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I am a bit concerned that my pouch is too big. I never have had any pain or problems with swallowing. I was able to drink 6 oz Water at once first day after surgery with normal swallowing like before VSG. I can swallow large pills and tonight was able to drink 11.9 oz Protein Shake in 5 minutes. After reading all you struggling with 1-2 oz in 15 minutes, I feel very different. I am ONE WEEK post VSG.

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RNY here. I never had any of those problems, either, and our stomachs are smaller than yours. You may just be lucky!

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Some sleevers do not feel a lot or any restriction until they progess to soft or solid foods.

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Your stomach and surgery incisions are still healing sometimes you won't feel much sensation until like week 2 just take it slowly

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If you're worried ask your surgeon for specifics like with vsg they can take out anywhere from 70 to 90 % of your stomach... With the RNY most surgeons leave just a tiny egg size pouch but my surgeon here in Australia says that's not really the best idea so he said my pouch is definitely much smaller than a sleeve but bigger than the traditional egg pouch..

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Always just double check with surgeon. There are lots of different experiences for each individual. I have only gotten sick once in my 2nd month. I’m 8 months out & have never gotten sick since. My brother is almost 20 YEARS out & still gets sick. We’re not carbon copies of each other. Just stick with program.

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Surgeon said drinking fluids should be easy for most. The problems start cropping up as increase from puree to soft to normal food. That is when chewing food a lot becomes really important.

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I’m 3 months out and still feel most comfortable with soft foods and steamed soft vegetables. liquids were easy in the beginning but now I cannot drink fast at all, without discomfort.

Four weeks ago surgeon released me to any foods that I can tolerate, but my pouch doesn’t even want to think about beef, pork, chicken, etc. EVEN if I promised pouch I would chew well, she’s not havin’ it just yet🤷‍♀️.

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