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Hi everybody. I started the weight loss process... well, probably about 20 years ago when I first joined weight watchers. But I started the surgery process in July. It was a rocky road, staying on diet has never been my strong point. But I lost 40 pounds to prepare for the surgery. I kept telling myself, "Just a few more weeks, just a few more weeks." Until it was time for surgery. I was sleeved one week ago today.

When I woke up post-OP in the hospital and I was in pain and confused I cried. I thought, "what the hell have I done to myself?" It took a few days for that feeling of dread to dissipate but doubt keeps welling up. What if I end up hurting myself? What if I undo everything at the end of the first year? No lie, the first night I was at home I dreampt I found m&ms in the chair cushion and ate them all!

Right now the doubt is held at bay by the pretty consistent weight loss - down more than 14 pounds in 7 days... but I thought maybe a community presence would help me keep my resolve when the weight loss slows down. Anyway, I'm new here, but look forward to meeting all of you. I have a lot to learn and welcome any guidance you can provide.

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Hi! I was sleeved on 11/5/19.

I have had no post op complications directly related to surgery.
I have psoriatic arthritis and have had a sever psoriasis flair as a erupt if surgey along with gastritis.
here to help along the way if I can.

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Hi there I'm 4 days postop and I finally thought about eating some chicken and a small subway sandwich yesterday. As I looked to my left, my delicious Protein Shake was really all that I needed. I've been in too much pain to focus on anything else. Besides, I don't have an appetite. I have been getting my Water in though because that's all I can tolerate and Jello. Hang in there, you're doing great. Excellent progress for the first week. Kudos!

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Hi! I had my revision from band to sleeve 11/13. I also woke up full of regret and pain. My husband went back to work today and it’s just me and the toddler today...hope we survive 😂. I’ve only lost 10lbs so far so I’m a bit discouraged. I was hoping to be at 12-23 lbs down today. I am having a hard time getting Protein in but liquids are going much better.

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Welcome and everything you are going thru is common and it happens to most of us = Read my long post on my crash post op = I am a little ahead of you and can only say the best decision i have ever made, The road is rough in the beginning and it will get easier, I am wrapping up phase one of this journey and been up and down, But I can say with 100% confidence was the best decision i made.

Ride out the rough spots and enjoy the journey -

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"buyer's remorse" is pretty common the first few weeks after surgery. But that goes away pretty quickly once the weight loss starts and people start feeling more like themselves again. Most of us get to the point where we don't regret it for a minute and would do it again in a heartbeat!

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