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I am 1 week post-op today! Going well. Worst was gas pain on day of and getting in and out of bed for frequent walks. Didn't mind the walks. Just getting in and out of bed those first 48 hours in the hospital. At home I had no problem getting in bed but it took a couple days to get out without fear of hurting myself. Full liquids going well but boring. I did experience the pain of drinking a Protein Shake too fast and probably too much as well. I was mindlessly drinking right out of the container instead of measuring it out. Felt AWFUL for almost 2 hours. I hope I learned my lesson. Anyone else in this March group experience this?
HW -475
SW -460
CW -???

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Dying to sleep on my side. Thinking of driving tomorrow although I may have to switch cars with my wife since mine is hard to climb into. I am 1 week post-op today. Boredom is starting to set in.

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I am 1 week post-op today! Going well. Worst was gas pain on day of and getting in and out of bed for frequent walks. Didn't mind the walks. Just getting in and out of bed those first 48 hours in the hospital. At home I had no problem getting in bed but it took a couple days to get out without fear of hurting myself. Full liquids going well but boring. I did experience the pain of drinking a Protein Shake too fast and probably too much as well. I was mindlessly drinking right out of the container instead of measuring it out. Felt AWFUL for almost 2 hours. I hope I learned my lesson. Anyone else in this March group experience this?
HW -475
SW -460
CW -???

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Hi and welcome!

Measuring is important - even when you get through the liquid phase. It’s worth the investment to pick up some good measuring spoons and measuring cup. I use mine every day.

Also placing liquids in smaller cups reminds you to sip slowly. No gulping allowed :) With gulping not only are you taking in too much Fluid but you’re also introducing air into your pouch. And we don’t have much room in there!

I am 9 days Post-Op so we are close in our journeys.


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5 hours ago, gg3718 said:


I am 1 week post-op today! Going well. Worst was gas pain on day of and getting in and out of bed for frequent walks. Didn't mind the walks. Just getting in and out of bed those first 48 hours in the hospital. At home I had no problem getting in bed but it took a couple days to get out without fear of hurting myself. Full liquids going well but boring. I did experience the pain of drinking a Protein Shake too fast and probably too much as well. I was mindlessly drinking right out of the container instead of measuring it out. Felt AWFUL for almost 2 hours. I hope I learned my lesson. Anyone else in this March group experience this?
HW -475
SW -460
CW -???

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Hi gg3818 welcome to the loser bench:) I will be one week post of this Friday therefore I'm still on Clear Liquids for now. I will try Protein Shakes this weekend and based on what you went through I will be sure to sip slow.

i currently still have a lot of gas on my stomach and super swollen. I'm hoping it goes down before I go back to work next week.

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Dying to sleep on my side. Thinking of driving tomorrow although I may have to switch cars with my wife since mine is hard to climb into. I am 1 week post-op today. Boredom is starting to set in.

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Remember to go slow and take it easy. We are taking in so few calories that we tore quite easily.

Have you been walking? How’s your energy level throughout the day? Did your Dr give you any guidance on when you can drive?

Mine was no driving for one week. I drove yesterday (day 9) for the first time


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Remember to go slow and take it easy. We are taking in so few calories that we tore quite easily.

Have you been walking? How’s your energy level throughout the day? Did your Dr give you any guidance on when you can drive?

Mine was no driving for one week. I drove yesterday (day 9) for the first time



Cleared to drive when off pain meds, which was a few days ago. But will ride as a passenger for another 5 days or so. 1st car trip today. I do get pretty sleepy throughout the day but that's not really new. I walk around the block twice a day.

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Hi gg3818 welcome to the loser bench:) I will be one week post of this Friday therefore I'm still on clear liquids for now. I will try Protein Shakes this weekend and based on what you went through I will be sure to sip slow.
i currently still have a lot of gas on my stomach and super swollen. I'm hoping it goes down before I go back to work next week.

Do sip slowly. Even if you can do more than 3 or 4 oz. don't, they want to protect the pouch while it is still so swollen.
My program only has us on clears for 1 or 2 days, how do you get enough Protein on clear liquid for a week?

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Hello MGBG’ers!

Just checking in. Any newly bypassed people who want to join our group?

For those Post-Op, how are you doing?

My incisions have started itching a bit which means they are healing.

I was happy to be able to introduce mashed potatoes this week, but with the help of a mentor, realized their useless carbs. If I eat potatoes again, it will be sweet potatoes. For now, I’m taking them off my list.

I can feel my body shedding weight. It’s easier to move, to get up from a chair, to climb stairs, to get out of bed...just small milestones I thought I’d share.


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March 19th is my surgery date...

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Congratulations and Welcome! Please let us know if you have any questions. I’ve found we often have shared experiences.




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March 19th is my surgery date...

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Mine is also on the 19th!! Can’t believe it’s almost here!


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The time is here. I can’t seem to go to sleep!!!! I have to check in tomorrow at 5:30am. Surgery begins at 8:30


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The time is here. I can’t seem to go to sleep!!!! I have to check in tomorrow at 5:30am. Surgery begins at 8:30




Good luck!!! Hope it’s smooth sailing for you!


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Good luck!!! Hope it’s smooth sailing for you!



Thank you.


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1 hour ago, jldoublee said:


Good luck!!! Hope it’s smooth sailing for you!

Hi Jldoublee I wish you all the best on your surgery day. As soon as you are able to please let us know how you are doing.

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