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I’m 7 days out and I have no problems drinking Water or anything. I don’t have any discomfort really and I am so worried that my surgery didn’t work. I am afraid that I will be able to eat without problems when that time comes.

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I'm exactly a week post-op (DS) and it seems to vary from day to day, even hour to hour, how much restriction I feel. Sometimes it's pretty dang easy to get fluids down, other times it's a slow struggle. I have felt a few times like I didn't have much restriction even though I know perfectly well I did get a sleeve and all the rest (I watched the screen while I did my barium swallow).

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7 hours ago, KatiT47 said:

I’m 7 days out and I have no problems drinking Water or anything. I don’t have any discomfort really and I am so worried that my surgery didn’t work. I am afraid that I will be able to eat without problems when that time comes.

You're one of the lucky ones! People only feel restriction with fluids if they have a lot of swelling which makes it difficult for the liquid to trickle through the stomach. liquids don't stay in your pouch, but just "slide" through into your intestines. You won't feel real restriction until you get to soft foods.

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Your surgery worked. It takes time. Have you had the big bowel movement yet ? Within three months nothing will fit. Get ready for it And hang in there. BTW are you cold a lot and have no desire for sweets.

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5 hours ago, DonRobbie said:

I'm exactly a week post-op (DS) and it seems to vary from day to day, even hour to hour, how much restriction I feel. Sometimes it's pretty dang easy to get fluids down, other times it's a slow struggle. I have felt a few times like I didn't have much restriction even though I know perfectly well I did get a sleeve and all the rest (I watched the screen while I did my barium swallow).

Congratulations on getting your DS! You're in for some amazing changes in your health. The DS is hands down the best thing I could have done for myself. This will be a year of big changes for you. Enjoy the journey.

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14 hours ago, KatiT47 said:

I’m 7 days out and I have no problems drinking Water or anything. I don’t have any discomfort really and I am so worried that my surgery didn’t work. I am afraid that I will be able to eat without problems when that time comes.

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8 hours ago, pinkbunies said:

Your surgery worked. It takes time. Have you had the big bowel movement yet ? Within three months nothing will fit. Get ready for it And hang in there. BTW are you cold a lot and have no desire for sweets.

16 hours ago, pinkbunies said:

Your surgery worked. It takes time. Have you had the big bowel movement yet ? Within three months nothing will fit. Get ready for it And hang in there.

I am cold!!!! Unfortunately, I still have the sweet tooth. My daughter and I had surgery together ❤️ She is healing entirely different than I. She barely gets in Water and juice.

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14 hours ago, KatiT47 said:

I am cold!!!!

This! I am freezing all the time now. Have never been cold my whole life. Indoors now I have to wear sweatshirts and sweaters, shoes and socks all the time. My hands and feet are freezing. Really never expected this and don't remember reading anything about it pre-op.

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On 12/24/2018 at 11:48 PM, KatiT47 said:

I’m 7 days out and I have no problems drinking Water or anything. I don’t have any discomfort really and I am so worried that my surgery didn’t work. I am afraid that I will be able to eat without problems when that time comes.

Surgery 12/17 and I'm feeling the same way! Surprisingly easy recovery so far. I can get the liquids down easily. Maybe we're just lucky? Let's hope that's the case! Good luck.

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11 hours ago, WNC AV8R said:

This! I am freezing all the time now. Have never been cold my whole life. Indoors now I have to wear sweatshirts and sweaters, shoes and socks all the time. My hands and feet are freezing. Really never expected this and don't remember reading anything about it pre-op.

I'm surprised that I am cold a lot now too. I knew that was coming with weight loss but I was expecting it after I had lost 50+ pounds, not right after surgery.

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Be happy! I couldn't get all my liquids in for months! My face looked different (take a selfie every day or every few days) but I felt like my body wasn't doing anything. All the sudden my 24s turned into 18s overnight. I have the fullness restriction but no foods bother me. 104 pounds down!

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I'm just now starting the soft foods phase 3 weeks post-op, and I can already tell that food makes a big difference from liquid. I can eat so very little before feeling full, which is a good feeling knowing that the surgery has worked. I've lost 15 pounds and 16 inches already in 21 days, so I know it's working and will continue to work if I just be patient and follow the program.

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I’m 7 days out and I have no problems drinking Water or anything. I don’t have any discomfort really and I am so worried that my surgery didn’t work. I am afraid that I will be able to eat without problems when that time comes.
I felt the same way and 3 months out I have lost a lot less than others have...They say we are lucky to not feel restricted, but a part of me was relying on those restrictions...sigh

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