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Hey, I had a drainage bulb the day off surgery and he removed it the next day at my post op appointment. It drained a good bit the night after my surgery. They wanted me to squeeze the tube and drain my stomach. My mom tried this and I about murdered her. It was the most intense, sickening pain ever. I decided that emptying the bulb and making sure it was squeezed with no air in it when I was done, to keep the vacuum going. The next day after surgery he removed it. I have a pretty big hole, about the size of a dime. Its starting to scab so I think it's healing well. As far as showering, he said all incisions are fine except for drainage whole. If it is sill leaking then cover it until you have a well developed scab. hope this helps someone!

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Hey, I had a drainage bulb the day off surgery and he removed it the next day at my post op appointment. It drained a good bit the night after my surgery. They wanted me to squeeze the tube and drain my stomach. My mom tried this and I about murdered her. It was the most intense, sickening pain ever. I decided that emptying the bulb and making sure it was squeezed with no air in it when I was done, to keep the vacuum going. The next day after surgery he removed it. I have a pretty big hole, about the size of a dime. Its starting to scab so I think it's healing well. As far as showering, he said all incisions are fine except for drainage whole. If it is sill leaking then cover it until you have a well developed scab. hope this helps someone!


OMG I know all about that sickening feeling of squeezing the tube. The nurse did that before I got discharged and what a feeling. Mine scabbed good after I got it out and I kept it covered with gauze and twice a day had to clean it with a q-tip and peroxide.

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I had surgery on 4/5/18 and am down 9 pounds. When I started this journey I was 238, my surgery weight was 207 and now I am 198. I am finding that I NEVER get the full feeling and its probably all in my head but I seem to always be hungry (even while eating). I am on pureed foods now and was told I can have mashed potatoes but I can not tolerate them. Last night I had 2 ounces of Tuna and for once since surgery I felt satisfied. Good luck with your upcoming surgeries!

Hello, I was curious because I’m starving lol. I was sleeved on the 7th of April I’m still on liquids. It’s horrible how did you manage?


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I want to know as well. When do people start getting the full feeling? I had surgery on 4/11. I'm not having much trouble with he liquid diet or getting enough Water down. What I am having trouble with is my brain hunger. I wanted to know will I get the full feeling while I'm on my liquid diet? Or will that happen when I start soft foods? (Which is in a week). Also, my brain wants taco bell so bad I could cry. I mean seriously... I wasn't much of a fan of it before surgery. What is going on??

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I know, I’m hungry too! I was sleeved 4/12 and I’m not sure this is all in my head lol. Anyone else having this problem?

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I had my surgery today. So far so good. Been up to use the restroom and walk a couple of times now. Had some gas pain, but nothing terrible. My stomach is a little sore, like from doing crunches , but not so bad I can take it

Everything went well. I did not have a hiatal hernia, so I was lucky in that regard.

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I was sleeved March 27th and I feel hungry All.the.time!!! Am I not eating enough or not drinking enough?!! I am still on soft foods but also started working out this week and feel like I need to figure out this new body! It’s hard.


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Hi, my surgery is tomorrow. I’m curious about the drainage bulbs people keep mentioning. My surgeon did not say anything about this. Is this something I should expect?

I think they are rare. I did not have any.


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I was sleeved March 27th and I feel hungry All.the.time!!! Am I not eating enough or not drinking enough?!! I am still on soft foods but also started working out this week and feel like I need to figure out this new body! It’s hard.




I was sleeved on the 7th how are you feeling?



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I was sleeved on the 7th how are you feeling?




Hey! I actually feel great! Today is exactly three weeks since surgery. I am down a total of 35 pounds since me pre surgery diet. I have not lost anything in over a week. I think my body is trying to catch up. But psychically I feel amazing. Just mentally trying to figure out what to eat, how much to eat, when to eat and make sure I get my Water in. It’s been hard, but still so happy I did it. ;) how are you feeling?



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Hi all- had my sleeve surgery 4/11, went home from hospital 4/13. Had a ton of gas. It has gotten a bit better, but still tons of burping and gas. Not reaching my liquid/protein goals but getting closer each day! Was able to drive and go to the store today and have my 1 week post op appt tomorrow.

Id love to message and connect with anyone around the same surgery date. If anyone is interested please message me! Following the threads is hard to keep up with sometimes and not as personal.

Side note: I lost around 10lbs on my pre op diet and cheated multiple times with small things and one big meal. Not advising this but I was dying and I know people have questions about it. My liver and surgery were fine :)

Hope everyone else else is doing well!!

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On 4/16/2018 at 2:13 PM, Belle13 said:

I want to know as well. When do people start getting the full feeling? I had surgery on 4/11. I'm not having much trouble with he liquid diet or getting enough Water down. What I am having trouble with is my brain hunger. I wanted to know will I get the full feeling while I'm on my liquid diet? Or will that happen when I start soft foods? (Which is in a week). Also, my brain wants taco bell so bad I could cry. I mean seriously... I wasn't much of a fan of it before surgery. What is going on??

I can relate to wanting to eat random things from head hunger and just knowing it will be better than freaking liquids. I’m sure that’s a big part of it. Just be patient with yourself :) I had surgery 4/11 too and idk about the full feeling thing because I feel like it’s hard to explain. I just feel a ton of movement and gas and get scared it will come up or something so I just stop. But I’m not doing well at getting all my liquids in so I’m a little different than what you’re sharing.

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21 hours ago, Dontgiveup said:

Hi all- had my sleeve surgery 4/11, went home from hospital 4/13. Had a ton of gas. It has gotten a bit better, but still tons of burping and gas. Not reaching my liquid/protein goals but getting closer each day! Was able to drive and go to the store today and have my 1 week post op appt tomorrow.

Id love to message and connect with anyone around the same surgery date. If anyone is interested please message me! Following the threads is hard to keep up with sometimes and not as personal.

Side note: I lost around 10lbs on my pre op diet and cheated multiple times with small things and one big meal. Not advising this but I was dying and I know people have questions about it. My liver and surgery were fine :)

Hope everyone else else is doing well!!

Yes keeping up with the threads is a bit much. 4/12 date here

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Hey! I actually feel great! Today is exactly three weeks since surgery. I am down a total of 35 pounds since me pre surgery diet. I have not lost anything in over a week. I think my body is trying to catch up. But psychically I feel amazing. Just mentally trying to figure out what to eat, how much to eat, when to eat and make sure I get my Water in. It’s been hard, but still so happy I did it. [emoji6] how are you feeling?




I’m feeling pretty good, the only thing is I can’t figure out what to eat. I’m trying to get all my Protein in. Surgery date was on the 7th today I’m 18 pounds down. I’m just so hungry and ready for some soft foods


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