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Not going to lie...I was miserable yesterday...slight fever, dry heaving. Super bad pain and could t stomach anything and they wanted me to get they 3 mini cups of broth to soothe my stomach. Home today thankfully and sipping all the time but I do feel that cold lump in my throat and pain in my tummy when I drink. I am loving the mini burps I am starting to have here and there as such a relief. Question - does the pain get better in time..after sipping, my mouth is also bone dry ...all the time ...just hoping it gets easier .

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Are you getting anti-nausea meds? There is also med for stomach cramps, levsin, that really helped me. My pain was OK, but sipping Water caused cramps and my stomach felt like it was flip flopping. I was able to handle sugar free popsicles. It gets better though. Takes a couple of days for me though.

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Oooh, I hope it gets better for you soon! I have read a lot of the posts on here, and most people seem to say the first 4 to 5 days are the worst. I'm on for Monday, so I have been reading all the accounts I can. Sending healing thoughts!

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Each day will get better. Try warm broth.

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Hang in there, the first few days I was miserable, felt like I had been run over by a truck. 1 week later I was cleaning out a linen closet and a whole different person. Go slow, stay hydrated and get plenty of rest.

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8 hours ago, AZhiker said:

Try warm broth

broth is the key and If you have the energy make it yourself - The store bought stuff is loaded with Salt and chemicals - Sip slowly - I found Warm liquids were easier then cold Water right after surgery -

https://www.amazon.com/Minors-Chicken-Stock-Poultry-Flavor/dp/B01M1Y4899/ref=sr_1_33?fpw=pantry&keywords=Broth+or+base&qid=1581081636&s=pantry&sr=8-33

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That first night post-op was miserable with the nausea. By the time I got home, though, I was fine. I never had any pain. Glad you're doing okay.

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I definitely had spasms but not much pain. Everyday gets easier. I remember looking at cups of Water thinking I would never get it down. The first time I finished a pudding cup was cause for celebration. Stay strong it gets easier every day!

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Yes, it gets better as time goes on. My recovery was rough as well. My husband had to help me with every thing from sitting up, getting out of bed, the bathroom, and showering for the first week or so. By the 3rd week I could do everything by myself and had minimum discomfort.

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2 minutes ago, mommy_vsg said:

Yes, it gets better as time goes on. My recovery was rough as well. My husband had to help me with every thing from sitting up, getting out of bed, the bathroom, and showering for the first week or so. By the 3rd week I could do everything by myself and had minimum discomfort.

So great to hear. Your weight loss is really impressive! Any tips for post-op diet stages?

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17 minutes ago, lisafrommassachusetts said:

So great to hear. Your weight loss is really impressive! Any tips for post-op diet stages?

Thanks love! And yes ma'am. The best advice I can give is to follow your surgeon's directions for each stage and when you get to the regular food stage, do what is sustainable for you. I definitely wouldn't compare what you are eating to anyone else, because everyone's body and how different foods effect them is different. Also what works for some may not work for the next. So if it's working for you regardless of what someone else is doing, keep doing it. And if you do decide to eat a "No no" food, moderation and self control is key :)

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On 2/6/2020 at 10:53 PM, lisafrommassachusetts said:

Oooh, I hope it gets better for you soon! I have read a lot of the posts on here, and most people seem to say the first 4 to 5 days are the worst. I'm on for Monday, so I have been reading all the accounts I can. Sending healing thoughts!

My surgery is on Monday too!!

OP, hope you feel better soon! 💕

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3 minutes ago, deej25 said:

My surgery is on Monday too!!

OP, hope you feel better soon! 💕

Good luck! We'll have to share gripes and gratitudes!

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9 hours ago, deej25 said:

My surgery is on Monday too!!

OP, hope you feel better soon! 💕

Good luck to

you Both! Report back to say how you are doing!

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I had my surgery this last Monday. I was nauseous overnight at the hospital but fortunately didn't need to receive any heavy pain medication there. I got sick Tuesday night after returning home as I drank to much too quickly (and gagged on the liquid pain medication they prescribed me). By Thursday, I was beginning to realize the burping after drinking was probably a sign that my new little pouch was full. On Friday, armed with that knowledge, I was able to get in almost all of my recommended Fluid and had very little burping. Every day will get better as you start to get a feel for your new body. Just try to move as much as you can, and keep rest as you need it. I'm only 5 days post-OP, but I'm already starting to feel better. Just give it a few more days...YOU'VE GOT THIS!!

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