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1 hour ago, november11 said:

thank you so much … can you share some positive experiences you have had since wls, any relationship changes?

Positive changes.

  • TONS more energy
  • No more back pain
  • No more knee pain
  • Air travel is so much nicer now (no seat belt extenders, and lots more room!)
  • Loads more confidence.
    • So much so that I finally asked for a much deserved raise, and received almost double what I was hoping for.
  • Not everything on guys gets smaller with tons of weight loss, some things get much larger. ;)

I've had no relationship changes, I've been married for 14 years, if anything my relationship got STRONGER with this surgery, as I was able to see just how much my carrying this much extra weight affected her as well. I feel closer to her now than before surgery, both physically and emotionally.

Negative

The more weight I lose the more I realize how shallow people are. Folks that didn't make eye contact or give me the time of day are suddenly smiling and making small talk. Especially the opposite gender. That kinda makes you feel like crap at first, but I've come to accept that it's human nature to an extent.

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Wow what a great response .. thank you .that was awesome about the confidence and the raise.. so happy for you and your wife . And yeah I have already decided not to give the opposite sex who have thought me to have been invisible before any extra smiles or anything.. thanks for responding .

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On 11/6/2019 at 5:12 PM, MeredithElaine said:

I’m out of surgery! Walking around and eating ice chips. I’m a little sore, but overall I feel good. 🙂 New beginning!!!!

Hey @MeredithElaine how are you today? We're 2 days out and I'm feeling worse today than yesterday. Its all manageable but I'm having a harder time getting the Water down. It makes a gurgling noise and wants to come back up lol. I've got 43 oz. liquid and 60g Protein in today. Drinking the Protein20 water so I get both at the same time.

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4 hours ago, SheilaS said:

Hey @MeredithElaine how are you today? We're 2 days out and I'm feeling worse today than yesterday. Its all manageable but I'm having a harder time getting the Water down. It makes a gurgling noise and wants to come back up lol. I've got 43 oz. liquid and 60g Protein in today. Drinking the Protein20 Water so I get both at the same time.

Oof. Day 2 was rough. I had a hard time keeping anything down. Today is better in that respect. But I cried today a lot. I’m used to feeling ugly, but the new incisions are so ugly and hurt a bit that I just lost it. A conversation with my mom and one with my husband helped. I’m just hoping that it’s onward and upward from here. 🙂

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44 minutes ago, MeredithElaine said:

Oof. Day 2 was rough. I had a hard time keeping anything down. Today is better in that respect. But I cried today a lot. I’m used to feeling ugly, but the new incisions are so ugly and hurt a bit that I just lost it. A conversation with my mom and one with my husband helped. I’m just hoping that it’s onward and upward from here. 🙂

There are so many ointments etc to prevent scars, and I've seen a lot of youtube vids of people saying they're a year out and no scars at all!

I know anesthesia can make you emotional for a few days even, Try to ride it out knowing your body is just working hard healing.

I wasn't able to do anything but Protein Water all day today, but I did get a good amount in. Tiny sips non-stop allllll day long lol.

If you need anything, support etc don't forget to come here too! ❤️

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Hi everyone,

Brand new here and am scheduled for surgery on November 20th. I'm on day 3 of the liquid diet and I'm beginning to look forward to the cream of chicken soup😉.

I've been in this process since May of this year, so I'm pretty excited the real countdown has begun!

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Brand new here, but I got my sleeve on Nov. 5th. The first few days were pretty rough, mostly with nausea, but things are feeling much better today. My doctor gave me the go ahead for full liquids today, and it surprised me that it took two hours to drink a Premier Protein RTD this morning. Peppermint tea and diluted Powerade have been lifesavers! I feel like I've gotten off easy with the recovery so far, but I know I have a lot of challenges ahead of me. It will be great to be able to follow other sleevers who are around the same stage as I am.

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Thanks everyone. 1 day post opt and feeling ok. I was only having sleeve but when dr went in he found a hernia as well that he repaired. I only have pain after I walk but other than that I’m ok just a little sore and uncomfortable. Tolerating clear liquids as well.

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Hey [mention=371645]MeredithElaine[/mention] how are you today? We're 2 days out and I'm feeling worse today than yesterday. Its all manageable but I'm having a harder time getting the Water down. It makes a gurgling noise and wants to come back up lol. I've got 43 oz. liquid and 60g Protein in today. Drinking the Protein20 water so I get both at the same time.
I'm amazed you were able to get that much down. At 2 days, I was struggling to get 20 ozs in. I'm at day 5 now and getting closer to 40. I also finished a Greek yogurt today. Took me over an hour...12g of protien...I also made some sugar free instant pudding with skim milk and once ready, added whey protein powerd along with P2B. Easy and tasty way to get 30 grams of protein in.

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3 minutes ago, Unclechaz said:

I'm amazed you were able to get that much down. At 2 days, I was struggling to get 20 ozs in. I'm at day 5 now and getting closer to 40. I also finished a Greek yogurt today. Took me over an hour...12g of protien...I also made some sugar free instant pudding with skim milk and once ready, added whey Protein powerd along with P2B. Easy and tasty way to get 30 grams of protein in.

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@Unclechaz Today my stomach feels exactly like I'm having labor pains. I swear it spasms or has contractions when I swallow even a tiny bit too much. Sorry if I repeat myself, I'm taking my pain meds! I see a lot of people say they don't need them but I do for now.

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On 11/08/2019 at 15:42, SheilaS said:






Hey @MeredithElaine how are you today? We're 2 days out and I'm feeling worse today than yesterday. Its all manageable but I'm having a harder time getting the Water down. It makes a gurgling noise and wants to come back up lol. I've got 43 oz. liquid and 60g Protein in today. Drinking the Protein20 Water so I get both at the same time.


It gets better each day just sip sip sip but it definitely does get better

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On 11/08/2019 at 20:51, SheilaS said:






There are so many ointments etc to prevent scars, and I've seen a lot of youtube vids of people saying they're a year out and no scars at all!




I know anesthesia can make you emotional for a few days even, Try to ride it out knowing your body is just working hard healing.




I wasn't able to do anything but Protein Water all day today, but I did get a good amount in. Tiny sips non-stop allllll day long lol.




If you need anything, support etc don't forget to come here too! ❤️






We are most definitely here for you you can do this 💪🏾

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On 11/08/2019 at 10:44, november11 said:






thank you so much … can you share some positive experiences you have had since wls, any relationship changes?


Positive vibes and hugs 🤗 sent your way

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I just had my sleeve surgery on Nov 7 th but I am having such a hard time with the clear liquid crap . I know things will be different when I can eat some food but I was wondering if anyone else felt this way

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