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AJP try putting unsweetened sliced strawberries or blueberries on the yogurt, maybe you won't miss the swwtness so much. You could mesh them with a fork if you can't the fruit whole.

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Or stir in sugar-free jellies, both Slickers and Great Value(walmart) have good preserves , love seedless 🍓 strawberry and BlackBerry.😝

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SMUCKERS I'm, in Ohio, wouldn't you think I could spell an Ohio,.product. About 40 miles from me and I once toured the plant!

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I am a week post op - surgery 8/22 - and just now able to write about this.

There were some unforeseen complications ... among other things, a huge hiatal hernia so large, they couldn’t see it on the endoscopy... a stomach too thick for the regular stapler, requiring a larger port and larger stapler. Surgery lasted more than 90 minutes longer than the original range. (My poor wife was freaked out.)

When I woke, I was in a lot of pain. The recovery room nurse seemed to think that asking for something for the pain was a clear indication I was an opiate addict.

It wasn’t until I got to my room that I learned that I was in the first week of a new protocol 1) no longer using morphine post-op and 2) trying to limit pain meds across the board.

After about 8 hours my surgeon came to check on me, and he ordered morphine. The nurse gave it to me once, and then told me they were cutting back. The next morning, When I told the attending that nothing was getting in front of the pain and that they had cut off the morphine, she said that wasn’t the case. That is how that went for the four days I was in the hospital. Always with the subtle implication that, if I was asking for pain meds, I was probably an addict.

I didn’t feel like the floor nurses had any idea that the surgery was longer and harder and more invasive, and I felt any attempt to explain to them would come across as rationalization. All in all, pain control was not at the top of the list during this hospital stay.

Yesterday I went to my 1 week follow up with the surgeon. On discharge, I had been given an Rx for 15 Oxycodone for “breakthrough pain” - though no one explained what that was - and 30 Tramadol. The doctor’s nurse asked me how many of each I had taken, and if I had brought them with me, so she could count! When I said I hadn’t, she LITERALLY tsked!

Is this Universal now? I’m sure I could have handled this better, but I was in pain, and I didn’t. But soon I’m going to get a patient survey.

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35 minutes ago, MargoCL said:

@ellie123, Surgery was 8/20. I guess technically I have 6 more days of liquids. I just emailed my Dr's office and told them I'm craving something with a little more substance, hoping they give me the OK for eggs or something. The bone broth has been my best friend this last week and half, but it's getting old. I didn't like many of the creamy Soups I tried prior to surgery so hesitant to try again and unfortunately there are no restaurants near me that specialize in just Soups. I was traveling on my 2nd week of liquids on pre-op and found a great deli in Phoenix that had 5 different daily soups. I was able to mix them with my Protein powders and found substance and yuminess all in one :)

Oh wow! I travel a ton for work and must start traveling again soon. Can you share which Protein Powder you are using? My post op has no minimum Water or Protein. Just 3 weeks of Clear Liquids, sip all day as much as you can tolerate instructions :/

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Had my first soft food today and had a potato pierogi. I could only finish one but I felt like I ate 5. Wow, I’m super excited about how fast I will be full. I’m a band to sleeve revision so I don’t feel as frustrated with not being able to eat more (because I was starving). I did feel that way the first time I went through this process. But the more you feel satisfied with what you do eat vs what you weren’t able to eat, that’s when you star to change the mind.
I used to think ‘OMG, I can’t wait until we go out to dinner so I can eat that WHOLE plate of carne asada, with an enchilada an the side. Now I just can’t wait to taste a couple bites of meat and know I’ll be just as satisfied and full. So happy to have this tool!

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39 minutes ago, Aidanog said:

I am a week post op - surgery 8/22 - and just now able to write about this.

There were some unforeseen complications ... among other things, a huge hiatal hernia so large, they couldn’t see it on the endoscopy... a stomach too thick for the regular stapler, requiring a larger port and larger stapler. Surgery lasted more than 90 minutes longer than the original range. (My poor wife was freaked out.)

When I woke, I was in a lot of pain. The recovery room nurse seemed to think that asking for something for the pain was a clear indication I was an opiate addict.

It wasn’t until I got to my room that I learned that I was in the first week of a new protocol 1) no longer using morphine post-op and 2) trying to limit pain meds across the board.

After about 8 hours my surgeon came to check on me, and he ordered morphine. The nurse gave it to me once, and then told me they were cutting back. The next morning, When I told the attending that nothing was getting in front of the pain and that they had cut off the morphine, she said that wasn’t the case. That is how that went for the four days I was in the hospital. Always with the subtle implication that, if I was asking for pain meds, I was probably an addict.

I didn’t feel like the floor nurses had any idea that the surgery was longer and harder and more invasive, and I felt any attempt to explain to them would come across as rationalization. All in all, pain control was not at the top of the list during this hospital stay.

Yesterday I went to my 1 week follow up with the surgeon. On discharge, I had been given an Rx for 15 Oxycodone for “breakthrough pain” - though no one explained what that was - and 30 Tramadol. The doctor’s nurse asked me how many of each I had taken, and if I had brought them with me, so she could count! When I said I hadn’t, she LITERALLY tsked!

