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Hello vsg fam! Just some quick updates. Had my surgery Aug 10th. SW weight was 250 and today I'm at 229. Doc says I'm right in line with his expectations. I'm on stage 3 of my diet (fork soft foods) and I learn each day what my new tummy can and can't handle. I definitely have more energy and I'm feeling more mobile already. If anyone newly sleeved has questions about beginning steps, please feel free to reach out. I've learned alot along my journey and I'm happy to share what to expect and what helped me. Good luck everyone!! :)

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18 minutes ago, tarotcardreader said:

I really hate to break it to ya but some of are in pain even with meds from doc. Just saying lol

Sadly, I'm in that boat I spoke to my doctor and he told me there is a stitch inside and once that pops the pain will go away. Hoping it pops soon. 😩 How are you doing?

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2 minutes ago, RichelleGetsFit0309 said:

Sadly, I'm in that boat I spoke to my doctor and he told me there is a stitch inside and once that pops the pain will go away. Hoping it pops soon. 😩 How are you doing?

Well I am probably in the complication group. I had alot of hurling post op at hospital, my oxy sats were dropping to 89 etc. Girl in the hospital as I was writhing in pain they tried to offer me aromatherapy. I said you got to be kidding me I am going to die. lol. When I first woke from op and all the people were talking to me as they were rolling me places I said Hi and they said oooh shes so soft spoken. And since then my voice has been hoarse like im il. My doctor said i had a small mouth and she had to endoscopy me during surgery so I am guessing that my voice box may be got bumped. Hoping it improves but I am a week post op and it has not so far

Anyways, they did a "Ugi" on me at the hospital where I drank radioactive stuff and the nurse said I wasn't going to get to go home that day (4th day) in hospital because I had something called an ileus that was still asleep. I told my surgeon and she said she would handle it and I was released because surgeon allowed but there has been no explanation about ileus. I did have two bowel movements day 6 which didn't hurt at all unlike some of the horror stories I read. There had been a constant gurgle coming from my throat like a frog croaking and I was constantly regurging into my mouth when trying to sleep. I sleep sitting up on couch but would still happen. Having now switched to purees that is much better! Slept in bed last night finally but way elevated. I have pretty rough severe pain below left breast and i have been taking tram morn and night. The doctor ordered a "2 view xray" on my one week followup for the pain but havent heard anything back yet. Weightloss has been working. Talking to some of the other girls in the waiting room I was a bit jealous they didnt have any pain or nothing and each hour was a struggle for me. I take awhile to go from sit to stand due to that left side pain being so bad

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17 minutes ago, tarotcardreader said:

Well I am probably in the complication group. I had alot of hurling post op at hospital, my oxy sats were dropping to 89 etc. Girl in the hospital as I was writhing in pain they tried to offer me aromatherapy. I said you got to be kidding me I am going to die. lol. When I first woke from op and all the people were talking to me as they were rolling me places I said Hi and they said oooh shes so soft spoken. And since then my voice has been hoarse like im il. My doctor said i had a small mouth and she had to endoscopy me during surgery so I am guessing that my voice box may be got bumped. Hoping it improves but I am a week post op and it has not so far

Anyways, they did a "Ugi" on me at the hospital where I drank radioactive stuff and the nurse said I wasn't going to get to go home that day (4th day) in hospital because I had something called an ileus that was still asleep. I told my surgeon and she said she would handle it and I was released because surgeon allowed but there has been no explanation about ileus. I did have two bowel movements day 6 which didn't hurt at all unlike some of the horror stories I read. There had been a constant gurgle coming from my throat like a frog croaking and I was constantly regurging into my mouth when trying to sleep. I sleep sitting up on couch but would still happen. Having now switched to purees that is much better! Slept in bed last night finally but way elevated. I have pretty rough severe pain below left breast and i have been taking tram morn and night. The doctor ordered a "2 view xray" on my one week followup for the pain but havent heard anything back yet. Weightloss has been working. Talking to some of the other girls in the waiting room I was a bit jealous they didnt have any pain or nothing and each hour was a struggle for me. I take awhile to go from sit to stand due to that left side pain being so bad

I threw a lot as well post op. I had a bad reaction to anesthesia which I normally do well with and never had reaction in the past. I had bad nausea as well and if they would have offered me aromatherapy...its amazing how different everyone responds to this surgery. Glad things are starting to somewhat pick up for you.

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10 hours ago, RichelleGetsFit0309 said:

Oh that post op nausea 🙈everybody should expose the nitty gritty of these surgeries so the newbies know what they really getting into 😂

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11 hours ago, MariaC6 said:

Hey everyone! I had VSG on August 27th, stayed one night in the hospital and have been able to get my fluids and Protein since day one (which totally surprised me). I’m literally sipping all day and use an app to keep track of my intake. I’m already sick of the shakes 😂 and have started substituting Bone Broth for some fluids/protein. My surgery weight was 226 (I’m 5’8) and prior to surgery I lost 14lbs in the liquid diet. Since surgery I’ve lost 7 pounds in a little over a week. I already know that I’m not going to be a fast loser, and that’s ok.
First 5 days post surgery I had zero appetite. Since then I do find myself hungry (I think??) but usually I just sip on a shake and it goes away. Does it take anyone else an hour to finish a shake? ?
My first surgical follow up is September 9th and I’m really hoping I can move onto soft foods- I need yogurt to help move my bowels!

