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Had Surgery Yesterday - Can Drink and Swallow Normally?!



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Hey ya'll, I had gastric bypass yesterday morning, and after I recovered from the anesthesia I could swallow and drink a normal amount of fluids just like I always have, what is going on?!

I am worried that maybe they did the sleeve instead of the bypass because the nurses and even the surgeon kept saying 'sleeve' and then I would say, 'no, I should be getting the bypass' and then they'd correct themselves and say they meant bypass.

Anyway, I'm just really concerned why I am recovering so fast and able to drink gulps and fit as much Fluid as I want, which has been a lot since my mouth has been super dry since I woke up from surgery. I also went vegan recently, which I knew would help with inflammation and my blood vessels and such, but I did not expect to recover so easily and so quickly and it's freaking me out a bit.

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I had trouble even with fluids at first - couldn't drink much at a time. But not everybody does - especially if you got the bypass - the sleeve can be worse. Once you get to real food, you'll probably start feeling it more. In the meantime, thank your lucky stars!

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I thought the exact same thing after my surgery! I was afraid I'd gotten the sleeve instead of the bypass, but I can't remember why I thought that. Anyway, I also had no trouble getting fluids in after surgery and wondered if something was wrong. But no - I was fine!

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5 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

I thought the exact same thing after my surgery! I was afraid I'd gotten the sleeve instead of the bypass, but I can't remember why I thought that. Anyway, I also had no trouble getting fluids in after surgery and wondered if something was wrong. But no - I was fine!

Oh thanks, that helps!

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So glad I’m not alone, I got out of the hospital today. I was worried something was wrong. My recovery has been amazing and the only way I knew I’d had surgery was my stomach is sore.

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I had gastric bypass one week ago today and feel as nothing has changed. I drink without feeling full or anything. I hope this is the way it should be 😳

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Well, after feeling like I was doing great on Clear Liquids and living on vegetable broth, popsicles, and Water (cuz I'm vegan) I decided to try some of my clear Protein Powder since I was feeling kinda hungry. Nope, went right through me. :/ I thought I had this, and now I'm worried about how I'm gonna get any Protein in. Guess I need to heal more or something. Ugh, this is such a stressful stage.

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On 6/9/2020 at 9:38 PM, cowgirlcullen said:

Anyway, I'm just really concerned why I am recovering so fast and able to drink gulps and fit as much Fluid as I want, which has been a lot since my mouth has been super dry since I woke up from surgery.

I never had problems with fluids. It varies from patient to patient. Surgeons were very pleased that I could manage Fluid intake from the beginning on without problems.

Sleeve patients seem to have a harder time with fluids first.

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Had revision on 5/27 and couldn’t get liquids down. I had the same issues with the sleeve though even years out. Water bothered me all the time. Had to do sips all the time. Other liquids not so much.
I just had lapro again yesterday as some of the scar tissue was giving me an issue. Was only 2 weeks. I hope this was just a fluke.

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Today I tried to get some Protein in again since yesterday didn't go so well. I just did 2 scoops, which was 10 g of protein and it seems to be sticking thank goodness. Yesterday I tried 20 g in 1 drink and it went in one end and out the other. So, each day is making a difference in this healing/transition process this first week.

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06/11/2020 05:35 PM, cowgirlcullen said:



Today I tried to get some Protein in again since yesterday didn't go so well. I just did 2 scoops, which was 10 g of Protein and it seems to be sticking thank goodness. Yesterday I tried 20 g in 1 drink and it went in one end and out the other. So, each day is making a difference in this healing/transition process this first week.


Hi
Do you think it’s the amount of Protein that’s giving you an issue? Wonder why. Too rich!? I have 30g of protein in my shake. Did with the sleeve and now with bypsss. Mind you I’m only about 2 1/2 weeks out from my Bypass and split it with two meals for now. Could it be the flavor?. Is it mixed with Water? I oddly enough find that cookie and cream give me a stomach ache. 

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On 6/11/2020 at 3:11 AM, cowgirlcullen said:

Well, after feeling like I was doing great on Clear Liquids and living on vegetable broth, popsicles, and Water (cuz I'm vegan) I decided to try some of my clear Protein Powder since I was feeling kinda hungry. Nope, went right through me. 😕 I thought I had this, and now I'm worried about how I'm gonna get any Protein in. Guess I need to heal more or something. Ugh, this is such a stressful stage.

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what do you mean went right through you? Like you felt hungry still? or dumping?

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