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On 6/4/2020 at 12:01 PM, Tracyringo said:

So I went to Sams yesterday to buy a box of Premier Protein shakes. $17 and some change for a 12 pack. I spotted Fairlife Protein Shakes for $15 and some change. I bought the Fairlife choclate with 30 gm of Protein and it is pretty good stuff. I will be drinking this brand from now on.

I am staying in the 600 to 700 calorie range and getting my 60 gm of Protein in each day. I am not having any issues getting in my liquids . I am also on a Vitamin regimen which is going fine also.

Still having pain on right side. If I stay still I am fine. Coughing or laughing hurts.

I had all of those weird pains in the first few months too. I was fine after I healed. Until what feels like a sore stomach muscle started up. Hoping it is still part of the healing process and not something like a hernia.

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7 minutes ago, Losingit2018 said:

You are doing well. I really wonder if the lack of full sensation could still be that your nerves need to heal. I get full quickly now on one scrambled egg and definitely feel it. If I eat 1/2 slice of bacon I am only able to eat 1/2 egg without feeling horribly uncomfortable.

Maybe that is it. I don't know. I would think that if it was too much I would feel sick or something. I am wondering if because I was sleeved for almost 3 years that I have a loose pouch. With the sleeve I would eat an egg, 2 or 3 slices of bacon, and grits.

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9 minutes ago, Losingit2018 said:

I had all of those weird pains in the first few months too. I was fine after I healed. Until what feels like a sore stomach muscle started up. Hoping it is still part of the healing process and not something like a hernia.

You are over 6 months out. I would think you wouldn't be sore anymore. Hope you will be seeing Dr. soon so you will have peace of mind knowing.

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I’m glad you’re feeling better😊 keep us posted. Granted my bypass was 17 years (now reversed) ago but being able to eat an egg, half piece of bacon and 1/4 biscuit does seem like a lot so soon out...your pouch should be 30 cc if my homework is correct. Ask your doc how big your pouch is.

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4 hours ago, Grace Garcia said:

I’m glad you’re feeling better😊 keep us posted. Granted my bypass was 17 years (now reversed) ago but being able to eat an egg, half piece of bacon and 1/4 biscuit does seem like a lot so soon out...your pouch should be 30 cc if my homework is correct. Ask your doc how big your pouch is.

He said it was the size of a shot glass. I chew my food with this pouch to a pulp and am wondering if it is just sliding through ? I haven't been sick or felt bad from eating. I did however feel ill tonight after taking a Calcium chew on an empty stomach. I wont be doing that again.

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7 hours ago, Grace Garcia said:

Granted my bypass was 17 years (now reversed) ago but being able to eat an egg, half piece of bacon and 1/4 biscuit does seem like a lot so soon out...

Unless the biscuit is of giant size I don't think it's a lot, especially not when you take your time and chew really well.

I'm a bit surprised how much fat in meals some people can handle that soon after surgery but other than this I think many people on here eat minuscule amounts of food and/or calories. No wonder some of you say they feel like starving.

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12 hours ago, Tracyringo said:

He said it was the size of a shot glass. I chew my food with this pouch to a pulp and am wondering if it is just sliding through ? I haven't been sick or felt bad from eating. I did however feel ill tonight after taking a Calcium chew on an empty stomach. I wont be doing that again.

It's likely just sliding through

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12 hours ago, summerset said:

Unless the biscuit is of giant size I don't think it's a lot, especially not when you take your time and chew really well.

I'm a bit surprised how much fat in meals some people can handle that soon after surgery but other than this I think many people on here eat minuscule amounts of food and/or calories. No wonder some of you say they feel like starving.

I was looking at my fat count per day and its averaging around 25 gm. I never paid too much mind with the sleeve either when it came to that. I was more focused on hitting my Protein goals and keeping carbs under 50 gm.

The last few days I am only hitting around 550 calories because I have been busy and I am not hungry. I am going to add an extra healthy snack to my meal plan today to get me to 700.

I have not felt hungry since I have had the surgery. Do you have hunger pains ? The only thing I can say is I have felt weird a few times and knew I needed to eat .

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3 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

It's likely just sliding through

Do you feel food in your pouch or does it just slide on through you too ? The Dr. said I could try flaky fish or moist chicken and I am going to try the moist chicken tonight. He did not say how much so I am going to weigh out 2 oz and have nothing else with it and see how it goes .

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11 minutes ago, Tracyringo said:

I was looking at my fat count per day and its averaging around 25 gm. I never paid too much mind with the sleeve either when it came to that. I was more focused on hitting my Protein goals and keeping carbs under 50 gm.

I never counted fat grams as well. However, I can remember a scrambled egg with a bit of cheese (I still ate dairy then) being one of these too-heavy foods I tried too soon after surgery and had to puke several times. So my association of egg + bacon = too much fat in one sitting. Same with this ricotta bake many people eat soon after surgery.

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I have not felt hungry since I have had the surgery. Do you have hunger pains ? The only thing I can say is I have felt weird a few times and knew I needed to eat .

I rarely feel physical hunger. Or maybe I'm just used to ignore the signals, no idea. I feel I eat more according to cravings than anything else but that's what I always did after WLS.

I sometimes can feel this slight lightheadedness that tells me it's time to eat but usually it's more subtle like getting more and more fidgety.

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1 hour ago, Tracyringo said:

Do you feel food in your pouch or does it just slide on through you too ? The Dr. said I could try flaky fish or moist chicken and I am going to try the moist chicken tonight. He did not say how much so I am going to weigh out 2 oz and have nothing else with it and see how it goes .

Somethings move through quicker than others. I find eating very very slowly, not just chewing a lot but also stepping away from my meals to do other things helps measure my fullness.

Unfortunately my full, filled or satisfied sensation comes around 15 to 18 mins after eating. Quite annoying really 😒

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6 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

Somethings move through quicker than others. I find eating very very slowly, not just chewing a lot but also stepping away from my meals to do other things helps measure my fullness.

Unfortunately my full, filled or satisfied sensation comes around 15 to 18 mins after eating. Quite annoying really 😒

Can you describe what that full sensation feels like to you ? I ate the 2 oz of chicken and a few bites of corn. I didn't feel anything but I do burp when eating so I am taking that as my que to stop I guess.

I took a drink 30 min later and had pain in the right side of my rib cage. Not sure what it was.

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I hope you feel better soon. Hang in there, it takes time to get better. 🙂
I hv my revision on June 24, and I’m starting to get kinda nervous. I have a hiatal hernia to hv fixed and then gastric bypass. Do they put drainage tubes in ur stomach for a revision?

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5 minutes ago, Jeep_girl1313 said:

I hope you feel better soon. Hang in there, it takes time to get better. 🙂
I hv my revision on June 24, and I’m starting to get kinda nervous. I have a hiatal hernia to hv fixed and then gastric bypass. Do they put drainage tubes in ur stomach for a revision?

Thank you, I actually have felt pretty good for the last 2 days.

I had one drain in until the morning I left and I am assuming it was because of the hiatal hernia repair. I didn't notice it for the most part. I had a binder on the whole time and I don't know how people manage without them those first 10 days.

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Ur welcome. That’s good that your starting to feel better. The tubes are what I’m worried about. 😳idk y. My mom had drainage tubes when she had surgery and they grossed me out, so that probably why & what’s making me the most nervous.

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