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Yes, I am glad to be on this side of the line. I am taking it easy and just resting. Much success to each of us on this journey. Thanks for sharing Janszoo. It' nice to have someone I can reach out to that can understand what I am going through. Speedy recovery and positive vibes all the way.

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We can do this, you can message anytime. Have a good evening.

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Hi ladies. I’m following you both now. I’m experiencing a lot of pain. Ugh. Let’s get through this together!

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I drank a lot of Water, about 10 oz of Protein Shake and one full yogurt today. I’m not really hungry, but I also don’t know how much is too much. Is that a lot for day 3??? How much are you guys eating right now?

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7 minutes ago, Lotte22 said:

I drank a lot of Water, about 10 oz of Protein Shake and one full yogurt today. I’m not really hungry, but I also don’t know how much is too much. Is that a lot for day 3??? How much are you guys eating right now?

I start my full liquid tomorrow. As long as you go slow, it should be ok, your sleeve will tell you if it's not!

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The dry mouth gets better once you’re off the IV drip and drinking fluids. Everything gets a little better each day, I promise!

Sorry you have been in so much pain Lotte! Sounds like it is just a bit better! Tomorrow I go under the knife. Wish me good results.


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Good luck!!

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Just now, Lotte22 said:

Good luck!!

You too.

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12 hours ago, Lotte22 said:

I drank a lot of Water, about 10 oz of Protein Shake and one full yogurt today. I’m not really hungry, but I also don’t know how much is too much. Is that a lot for day 3??? How much are you guys eating right now?

That sounds like what I had on day 3, though I couldn’t manage a lot of Water. It’s day 10 for me (day 1 is surgery day according to my dietitian’s binder) and I’m having 2 8-oz Protein Shakes and a cup of strained cream Soup a day, plus about 32 oz water.

Unfortunately for me, full liquid phase is full liquid phase is full liquid phase. I tolerated thinned regular oatmeal (1/4 cup rolled oats boiled in 1 cup skim milk for 5 mins), but instant oatmeal, even with more milk than it called for, was a no-go. Also tried dropping two crumbled saltines in the bottom of my cup of soup, but those game me trouble too.

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22 hours ago, Lotte22 said:

Hi ladies. I’m following you both now. I’m experiencing a lot of pain. Ugh. Let’s get through this together!

Thanks for the support. I sure can use it. Like you still in a bit of pain. I don't care for the Protein Drink. I don't like milk or milky products so I will have to find something else pronto. They gave me a fruit Protein drink while I was in the hospital, which was ok. Today I had strained cream of chicken soup 1/2 cup, applesauce, Water throughout the day, 1/4 vanilla Protein Shake I didn't like at all. I am going to look for some sugar free coffee something to go in it. Still in pain but I made sure to walk a few laps around the house. Moving is key. Hope all goes well in the very near future.

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Hi guys! I got sleeved yesterday and the pain is starting to subside. I’m on painkillers right now am able to drink liquids. If I drink too fast my stomach hurts. I’ve also been able to sleep on my side! Has Anyone else tried that?


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19 minutes ago, Livingmybestlife said:

Thanks for the support. I sure can use it. Like you still in a bit of pain. I don't care for the Protein Drink. I don't like milk or milky products so I will have to find something else pronto. They gave me a fruit Protein drink while I was in the hospital, which was ok. Today I had strained cream of chicken Soup 1/2 cup, applesauce, Water throughout the day, 1/4 vanilla Protein Shake I didn't like at all. I am going to look for some sugar free coffee something to go in it. Still in pain but I made sure to walk a few laps around the house. Moving is key. Hope all goes well in the very near future.

This is my first day on full liquids. I am tired of my Protein drink too. I had some cream of broccoli soup, I was in heaven. Drinking Water and crystal light. My pain is not bad at all, I haven't taken a pain pill for 2 days. Walk, walk, walk.

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This is my first day on full liquids. I am tired of my Protein Drink too. I had some cream of broccoli Soup, I was in heaven. Drinking Water and crystal light. My pain is not bad at all, I haven't taken a pain pill for 2 days. Walk, walk, walk.



When was your surgery? Cream of broccoli sounds amazing.


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10 minutes ago, Brittanyblue said:

Hi guys! I got sleeved yesterday and the pain is starting to subside. I’m on painkillers right now am able to drink liquids. If I drink too fast my stomach hurts. I’ve also been able to sleep on my side! Has Anyone else tried that?

Yes, I can sleep on my side, carefully. My stomach hurts if I drink too fast too. Not much pain, glad it's over!

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1 minute ago, Brittanyblue said:

My surgery was the 26th. I put the soup in my blender so it wouldn't have any chunks with some almond milk. It felt like real food!


When was your surgery? Cream of broccoli sounds amazing.

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