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Congratulations, everyone!!! We did it! I can't wait for updates over the next few months and maybe even years.

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17 hours ago, TheFlinstones said:
On 4/29/2019 at 10:30 PM, CajunSam said:

Has anyone hit the dreaded 3 week stall yet? I have. It’s a HUGE bummer and discouraging but I am trying to remember it’s totally normal. I’ve been stalled for 7 days now and I am 3.5 weeks out.

Keep going @CajunSam it will happen. Try and list some non weight loss positives. You’ve done such a huge thing for your health and happiness.

Hey there! The positives definitely far out weigh the negatives! My energy level is pretty much through the roof and even through the stall I am trusting the process!

I have increased my Water intake and think it helped because I am lower today than the last few days. Waiting on tomorrow to see if the stall is officially broken!

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I am up and about, trying to get my Water and Protein in. I am full after 2 spoonfuls of greek plain yogurt with unsweetened apple sauce and a scoop of Isopure unsweetened protein powder. I am going to try to go to the gym tomorrow.

I am really cold and may invest in a small space heater. I am covered up with 3 blankets. All and all pain is manageable and I am not having any gas pains. Knock on wood.

My cat keep trying to lay down on my stomach smh.

I am thankful for my sons 20 and 23 yr old. My 9 yr old daughter is to busy playing ROBLOX with her friends.

Hope everyone is doing well.

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I am surprised your doctor cleared you for full liquids so soon. I am on clear liquid till next Thursday. No issues so far. I have been drinking from a shot glass which is a little bigger than the medicine cups they give you. No appetite just staying on pace liquid wise.

Pro tip: fresh club soda from soda stream immediately gets out red dye from sf cherry Italian ice.

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Tomorrow will be a week since my surgery and the pain is getting better everyday. It’s really just 2 incisions on my left side that seem to hurt the most. I still can’t bend down or over and I’m sore to the touch. The day after my surgery was pretty rough. The pain was awful and I actually ended up throwing up twice just from sucking on a sugar free popsicle and sipping Water. I ran a slight temp that night and the next as well. I haven’t had to take my blood pressure medicine since the second day home from the hospital which is awesome! The first 2 days were so hard to try to take my pills and Vitamins but now it’s not so bad. I’m squeezing in 30-40 ounces of water a day and about 2 Protein Shakes. I tried a ricotta bake recipe I found off the Bariatastic app today and I was only able to take about 5 bites. It was delicious though! I’ve tried a few nibbles of some baked Beans and I can eat cottage cheese ok. Weird thing is I feel hungry a lot! I went expecting that but I get full so fast. I went for a 1.6 mile walk today which felt great and drove for the first time today too. That actually made me really nauseous though which I haven’t been feeling since the first day home. And I know this is TMI but had my first bowel movement today since the surgery . That was so painful though. I think I need to ask about some kind of stool softener!

The part that makes everything all worth it is I feel thinner already! Clothes and underwear are looser and my hubby already noticed a difference! As of this morning I’m 13lbs down!

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On 4/28/2019 at 10:58 AM, Romanoloser said:

Just a quick update, I am 19 days out from surgery and yesterday and today are the first days I don’t have any pain. The only pain I was experiencing was under my left rib like a pulling sensation, dr said it was my pouch healing. Tuesday I start regular food, I have been on soft food for this week so no more puréed!! I’ve had shrimp, salmon and ham with a pickle no skin. Omg it tasted awesome lol. I am looking forward to the 9th when I can start exercising. Water has been fine and so has taking the Vitamins. Good luck to anyone who is next in line!!

HW 251
SW 238
CW 220

Thanks for posting. The pain you described is exactly what and where my pain is. Glad to hear it is easing for you. Gives me hope. I’m 1 week post op.

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Oh man, I wrote the longest msg and then accidentally pressed something and it deleted. 🙄

@Romanoloser yes, I’ve had the same spot of pain and a few others not far from all scar sites. However not enough pain that I’ve taken anything after the first week.

I’m struggling to get Water and Protein requirements. I feel so full and slight discomfort after a few sips or mouthfuls. And then I seem to stop/avoid sipping. But I’m just going to push on through.

