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I had RNY 72 hours ago. Surgery went perfect and I stayed only one night. I was able to to get in my fluids and no nausea. Pain was minimal. But this hunger, I am literally in tears throughout the day because I’m so hungry. Most everything I’ve read says people can hardly get liquids down because they are so full, I’m the opposite. Did my surgeon perform the procedure correctly? Will I eventually have the sensation of getting full on appropriate portions? That was my reason for surgery, I am always hungry. The sleeve would have removed the hunger hormone e but I was not eligible due to reflux. Please let me know if you experienced this and what it was like weeks or months post op, thank you!

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I experienced this too. I am now 3 weeks further and the hunger is mostly gone. It will all change once you switch to a diet with solids. Don't worry, things will be fine. Congratulations on your operation, and all the best for the future :)

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It's tough in the beginning because you will never feel full with liquids (or even purees). They just slide right through your pouch. Once you get to more solid foods they stay in the pouch and give you a feeling of fullness, although it is not the same feeling of fullness as before. Good luck, we know how you feel.

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Yes, totally normal. I was STARVING the first week, week and a half. I thought something was wrong and he made my pouch too big or didn't do anything and I was driving myself crazy. I actually cried about it, lol, and freaked out to everybody. It was because liquids just basically go right through you. Once you get on foods, it will fill you up. Even purees are a big leap from liquids. I am 5 weeks out and I think the hunger was basically totally gone at 2-3 weeks. Of course I still get a little hungry if I don't eat when I should... but nothing like it was in the beginning. I'm going to be on puree for a few months because of an ulcer, and the purees do the trick for me, personally. Maybe I've just gotten used to it.

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I had RNY 72 hours ago. Surgery went perfect and I stayed only one night. I was able to to get in my fluids and no nausea. Pain was minimal. But this hunger, I am literally in tears throughout the day because I’m so hungry. Most everything I’ve read says people can hardly get liquids down because they are so full, I’m the opposite. Did my surgeon perform the procedure correctly? Will I eventually have the sensation of getting full on appropriate portions? That was my reason for surgery, I am always hungry. The sleeve would have removed the hunger hormone e but I was not eligible due to reflux. Please let me know if you experienced this and what it was like weeks or months post op, thank you!
I just had my surgery on 12/3. I feel like I'm hungry a lot as well. I just make sure I get in my liquids and those cravings usually go away. I hope yours get better.

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Yep that was me too - very hungry - and I had the bypass.

I'm finding I'm relearning what fulness and satiety are because I can eat a fair bit (I don't get much of a hard stop signal) but if I don't eat a big quantity and just eat a measured amount, half an hour later I'm fine, not looking to eat more.

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11 hours ago, nursenays said:

I had RNY 72 hours ago. Surgery went perfect and I stayed only one night. I was able to to get in my fluids and no nausea. Pain was minimal. But this hunger, I am literally in tears throughout the day because I’m so hungry. Most everything I’ve read says people can hardly get liquids down because they are so full, I’m the opposite. Did my surgeon perform the procedure correctly? Will I eventually have the sensation of getting full on appropriate portions? That was my reason for surgery, I am always hungry. The sleeve would have removed the hunger hormone e but I was not eligible due to reflux. Please let me know if you experienced this and what it was like weeks or months post op, thank you!

I was just like you. Hydrate like hell! ((hugs)) and hang i there!

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