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@Rolltide87I think I was pretty lucky with the recovery. I was up and walking right away and didn’t have too many issues with gas. The only pain I still have is soreness from bending too much. I’ve been active since I’ve been home (spent two nights in the hospital). What I’m struggling with is the transition to purées. I had no problem with liquids but I think I’m eating too fast and thus have dumped the three days that I’ve had purées. Not fun. I’m also not really loosing any weight.... I’m only down six pounds since the surgery. I know it will come but I thought I would have seen a few more pounds initially. Makes me wonder if I’ve hit the ‘three week stall’ that I’ve read about a wee bit early.

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1 minute ago, Chris NH said:

I think I was pretty lucky with the recovery. I was up and walking right away and didn’t have too many issues with gas. The only pain I still have is soreness from bending too much. I’ve been active since I’ve been home (spent two nights in the hospital). What I’m struggling with is the transition to purées. I had no problem with liquids but I think I’m eating too fast and thus have dumped the three days that I’ve had purées. Not fun. I’m also not really loosing any weight.... I’m only down six pounds since the surgery. I know it will come but I thought I would have seen a few more pounds initially. Makes me wonder if I’ve hit the ‘three week stall’ that I’ve read about a wee bit early.

That's good that you didn't experience much pain. I definitely am sore especially when bending which is frustrating because I have to get creative with putting socks and shoes on ugh. And puree is tough for me because I'm tired of liquids and also puree lol. The weight thing is there for me too. I think it's normal ? I don't eat much but hopefully the foods will get better for you. I'm struggling with finding stuff to puree 😑. Have you found a lot you can eat pureed? ? And with the holidays ugh lol the food I want

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@Rolltide87 I found a ton of recipes for purées on Pinterest. Right now, though, I’m keeping it simple and just sticking with squash, sweet potatoes and scrambled eggs and still eating Soups.

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3 hours ago, Chris NH said:

@Rolltide87 I found a ton of recipes for purées on Pinterest. Right now, though, I’m keeping it simple and just sticking with squash, sweet potatoes and scrambled eggs and still eating Soups.

I haven't tried squash or sweet potatoes yet. But eggs, yes. I try to add flavor to them though lol tired of plain stuff and I can only get so creative on puree 😑. I should try the sweet potatoes though

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Hiya doll. I had mine done 14 days ago 11/13/19 and I STILL feel the same way. It's pretty bad. I also stayed at hospital longer. My husband and family was very against this surgery so I don't have much support but what doesn't kill me makes me stronger, right? It took me a YEAR to push the surgery through my insurance. So I was in my doctors program for a full year before surgery was done. I thought I knew it all! I watched all the YouTube journeys of happy go lucky people.. no pain.. feeling great and HEY.. look follow my makeup tutorials, lol. Realized most those people were fake on YouTube. Anyway... I get what the doctors call spasms.. so aka contractions.. and I'm still on ice chips and Protein Drinks. Girl... I've had 4 children and this surgery pain is 100% hella worse than childbirth IMO. I didn't realize how much pain comes with the surgery. I realize now I wasn't prepared and didn't know it all. My doctor told me I'll feel like crud for 2 months truthfully. Stay in touch and we'll get through this together. I need some kind of support. I wish there were physical support groups in my area but oddly there's not so here I am. My name is Sunshine & I live in Tempe, Arizona.. currently. Glad I found this group because I sure can use some support.

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On 11/24/2019 at 4:12 PM, Rolltide87 said:

Hi I'm Crystal. I'm new on here. I had my sleeve surgery done 11/15/19. But I feel so alone in my experience. The first night in the hospital was traumatizing, I experienced pain like no other. The pain I had was almost like my entire stomach contracted and it was horrific to feel!!! So I was kept there for the whole weekend. I've been home now and I've been okay. Turning at night and finding a "comfortable"position is nearly possible. Has anyone else had a hellish recovery process ?!?! Or is mine abnormal?! And the whole "days 3 to the 6th day are the worst", is no joke! Ahhh please tell me I'm not the only one in this painfulness

Hi! My VSG recovery was terrible. Pain level was horrific but in about 1.5 months it was like I never had surgery at all! Hang tight, Love. Relief soon 💝

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@Sunshine DiggityI too find that drinking Water or shakes while standing is easier. If I sip water or shakes while (for example) reading in bed, I will dump, even if I’m propped up. Sorry to hear about your rough recovery.

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Just got my gastric sleeve on11/25 I am overwhelmed I feel lonely I am regretting this surgery I just hope I feel better this whole liquid diet is literally draining me the Protein seems to go down easier then the Water

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9 minutes ago, yvetteperez said:

Just got my gastric sleeve on11/25 I am overwhelmed I feel lonely I am regretting this surgery I just hope I feel better this whole liquid diet is literally draining me the Protein seems to go down easier then the Water

"buyer's remorse" is common the first few days or weeks after surgery. And almost all of us get over it and have no regrets at all that we had the surgery....so you'll be fine! But I agree - the first few days or even the first two or three weeks are tough. Just hang in there! Things will get better!!

