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Thank you everyone. The struggle is real.

1. My body is in ketosis and I’m only getting at best 2-600 calories a day and it’s an uphill battle.

2. sugar free popsicles are really helping. Idk why?

3. I’m craving salty chicken. Idk why? I will try broth and see how I do.

4. I tried normie cinnamon oatmeal today since my plan is to start on creamy stuff third day, and I had dumping syndrome! Lots of gas both ways and stomach really upset. Sugar free popsicles saved me.

5. I’m craving Peanut Butter so so bad.

I’ve lost 12 pounds since Monday.

Stitches are doing well. I found out my stomach had crept into my throat and the surgeon moved the stomach back down into abdominal area along with 3 different types of hernias I suffered from that he fixed.

Lots of diaphragm pain. sleeping a lot too. Trying to keep stress down.

No B.M.s lots of gas. I figure I’m not generating enough calories to do one yet.

Protein Shakes are okay with 1 gram of sugar but makes me sick and is too sugary tasting.

I will try broth, and PB2 from Whole Foods?

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7 minutes ago, Mark1107 said:

Thank you everyone. The struggle is real.

1. My body is in ketosis and I’m only getting at best 2-600 calories a day and it’s an uphill battle.

2. sugar free popsicles are really helping. Idk why?

3. I’m craving salty chicken. Idk why? I will try broth and see how I do.

4. I tried normie cinnamon oatmeal today since my plan is to start on creamy stuff third day, and I had dumping syndrome! Lots of gas both ways and stomach really upset. sugar free popsicles saved me.

5. I’m craving Peanut Butter so so bad.

I’ve lost 12 pounds since Monday.

Stitches are doing well. I found out my stomach had crept into my throat and the surgeon moved the stomach back down into abdominal area along with 3 different types of hernias I suffered from that he fixed.

Lots of diaphragm pain. sleeping a lot too. Trying to keep stress down.

No B.M.s lots of gas. I figure I’m not generating enough calories to do one yet.

Protein Shakes are okay with 1 gram of sugar but makes me sick and is too sugary tasting.

I will try broth, and PB2 from Whole Foods?

You just had surgery I thought you'd be liquids only for the first few weeks.. Take it easy. Don't rush it.

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Kaiser said 3 days of clear Proteins then creamy stuff like shakes and oatmeal etc. I will go back to broth and popsicles since nothing else helps. Oatmeal was a hug Nono 3 days after...

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Mark1107 I'm glad to see you are doing well!.

I am schedule for the Sleeve on Oct. 22nd, very happy and excited right now. I KNOW EVERYBODY IS DIFFERENT, But from everything I have read it seems like you are rushing the PROCESS. Just curious, is Kaiser your Bariatric Doctor/Surgeon or your Insurance Co.?

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Kaiser is the health plan. Dr is Edward Zane.

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On 10/11/2019 at 12:45, PJ49 said:



Mark1107 I'm glad to see you are doing well!.




I am schedule for the Sleeve on Oct. 22nd, very happy and excited right now. I KNOW EVERYBODY IS DIFFERENT, But from everything I have read it seems like you are rushing the PROCESS. Just curious, is Kaiser your Bariatric Doctor/Surgeon or your Insurance Co.?


He is just following his doctors plan... my doctor also has me from day 5 to purées and soft food. As long as he is following his doctor plan and sees what he can tolerate and what not everything will be good 🥰
Happy recovery !

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Wow just wow. So my surgery was 6 days ago. They gave me a morphine drip after the surgery. That morphine shut down my intestines and ability to go bms. So this whole week Protein Shakes and clear Protein Drinks have made physically nauseous. I can’t tolerate clear or milky shakes. The only thing attractive to me are green tea, Campbell’s chicken noodle Soup broth, sugar free popsicles. So I tried a cookie today. I tried a Protein chip that I chewed 30 times. Same with the cookie. I also didn’t get any stomach distress from both!

Ive literally been taking miralax powder every morning as well.

But this afternoon, I went to the bathroom 10xs @#$&&*(()))’,, wtf! My stomach is so freaking sensitive! I went into immediate dumping syndrome after my stomach and intestines woke up a week later.

I know I need protein, but shakes and clear sweet drinks make me physically sick. I hope I can start on puréed eggs scrambled, and actually chicken noodles and soft chicken. I need protein and I don’t want dumping syndrome that I went thru 10 times today after my intestines woke up finally after being shut down for a week.

My stomach is so sensitive. I hope I can try blended bananas too since my stomach is freaking out. Now I see what is crazy sensitive about my stomach.

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It didn’t feel like I had surgery until today. I also lost 10 lbs today.

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On 10/13/2019 at 23:47, Mark1107 said:



Wow just wow. So my surgery was 6 days ago. They gave me a morphine drip after the surgery. That morphine shut down my intestines and ability to go bms. So this whole week Protein Shakes and clear Protein Drinks have made physically nauseous. I can’t tolerate clear or milky shakes. The only thing attractive to me are green tea, Campbell’s chicken noodle Soup broth, sugar free popsicles. So I tried a cookie today. I tried a Protein chip that I chewed 30 times. Same with the cookie. I also didn’t get any stomach distress from both!




Ive literally been taking miralax powder every morning as well.








But this afternoon, I went to the bathroom 10xs @#$&&*(()))’,, wtf! My stomach is so freaking sensitive! I went into immediate dumping syndrome after my stomach and intestines woke up a week later.




I know I need Protein, but shakes and clear sweet drinks make me physically sick. I hope I can start on puréed eggs scrambled, and actually chicken noodles and soft chicken. I need protein and I don’t want dumping syndrome that I went thru 10 times today after my intestines woke up finally after being shut down for a week.




My stomach is so sensitive. I hope I can try blended bananas too since my stomach is freaking out. Now I see what is crazy sensitive about my stomach.


I remember being so incredibly stressed out after surgery bc I couldn’t eat anything.
I literally had an 800 calorie week during week 2, so please don’t stress out getting in much besides Water at this point.
I know everyone touts how important protein is (and it IS!) but trust me, you can go a few weeks without and you’ll be fine.
If the new tummy isn’t ready for even shakes, then wait a couple of days. The shakes will still be there.
I had a complete and utter aversion to any kind of sweetened Protein Shake.
It was so bad that I turned to plain milk (fairlife bc of the higher protein levels) and that’s what I primarily used the first month to get my protein in.
Cottage cheese (starting week 3) was also a huge go-to for me as it’s a “slider” and it’s very protein rich.

You’ll get this: go slow and easy and listen to your body. You’re absolutely doing the right thing by focusing first on water.

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