Feel a little like I’m taking oodles of tablets. But I’m considering finding the person I saw comment on a thread that uses vitamin patches and she said that her bloodwork was all A ok in follow up appointments. So I’ll try to find the brand she used.

I had a more ambitious day planned of tidying and cleaning but feeling low on energy, no doubt to probably being dehydrated. So just taking it easy after doing a couple of chores. (Sounds so boring, but I’m usually one to just ignore what I need and at the same time I’m feeling for the people on here who have multiple jobs and having so much to do) Please take care everyone. Xo

Preop 310.2
Day of op 294.4 - 15.8lbs
1 wk. 280.5 - 13.9lbs
2 wk. 276.3 - 4.2lbs
3 wk. 272.6 - 3.7lbs

I still can’t believe this is happening and weight will keep coming off.

Much love and light to all. Take care.

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10 hours ago, Brent701 said:

I am surprised your doctor cleared you for full liquids so soon. I am on clear liquid till next Thursday. No issues so far. I have been drinking from a shot glass which is a little bigger than the medicine cups they give you. No appetite just staying on pace liquid wise.

Pro tip: fresh club soda from soda stream immediately gets out red dye from sf cherry Italian ice.

Our program go to pureed stage while in the hospital and this stage will last for one month. As a matter of fact they won't release you if you haven't advance to pureed stage.

A friend of mine stayed 2 nights in the hospital due to nausea and she also experienced a lot of gas. I have no gas pain.

I am hoping to reach all goals today or close enough which is about 50grams Protein and 64oz Water.

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First all congrats to everyone! It sounds like everyone is doing great. I am almost 3.5 weeks post op and on the 3 week mark, I was 23 lbs down. I will definitely take that! I have done pretty well with Protein and Water. I’m still on purée and will start transitioning to soft foods this weekend. I love the Protein2O water. Kills 2 birds with one stone. Almost 17 oz of water and 15g protein. They fast pretty good too.

The biggest problem I am having is reflux. I never had it before the surgery and now I am having it something fierce! It is all the time, no matter what I eat. Started about a week after the surgery. 😕. I am hoping as my stomach heals that I will get past it. Only time will tell. Until then...tums and Zantac.

I just passed all of my nursing classes and I graduate tomorrow! A huge accomplishment for me at 44 with a 13 y/o and a 3 y/o.

@TheFlintstones. I am currently using the Bariatric 1 Patches from PatchMD.com. There are 3...multivitamin, B12, and D3/Calcium. I have an appointment with my surgeon on the 13th and my PCP on the 20th so plan on having my levels checked at one of the appointments.

Best of luck to everyone and keep up the good work.

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I’m 10 days out and on a limited diet. Just started grits, yogurt and cottage cheese yesterday. I have not had a full feeling yet with 2 tablespoons. I was hoping to! Liquids are easy and I’m using flint stone chewable vitamins no prob. B12 is under the tongue drops. I am moving normally with minimal pain, waking a lot. Down 15 since surgery.

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Anyone else having surgery in April? Maybe we can find surgery twins here. I thought I could start it off by asking a few questions.

When is your surgery? April 4th
What kind of surgery? Revision from sleeve to Mini Gastric Bypass
Height? 5’8”
Starting weight? 285
Goal weight? 175

April 15th
Revision from band to bypass
Start 251
Goal 160

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Posted (edited)

Even with the stall, things are moving along on my end. The important part is that I get to eat eggs and peeled fresh fruit tomorrow. That's all that matters, especially since all of the soft dairy products are causing severe Water retention.

I'm still happy to be down about 30 lbs total.

Edited by I Am Groot

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i just came home from the hospital. my side is killing me...and I'm struggling to get out of bed. I feel like a beached whale ;.;

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Hi Nami. I had a lot of pain and it was really hard for me to get out of bed too. I really missed my hospital bed a LOT. But now I am just over four weeks post-op and I am walking two miles a day. I’m on soft food and getting my Protein and Water in. You can do this. You are changing your life. Baby steps and you will get there. 🙂

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I had the gastric bypass as well. and yea when I first woke up. I felt extreme pain, extreme hungry, and extreme thrist. I wasn't allowed to have ice chips until i did my first walk...everything was easier at the hospital. but now I have to figure it out. tomorrow I'm going into full liquid. thank you for the kind words. how did you deal with the pain and how long did it take?

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