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Great suggestions here! One thing to note is that my vision is royally messed up! I can hardly read as I type (even wearing my glasses). Sorry in advance for any typos lol...

Ok, so I had surgery 6/13. I am not doing well. Whenever I swallow something it feels like a heavy weight is on my chest. And the incision where they removed my stomach from is soooo swollen and painful. I wish I was doing as well as some of you! My doc said she might have tightened things too much and I may need to have my esophagus dilated if it doesn't stop hurting when I swallow.

But dang does my left side hurt!! I can't get comfortable sitting or lying down, and when I stand up to walk, the pain takes my breath away! Is anyone else struggling like me?

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To,you think your blurry vision is because of the anti-nausea patch? Somebody else seemed to think that messed up their👀 vision. I would hate to think surgery aged you to the,point you'll need👓 bifocals or something.

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Anyone else have surgery in Tijuana? My surgery is getting close(21st) and the nerves are kicking in big time. Whooosahh!!!

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My surgery is 6 days away - June 22. I’m 5 days into pre-op diet and actually doing well. I thought I’d have a Headache and be starving but I’m not. I’m having 3 Protein Shakes with some milk for carbs and then some broth for savory. I hate Jello so none of that. I’m still enjoying my coffee too. I’m not tempted at all. Maybe because I know the end is in sight!!


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2 hours ago, Frustr8 said:

To,you think your blurry vision is because of the anti-nausea patch? Somebody else seemed to think that messed up their👀 vision. I would hate to think surgery aged you to the,point you'll need👓 bifocals or something.

Oh! I just checked and my anti-nausea meds list blurred vision as a side effect! Thanks for mentioning that, cuz I was really worried something had actually changed my eye sight permanently lol

I just walked for 30 minutes and I've gotta say... it really helped my perspective and pain. Before that, I had just been doing about 10 minute walks. I'm glad I forced myself to do 30 and I think I'll keep setting my timer for my walks. It really did help!

Still struggling to get my fluids in. My surgeon office called yesterday and said they want me to get a minimum of 30 oz and work up from there. I hit 30 yesterday and I'm working towards 40 today. I have to remind myself that this was a HUGE surgery and to just be kind to myself as I adjust to my new life.

I'm going to savor a few ounces of roasted red pepper and Tomato Soup for dinner. It's my favorite!

I'm also cycling duilodid (spelling) and Tylenol to stay on top of my pain. That's really helping at the moment.

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Hi all,

I'm new to this forum and had my surgery on June 11. My surgeon is Dr. Anton Cheng. I found this forum yesterday and can't wait to share my journey.

I didn't do any pre-op diet, my surgeon didn't see it as necessary. I fasted 10hrs before surgery though (no food and drink).

I was discharged from the hospital on June 13. I must say, I had to force myself sipping Water or my surgeon wouldn't let me go home. I had tough time sipping liquids when I was at the hospital, the feeling was super uncomfortable. Ice chips was my best buddy and nurses were great in fulfilling my requests but surgeon said I must sip water haha.

I was sore (the incisions) after the surgery and was on IV drip pain killer on the 1st day. I started walking slowly few hours after surgery ( as instructed by surgeon) and even had a normal shower the next morning (with nurse waiting on the other side of the shower curtain of course). I was on "fall prevention", I must be accompanied at all times if I'm m not in my bed.

No painkillers anymore after Day 2, I was still sore especially on my left side but it was bearable.

Home few days now and diligently looking into my diet ( well, my beloved aunt is doing all the work actually). I'm on my 6 day post op today. I was already on full liquid diet on my day 3, as instructed by my dietitian. She didn't want me to continue with clear liquid diet once discharged from hospital. I have been given sample meal plans and that makes it a little easier on my side.

Day 3, I had low fat sugar free yoghurt, sugar free vanilla ice cream, home made chicken Soup(strained) and Protein Shakes.

Day 4, I had chicken and mushroom Soup for me and added some cream in it (strained it of course).

Day 5, I had potato and beef soup. My aunt pureed it until it turned into a delicious thick soup ( like applesauce texture).

I'm sticking to my yoghurt, Protein shakes and ice cream still but adding new item to my diet each day. This really helps me not to feel frustrated with my liquid diet. Plus, I'm a savoury person, I do not enjoy sweet things.

My aunt has been a tremendous help in preparing my meals and my greatest support. Today, she is cooking chicken and egg soup and almond milk Jello for me.

My 1st post op appointment with my surgeon and dietitian is on June 26. By then, my dietitian is hoping that I have started with scrambled eggs.

Lastly, I'm not on any pain meds since discharged. I was borderline diabetic pre-op (no medication) and my glucose reading has been great since post op. I weighed 244 on surgery day and today, I weigh 224. :-)

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1 hour ago, blacklioness72 said:

Anyone else have surgery in Tijuana? My surgery is getting close(21st) and the nerves are kicking in big time. Whooosahh!!!

I had my surgery in Tijuana on June 2. Everything went great! Everyone was so nice and helpful. Now I'm on mushy food and losing like a pound a day.

SW- 213

CW- 200

GW-130

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Blacklioness- I’m having surgery in Tijuana on the 25th and let me tell ya, My nerves are right there with ya!!!

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4 minutes ago, Pete_A said:

Surgery date: 06/07
SW 250
CW 239
GW 175

I was loosing around 1lb per day, but the last 3 days I am stuck in 239lbs for 3 days. I am still on full liquids diet.

I’m stuck as well. No loss for the last few days. I have lost ablut 10 pounds since surgery on 6/6. I am on mushy foods now. I have read that there is a stall around 2-3 week mark ... hoping the weight loss picks up again soon! SW was 241 and I’m at 231 now.

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I had a stall for a few days at the 2 week mark. I upped my Fluid intake and started losing again.

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On 06/20/2018 at 17:37, Hapamomma said:









I’m stuck as well. No loss for the last few days. I have lost ablut 10 pounds since surgery on 6/6. I am on mushy foods now. I have read that there is a stall around 2-3 week mark ... hoping the weight loss picks up again soon! SW was 241 and I’m at 231 now.


That is so weird, I am also walking daily for at least 1hour some days more, and I am active constantly doing something.

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Stop weighing yourself daily.....

Pick a day a week and weight yourself that day.....

If you can't mentally handle that, then pick two days....Lets Say Saturdays and Wednesday......

Doing it everyday will drive you Bat Shyt Crazy.....

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So who's having surgery tomorrow and Friday? Are you,packed, the totes by the front door and everything else ready? Are you going to,remember to update us when the surgery is through? Okay, smile, relax and get a good night of rest. Big Day is Coming.-❤😛❤

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