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After spending 12 years with a lap band that didn't work for me, I finally opted to take it out and get the ds. My surgery was on June 21st. I'm really struggling to get even my Water in. Everything feels tight. I tried a Protein Shake today and got about 4 tiny sips in before it started to get tight and hurt. I just feel like kicking myself that I didn't just get the band out and leave it at that. I'm 5" and 250 lbs so I know I really needed surgical help but for some reason I still feel mad at myself. Does it get better? Please someone tell me that it does.

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Your tummy went through major surgery. Of course your're going to feel sore and tight. Allow yourself time to mend. This is not a lapband. Your doctor must have explained how you would be feeling post-op?? It takes at least a week to be able to sip Water. The first few days are hard. Surgery is never easy. I'm one year post-op revision from the lap band to a DS and have lost 86 percent of my weight and still working on it, but I knew it wouldn't be easy from the start.

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