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I am 10 days post op and I have had ZERO issues. Even in the hospital things moved along smoothly. Maybe it’s my own head just expecting it but I feel like this should be more complicated. Anyone else just have a fantastic experience?

The worst pain I’ve had is from the blood thinner injections. Swelling and bruising that just won’t quit. Even nausea, I’m expecting that to kick in any moment. I know so many people struggle and I guess I have psyched myself out. Anyone else have smooth transitions?

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Yes mine was super smooth!! Only thing I had was gas pain but that disappeared and was expected.
Recovery was very easy but I also didn’t have any previous surgeries in the past. I will be a year end of July.
Glad your surgery and recovery went well!!

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26 minutes ago, Kris77 said:

Yes mine was super smooth!! Only thing I had was gas pain but that disappeared and was expected.
Recovery was very easy but I also didn’t have any previous surgeries in the past. I will be a year end of July.
Glad your surgery and recovery went well!!

Did you have that doom and gloom feeling too?

Congrats on your surgery!!

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Doom and gloom feeling about what? The surgery that went well? Or are you feeling like you’re waiting for something to go wrong?

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7 minutes ago, Kris77 said:

Doom and gloom feeling about what? The surgery that went well? Or are you feeling like you’re waiting for something to go wrong?

Like I’m waiting for something to go wrong.... I need to stop being a pessimist lol

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Same experience here... The few hours post surgery were painful, and I had the occasional gas pains but nothing crazy. The nurses commented on how fast I walked after surgery, and my ability to get up without assistance. The Heparin shots barely left a mark (though the IV area was a little tender).

There we a few nights at home in a recliner because the incisions were painful when lying down, but I have not had any issues with drinking enough fluids or taking pills. I am definitely less hungry and shedding weight, but it is not nearly the horrorshow I feel like people think it is.

I feel beyond ready to start soft foods, but I am sticking to the liquids and focusing on retraining my brain to avoid boredom/emotional hunger...

Perhaps we are extra fortunate, or our presurgical regimens were extra effective....

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Don’t...enjoy that everything went right!😊

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Mine was also smooth sailing i'm very lucky just you basic gas pains. I've had no vomiting or nausea, feeling great walking, I was doing so good I got to start the soft food 10 days out. I have been very carful though to. see my doctor tomorrow so hopefully i can add more soft foods, so fa I'm doing scrambled egg, can in Water tuna and had salmon tonight and a mashed well avocado. Still doing yogurt and some Soup , not loving the Protein Shakes anymore but have had some. Just seeing what the future will hold with my weight loss journey . Soi far so good! :)

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Two weeks post op today woohoooo

I was walking the same day as surgery and walked every hour the day after

no gas pain just slight incision pain that was managed well.

Water was difficult in the first few days but got easier daily.

Still on liquids - making lots of good wholesome homemade Soups but last few days I’m making them thicker and they are still fine , so next few days I’ll move to mushy foods.

Not sure how I’ll be on that ... anyone moving to mushy foods in the next few days ? What are you planning to try ?

I weighed last week just one week pre op and hadn’t lost anything , I think due to water gain so I’m not going to weigh again until my check up 16th May.

I’m so grateful things went smoothly for me . I did stick to the ore op 100% and the surgeon said he could tell as my liver was really small. I also walked a lot very soon after the op. I believe that helped a lot too and also the attitude you have to mentally be well will also help

good luck to everyone x

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Congrats. Embrace your new life and don't forget to breathe!!! Just breathe!

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I had a smooth sleeve surgery experience. No complications, no pain, no problems with constipation or swallowing, it's been a pleasure.

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Don't wait for something bad to happen! You're just one of the lucky ones that didn't have a bad experience. Accept your good fortune!

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On ‎4‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 7:28 PM, Selmeeka said:

I am 10 days post op and I have had ZERO issues. Even in the hospital things moved along smoothly. Maybe it’s my own head just expecting it but I feel like this should be more complicated. Anyone else just have a fantastic experience?

The worst pain I’ve had is from the blood thinner injections. Swelling and bruising that just won’t quit. Even nausea, I’m expecting that to kick in any moment. I know so many people struggle and I guess I have psyched myself out. Anyone else have smooth transitions?

I had no issues except the gas pains for a few days after, but everyone is different. glad you are doing so well

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