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I am a little over a month out from my surgery (3/18) and I am going through a range of emotions. I am nervous about the pain and discomfort following the procedure. I am anxious about getting on this weight loss journey (yet again) and I am trying to wrap my head around how my relationship with food is going to change. Any words of wisdom are appreciated.

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Hi. I have no words of wisdom but wanted to wish you luck! I’m in the exact same boat as you. My surgery is March 1st and 1 minute I’m on cloud nine about it and the next I want to cancel. I’m sure what we are feeling is perfectly normal.

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If it helps you any, I didn't have one second of pain with my sleeve surgery 9 weeks ago. Day #1 post-op was a lot of nausea, but by Day #2 post-op it was gone. I haven't had any trouble going to the bathroom, keeping down food, getting in my Water, Protein, etc. You can do this! Hang in there, your surgery's right around the corner.

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1 hour ago, jenifaoh said:

I am a little over a month out from my surgery (3/18) and I am going through a range of emotions. I am nervous about the pain and discomfort following the procedure. I am anxious about getting on this weight loss journey (yet again) and I am trying to wrap my head around how my relationship with food is going to change. Any words of wisdom are appreciated.

All I can say is walk, walk, walk. I had a lot of nauseous day 1 after surgery but once I was home that went away (the doctors think maybe I was allergic to the pain meds but who knows) I only had pain if I laid in bed because you can't lay on your side or your stomach and prior to surgery laying on my back made me nauseous so I wasn't surprised that laying on my back post op wasn't all that great. I slept on the couch or in a chair for a bout a week and then I was good. Anytime I felt discomfort I got up and walked and it helps A LOT!

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2 hours ago, jenifaoh said:

I am a little over a month out from my surgery (3/18) and I am going through a range of emotions. I am nervous about the pain and discomfort following the procedure. I am anxious about getting on this weight loss journey (yet again) and I am trying to wrap my head around how my relationship with food is going to change. Any words of wisdom are appreciated.

Hello,

Agree walk walk walk to get that gas out after surgery, I was able to start walking 2 hours after surgery.
I never experience any pain with my sleeve or incisions; it was more of the gas discomfort

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2 hours ago, jenifaoh said:

I am a little over a month out from my surgery (3/18) and I am going through a range of emotions. I am nervous about the pain and discomfort following the procedure. I am anxious about getting on this weight loss journey (yet again) and I am trying to wrap my head around how my relationship with food is going to change. Any words of wisdom are appreciated.

I'm one week post-sleeve, and if I could give my past self any advice before going into the operation, it would be to just expect the first few days to suck (pain, gas cramps, discomfort, feeling tired and sorry for yourself) and to take it one day at a time, and to not expect to be like the people who were back at work or running errands on day 2 or 3. Essentially -- hope for the best, but expect the worst! The mental part is so big in all this.

I'm on Day 7 and I feel like a completely different person than me at Day 2. It gets soooo much better, just get through those first few days. Sending you positive vibes!

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