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July 2019 Surgery Siblings Post-Op



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On 08/18/2019 at 21:19, Mom_of_Chaos said:



Whaaaaa ?? How far out ? Mine would have stopped me dead at the first egg lol


Not even a month!! Are you vsg or rny?

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3 minutes ago, 12345shs16 said:

Not even a month!! Are you vsg or rny?

That sounds like a lot so soom after surgery. But most of it turns into mush so you can pack it in. Try to go by bariatric or half serving sizes instead of what you can eat if you're nervous.

Good Luck 💜

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On 08/18/2019 at 20:22, 12345shs16 said:

Friends...I was able to eat two eggs, half an avocado, and two wasa (the thin airy ones) crackers for dinner!! I still have yet to experience the full feeling. I’m kind of freaking out. Is that normal?

I haven’t experienced the “full” feeling per se—at least not like it used to be (as in a feeling of being satiated). Now it’s more like “full up” as in a burp would bring food up.

If you aren’t experiencing that, perhaps your sleeve just has some room? I definitely can take more bites now than a few days after surgery.

You should ask at your weight center but my thought is if you aren’t vomiting it up, and you’re on track for calories and losing steadily it’s probably not worth worrying about.

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I’m on day 4! Learning how to deal with this new stomach. The only problem I have so far is dealing with pain from the incision that my stomach was pulled out of. I also made a “smoothie” earlier with whipped Peanut Butter, that was a big no. My stomach let me know right away. Other than that, I’m just sipping along [emoji847] Hope everyone else is doing good!!!
Today makes day 7 for me and I'm still having pain from the incision my stomach was pulled from also... usually just in the morning and then it goes away..

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11 hours ago, 12345shs16 said:

Not even a month!! Are you vsg or rny?

I’m VSG. I’m 43 days out. My restriction is pretty tight. The only things I’m able to eat more tan 3 or 4 bites of are slidier food like thin Beans or soupy textures. 98% of what I eat is Protein so 3/4 bites and I’m tapping out.

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Wednesday will be 3 wks PO for me (7/31). I’m on soft foods so no raw veggies. I’m planning on making some tuna or chicken salad tomorrow. I’m not a huge chicken/tuna salad person to begin with but I know it’s something I can eat. But not with a fork out of a bowl LOL. If I was farther out I’d totally use cucumber slices but that’s not an option right now. What have you used if you’ve tried chicken or tuna salad? I haven’t tried introducing toasted bread back in to my diet nor do I want to right now. I was thinking some kind of lite/reduced fat crackers. I would like to use the almond-thin crackers but I think they would be too dry/crunchy. Granted it would probably be like 2 or 3 crackers.

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On 08/20/2019 at 03:17, artisticmindRN said:



Wednesday will be 3 wks PO for me (7/31). I’m on soft foods so no raw veggies. I’m planning on making some tuna or chicken salad tomorrow. I’m not a huge chicken/tuna salad person to begin with but I know it’s something I can eat. But not with a fork out of a bowl LOL. If I was farther out I’d totally use cucumber slices but that’s not an option right now. What have you used if you’ve tried chicken or tuna salad? I haven’t tried introducing toasted bread back in to my diet nor do I want to right now. I was thinking some kind of lite/reduced fat crackers. I would like to use the almond-thin crackers but I think they would be too dry/crunchy. Granted it would probably be like 2 or 3 crackers.


I have eaten the almond thins (with hummus) and they aren’t bad. But when I tried tuna salad I enjoyed eating it with Parmesan crisps. I got mine from Whole Foods and they are very much like a cracker. I’m one day ahead of you. :)

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4 weeks post op and 20 lbs down since surgery! I met my goal for this four weeks! I was initially sad that I wasn’t losing as quickly as everyone else I saw, but my surgeon said that 20-30 is average for the first month, so I feel much better. Besides, I lost 21 lbs during the 2-week liquid diet, so I’m 41 down overall!

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I'm 20 days PO and I'm down 18 lbs. I'm getting 50 oz of Water a day. I'm getting 90-120g of Protein a day. I'm only able to get 3-4 spoonfuls before I feel my restriction. I'm trying hard to get my water and protein in. I've been really tired lately and I'm taking all my Vitamins. I guess it's a good thing as I have struggled in the past with sleeping. Hope everyone is having a great week!!

5'4"
Starting weight 297
VSG on 7/31/19
Surgery wt: 266
CW 248
GW 135

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Today marks 4wks for me. I have my 4wk check up this Friday. I am able to eat up to 3.5oz sometimes less each meal. I'm getting in around 600 calories a day and meeting my Protein goals and almost meeting my Water goals daily. I have been very bad with my Vitamins though. I keep forgetting to take them, but I am gonna set an alarm to remind me because i definitely need the reminder. I'm down 21lbs since surgery for a total of 29lbs. The 3wk stall really got me for a long time. I think i finally broke out of it. Thank goodness.

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I'm just over 4 weeks out now and am still having a lot of trouble getting food down. Almost everything seems like it hurts. I haven't hit Fluid or Protein goals once. I can't even tolerate the Protein Shakes anymore. I just keep praying that it'll get better. I'm down about 20 lbs since surgery and I lost 24 lbs on the pre-surgery liquid diet so that's a plus. Some days i'm only getting in 100-200 calories so i'm still pretty weak but I am back at work and that's getting better each day.

Overall i'm doing ok.

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I’m July 24th and I can barely get anything down.

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I am 3 days post opt and I am completely miserable. For some reason my belly keeps cramping along with sharp stomach pains. I have a lot of diarrhea. To top it off it’s like I have a constant heart burn or fluids trying to rise up in my throat constantly. I have never had heartburn before and let me tell you I’m annoyed that after I get sleeved is when I got it. I just want to heal and go back to living my life. 😩

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I wish I could say it gets better, but I haven't reached that point yet.

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