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Hiya doll. I had mine done 14 days ago 11/13/19 and I STILL feel the same way. It's pretty bad. I also stayed at hospital longer. My husband and family was very against this surgery so I don't have much support but what doesn't kill me makes me stronger, right? It took me a YEAR to push the surgery through my insurance. So I was in my doctors program for a full year before surgery was done. I thought I knew it all! I watched all the YouTube journeys of happy go lucky people.. no pain.. feeling great and HEY.. look follow my makeup tutorials, lol. Realized most those people were fake on YouTube. Anyway... I get what the doctors call spasms.. so aka contractions.. and I'm still on ice chips and Protein Drinks. Girl... I've had 4 children and this surgery pain is 100% hella worse than childbirth IMO. I didn't realize how much pain comes with the surgery. I realize now I wasn't prepared and didn't know it all. My doctor told me I'll feel like crud for 2 months truthfully. Stay in touch and we'll get through this together. I need some kind of support. I wish there were physical support groups in my area but oddly there's not so here I am. My name is Sunshine & I live in Tempe, Arizona.. currently. Glad I found this group because I sure can use some support.
Omg so you experienced what I did?!!! The pain was awful! And I too, watched all the YouTube videos and was like yassss I'm ready and excited let's go!! Immediately after surgery I was in pain and anesthesia made me sick. Then I had the contraction spasm things and I wanted to die! It was so unbearable! And yea my family didn't come visit and I guess didn't see it as a "needed" or "serious" so they got tired of hearing about my pain each day [emoji58]. I was in the hospital the whole weekend. It's been one hell of a ride and I'm like ahhhh when will this pain end?! My fiancé stayed by my side but none of my family came up there to visit me.. but you have support here [emoji137] guess we gotta keep our head up lol no turning back now

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Hi- I had my sleeve 9/23. I experienced great deal of pain after surgery & I normally have high tolerance to pain. One incision in particular hurt for so long. Up to 6 weeks. My Dr & nutritionist said I would probably not feel like myself for 3 months. But I feel fine now. Doesn’t program where you had surgery have people to follow up with? Mine has weekly support groups, access to nutritionist, psychologist & more whenever needed. And also google questions so get wide range of information. Hang in there but would be in touch with your surgeon. Happy Thanksgiving!

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I still feel like I'm gonna die. I haven't had a BM in 15 days.. have you had one yet? Oh and you say you eat eggs? Gurrrrrl... what??? I take 3 sips of Water or Protein Drinks and here comes the contraction spasms. How are you cooking your eggs? I can't even do Jello. I kind of want to try something today. My husband is at the store looking for baby food for me lol. Ridiculous. I can't leave my recliner or heating pad today. Totally wasn't expecting this kind of pain. I thought it was like 3 days. Now my doctor is like naw.. 2-3 months. Good thing is I lost 20lbs bad thing is.. PAIN! I'm eating pain killers like they're candy at this point. This acid reflux is real. Spitting up gross bile that stays and burns. My main pains are under my rib cage and now my back. Pain killers help and only thing that gets me up but I need to chill on them because I'm down to my last 10 and doc cuts people off. That's another thing doctors don't tell you. They send you home with 30 pain killers.. no refills! I'm glad I hoarded pain killers from my knee situation or I'd be in serious pain. The weirdest thing of all is I'm 2 weeks out and I am still not hungry. I did have a dream about pizza though lol. I'm just not interested in food. I just told my husband to eat an apple pie for me. My body is rejecting any sugar.. even honey in hot tea so I'm definitely in ketosis and probably since I'm already this far will not ever do sugar again. Looking forward :) and omg I'm SO happy and grateful that I found this support group. I needed friends.. support something BAD! Thank you!!!! ~Sunshine

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9 minutes ago, Meadow76 said:

Hi- I had my sleeve 9/23. I experienced great deal of pain after surgery & I normally have high tolerance to pain. One incision in particular hurt for so long. Up to 6 weeks. My Dr & nutritionist said I would probably not feel like myself for 3 months. But I feel fine now. Doesn’t program where you had surgery have people to follow up with? Mine has weekly support groups, access to nutritionist, psychologist & more whenever needed. And also google questions so get wide range of information. Hang in there but would be in touch with your surgeon. Happy Thanksgiving!

No unfortunately they don't have a support system "yet". It's weird too because I live in a HUGE city. Phoenix metro area in Arizona and I can't find anything :( at least I found this group! Forever grateful!

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So.. I haven't had a BM in 15 days.. how long did it take you ladies? Was it painful? I suppose if I ate something besides ice chips I may be able to poop lol. Oh and I'm hot I'm cold I'm hot I'm cold. I cry watching commercials! My hormones are going cray! What in the heck is going on here? It's warm here in Arizona so even opening the window doesn't help so I have the air conditioning on.. then I freeze.. turn it off on off on. I'm a hot mess lmao 😂 my husband just shakes his head and says.. you wanted this done.. you asked for it.. you begged for it. Arrrrrrrrr..... says the skinny guy that's 45 and still wears same size as he wore in high school lol.

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