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17 days post op; surgery was May 10.
ended up being dehydrated at 1 week post op check up & got an IV bag of fluids. No complications after that. Doc has me on 3 week liquid diet so I am still on that. Have 3 week post up in 3 days, after that I move to soft foods and I am sooo looking forward to some crabs. Living in Maryland and it is the season for crabs!
i am getting bored being home for this long but doc said it’s mandatory that RNY patients stay out of work for 3 weeks; hoping to go back June 4th. I am getting in more than 70 ounces of fluids but only about 40 grams of Protein only because it takes so long to drink the Protein Drinks & having to wait 30 minutes before and after.
Highest weight was 264 lbs.
Surgery weight was 242 lbs.
current weight is 229 lbs.


3 weeks doing liquid diet is a pretty long time. I think I would get a full blown head hunger attack if I had to wait that long. I can’t wait to have eggs and cheese lol


Yo-Yo Girl from New York City :)

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Nope. No alarms. I just carry Water with me wherever I go. I also wake up in middle of the night to pee, so before I go to bed i set up a few ounces of water in the fridge and drink those when i go to the bathroom.
I think it’s also because I don’t take baby sips but I sip. I no longer use the measuring cups but use an 8 ounce water bottle and drink from that.
I need more Protein for sure but working on it. The only RTD protein I can handle is Premier Protein clear which is only 20 G protein each so I am trying to get 3 in a day but so far only 2 is possible


I’m still doing really small sippy cups. Takes 3 sips to finish one cup and when I’m feeling impatient I can do 2 sips. Water feels so weird in my pouch that I’m trying to avoid having to drink it altogether. Today suddenly my Gatorade didn’t taste so bad lol so I’ve been drinking the G2 low calorie (orange) and that has been nice sipping. It only has 35 cal and 8 carbs per bottle. I’m going to have those until I run out of the 6 bottles I have from the hosp and then I’ll try the flavored protein water.. I think that will really help me get both my protein and water intake up. Do you get the sensation of fullness like you did before after lots of sipping? I haven’t felt hunger or fullness only tightness or a little voice in my head that says maybe that’s enough. It drives me crazy not feeling that ok I’m done sensation.


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9 minutes ago, Yo-yo girl said:


3 weeks doing liquid diet is a pretty long time. I think I would get a full blown head hunger attack if I had to wait that long. I can’t wait to have eggs and cheese lol


Yo-Yo Girl from New York City :)

Yea but it’s over in 4 days. And the first thing I am trying is crab lol.

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I'm not really hungry and I'm not sure about a full feeling yet. One day I made a chocolate Protein Shake and blended it with ice, mootopia and PB2 and it was so good that I think I drank too much. I kept burping up shake and it was a very uncomfortable feeling. I had to walk around for a bit to feel better. So I just measure 4 oz and that seems to keep me from feeling that way.

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Yo-yo girl- that’s exactly what I’m trying to do today. It’s been easier. I’ve also fond that cooking for my family makes me feel better even though I can’t eat it. My daughter is dieting with me and is constantly supportive. Day by day... but it’s getting better!

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And I am very proud of you Devin872 for complying so welll May your daughter and you stay the course to,be very end😜❤

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On 05/27/2018 at 09:30, Yo-yo girl said:

It’s interesting that you say you can’t have more than 2-4tbs. What exactly do you feel? I haven’t felt full at all. I stop eating when I feel tightness or just a feeling I can’t explain, like it doesn’t feel right to have more but I’ve never felt like.. whew I’m stuffed, can’t get another sip in. That scares me because I might over do it or I might just consume much less than my pouch can hold, making my Water requirements even a long drag and Protein than it should be. I haven’t had any problems with nausea or vomiting, even when I crush my pills and add it to my soppy cup with Protein it goes down nicely no aftertaste. Tomorrow is day 7 for me and I can actually move to purée stage. I wonder if I can have avocado tuna and cheese or is that for a different stage and we require food that is more runny in consistency. I need to stop by my apt and get my paper work explaining all this, I’ve stayed over my mother’s house since surgery and I don’t want to leave [emoji23]

You have lost a ton of weight. I wasn’t required to lose anything during my 6 months and all I really did was eat all the food I loved, I even gained 9lbs during the process [emoji87] for sure I thought during the preop diet I was going to lose a good 8-10lbs but I cheated too much and ate protein.


