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Hello, what are the days and a week or two like after surgery? I’m going through my preop phase now for the sleeve and would like some better understanding on what i might expect. Thank you

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Hi there, I'm day 1 post OP sleeve and feeling sore. Using Abdominal binder to help not put a lot of strain on abdominal muscles. Getting down slips of broth and Water. Gas x has been a help as well. I've notice that my mind isn't force on food right which is good. Before surgery I couldn't stop thinking of food especially sweets. The day of surgery I was a nervous wreck and even thought maybe I shouldn't do it but remember this journey is about me. So feeling a great difference. I'm 5'0 ft starting weight was 210lb and now down to 195lbs.(pre-OP diet and now liquid diet)Keep on positive thoughts. Pace yourself when doing anything you will get tired easily. Hope this helps.

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6 hours ago, walstreet68 said:

I am about to do the band July 1

Why bother with bands... So old technology mate do your research

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A lot of exhaustion. Give yourself the opportunity to rest and don't plan anything that would over exert yourself.

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You'll be kinda tired for two weeks, but it's not terrible. The nausea only lasted one day post-op for me and I was okay by the time I got home from the hospital. I never had any pain. You'll need to sip, sip, sip on liquids and stay hydrated.

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Use a very firm, small pillow to support your tummy when you get out of bed, walk, cough, ride in car. My pillow buddy even went to the grocery store with me! (Hubby driving and pushing the cart, of course.)

First week is rough. Second week is about getting your stamina back. I was back to work after 2 weeks. But you gotta sip, sip, sip those fluids!

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On 06/21/2019 at 00:16, anna0619 said:



Hi there, I'm day 1 post OP sleeve and feeling sore. Using Abdominal binder to help not put a lot of strain on abdominal muscles. Getting down slips of broth and Water. Gas x has been a help as well. I've notice that my mind isn't force on food right which is good. Before surgery I couldn't stop thinking of food especially sweets. The day of surgery I was a nervous wreck and even thought maybe I shouldn't do it but remember this journey is about me. So feeling a great difference. I'm 5'0 ft starting weight was 210lb and now down to 195lbs.(pre-OP diet and now liquid diet)Keep on positive thoughts. Pace yourself when doing anything you will get tired easily. Hope this helps.


Hi, thank you so much. This does help. I’m very nervous. Best of luck to you!

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On 06/21/2019 at 06:38, KCgirl061 said:



A lot of exhaustion. Give yourself the opportunity to rest and don't plan anything that would over exert yourself.


Thank you! Looks like I’ll finally get to binge watch some shows!

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On 06/21/2019 at 08:43, GradyCat said:



You'll be kinda tired for two weeks, but it's not terrible. The nausea only lasted one day post-op for me and I was okay by the time I got home from the hospital. I never had any pain. You'll need to sip, sip, sip on liquids and stay hydrated.


Thank you! Staying hydrated is a concern. I drink a lot of Water now but after i just need to remember to sip, sip, sip, sip.

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On 06/21/2019 at 11:33, AZhiker said:



Use a very firm, small pillow to support your tummy when you get out of bed, walk, cough, ride in car. My pillow buddy even went to the grocery store with me! (Hubby driving and pushing the cart, of course.)




First week is rough. Second week is about getting your stamina back. I was back to work after 2 weeks. But you gotta sip, sip, sip those fluids!


Thank you! I’ll definitely be investing in a new pillow for Support now.

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3 hours ago, JerseyNJ said:
On 6/21/2019 at 8:33 AM, AZhiker said:


Use a very firm, small pillow to support your tummy when you get out of bed, walk, cough, ride in car. My pillow buddy even went to the grocery store with me! (Hubby driving and pushing the cart, of course.)


First week is rough. Second week is about getting your stamina back. I was back to work after 2 weeks. But you gotta sip, sip, sip those fluids!

Thank you! I’ll definitely be investing in a new pillow for Support now.

The volunteers at my hospital make these firm pillows for post surgery patients - to encourage coughing and deep breathing. You might ask if your hospital has some, as well.

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