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4 weeks out today! I am down about 13 pounds since the day of surgery, plus the 10 I lost during the 3 week pre-op. I have lost 10% of my body weight from my high of 260 last October.

On the upside: I am getting all my Protein in; I'm not hungry; I seem to be getting in to more of a rhythm with this. I have had no pain to speak of.

Downside: I keep getting colds, sore throats, etc. I think my immune system is just really low; I had the flu before surgery, then the surgery, and have not really gotten my strength back. I am hopeful I won't get that coronavirus! I'm still struggling with the liquids; I can get to 50, but getting to 64 is a stretch. I have not been able to significantly increase my exercise (which is just walking). Also, although I was not a heavy drinker, I did enjoy a glass of wine or a beer, and I have to learn how to meet up with friends now that I am not drinking. Seems odd to meet for a glass of Water :)

I'm looking forward to getting healthy, not feeling so run down, increasing my walking especially as the weather gets nicer, and being released to full foods so I can experiment with some different meals that I can share with my family.

How are other February surgery folks doing as we move through the post op phases?

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Hi Lisafrommassachusetts,

im 10 days out from my sleeve. I’m also feeling little pain already. Just really struggling with the Protein. I cannot drink the drinks period. I made a spinach/carrot/leak Soup in beef stock I’ve been living on. I’m walking but woke up yesterday with an intense pain in my eyeball. No idea what’s going on there. Going to have to go to the dr. I guess. Overall good just really struggling with the protein. Yes I too have to choke down my chewable vitamins. I’d rather just swallow a Multivitamin like they gave me in the hospital. Looking forward to different meals

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3 hours ago, MorganF said:

Congrats Lisa! I was sleeved 2.26 and down 20 pounds (starting weight 223). I’m still on liquid diet until 3.26 which is so hard but I’m hanging in there!

Wow! Great weight loss! A month on the liquid diet is loooong. I got to eat smooth foods after 10 days, and soft after 20. Good luck!

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55 minutes ago, Lesmud said:

Hi Lisafrommassachusetts,

im 10 days out from my sleeve. I’m also feeling little pain already. Just really struggling with the Protein. I cannot drink the drinks period. I made a spinach/carrot/leak Soup in beef stock I’ve been living on. I’m walking but woke up yesterday with an intense pain in my eyeball. No idea what’s going on there. Going to have to go to the dr. I guess. Overall good just really struggling with the Protein. Yes I too have to choke down my chewable vitamins. I’d rather just swallow a Multivitamin like they gave me in the hospital. Looking forward to different meals

I found it so much easier to meet the protein goals once I could eat some actual food!

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Hi Lesmud, I hope you get to feeling better soon. I can sympathize about the Protein Drinks. It’s just a “no” for me there. My gag reflex has gone back to thinking it’s pregnant! Ugh. Try whirring up the Greek yogurt with one of the Protein rich milks, and some (1/4 c) crushed pineapple, 1/4 c frozen mango chunks, 1/2-1/3 banana, 1 T ground flax and hemp hearts. That should deliver about 30 G protein. Of course, you might have to wait to try this but it is saving me, atm. Take care.

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Way to go MorganF! I felt that the liquid diet is really, really, hard, but I got to have some puréed tuna and salmon, and after all that liquid it tasted so delicious and I tolerated it well. Hang in there. 👍🏻

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Lisa, sounds like things are going well except for the colds/illness. Hang in there! I am sure it will improved as you get more nutrition in you. I am enjoying walking now about 35 minutes/day after almost a month after RNYGB. Not sure what to tell you about the meeting for a drink...that is a challenge for now. Take care.

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2 hours ago, lisafrommassachusetts said:

I found it so much easier to meet the Protein goals once I could eat some actual food!

I had a hard time with the Protein Shakes - they were all sweet and blech. I ended up switching to flavorless, dissolvable protein (Genepro) and just mixing it in with my Water (and then adding Crystal Light drops). Since one tiny scoop was 30g of protein, it made it a lot easier! I still can't drink the sweet Protein Drinks. I'm entering my 5th week post-op, so I finally get to do soft foods and more meats. Definitely excited for new flavors!

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2 hours ago, chalcrow said:

Way to go MorganF! I felt that the liquid diet is really, really, hard, but I got to have some puréed tuna and salmon, and after all that liquid it tasted so delicious and I tolerated it well. Hang in there. 👍🏻

I felt the exact same way! 16 days of liquids was rough, but finally being able to eat some non-liquid food helped me with continuing to get the liquids in. I'm entering week 5 and just started feeling "hungry" again recently, which seems new and interesting! I had to change up my "eating" schedule to curb this. Now I eat something small about 4 times per day, and that seems to work for me (and allow me to drink 64oz without doing it 30m before, during, or after a meal!).

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Hi everyone I can’t believe it’s been 3 weeks. I returned to work 2 weeks ago and overall feel good. By the time I get home from work I can be pretty wiped. I have three girls so I try to get it together for them. I’ve lost 16 pounds since the surgery and I sometimes find I miss a particular meal intensely but I can be satisfied with Water, a Protein Drink or Soup. I’m completely over Jello. I have had moments where I chew something and then spit it out. Now that I can eat soft foods, I had one incident where I couldn’t keep it down so lesson learned. I’m looking forward to trying scrambled eggs tomorrow and building from there.

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Hey everyone! this is the beginning of week 3 for me & today is my first day back at work (3-11pm). I have a desk job so I've been feeling fine, although on the way here I was a bit nauseous. I took one of the meds they gave me for nausea at the hospital to feel back to normal. I think my Multivitamin may be giving me nausea... guess ill see what happens tomorrow when I take it. Other than that everything's been pretty good. My incisions are healing very nicely- I don't expect to be able to see them by the time I reach my goal weight. I've set a short term goal of reaching 220 pounds. I'm currently at 245.

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I'm 2 weeks out tomorrow. Also have a nutrition appointment tomorrow. Im suppose to start phase 3 on Thursday where I can finally incorporate some solids. I can add cheese, eggs, and tuna. Hoping they will let me start a day early.

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I am 16 days post op and im still on fluids. Cant manage any soft or puree foods yet. Lost 10 kilos since surgery. Struggle to get all my fluids in but im mostly just on Soup. Ive been back at work for a few days now and by 3pm im exhausted. I guess from not being able to get enough into me. I use tasteless Protein and add it to EVERYTHING. I haven't started any exercise, tried going for walks but cant manage much yet.

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