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I just joined the forum...had my surgery early on Monday the 2nd. Things seem to be going well. They had me up walking shortly after moving into my room. I did experience a bit of nausea occasionally, particularly when walking. I didn't throw up, just felt queasy. You definitely do feel bloated afterwards but now I'm 2 days post-surgery and that seems to be slowly disapating. The most difficult thing for me so far has been getting my 64 oz of Water (clear liquids) down. I didn't realize sipping would be so tough. I have a small burp most each time I drink.

Good news is that I haven't had to take any pain pills. I do have some pain at my incisions but as long as I'm careful getting up from a chair or blowing my nose it's bearable. Doc has me on omeprazole (prilosec) for 90 days to reduce stomach acid and I begin my Vitamins next Monday. I'm using Bariatric Advantage vitamins and Bariatric advantage calcium citrate Chewy Bites. For my 2 week prep diet I used nectar brand whey protien isolate in chocolate, fuzzy navel, and strawberry kiwi. For me, the chocolate is by far the best tasting of the 3.

I better go so I can start sipping...good luck and God bless!

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I’m having my surgery in two days on April 2nd. Very excited but also nervous! The liquid diet was hard for the first three days but after that I felt like it got easier. Good luck to all of you!!




How are you doing?



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I have my surgery tomorrow 4/5. I am having lap band conversion and am wondering if I should do it this late in the game. I lost 97 lbs with the lap band in 2009 and have gained 60 lbs back after un-filling it due to gastric issues. I wanted to remove the band and my doctor suggested conversion to the sleeve. It wasn't something I was considering but now I'm doing it because I fear that once the band is removed (because I still have some restriction) that i will regain the last 30 lbs and then some. My heart is already enlarged on one side, hence the lap band placement in 09.

I keep hearing people tell me your not that fat. Cant you lose 60 lbs on your own? Do you really want to do this? Is it really worth it? All this just to be skinny?

What they don't know is all the things that disappeared after I lost the weight with the band are back. My high Blood Pressure is back, My sleep apnea is back, My diabetes is back, and my cholesterol is high again.

I am doing this for my health, not my vanity. I'm just worried about how its going to feel eating again with this procedure. Can anyone offer some insight 2-6 months post surgery please.

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Today’s the day. So excited!!!


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And well you should be DOMI! So excited for you. Go forward with hope in your heart, peace in your mind and trust in your surgeon[emoji40] and staff. Today is your day,you are the star of this undertaking. Make it count and count victorious. The only thing better would be me joining you, save space for me on the Victory Bench, I hope to be there soon![emoji13]

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How are you people who had the surgery the last view days?? I read that there are a few but didn’t see updates. I hope you are all doing good!!


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How are you people who had the surgery the last view days?? I read that there are a few but didn’t see updates. I hope you are all doing good!!

I feel like a beat up million bucks.

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Hope you feel better soon!!!


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My surgery date is April 12th. Did anyone or has anyone had trouble sticking to the pre-op diet? This e they just recently had surgery be honest did you stick to it 100%. It difficult especially when you go from what you were eating to suddenly strict eating.

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My surgery date is April 12th. Did anyone or has anyone had trouble sticking to the pre-op diet? This e they just recently had surgery be honest did you stick to it 100%. It difficult especially when you go from what you were eating to suddenly strict eating.


I just had my surgery on the 3rd. Out of 2 weeks on that diet, I adhered maybe 5 days. It was horrible, but the last 5 days, I made myself stick as much as possible.

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How are you people who had the surgery the last view days?? I read that there are a few but didn’t see updates. I hope you are all doing good!!




I am doing great! Had the VSG on 4/4. No nausea and minimal pain managed with Tylenol. My doctor says that I have to wait for a week before I can drive. I have not heard that before. Does anyone else have a drive restriction?


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Started the day in surgery prep with a power outage, so surgery was delayed an hour. After surgery(thank goodness) there was an earthquake. This goes with my crazy life :o) I’m doing great so far. Surgery was 9 hours ago. I’m taking pain meds and drinking fluids very slowly. I’m also able to walk pretty good. Thanks for your support. We’re all in this together [emoji322]


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49 minutes ago, domi said:

Started the day in surgery prep with a power outage, so surgery was delayed an hour. After surgery(thank goodness) there was an earthquake. This goes with my crazy life :o) I’m doing great so far. Surgery was 9 hours ago. I’m taking pain meds and drinking fluids very slowly. I’m also able to walk pretty good. Thanks for your support. We’re all in this together

Bless your heart. Glad to hear you are doing good. Take care. :)

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