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2 hours ago, Lesmud said:

Had my surgery yesterday around 10:00 am. So glad it’s over. Everything seemed to go well I just can’t lay down or pass any gas so the pain is rough. Nurses don’t give anything because they say gas meds don’t work because this gas is within the cavity of the body. I just hope this passes soon. Anyone have a cure?

The gas pain can be rough. Walking is the only thing that really helped me! I was not in the hospital for very long, but I did not stay in the bed, I sat in a chair and kept getting up to walk as often as I could manage. Even at home I have tried to not nap or lay down during the day so I could get better sleep at night.

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On 2/28/2020 at 8:30 AM, smund said:

I'm home. I had a terrible time with nausea and vomiting. I was seriously composing a goodbye letter to my family. Two teeth broken during intubation. will have to worry about that next week. stiff and sore shoulder but better in fits and starts

Oh my, I am so sorry you have had such a rough go of it! Glad that you are seeing improvement! Hang in there!

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I had my surgery 2-5. I've lost about 19 pounds since the surgery and about 65 pounds since I started the program at our hospital. Everything went well. Had some major shoulder pain from the gas after the surgery. The pain meds they gave me made me nauseated and dry heave. Don't know how to spell it. It was called dellotted or something. Other than that things are moving along. I'm on the puree diet and trying to fit some food in there. It's a slow process. Drinking an ounce every 15 mins was torture for about a week.

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On 2/20/2020 at 9:38 PM, Likklelime said:

Have you tried the flavored non carbonated Water from hint? It's delicious and has no artificial or natural sweeteners. I'm addicted to seltzer Water and am transitioning to non carbonated using hint. The watermelon is particularly refreshing.

Those are my favorite drink especially cucumber flavor

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2 hours ago, 3sonsitk said:

Those are my favorite drink especially cucumber flavor

Ooh! I havent seen the cucumber. Must try :)

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I did it. I had my sleeve done on the 28th. They have not let me go home yet because my hemoglobin is low. But I feel really good. I think second day was the worst with the gas pain, but it’s gone. Yesterday I was sipping away, I thought they lied to me and didn’t take my stomach. today I feel like I’m swallowing air so I’m keeping it slow. Over all I’m feeling really good. How’s everyone else doing.

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I think that since it’s now March, we should make a February 2020 post op thread.

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Agree that we need a new thread!

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6 hours ago, treworgy26 said:

I had the gastric sleeve on 2-19. I have been able to meet my Protein and liquid goals since day 3. The first week I was tired and kind of week but no pain now and almost back to normal this week. Riding the exercise bike again. Down 13 lbs since surgery. So happy I did this.

Happy for you!

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7 hours ago, Lesmud said:

I did it. I had my sleeve done on the 28th. They have not let me go home yet because my hemoglobin is low. But I feel really good. I think second day was the worst with the gas pain, but it’s gone. Yesterday I was sipping away, I thought they lied to me and didn’t take my stomach. today I feel like I’m swallowing air so I’m keeping it slow. Over all I’m feeling really good. How’s everyone else doing.

Hope you get to go home soon. That is amazing that you feel so normal!

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I started a new post-op thread for us. Not sure how to link to it. It’s in the post-op forum.

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I’m going home today. Feeling great my blood test levels are going up, I’ve had two BM’s and I’m feeling great. No problem getting liquids down. So far so good.

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