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Hi. I had my RNY on Friday and ugh, I’m feeling it. I’m so bruised and swollen and when I drink I feel like I’m just swallowing a ton of air- even though I know I’m not. It all just hurts. I’m having trouble finishing motivation and making my fluids. Advice? Thanks. -Jenn

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you are allowed to scream, you are allowed to cry, you are even allowed to question why., But the one thing you are not allowed to do is Give Up, do,t,look behi,d you are no longer going that way. Even if your steps seem to falter, have faith in yourself, be gentle , be sure kind to yourself as you heal. Day by day you will get stronger, you will find your strength as your life starts to,balance out. And be,proud of how far you have come already. and those foundations will help you in your post-surgery life. Up i can do it , my friendc you can really do it and do it well. God Bless.

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First off, yay you! You're on the loser's bench now!

The pain is real, especially the gas pain. A realization that I came to a couple of days after surgery was that I had to relax my body, sort of giving my body permission or reminding it to pass the gas.

And as everyone says, sip sip sip and walk walk walk. This too shall pass!

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It's okay, it gets better. Just breathe. And drink. You don't want to get dehydrated.

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I totally feel you. Mine was on Monday and i totally feel like a wuss compared to others. Chin up and we can do it.

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It’s normal and you guys will get through it .. I literally cried on and off the first week, the first month Is the hardest. But it does get easier and it gets better.. I am 3 months post op and I wouldn’t change it for the world, I am so happy I got my RNY!! Don’t worry everything will be okay, you got this!!!!!

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3 hours ago, bariutiful said:

It’s normal and you guys will get through it .. I literally cried on and off the first week, the first month Is the hardest. But it does get easier and it gets better.. I am 3 months post op and I wouldn’t change it for the world, I am so happy I got my RNY!! Don’t worry everything will be okay, you got this!!!!!

Thanks for the words of encouragement. This time directly after surgery SUCKS! But from what I've heard, the worst of it (which is the gas trying to leave your body while ripping your shoulder and right side with it), is the same for any type of laproscopic surgery. The surgeon/doctor who figures out how to fix the whole gas problem deserves the Nobel Prize in Medicine!

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My surgery was also on Friday, and I agree with you, recuperation at the beginning is painful. It’s a daily struggle for me to get my fluids in, sometimes I get nauseous, and my stomach weighs me down, because I’m still swollen. I truly think in a few more weeks, we’ll feel better.

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It's the hardest time, first few weeks after surgery. I had my RNY on 11/28/18 - just hit 6 months post op. I remember that first week SO vividly! I cried, I stomped my feet, I even felt a bit of regret. But all that was quickly replaced with joy and a sense of accomplishment once I started to see my body heal and lose the weight. You can do this!! Believe me!! Trust the process and you will succeed!

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Hugs to all of you who are suffering at the same time as I am....and hugs to those of you who have been there for us on Bariatricpal. I am literally in tears because I am so grateful for having the chance to hear from you all about this stuff. Many many digital hugs for all of you.

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Wow everyone! Thank you so much for all the support and encouragement. I appreciate it so much! I’m now 5 days out and I feel so much better. I’ve figured out what works for me and thinks are getting better. I see my doctor today and I’m hoping he advances my diet, because to be honest, I am soooo over Jello and popsicles!! 🤢 you guys really helped me. Thank you thank you thank you!

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Hi. I had my RNY on Friday and ugh, I’m feeling it. I’m so bruised and swollen and when I drink I feel like I’m just swallowing a ton of air- even though I know I’m not. It all just hurts. I’m having trouble finishing motivation and making my fluids. Advice? Thanks. -Jenn
It is frustrating and it feels like it's such a stretch to drink! I'm 12 days out! I'm still sore on my left side but it's getting easier. I'm in the pureed stage and some soft foods. I'm just working it and looking towards the light and the goal. I also wanna share that I detest my Flintstone's vitamins! [emoji15][emoji20]

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My surgeon gave me sooo many Vitamins that it is almost impossible to take them during the day. My stomach basically isn't just that big. So instead I'm using what my nutritionist recommended and taking one pill (especially made for bariatric needs) four times a day instead. At least that one can be dissolved in Water. The rest are horse pills.

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I completely understand, because I take other meds for other reasons and it's next to impossible to get all these pills down in a day! Since I can't have extended release after the bypass, that's nearly doubled my daily pill intake. 😞🤢

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Oh I guess I was one lucky puppy, my meds do come in a SR form, between my Bariatric clinic and PCP It didn't take long to get it straightened out. Mind you , I still feel lijevi am taking an b ungodly amount. The one I have trouble working in is The Calcium, hard finding a time. with a two-hour gap between the Iron, Multivitamin and food to squeeze it o

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