I could finish one in an hour but id be sick. My pouch prefers one half to one ounce max right now then my nose starts runinng and i get discomfort (had rny)

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chicken salad and chicken alfredo meal prep done. Going to make some ricotta bake tomorrow. Also like egg salad. Puree is easier on pouch than the shake for me. Wish i could get the whole sixty from puree

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15 hours ago, askmehow said:

I am also having headaches. I can't believe you are back to work!!!!! Wow! I had surgery on the 2nd. I got home yesterday. I had to go to ICU then a regular room. But every time I take medication (crushed it) I pass out and I was having headaches starting in the back of my head around neck. Then the pain was so bad it effected my temples. So I just sent an email to see if I have to take some of these meds and asked what could be the headache problem. I'll let you know what my doctors say, but you are having different ones I think. I hope you feel better.

My headaches have finally gone away. Then I started having pain in my shoulder up to my left ear whenever I took a deep breathe that lasted for about 4 days. Its finally gone now too. My doctor said it was from the anesthesia. The meds they used had to pass out of my body. I was afraid it was a leak or something but now its gone and im good. A couple of my incisions were leaking and that was a pain. It freaked me out at first but they are beginning to dry up and scab over. They look irritated and just out right mad. Doctor said as long as its clear and no funky smell im good to go. Going back to work kinda saved me i was starting to feel a little depressed and regretting having the surgery. But i wake up take meds do my 4oz meal and energy is there and im ready to start my day. Staying in bed and freaking out over every little sound and ache was not beneficial to my mental health in anyway. Everyone is different this just works for me. Hope all is well and good luck on your journey.

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On 9/6/2020 at 7:27 AM, SMC25428 said:

My headaches have finally gone away. Then I started having pain in my shoulder up to my left ear whenever I took a deep breathe that lasted for about 4 days. Its finally gone now too. My doctor said it was from the anesthesia. The meds they used had to pass out of my body. I was afraid it was a leak or something but now its gone and im good. A couple of my incisions were leaking and that was a pain. It freaked me out at first but they are beginning to dry up and scab over. They look irritated and just out right mad. Doctor said as long as its clear and no funky smell im good to go. Going back to work kinda saved me i was starting to feel a little depressed and regretting having the surgery. But i wake up take meds do my 4oz meal and energy is there and im ready to start my day. Staying in bed and freaking out over every little sound and ache was not beneficial to my mental health in anyway. Everyone is different this just works for me. Hope all is well and good luck on your journey.

Yay!! Great to hear.

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On 07/29/2020 at 17:32, Shell4451 said:

Hi PerezL84. I am scheduled for the Gastric bypass. The pre op is tough. Been hungry and tired but hoping that passes, just day 3.

Shell4551 - I’m on my second day out. Just having water- how is your pain???

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Moved on to soft foods. I had chicken last night and I was scared at first but I took everyone’s advice and chewed very, very slowly. Who knew a meal could last thing long. So far I can tolerate chicken, tuna and ground beef. I tried salmon which I love and prefer over tuna but peachy (my pouch name) doesn’t like it at all. How is everyone doing?

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1 hour ago, RichelleGetsFit0309 said:

Moved on to soft foods. I had chicken last night and I was scared at first but I took everyone’s advice and chewed very, very slowly. Who knew a meal could last thing long. So far I can tolerate chicken, tuna and ground beef. I tried salmon which I love and prefer over tuna but peachy (my pouch name) doesn’t like it at all. How is everyone doing?

I've been too scared to try chicken yet, but so far crab, salmon and cheese are ok!

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1 hour ago, RichelleGetsFit0309 said:

Moved on to soft foods. I had chicken last night and I was scared at first but I took everyone’s advice and chewed very, very slowly. Who knew a meal could last thing long. So far I can tolerate chicken, tuna and ground beef. I tried salmon which I love and prefer over tuna but peachy (my pouch name) doesn’t like it at all. How is everyone doing?

How long since you had surgery? I am only 7 days and been feeling weak and dizzy on this liquid diet.

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2 hours ago, RichelleGetsFit0309 said:

Moved on to soft foods. I had chicken last night and I was scared at first but I took everyone’s advice and chewed very, very slowly. Who knew a meal could last thing long. So far I can tolerate chicken, tuna and ground beef. I tried salmon which I love and prefer over tuna but peachy (my pouch name) doesn’t like it at all. How is everyone doing?

Loving ‘peachy’.

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Counting the days (5) until I hit the puréed stage. When I first met with the dietician, I frowned at the the thought of purées (texture), lets just say things look a lot different now after weeks of liquids. I can’t wait!

I named my sleeve “ Ciara’, she has good vibes, but a diva-tude.

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