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22 minutes ago, JenniferY said:

Hello all! I had RNY on Tuesday morning 2/13. Hospital was great, but when I got home yesterday stuff got real. No more morphine or pain pump. I have some liquid hydrocodone, but that is only helping a little. I’ve been walking, and drinking. This is TOUGH. Anyone else have their surgery 2/13?

Mine is coming up on Tuesday Feb 20th, definitely starting to freak out. This liquid diet has been a bit rough but manageable as in my head i know its only temporary i fear the pain and discomfort. Keep us posted on how youre feeling!

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Hello all! I had RNY on Tuesday morning 2/13. Hospital was great, but when I got home yesterday stuff got real. No more morphine or pain pump. I have some liquid hydrocodone, but that is only helping a little. I’ve been walking, and drinking. This is TOUGH. Anyone else have their surgery 2/13?


I had RNY on 2/13 as well. Came home around 1pm on the 14th.
I have an rd for hydrocodone, I think... But haven't filled it. Acetometaphin has been keeping the pain in check for me. I'm lucky I know.

Been walking 5 minutes every hour and trying to drink/sip 3-4 oz every half hour.


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Hello all! I had RNY on Tuesday morning 2/13. Hospital was great, but when I got home yesterday stuff got real. No more morphine or pain pump. I have some liquid hydrocodone, but that is only helping a little. I’ve been walking, and drinking. This is TOUGH. Anyone else have their surgery 2/13?

Had mine last week 2/7..... if your belly has pain because mine was tender I would sleep with a pillow I could hug to provide security to my belly. Also, if you have a recliner that will be your best friend. Take your meds as you will need it and it will help, but be prepared to be constipated. I received gabapentin for nerve pain- did you?


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My surgery was at February 5 and since the surgery till now I lost only 10 pounds is that normal!!




My surgery was Feb 8 and I've lost 6lb so sounds like you're the same rate as me! I personally thought this was quite fast haha.

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Sleeved 8th Feb 2018
HW 238.6
SW 222.6
CW 222.2
GW 138

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Ok so I'm really jealous, My surgery was February 8th and I've haven't lost a pound since surgery!!! I know it will come though. I think you guys are doing great!!!

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On 2/15/2018 at 9:18 PM, stefanie0804 said:

Mine is coming up on Tuesday Feb 20th, definitely starting to freak out. This liquid diet has been a bit rough but manageable as in my head i know its only temporary i fear the pain and discomfort. Keep us posted on how youre feeling!

MeToo!MeToo!MeToo!MeToo!!! :) ((hugs)) Be brave!!!

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On 2/16/2018 at 6:02 PM, JazmaniaRNY said:


Had mine last week 2/7..... if your belly has pain because mine was tender I would sleep with a pillow I could hug to provide security to my belly. Also, if you have a recliner that will be your best friend. Take your meds as you will need it and it will help, but be prepared to be constipated. I received gabapentin for nerve pain- did you?

I didn't get anything for nerve pain. 😣

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Day 5 post op. Still feel bloated, and not great all around. I keep walking and sipping. I keep having a stabbing pain under my left rib. Not sure if it is gas? Or maybe I'm sipping too much at a time? It is really hard to get your Protein and Water in at this stage! Ugh. I feel like I was so focused on what I was going to be able to eat after surgery, and not focused enough on the reality of post op. I don't care about eating at all. Everything hurts. Not saying that to scare anyone. Just that maybe you will be more prepared than me. Everyday I do feel a smidge better.

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Day 5 post op. Still feel bloated, and not great all around. I keep walking and sipping. I keep having a stabbing pain under my left rib. Not sure if it is gas? Or maybe I'm sipping too much at a time? It is really hard to get your Protein and Water in at this stage! Ugh. I feel like I was so focused on what I was going to be able to eat after surgery, and not focused enough on the reality of post op. I don't care about eating at all. Everything hurts. Not saying that to scare anyone. Just that maybe you will be more prepared than me. Everyday I do feel a smidge better.

Jennifer.... it will get better my first couple of days I regretted everything, but then looked in the future. I am post op 15 days and I have good and bad days. The pain is liking gas pain. Gas X chewables are wonderful to have and help so much. Also, burping hurts so bad feels like a heart attack. Congrats on surgery and I am sorry everything hurts just keep trying.... I promise it will get better. Focus on liquid intake because dehydration is the worst and very painful. Protein is going to come from your liquid intake at this point. Are you a coffee drinker? If so, Decaf mixed with caramel protein premier is delightful and 30g of protein per premade drink. Or what kind of drinks do you like? Protein premier makes a clear Water that tastes really good... it is too sweet for me so I split it in half and add half water and it helps get in 10g to 20g of protein. Do you like yogurt? Dannon light smoothies are delicious with 9g of protein. Are you a milk drinker? Fairlife is great with 13g of protein per serving. Get creative and don’t be afraid to try stuff. You will either like it or not. You could make your own protein popsicles as well. I had to get really creative and still am. I am doing my purée phase and Power pudding is my life saver for days I just can’t eat anything. Let me know if I can help you with anything.


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Why is it so hard to get fluids post-operatively? Is it because every time you swallow it feels like a boulder and hurts like something is stuck in your esophagus? Or because your new pouch fills up quickly and is inflamed, so it down't hold very much and you have to wait for the full feeling to subside before drinking more?

Trying to get a good handle on this to be able to anticipate the order of magnitude of the suckage about to be unleashed upon my buttocks.

THANKS!

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Day 5 post op. Still feel bloated, and not great all around. I keep walking and sipping. I keep having a stabbing pain under my left rib. Not sure if it is gas? Or maybe I'm sipping too much at a time? It is really hard to get your Protein and Water in at this stage! Ugh. I feel like I was so focused on what I was going to be able to eat after surgery, and not focused enough on the reality of post op. I don't care about eating at all. Everything hurts. Not saying that to scare anyone. Just that maybe you will be more prepared than me. Everyday I do feel a smidge better.

Your thoughts are not in line with your purpose. Woman up and do what you need to do !


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Day 5 post op. Still feel bloated, and not great all around. I keep walking and sipping. I keep having a stabbing pain under my left rib. Not sure if it is gas? Or maybe I'm sipping too much at a time? It is really hard to get your Protein and Water in at this stage! Ugh. I feel like I was so focused on what I was going to be able to eat after surgery, and not focused enough on the reality of post op. I don't care about eating at all. Everything hurts. Not saying that to scare anyone. Just that maybe you will be more prepared than me. Everyday I do feel a smidge better.


Jennifer I had my bypass on Valentine’s Day. I completely understand the left side under the rib pain and mine can be such a pain it takes my breathe away or literally makes me scream out. That pain seems to be less during the daytime and I really try to gauge my pain meds around it too. For me that pain is not gas or because I’ve eaten or drank too much. My doc said that’s very normal because most of our work is on the left side and it will get better. It is definitely frustrating trying to balance protein and water. I’m not using the time system they suggested every 30 minutes. I have found a tummy friendly tasty smoothie recipe though. I drink 1/2 a cup at a time but made the whole amount.
1/2 cup of very low or sugar free Greek yoghurt flavored (no fruit in it etc)-I used vanilla
1/2 cup skim or 1%milk-I used 1%
1/2 medium size smashed banana
2 tbsp of PB2 powder
1 scoop of Protein Powder - I used chocolate
I threw in some ice and blended till liquids and sipped 4 ounces as a serving it’s not too bad

Also Hint flavored water in apple crisp 0 calories or sugar has really helped me out.



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