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@Ling82 oh I remember the gas pain! It was terrible. I’m so happy that part is gone. It will get better day by day. I too had to sleep upright for a few days. I wish you best of luck on your journey!

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On 2/6/2020 at 12:49 AM, Bari Babe said:

I scared and excited!!!! Like, can I get the surgery and then be put to sleep for a year? Lol!

OMG!! Had it March 9th and wish I could sleep through this part of it. Just learning how to eat so so so slowly.

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Had my surgery 18 March, two nights in hospital, one night in hotel accommodation and I flew home today.

Gas pain hasn't been too bad for me, I was up walking not long after I was taken to the ward, and I walked three laps every hour during the days, did the occasional laps when I couldn't sleep at night. Tenderness and inflammation around the incision points has improved greatly too.

I started on ice chips the first evening, then clear fluids by lunchtime the next day. Before I left the hopsital they wanted me to try full liquids so at Breakfast time I had a small bit of ensure plus and lunch time strained cream of chicken Soup. I was pretty impressed with the hospital it had a bariatic menu of clear and full liquids which included apple juice, broths, Protein waters, protein enriched drinks, strained Soups, vast range of milks, teas (and interestingly coffee) etc .

At first taking any liquid triggered an instant spasm which lasted only a very short period of time. This no longer happens.

I am just having my first full liquid since I left the hospital, I didn't want to risk it at the hotel or airport in case it didn't go down well. So far so good. i am being mindful of the volume of liquid being consumed, I don't want to be dehydrated.

I have a phone call with the dietician on Friday and may be allowed to progress to purees at that stage if I am tolerating full liquids well.

I am in state govt mandated self isolatin / quarantine for two weeks as I wasn't able to return to my home state by last night, thank goodness for a treadmill which will allow for some walking when I am up to it.

I haven't weighed myself yet, think I will give myself a week or so (if I last that long)- I had four 1ltr bags of IV at the hospital, I can only imagine how much Fluid retention there currently is.

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So happy to hear you’re doing well! Congratulations on this big step you’ve taken to get healthy!

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On 3/21/2020 at 4:23 AM, Hop_Scotch said:

Had my surgery 18 March, two nights in hospital, one night in hotel accommodation and I flew home today.

Gas pain hasn't been too bad for me, I was up walking not long after I was taken to the ward, and I walked three laps every hour during the days, did the occasional laps when I couldn't sleep at night. Tenderness and inflammation around the incision points has improved greatly too.

I started on ice chips the first evening, then clear fluids by lunchtime the next day. Before I left the hopsital they wanted me to try full liquids so at Breakfast time I had a small bit of ensure plus and lunch time strained cream of chicken Soup. I was pretty impressed with the hospital it had a bariatic menu of clear and full liquids which included apple juice, broths, Protein waters, Protein enriched drinks, strained Soups, vast range of milks, teas (and interestingly coffee) etc .

At first taking any liquid triggered an instant spasm which lasted only a very short period of time. This no longer happens.

I am just having my first full liquid since I left the hospital, I didn't want to risk it at the hotel or airport in case it didn't go down well. So far so good. i am being mindful of the volume of liquid being consumed, I don't want to be dehydrated.

I have a phone call with the dietician on Friday and may be allowed to progress to purees at that stage if I am tolerating full liquids well.

I am in state govt mandated self isolatin / quarantine for two weeks as I wasn't able to return to my home state by last night, thank goodness for a treadmill which will allow for some walking when I am up to it.

I haven't weighed myself yet, think I will give myself a week or so (if I last that long)- I had four 1ltr bags of IV at the hospital, I can only imagine how much Fluid retention there currently is.

Congrats!!! I’m so happy for you. I live in NY and all of the surgeries after March 12th were canceled. I’m so glad u didn’t have to wait

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On 2/10/2020 at 2:22 AM, Katheryn0303 said:

Me too. Just trying to read as much information from other who have had it done to prepare myself for anything, the good and the bad. We'll do great though. A few months from now we'll say this was the best decision we ever made.

I can already say that that is true!!! I feel amazing!!!

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On 2/12/2020 at 11:08 PM, Slimmy-mommeee said:

I totally understand I'm feeling the same way. I'm starting therapy, reading blogs, watching videos on what to take to the hospital. Basically just gorging on everything sleeve relatedemoji1.png!

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Awesome!!! Me too! I have this AMAZING the psychiatrist I’m seeing and I’ve been reading and watching so many videos!! How are you? How is your progress?

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On 3/15/2020 at 10:04 AM, Slimmy-mommeee said:

Hey! How did your first week go? I'm doing better at 2 weeks out. Alot more energy now, though it only last until about 4pm then its naptime for me...lol.

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Hey! I just allowed myself to sleep that week. I tried to drink as much Water as possible and walk every time I got up to use the bathroom, lol! Tomorrow April 5th will be a month and I’ve lost 45 pounds. I’m happy with that. I haven’t progressed past purée Soups though. I tried king crab legs today and I couldn’t keep it down. Other than that I’ve been ok. It took 3 weeks for me not to be exhausted after taking a shower. Yesterday I was jogging a bit playing catch with my dog.

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On 3/14/2020 at 3:18 AM, Puddin pie said:

Oh yeah!!Just a tad ..questioninf myself and wondering if I am an idiot..and why i cant manage my weight more naturally.Truth is..i cant..Good luck.

Hun, you are not alone. The truth is, once you gain a certain amount of weight your hormones in your body completely change. It’s not you. I know you see ppl on Facebook or YouTube who “naturally” lost however many pounds. But you have to deal with the facts based on your situation. I wasted five years of my youth trying to resist this surgery and trying to lose weight on my own. I knew I was depressed. I knew I needed help. All I got were stretch marks. I can’t get that time back. But I know I will never waste time blaming myself for not being a superwoman instead of getting help to achieve my goals when I need to.

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1 hour ago, carol Caldwell said:

My surgery was February 10th I have only lost 20 pounds. Stayed on program. Did eat a lot of sugar free popsicle. They kept me going. But I’m very discouraged about not losing any more. Any suggestions. 😢😢

Hi Carol,

what kind of surgery did you have and what’s your starting weight or surgery weight, if you don’t mind me asking? I didn’t see it on your profile. I’ve found from my very limited experience that those that weighed more tend to lose more at first. I’m 5 weeks out and the last time I weighed I was down 16 pounds so we may be about the same start weight or weight day of surgery. I was 230 on my surgery date. Also you may be on that stall that some have endured for up to 3 weeks. 😟

What are you eating and how much exercise are you getting in? I know our Veterans will have words of wisdom.

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