medication, dilaudid. Wow do I wish someone would have told me dilaudid was going to intensify my nausea. Weird fact: I had diarrhea on this day.

That night, was rough, I couldn't sleep at all. They RN on call even put Benadryl in my IV. Still awake. The nausea got really bad. I got up from my bed, unplugged the IV machine from the wall and went into the bathroom. I turned the faucet on and started gagging and dry heaving over the sink. Nothing came out but I guess my body needed some sort of release. This whole time I was thinking to myself if I was going to pop and internal staple and die. But once I was done I wet my face and waddle right back into bed.

Next day, I felt more sore than pain and all I kept thinking about was lemon Jello. Oh and! So many people come into your room at night so be prepared for having your BP checked like 3 times at night or having either your surgeons team at 5 am to see how your doing.

So I went down for leak test. I was handed a small cup of this clear liquid, not the best tasting thing, and you are told to sip as this camera is looking through your body to your insides.

Leak test over! Now where's my lemon jello?! Lol
Back to my room I go, next? I get my catheter removed, wasn't too bad. Then my tray of "Bariatric Phase 1" things comes in. Included was LEMON JELLO, lol, a sugar free lemon icy, 8oz bottle of Water, sf cranberry juice, chicken broth, tea and unsweetened ice tea. All that fuss about this jello and I couldn't even keep it on my tongue, so I went for the icy and water. 1 oz every 15 minutes. At this point I was more paranoid of hurting myself and my pouch I didn't want to over do it and I was still nauseous at this point. I could've went home this day but I was kept another day for observation because of it.

The next day, still nauseous was I was allowed to go home finally! I was discharged right before lunch. I was sent home with some pain medication and some nausea pills that dissolve on your tongue.

So now I'm home, full clear
Liquid diet until phase 2 and I couldn't be anymore exited for some bland mashed potatoes.





Welcome, and congratulations on taking such an important step. I was also sleeved on Nov. 1.

I had some nausea in recovery and threw up a couple times before they even got me to a room.

I came home the next day and each day seems a little better. I'm struggling with getting in all my Protein and fluids right now but I'm making extra efforts.

How's your energy level so far today? Mine is tanked. I need to have some lunch and go for a walk.

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Welcome, and congratulations on taking such an important step. I was also sleeved on Nov. 1.

I had some nausea in recovery and threw up a couple times before they even got me to a room.

I came home the next day and each day seems a little better. I'm struggling with getting in all my Protein and fluids right now but I'm making extra efforts.

How's your energy level so far today? Mine is tanked. I need to have some lunch and go for a walk.

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My energy varies and I'm also struggling with getting Proteins in. I bought some of the liquid Isopure and made 1 oz ice pops out of them. I'm trying to have one every 30 minutes but it's hard.

Yesterday was an odd day for me. I felt like I could drink Water like normal so I called my doctor and he said it's because of the swelling going down but to still stick with the 2 oz every 20 minutes.

I ice my incisions everyday for a few. I go at the end of the week to get my staples removed.


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Oh good luck with your journey you two Nov 1 sleevers! Keep posting how things are going. I go in two days. Right now, I'M STARVING. My gosh I hate nausea so bad. I think it's the pain meds and nothing in our guts for a few days before surgery. That's what Vitamins do to me when I take them before I've eaten. Stay strong!!! Sounds like maybe the worst is behind you! I think that all newbies struggle with getting in the Protein. We have limited volume but alot of protein and Water to get in!!

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26 minutes ago, BunnyJean said:

Oh good luck with your journey you two Nov 1 sleevers! Keep posting how things are going. I go in two days. Right now, I'M STARVING. My gosh I hate nausea so bad. I think it's the pain meds and nothing in our guts for a few days before surgery. That's what Vitamins do to me when I take them before I've eaten. Stay strong!!! Sounds like maybe the worst is behind you! I think that all newbies struggle with getting in the Protein. We have limited volume but alot of Protein and Water to get in!!

2 days for me too. I think about the nausea a lot. I don't like doing the "technicolour yawn" I really hate it be honest. So I'm hoping things will play nice and let me get through this without the fanfare of nausea.

I'm not really starving. I've been finding ways to make liquid taste good, freeze it so I can chew it (that way I don't feel like I'm losing the eating experience) and just relaxing or trying to. I do a lot of colouring and that gets me through some of it.

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Heya, I got sleeved Oct 31st (so nearly November) [emoji23][emoji23]
Was so anxious and bawling before surgery. But surgeon was so good and calmed me down. Went down for surgery, next thing I was back in my room about 6pm (I don’t remember my time in recovery at all). Slept all throughout the night, felt no pain or nausea at all!
Day 2 I got the gas pains, up at my collar bones. The paid was awful but kept trying to take deep breaths in like the doc said, and walked the halls of the ward and they dissappeared by the next day. I also started to feel nauseous (didn’t really feel any pain at all, mostly uncomfortable). I could only get about 10oz Fluid in that day and 2-3teaspoons of yoghurt. They kept me on loads of anti nausea meds, pain killers etc but every time I took a sip of Water, my stomach would go into a painful spasm. Day 3 I felt a little better, managed about 20oz of fluid and a bit more food.
Came home on day 4. Pain wasn’t bad at all, only on tynelol when needed. Stomach spasms started to not happen as much (I found I didn’t get as bad spasms when drinking warm peppermint tea). Still couldn’t manage much food, was struggling to get 200/cal a day in. Today I feel so much better tho! (Surgery was exactly a week ago now). I have managed about 40oz of liquid today! And had my biggest meal yet of 2oz puréed potato and 1oz cottage cheese! Was delighted I managed to eat that in one go as up to now it’s only been 2/3 teaspoons I could manage. Not really feeling hungry at all, ie today I forgot to eat until about midday! So will have to set reminders for myself. Hoping it’s smooth sailing from here but feels too good to be true that I feel this good today! Only took paracetamol once this morn and haven’t needed it since.


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