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Hi. I got the sleeve yesterday. I look six months pregnant. Is this normal? If so when does it go down? I’m so uncomfortable. I look bigger now than before. Thank you.

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That's normal honey. Thats from all the fluids they pump into you. Should be about a week or so and it will go down.

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Not just Fluid although your weight gain will certainly be fluid - did you have keyhole surgery? If so, they actually carefully pump a whole load of air inside you! They use the jet of air to separate your organisation inside to move them aside and make the keyhole surgery easier. They suck some out as they close up but surgeons all leave more or less of it.

It slowly dissolves over the next few days, but this is ‘gas pain’ and it is probably the worst bit of the recovery - mine hurt like hell up in my left shoulder, front and rear.

Just get up as soon as you can, and walk. You have to walk it out. As you move about, your bodily organs absorb the gas and you go back to normal!

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46 minutes ago, LisaCh said:

Thank you so much. I’m so much more anxious than I thought I’d be. It’s all scary for me.

Me too. I'm not swollen that much but I'm hurting pretty bad. That's normal though im guessing considering the beautiful trauma my body just went through. Still super scary so I understand

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That's normal. You were pumped with air and fluids and just had major surgery. Don't sweat it.

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It’s normal and yes the pain is crappy .. I’m just so thirsty and am not allowed to drink fast :(

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But before Too Longer, you will change your name, at least in your mind to I'M A REAL WINNER!" And in the meanwhile, remember We are Very Proud of YOU and CONGRATULATIONS!

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