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Hello all I’m 4 days post op. And have been in some pain . Anyone that’s had the gastric sleeve done already have any pointers for gas or retaining liquids ? I’ve been throwing everything up and I feel like I will end up going back to my doctor . So far today I’ve only gotten down 16oz of liquids at home . I drank 32oz but threw half up . Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

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Congrats, I’m had my sleeve on Oct 20. As far as gas, I chewed gas x tabs and walking really does help. Also take an acid blocker if your doctor prescribed you any. As for as liquids, I had to drink tart clear drinks or broth. Something about the salty and bitterness of the drink kepted my stomach settled. You also maybe trying to drink too much at on 1 time. It took me all day to get in 40oz of liquid. You can also try changing the temp of your drink. I preferred cold/cool liquids. Good luck.

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Hello just reading some comments I’m scheduled to get my sleeve dec 27th and I’m so nervous any advice ??! Thanks


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Hello all I’m 4 days post op. And have been in some pain . Anyone that’s had the gastric sleeve done already have any pointers for gas or retaining liquids ? I’ve been throwing everything up and I feel like I will end up going back to my doctor . So far today I’ve only gotten down 16oz of liquids at home . I drank 32oz but threw half up . Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE



Small sips of Water. Don’t try to take big gulps. Follow your doctors advice. Don’t try to eat anything you aren’t supposed to. I ate a few bites of lasagna 4 days post op because I was losing my mind. That was a really bad idea. In addition to the health risks it posed it also hurt really bad.


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Congrats, I️ had my sleeve on 10/23. I️ got gas but I️ found that having warm broth helped me, it gets better I️ also had chobani drinkable yogurt with probiotic and that helped as well. Just try to drink small amounts and always stop eating before you get full that is when you vomit, which it only happen once for me. Best of luck


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On 11/8/2017 at 9:33 PM, karamelmami said:

Hello just reading some comments I’m scheduled to get my sleeve dec 27th and I’m so nervous any advice ??! Thanks

HI karamelmami - I was sleeved on 11/8/17 and am 5-days post-op today. I am new to this so I am not expert but I can share what worked for me.

Regarding advice, this far out (6-7 weeks before your surgery date), my advice is to relax and take pride in the reasons you have decided to do this surgery. Doing this was a kind of an affirmation for me and kept my nerves in check and made me happy because I began focusing on the outcome I will have.

Also, from a practical sense, you may also want to begin preparing - like you would plan for a vacation or trip. For example, maybe begin practicing those big changes sleevers have to make now... 1)things like eating Protein first, 2) the no drinking 30 minutes before eating and until 30 minutes after eating, etc. Also, read and re-read any doctor instructions you have received (my program has a manual) and start preparing your house with the items you will be allowed to eat. I did research on Vitamins, etc. to occupy my time.

I wish you all the best with your surgery and pray that you will achieve all you set out to do by doing it!!

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HI karamelmami - I was sleeved on 11/8/17 and am 5-days post-op today. I am new to this so I am not expert but I can share what worked for me.
Regarding advice, this far out (6-7 weeks before your surgery date), my advice is to relax and take pride in the reasons you have decided to do this surgery. Doing this was a kind of an affirmation for me and kept my nerves in check and made me happy because I began focusing on the outcome I will have.
Also, from a practical sense, you may also want to begin preparing - like you would plan for a vacation or trip. For example, maybe begin practicing those big changes sleevers have to make now... 1)things like eating Protein first, 2) the no drinking 30 minutes before eating and until 30 minutes after eating, etc. Also, read and re-read any doctor instructions you have received (my program has a manual) and start preparing your house with the items you will be allowed to eat. I did research on Vitamins, etc. to occupy my time.
I wish you all the best with your surgery and pray that you will achieve all you set out to do by doing it!!

Thanks for the information I’m going to start preparing the beginning of December I have two kids 13 and 8 and they love their Snacks so I don’t wanna take things from them that they like but their all down for changing their eating habits with me to so u can’t wait to see how this goes but thanks again!!


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