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With the lap band, if my sips got a bit too big, I would feel restriction. 2 weeks out since surgery and I can take large gulps ( not intentionally) and no restriction.

Sleevers? Do you feel restriction when drinking mindlessly?

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I could always drink easily. Just made it easier to get my fluids in.

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Your lucky I am totally opposite i have to sip slowly and little amounts

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Actually, you might be luckier... The restriction acts as a reminder for us to sip/ take small bites/ etc... it is a great tool

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4 months out and I can't gulp, some days I would love to guzzle my drink but nope, sip sip sip

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9 hours ago, sidvicious said:

With the lap band, if my sips got a bit too big, I would feel restriction. 2 weeks out since surgery and I can take large gulps ( not intentionally) and no restriction.

Sleevers? Do you feel restriction when drinking mindlessly?

No . I accidentally occasionally gulp (protien shake/soup) and feel no restriction @ 10 days post op. VGS

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So sad I can’t gulp anymore. It’s why I have trouble getting my fluids in. I was always a gulper & a glogger, downing big glasses of Water in one go. Now If I take a single mouthful or anymore than two sips at once I feel the tightness. Waaah

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11 hours ago, sidvicious said:

With the lap band, if my sips got a bit too big, I would feel restriction. 2 weeks out since surgery and I can take large gulps ( not intentionally) and no restriction.

Sleevers? Do you feel restriction when drinking mindlessly?

38 minutes ago, Tomkat said:

I am on day 6 post op and I can almost gulp now....let’s say a good swallow. Where I could barely sip before. Pretty excited about that because I was worried about getting fluids in.

I worry about being able to stay hydrated and being limited to drinking tiny amounts constantly. I haven' t had my surgery yet and it's one of the reasons I am hesitant to do so. I tend to get dehydrated now because I don't drink enough and so when I realize I am I then drink a couple huge glasses of Water. Knowing I won't be able to do that any more is a concern. (and the reason I don't drink enough is I have a bad hip and it hurts to walk and so I refrain from walking any more than I have to and all those trips to the kitchen and the bathroom at work means a lot of extra walking ;o I have been told however they won't fix my hip until I lose a lot of weight.

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Get a portable toilet.

Get the surgery/ drink the requirements....

the weight will come off then you won't hurt to walk.

you can change your life

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Very funny Sid! I am sure my office mates would love that. I actually have dysplasia (a structural abnormality in my hip) which has caused significant tearing in the labrum in my right hip, unfortunately the only thing that is going to make it not hurt for me to walk is a hip replacement and my Dr told me insurance companies don't wan to be responsible for costs associated with surgical complications of patients who are obese related to elective procedures. So if I wan't my hip fixed I need to lose a significant amount of weight. Losing excess weight will make me healthier and change my life, but without a replacement hip I am going to be in pain with every step regardless.

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39 minutes ago, mary77450 said:

I worry about being able to stay hydrated and being limited to drinking tiny amounts constantly. I haven' t had my surgery yet and it's one of the reasons I am hesitant to do so. I tend to get dehydrated now because I don't drink enough and so when I realize I am I then drink a couple huge glasses of Water. Knowing I won't be able to do that any more is a concern. (and the reason I don't drink enough is I have a bad hip and it hurts to walk and so I refrain from walking any more than I have to and all those trips to the kitchen and the bathroom at work means a lot of extra walking ;o I have been told however they won't fix my hip until I lose a lot of weight.

I got hip replacement at 300 lbs.

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Perhaps I need a second opinion then Billy. I assumed the orthopedic I saw knew what he was talking about after then leaving his office and finding many stories online about obese patients being denied hip and knew surgeries. I thought it was odd my insurance co approved a bariatric surgery in less than 24 hours if obese patients were too high risk for elective surgery.

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