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My nutrition class today they said 48 hours w no Protein can cause your muscles to start to atrophy

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Surgery tomorrow !😱 it’s finally here!💃

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Good Luck, Good Surgery, Good Healing, keep us updated on how things go!

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NEW YORK CITY ANYONE.

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Long Island here!

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Hey Everyone!

So glad I found this site, been looking for a way to connect with people who are on the same journey with me. I had my sleeve surgery on December 3rd, so at this point I’m 16 days post-op, figured I’d share my experience for anyone about to have the procedure.

This was my first surgery of any kind so I was extremely anxious going into it. The director of the surgical center called the Thursday before the procedure and told me to drink lots of Water, which I did...but not as much as I should have on the day before the surgery. That added to the Magnesium Citrate left me really dehydrated the day of...it took 5 sticks to get 1 IV in before they brought an ultrasound machine and got the second. Drink water...lots of water before surgery. I had an unexpected hiatal hernia repair and blood pressure spiked to near 200 during the procedure. Not gonna lie, waking up from the surgery is the worst I’ve felt in a long time, but that subsided after about an hour and started to get better. Immediately after surgery I had the typical dry mouth and chest pains, but I tried to get up and walking as quick as I could (1 hour after I woke up from surgery). Keep walking, it makes recovery much faster and helps relieve the pain. I was the first procedure of the day so I was able to go home once I got 400ml of water/ice chips down, which was around 5pm.

The first week was rough, but got progressively easier each day. I got a pain ball and liquid Tylenol with Codene that I only needed for 2 days after surgery. The first day after it was hard just to get 56oz of liquid down which included 1 Protein Shake and 1 Protein enriched broth (both with 8 oz of water). By day 2 I was getting the recommended 64oz of liquid and 80g of protein down (2 Protein Shakes and 1 broth). The doctor has me on 3 weeks of liquid phase before the post-op consultation so it been nothing but 2 protein shakes, 1 broth, and Jello everyday. I did the protein shakes with water the first week and then switched by slowly adding Lactaid for extra protein. I’m counting down the days for phase 2 which begins (hopefully) the day after Christmas. At this point I’m bored more than anything else, partly because of the liquid phase, and partly because I didn’t realize how much time of my day was spent drinking, eating, thinking about eating, or making/cleaning up food. So I’ve been watching a lot of Netflix/Hulu to pass the time (thank God for holiday movies). I lost 25 pounds on the pre-op diet and have lost 16 pounds since the surgery. I need to be happy with that, but I’m just so impatient, especially without getting to eat anything else. Thanks to everyone for sharing...knowing I’m not alone in this helps.

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Super Helpful ! TY -My date is 12/26. I am in VA. My daughter is coming for the surg but leaving for New Years so I am on my own. I live alone so will be doing the Netflix thing too. My significant other of 5 years bailed on me after stealing money from our joint account (long story) so I am focusing really hard on me. 💕 I think having this surgery around the Holidays is tough but I am really motivated and am trying hard to plan cause it’s just me now ( and my pup)

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Just got my sleeve yesterday im home now an focusing on sips and walking but its difficult when its hard to swallow sips of Water. Is the broth a better alternative when its warmed?

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So helpful ! I am getting sleeved this am, heading to the hospital soon. My doctor didn’t have me do the magnesium citrate - I’ve been doing a “mostly” all Protein Shake diet for the last 2 weeks. Am pretty used to not eating at this point !

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And may everything go super super good! Update us when the " DEED" is done and you're starting,on the Recovery Road!🚘

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5 hours ago, Lucyelle said:

Super Helpful ! TY -My date is 12/26. I am in VA. My daughter is coming for the surg but leaving for New Years so I am on my own. I live alone so will be doing the Netflix thing too. My significant other of 5 years bailed on me after stealing money from our joint account (long story) so I am focusing really hard on me. 💕 I think having this surgery around the Holidays is tough but I am really motivated and am trying hard to plan cause it’s just me now ( and my pup)

You need to concentrate on you Period ! We as women forget about our selfs ! Drink , go for a Walk , go through a room , read , do a Puzzle .What I found interesting was how much life revolves around food crazy .Find other things to do but make you the #1 .

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4 hours ago, Johnathon said:

Just got my sleeve yesterday im home now an focusing on sips and walking but its difficult when its hard to swallow sips of Water. Is the broth a better alternative when its warmed?

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I liked my Broths warmed was soothing in a weird way keep up the good work stay hydrated

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7 hours ago, SATSleeve said:

Hey Everyone!

So glad I found this site, been looking for a way to connect with people who are on the same journey with me. I had my sleeve surgery on December 3rd, so at this point I’m 16 days post-op, figured I’d share my experience for anyone about to have the procedure.

This was my first surgery of any kind so I was extremely anxious going into it. The director of the surgical center called the Thursday before the procedure and told me to drink lots of Water, which I did...but not as much as I should have on the day before the surgery. That added to the Magnesium Citrate left me really dehydrated the day of...it took 5 sticks to get 1 IV in before they brought an ultrasound machine and got the second. Drink water...lots of Water before surgery. I had an unexpected hiatal hernia repair and blood pressure spiked to near 200 during the procedure. Not gonna lie, waking up from the surgery is the worst I’ve felt in a long time, but that subsided after about an hour and started to get better. Immediately after surgery I had the typical dry mouth and chest pains, but I tried to get up and walking as quick as I could (1 hour after I woke up from surgery). Keep walking, it makes recovery much faster and helps relieve the pain. I was the first procedure of the day so I was able to go home once I got 400ml of water/ice chips down, which was around 5pm.

The first week was rough, but got progressively easier each day. I got a pain ball and liquid Tylenol with Codene that I only needed for 2 days after surgery. The first day after it was hard just to get 56oz of liquid down which included 1 Protein Shake and 1 Protein enriched broth (both with 8 oz of water). By day 2 I was getting the recommended 64oz of liquid and 80g of Protein down (2 Protein Shakes and 1 broth). The doctor has me on 3 weeks of liquid phase before the post-op consultation so it been nothing but 2 protein shakes, 1 broth, and Jello everyday. I did the Protein Shakes with water the first week and then switched by slowly adding Lactaid for extra protein. I’m counting down the days for phase 2 which begins (hopefully) the day after Christmas. At this point I’m bored more than anything else, partly because of the liquid phase, and partly because I didn’t realize how much time of my day was spent drinking, eating, thinking about eating, or making/cleaning up food. So I’ve been watching a lot of Netflix/Hulu to pass the time (thank God for holiday movies). I lost 25 pounds on the pre-op diet and have lost 16 pounds since the surgery. I need to be happy with that, but I’m just so impatient, especially without getting to eat anything else. Thanks to everyone for sharing...knowing I’m not alone in this helps.

Crazy how much life revolves around food it’s kinda funny but when your eating you never think twice about it 😂I recommend going for walks , reading , cleaning stuff getting rid of the old you and welcoming the new Healthier you 👍

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And after your surgery and you need to walk, you will have an built-in exercise buddy in your pup🐶. Center on the good things of life, you have your girls, you have your pup, consign the significant other to Hades, let them work in Satan's countinghouse where accounts never balance! You get,on with YOUR LIFE and rock,it to the top of Mount Everest and back down again. Be the Strong Survivor I k,ow you can be!😝

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