Yo-Yo Girl from New York City :)

I’m not sure how to describe the feeling. It’s definitely not the old “boy I’m stuffed!” feeling like before surgery. It’s more like I realize that I’m just full. Like, if I eat one more bite, things are going to get ugly. There’s no tightness or chest pain. I used to get that too. It’s just a feeling of stop now. You’re done.
The hardest thing BY FAR for me is not drinking during or 30 minutes after a meal. The 30 minutes before I have no issue with. But not being able to have a small sip during or after is torture. And I never feel full from drinking btw.
I couldn’t try tuna or eggs or anything until the soft food stage. And when I first tried them it did not go over well. So I’ve backed up to one shake a day, 64 oz of Fluid a day, 12 oz of broth a day and then either potatoes or refried Beans at night. Tried to push myself too far too fast and got sick from it. I ONLY try new things when I’m home because I never know how it’s going to pan out.
I wasn’t required to lose the weight, but I was put on Victoza and I can tell you that definitely helped with dropping a lot of those lbs!
My biggest craving right now is a diet ginger ale!!! I wasn’t a huge soda drinker to begin with, but it’s hot here and whenever I see a soda, I just want to grab it! Lol. I know a lot of people are like, never drink soda again! Never use a straw again! Yada yada yada. But most of the girl’s in my surgeons office have had WLS done by him and they’re using straws and having an occasional soda or beer. I’m more of the moderation girl myself. I got the sleeve because i knew I’d have a little more leeway with that stuff.
How far out from your surgery are you? I got confused since they kept moving your date around.

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Oh. And I’m back to being able to take regular drinks again after having to go to the ER for dehydration. I’m not sure if it’s the carafate or the protonix or just healing up after going back on Clear Liquids. I just finished my shake in about 10 minutes and feel fine.

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Whatever we can give the credit to Hurray Hurray my Moondoggie🐶 is going to be okay!

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May 22nd RNY for me, struggling with Water but the gas pain has completely disappeared and I’m feeling great! I’m a makeup artist and had a wedding to do on Saturday, that kind of knocked me out for a bit but I’m amazed by how well I’ve been doing. Just need to get more water in!

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11 hours ago, Yo-yo girl said:

I can’t wait to have eggs and cheese lol

me too!!! 4 days to surgery!

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I had surgery on May 9th. My program had me move to 2oz of puréed food 6 times a day after I came home from the hospital. I have been eating hummus a lot, that seems to be very satisfying. I could finally have egg beaters with cheese a couple of days ago and it was delicious! Doing well with my incisions and pain. Im really pleased with my weight loss. I have been able to sleep without my hated CPAP and my husband says I don’t snore anymore.
5’5”
HW 255
SW 234 (5/9)
CW 213
First GW 180

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May 22nd RNY for me, struggling with Water but the gas pain has completely disappeared and I’m feeling great! I’m a makeup artist and had a wedding to do on Saturday, that kind of knocked me out for a bit but I’m amazed by how well I’ve been doing. Just need to get more water in!


I feel the same way.. I thought pain and serious discomfort will linger for a while but it’s like after the 2nd 3rd day you really feel better and better and better everyday. I didn’t experience any gas or incision soreness except for my muscle under my breast bone and even that only lasted like 2 days.


Yo-Yo Girl from New York City :)

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I had surgery on May 9th. My program had me move to 2oz of puréed food 6 times a day after I came home from the hospital. I have been eating hummus a lot, that seems to be very satisfying. I could finally have egg beaters with cheese a couple of days ago and it was delicious! Doing well with my incisions and pain. Im really pleased with my weight loss. I have been able to sleep without my hated CPAP and my husband says I don’t snore anymore.
5’5”
HW 255
SW 234 (5/9)
CW 213
First GW 180



Wow No liquids only, you are lucky. I prob couldn’t do the 2oz that often. I will have broth or baby food in the morning and just sip Gatorade until nighttime. I need to get on a food schedule because I haven’t been getting my Protein like I should. It’s like if I get my protein my Water intake is bad or none and if I get lots of water I can’t do protein. I can’t find a balance.

My cpap is in auto and now it’s running on 6.5 which took me by surprise because it used to be on 9.5 and when I took a nap earlier in the living room everyone said I didn’t snore. I’m excited about that.

Did you have the sleeve or bypass?


Yo-Yo Girl from New York City :)

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Hi I am having surgery June 7th. I am new to this site and am not sure how this works or if my posts are even loading. Any feedback would be great! Thank you!

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