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Hello everyone,

I had the gastric sleeve done on March 25, 2019. I'm post op day 18 and having a really hard time adjusting. I am at the stage where I can eat mushies and that has been going slightly well. Still very thirsty though. I'm following my diet plan but my mind and heart are really struggling with this new lifestyle. I can't help but think about pizza and sodas. I don't feel much hunger.. just mostly cravings if that makes sense. It came to a point where I cried really hard to my support system which they have been nothing but outstanding. Everyone knew that I was absolutely in love with my body. I loved every inch of my body. However, the harm I was causing myself really scared me and lead me doing the surgery. Now, seeing the weight leave my face and back really hit me hard. I just want to know.. does it get easier? Will I be allowed to eat anything with sugar? I appreciate all the answers. Thanks. SW:241 CW:217 GW:160

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I wish I knew I am just 3 days out and am having a hard time drinking. I can't wait to get to the mushy food phase. I am not thinking of pizza but OMG the thought of a mushroom swiss burger with grilled onions drives me nuts:) I hope things get better for you soon!

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Yes, it gets easier. The first month is by far the most difficult. I have cravings still, and I allow myself to have those cravings every now and then. Moderation is key. I also eat small pieces of dark chocolate daily, and I track it. Balance is also key. You've got this. Get through the rest of your first month, and it will all get easier.

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I asked the same questions!! Yes you will eat normal again and yes you will be able to have some sugar. It gets easier!

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Yes, it gets easier. It's all a big adjustment. Hang in there.

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1 hour ago, TheLostBirds said:

Hello everyone,

I had the gastric sleeve done on March 25, 2019. I'm post op day 18 and having a really hard time adjusting. I am at the stage where I can eat mushies and that has been going slightly well. Still very thirsty though. I'm following my diet plan but my mind and heart are really struggling with this new lifestyle. I can't help but think about pizza and sodas. I don't feel much hunger.. just mostly cravings if that makes sense. It came to a point where I cried really hard to my support system which they have been nothing but outstanding. Everyone knew that I was absolutely in love with my body. I loved every inch of my body. However, the harm I was causing myself really scared me and lead me doing the surgery. Now, seeing the weight leave my face and back really hit me hard. I just want to know.. does it get easier? Will I be allowed to eat anything with sugar? I appreciate all the answers. Thanks. SW:241 CW:217 GW:160

You seem to be in a unique situation considering you are mourning the weight you will be losing. Have you discussed this with your Doctor so you are mentally prepared for the change?

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3 hours ago, Cheeseburgh said:

You seem to be in a unique situation considering you are mourning the weight you will be losing. Have you discussed this with your Doctor so you are mentally prepared for the change?

Hello,

Yes, we had several deep discussions as well as a therapist who helped me weigh the cons and pros. The cons of being so heavy and it restricting my life goals ultimately is the reason for the surgery. I didn’t do this surgery to help my self esteem but did it so my heart and lungs can be healthy.

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53 minutes ago, TheLostBirds said:

Hello,

Yes, we had several deep discussions as well as a therapist who helped me weigh the cons and pros. The cons of being so heavy and it restricting my life goals ultimately is the reason for the surgery. I didn’t do this surgery to help my self esteem but did it so my heart and lungs can be healthy.

Great to hear that! Best of luck.

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