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I don’t mean to post tmi but sweet baby Jesus The first poo was my absolute flipping nightmare. Like... why didn’t anyone warn me [emoji30][emoji30]40 minutes crying on the toilet and now my entire body hurts. I would rather endure an extra two week of Clear Liquids than experience that again. Holy.... I’m actually mad the hospital didn’t give me stool softeners or something. Jerks... lol

Gastric bypass 1/24/18

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I'm over a year out and I still vividly remember that first poo... My hospital had warned me about it but I don't feel like any warning could have prepared me for that! Now, the good news is that it gets better after this (mostly)! If you find you're still having trouble then talk to your doctor about adding in miralax or something of those sorts to help out.

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I agree! The first one was horrible. Sat there for 30 mins, crying and sweating! It was a total cardio workout! It does get better, I'm 2 months out and still use a softener daily. Good thing is a big one shows as a 1 lb loss on the scale!!


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I'm over a year out and I still vividly remember that first poo... My hospital had warned me about it but I don't feel like any warning could have prepared me for that! Now, the good news is that it gets better after this (mostly)! If you find you're still having trouble then talk to your doctor about adding in miralax or something of those sorts to help out.


I honestly don’t think I’ll ever forget that haha. I would rather do two extra weeks of liquids instead of what I dealt with lol


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I agree! The first one was horrible. Sat there for 30 mins, crying and sweating! It was a total cardio workout! It does get better, I'm 2 months out and still use a softener daily. Good thing is a big one shows as a 1 lb loss on the scale!!




Yes!! Seriously felt like I ran miles lol. I was crying, sweating... ugh I hope I never have that again lol.


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((hugs)) UGGGGH! I hear ya! It's why I'll do an extensive bowel prep for a freakin' root canal if it even hints at needing fentanyl or other anesthesia. LOL.

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((hugs)) UGGGGH! I hear ya! It's why I'll do an extensive bowel prep for a freakin' root canal if it even hints at needing fentanyl or other anesthesia. LOL.


Right??? No one warned me lol


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I agree! The first one was horrible. Sat there for 30 mins, crying and sweating! It was a total cardio workout! It does get better, I'm 2 months out and still use a softener daily. Good thing is a big one shows as a 1 lb loss on the scale!!





Wanda I'm crying!!! This is hilarious-- same here girl!


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Gosh @Wanda A, you're so full of poop! ;) hehe

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You hit the nail on the head, Fluffy!! [emoji12]


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22 hours ago, Wanda A said:

I agree! The first one was horrible. Sat there for 30 mins, crying and sweating! It was a total cardio workout! It does get better, I'm 2 months out and still use a softener daily. Good thing is a big one shows as a 1 lb loss on the scale!!

I kind of figured I was the only one who runs to the scale after a big poo to see how much I've lost....

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I'm over a year out and I still vividly remember that first poo... My hospital had warned me about it but I don't feel like any warning could have prepared me for that! Now, the good news is that it gets better after this (mostly)! If you find you're still having trouble then talk to your doctor about adding in miralax or something of those sorts to help out.


So I'm 4 days out, considering milk of magnesia. Do you guys think i should do a half dose or full dose? Praying it works [emoji120]


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I would do a full dose. I tried half because I was scared and it didn’t work. Drink it fast lol


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Ok, everyone whose first poos were a nightmare, please tell me. Did you do 2 weeks non-cheating pre-op liquid diet? Did you do a pre-surgery bowel prep? Did you have RNY or VSG?

TY! I'm trying to decide if I disobey my doc and do a bowel prep today and clear liquids tomorrow! LOL. My RD claims (but she's not had surgery), that with the RNY the first stool after liquids and surgery is usually runny. But you know, I'm a doubting Thomas! I have experience that says surgery + Fentanyl + Anesthesia = 1st poo of the devil himself!

kthnxbye...

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