Is this Universal now? I’m sure I could have handled this better, but I was in pain, and I didn’t. But soon I’m going to get a patient survey.

Omg!! I feel your pain... literally! Same day for me, Sleeve to RNY and Haital Repare. Getting Hydrocodone which works best on me (other stuff makes me dizzy) has been a HOT mess!!!! I had to go to ER next day to get a little. Indeed they act like it is suspicious I want it. Grrrr makes me so MAD!!! I get it, there is an opioid crises but I’ve been hacked up people!!! If you don’t perscribe it then, when do you perscribe it??? I now only take it at night to control pain and sleep. With only one dose left I’m livid doc office will not refill. Seriously!?!!?

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Getting to eat very mushy real food. Yum.

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I’m one week post op - Not sure what to expect from here but I’m totally confused by the scale over the last week
My weight on the day of surgery was 304lbs and now, one week later I’m @ 288lbs but zero dropped in the last 48 hours. It’s crazy weird. Is anyone else experiencing similar results?

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I am a week post op - surgery 8/22 - and just now able to write about this.
There were some unforeseen complications ... among other things, a huge hiatal hernia so large, they couldn’t see it on the endoscopy... a stomach too thick for the regular stapler, requiring a larger port and larger stapler. Surgery lasted more than 90 minutes longer than the original range. (My poor wife was freaked out.)
When I woke, I was in a lot of pain. The recovery room nurse seemed to think that asking for something for the pain was a clear indication I was an opiate addict.
It wasn’t until I got to my room that I learned that I was in the first week of a new protocol 1) no longer using morphine post-op and 2) trying to limit pain meds across the board.
After about 8 hours my surgeon came to check on me, and he ordered morphine. The nurse gave it to me once, and then told me they were cutting back. The next morning, When I told the attending that nothing was getting in front of the pain and that they had cut off the morphine, she said that wasn’t the case. That is how that went for the four days I was in the hospital. Always with the subtle implication that, if I was asking for pain meds, I was probably an addict.
I didn’t feel like the floor nurses had any idea that the surgery was longer and harder and more invasive, and I felt any attempt to explain to them would come across as rationalization. All in all, pain control was not at the top of the list during this hospital stay.
Yesterday I went to my 1 week follow up with the surgeon. On discharge, I had been given an Rx for 15 Oxycodone for “breakthrough pain” - though no one explained what that was - and 30 Tramadol. The doctor’s nurse asked me how many of each I had taken, and if I had brought them with me, so she could count! When I said I hadn’t, she LITERALLY tsked!
Is this Universal now? I’m sure I could have handled this better, but I was in pain, and I didn’t. But soon I’m going to get a patient survey.
Oh I am so incredibly sorry for what you've been through! I would've raised holy hell with the Doctors having those nurses treat you like that! Our body and mind cannot heal if we are in so much pain. I hope that the worst is behind you and that your recovery going forward goes well.

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Omg!! I feel your pain... literally! Same day for me, Sleeve to RNY and Haital Repare. Getting Hydrocodone which works best on me (other stuff makes me dizzy) has been a HOT mess!!!! I had to go to ER next day to get a little. Indeed they act like it is suspicious I want it. Grrrr makes me so MAD!!! I get it, there is an opioid crises but I’ve been hacked up people!!! If you don’t perscribe it then, when do you perscribe it??? I now only take it at night to control pain and sleep. With only one dose left I’m livid doc office will not refill. Seriously!?!!?
This is absolute bullshit! You are under a Doctor's and just had serious surgery! Wtf?!? I'd raise holy hell! I'm sorry you've had to experience both the physical pain and the mental anguish of having to beg for drugs.

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August sleevers
I am 5 days post-op VSG, feeling great but I am so hungry!
Other than SF Protein Drinks, liquids, yogurt, pudding and Jello is there anything else you are allowed to eat?
Cottage cheese, oatmeal, cream of wheat w/protein added?
Each surgeon/hospital have different guidelines.
I have 11 more days until I have my post-op check up, moving on to next phase after that appt.
Any suggestions?

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3 minutes ago, West-Coast-Sweet-T1 said:

August sleevers
I am 5 days post-op VSG, feeling great but I am so hungry!
Other than SF Protein Drinks, liquids, yogurt, pudding and Jello is there anything else you are allowed to eat?
Cottage cheese, oatmeal, cream of wheat w/protein added?
Each surgeon/hospital have different guidelines.
I have 11 more days until I have my post-op check up, moving on to next phase after that appt.
Any suggestions?

broths or cream Soups strained?

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2 weeks out today!! Total weight loss including pre op is 28 lbs. I have been wearing jammies and shorts and such. Today I braved my skinny jeans and a I pulled out a shirt I haven’t worn in 3 years because it’s been too small for me. The skinny jeans which were a little tight are a little looser and the legs have a little room in them!! My shirt fits!!!!!!!!!! 😍😭😍😭😍😭😍

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