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I am jeff age 35. From iowa Highest lbs is 465. Down to 435 but cant get past it so i went in to a weight loss clinic and jumped the hoops and got insurance approved my surgery. I have a surgery date of May 6th 2019. What can i do to prepare? what kinda of things should i expect after surgery? I am taking the full 6 weeks off . How long did it take to feal like your self some what? Any tips are welcome thanks.

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I am jeff age 35. From iowa Highest lbs is 465. Down to 435 but cant get past it so i went in to a weight loss clinic and jumped the hoops and got insurance approved my surgery. I have a surgery date of May 6th 2019. What can i do to prepare? what kinda of things should i expect after surgery? I am taking the full 6 weeks off . How long did it take to feal like your self some what? Any tips are welcome thanks.
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Hi Jeff,

It took only a few days after surgery to feel okay and normal and up to two weeks to recover with energy. It takes a little longer to lift > 10 pounds and do more strenuous stuff, but you'll feel good right away. My best advice would be to try to start eating NOW like you'll be eating after surgery. Small meals, small portions, learning not to drink with your meals, etc. That'll make the transition easier.

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Hi Jeff,
It took only a few days after surgery to feel okay and normal and up to two weeks to recover with energy. It takes a little longer to lift > 10 pounds and do more strenuous stuff, but you'll feel good right away. My best advice would be to try to start eating NOW like you'll be eating after surgery. Small meals, small portions, learning not to drink with your meals, etc. That'll make the transition easier.
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I was on a 6 month high Protein low carb diet to shrink my liver and that worked perfectly according to my surgeon. It's best to cut out carbonated beverages and start drinking lots of Water. Taper down on the caffeine and start walking at least 30 minutes everyday. Good luck!

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Not everyone will feel good right away after surgery, sorry to disagree. If you are an emotional eater, you may struggle directly after surgery with coping as a mechanism you have used to deal with feelings/emotions can no longer be used...I.e. food. This, coupled with some rapid weight loss in the first few weeks causes some emotional and hormonal happenings that we have seen on here, and many of us have experienced first hand. So do try to mentally prepare yourself for that. See a therapist if one is available to you.

Also, not drinking with meals is an abnormal behavior that is difficult to do with a normal size stomach. I would focus on cutting out soda, or drinking without a straw right now.

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Thanks everyone

PRE OP VSG. 35/M. HW: 465 CW: 435. SURGERY 5/6/2019

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