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Had my sleeve on May 23 and had to go to ER twice over the weekend for pain and dehydration. Now pain almost gone but still get something like esophageal spasms. Driving me crazy and very worried that it won’t go away and that I will have to revise to bypass down the road. Psychologically I am really hurting and questioning this decision. Very anxious.

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I’m 4 days post op (5/24), and I have no pain or discomfort, but I’m so nauseated, I feel terrible. I’m not dehydrated because I’m getting over 60 ounces of liquid in. I took a pill that my surgeon gave me for nausea and they do help a little, but I hate this feeling. Anyone else on the May surgery list feel the same?

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6 hours ago, Dianamar said:

Today I am 4 days post op. I’m so tired of the liquid diet.....lucky I get to see my surgeon in 2 days, I’m hoping he’ll add something new to my diet. I started drinking one half of a Protein Shake yesterday and it tasted wonderful, I did get nauseated afterwards, perhaps I drank it too quickly. I’m going to have to drink a lot more slowly. But as far as pain goes, I no longer have pain. Nausea is my enemy these days. Any one else?

I'm so sick of liquids. I just want an egg or a bite of chicken. *sobs* I had half a Protein Shake last night, heh. It's just not doing it for me.

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Could you mix a little cooked egg into your Protein Shake and re-puree it? Sort of like an eggnog.
Yeah you do miss chomping, I guess we all do, but our day Will Come, like most Americans We Want It and We Want It NOW!

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9 hours ago, ohjuly7878 said:

Had my sleeve on May 23 and had to go to ER twice over the weekend for pain and dehydration. Now pain almost gone but still get something like esophageal spasms. Driving me crazy and very worried that it won’t go away and that I will have to revise to bypass down the road. Psychologically I am really hurting and questioning this decision. Very anxious.

Hey there!
I had mine done on Thursday 5/23 as well. I'm sorry you've had such a rough weekend. Did they pump you full of fluids during that overnight hospital stay? I had a constant bag of fluids on Thursday & Friday so I'm surprised you were dehydrated by Sat/Sun. :(

My first 24 hours was rough - and I've seen so many people sail through that so I was feeling like oh gosh, why is it rough for me? But by late day Friday I was feeling so much better. And for real, my pain was SO BAD that first 24 hours. Like I couldn't believe people were saying they had no pain when I was feeling like I'd gotten stabbed. So, this might just be a part of your journey. Maybe you're going to have a rough first week. I bet it passes & you'll be onto another phase.

Fluids- are you having a rough time drinking? I've been able to drink 50+ ounces a day relatively easily. My doctor was okay with diluted apple juice and gatorade. The first couple days I did that, I'm on mostly plain Water at this point, but I've always liked water so it's not a big sacrifice for me to drink plain water. My notes say 4 to 8 oz per hour. So I will fill a 16 oz bottle and tell myself I should be finished with it in 2 to 4 hours & notate the time I started.

I've moved on to Soups and a Protein Shake. The Protein shake felt weird in my stomach. Soups are going down fine. My stomach is definitely spasming or something when I give it something, but it's been okay.

I'm so sorry this has been rough for you. It's so hard when it feels like others are not experiencing the pain or symptoms you are and you start to feel like it's all a big mistake. I was posting about 18 hours post op all WTF!!!! because all I could find was people saying "no pain!" I had moments that first couple days where I was like holy crap this is barbaric & what have I done? I hope it works out for you.

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Thanks all so much! Just today I am finally starting to feel like myself again. I guess I was just surprised by how difficult the first few days were. But getting to support in this forum has really helped. Thank you!

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Hi everybody, finally the nausea has gone away, and I’m feeling like myself again. I also had a moment when I thought I may have made a mistake. I would like to eat a scrambled egg, or a bowl of farina, something other than liquid.

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Hi everyone! My surgery was May 20th I’m on purred stage and so bored with this food can’t wait to have solid food in a couple weeks I have no problem getting in my Protein or Water everything has gone smoothly so far expect for my first period it has been so miserable and heavy I def hit a stall week 2 and 3 I’m on week 4 now hopefully it gets better!

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10 hours ago, 21pilots said:

Hi everyone! My surgery was May 20th I’m on purred stage and so bored with this food can’t wait to have solid food in a couple weeks I have no problem getting in my Protein or Water everything has gone smoothly so far expect for my first period it has been so miserable and heavy I def hit a stall week 2 and 3 I’m on week 4 now hopefully it gets better!

What soft foods are you allowed? I was 5/23 & I'm on cottage cheese, yogurt, eggs, ground chicken, ground beef, veggies, cheese.

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I’m having the hardest time eating anything! I instantly feel sick whenever I eat something. And it doesn’t matter what it is! I can’t seem to get this eating down and it’s so discouraging.

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