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The procedure went well but my recovery was awful. Vomiting every couple of hours the first 24 hours and then every 5 to 6 hours the next 24. Some severe cramping so hard to get comfortable and rest. No vomiting since I woke up today - hopefully the worst is over. My procedure was done at John Hopkins.

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My surgery was 9 days before yours and my recovery was pretty rough as well. I didn't vomit because I had nothing to vomit, but I dry heaved more times than I ever thought I could. Nausea was a huge struggle and then it just seemed to go away on it's own. I can absolutely say that I have felt better with each passing day. Take time to rest :)

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I guess I’m one of the lucky ones, had my surgery on 11/1/17, no nausea, bless you all who have had to deal, today I’m dealing stopped up, tried liquid Colace and yes, it is from the Devil, it is absolutely the nastiest taste & after taste ever!! Will increase my walking to help get things moving

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I had a similar recovery Luv Life. I was fine in the hospital but when I came home and off the IV meds I felt like I had the flu. I had two days of dry heaves. I took my Zofran which helped. After those two days I was fine. Hang in there. I know you’ll feel better soon.

And Congrats on the surgery!

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Mine was the 1st. Having a rough recovery as well. No throwing up. Just severe cramping/gas and a Migraine that lasted 2 day. Cannot get in enough liquid. Hoping it gets better soon...

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I had mine on the Nov 1st as well no vomiting thank the Lord. Still no bowel movement though just gas.. does anyone have a suggestion on what I should take to get my bowels going?

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On 11/5/2017 at 4:47 PM, Jeremy19 said:

Mine was the 1st. Having a rough recovery as well. No throwing up. Just severe cramping/gas and a Migraine that lasted 2 day. Cannot get in enough liquid. Hoping it gets better soon...

Hope you’re feeling better! Did your surgeon’s office have any suggestions?

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I guess I’m one of the lucky ones, had my surgery on 11/1/17, no nausea, bless you all who have had to deal, today I’m dealing stopped up, tried liquid Colace and yes, it is from the Devil, it is absolutely the nastiest taste & after taste ever!! Will increase my walking to help get things moving

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No suggestions for the gas cramps other than get to moving to work it out, i didn’t know about the gas they use in suRgery, it settled in my shoulders & neCk, that was the most pain I️ hadI️ am s natural Water drinker, so thats not an issue with me, I️ do have it handy at all times

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My procedure was also done on November 3. The procedure also went good and I was the same vomiting, except my vomit as the nurses said was "old blood" my vomit was a dark reddish/brownish color. I was like that for Nov 3rd-Nov 4th I was discharged late Nov 5th.. everything now seems pretty normal I haven't took a pain pill since Nov 4th which I think is great.. only thing I'm having problems with is the amount of intake of liquids.. I just can't seem to reach the expected amount 😩 Any suggestions??

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@mxd23 I had to set a timer on my phone for every 10-15 min to sip water


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Tomorrow is my first post op appointment. By far today has been my BEST DAY (6th day). I’ve been able to meet my liquid intake and my incisions seem to not hurt much, I was able to clean a little around the house. And I just feel very good overal. One thing I can say is to hang in there each day that passes seems to be getting better. Hope you guys get better soon

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12 hours ago, MxD23 said:

Tomorrow is my first post op appointment. By far today has been my BEST DAY (6th day). I’ve been able to meet my liquid intake and my incisions seem to not hurt much, I was able to clean a little around the house. And I just feel very good overal. One thing I can say is to hang in there each day that passes seems to be getting better. Hope you guys get better soon

Hi there. I’m glad you’re recovery is going well after a rocky start. I hope your weight loss is going well also. I think perhaps that you may have posted in the wrong forum. It looks to me like you had a laparoscopic gastric sleeve not the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty. With the endoscopic one there are no incisions and the stomach is not cut it is stitched up from what I understand. The procedure is done using an endoscope through the mouth and it usually outpatient so there is rarely need for a hospital stay. I just wanted to direct you to the right forum. The gastric sleeve forum people can give you much better advice and support although the procedures are similar I guess ( I’m still trying to decide if I should do this procedure or not). In any case, I wish you continued health and success!

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I just wanted to give an update. It's been a week and I'm down 16 pounds. I finally got over the vomiting on day 3. I'm still not able to do more than 2 small meals a day and have yet to get all my Water in. But overall I feel good and am glad the worst is behind me.

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