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I don't have a bypass but wanted to say you may want to change your username, you don't want your email address out on the web.

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I had bypass on 12/31. I was SO nervous the morning of surgery but overall I had a pretty easy recovery.

I made a commitment to myself before going in to the hospital that any time they asked I would walk (and I would ask to walk if they didn't ask at least every 2 hours). I think that really helped keep the gas pains down and set me up for an easier recovery. They had me drinking Water & crystal light and eating SF Jello in the hospital (maybe 2 tiny bites is all I could get in with the swelling) and they had me taking my Vitamins the next day (I triple checked since that seemed crazy but I had no issues). My program also had us on modified liquids from day 2, so I had a tiny bit of greek yogurt my first day home and it was fine. I took tiny bites, and waited to see how I felt between bites. It's crazy how quickly you get full but makes sense when you think about the size of your new stomach and the swelling. I always had water by my side and sipped pretty much every 10 mins (aside from 30 mins after eating). The first week I walked around the house 5 or 6 times a day and then I moved outside and quickly got up to a mile (I still try to do around 2 most days).

I was definitely tired and fatigued the first month or so, but after the first day home I didn't need to nap or anything else - just took it easy aside from my walking.

Congratulations and good luck!

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Hope you are doing fine!!. I remember talking gibberish and having a conversation with someone walking with me in the hall but i was by myself!!!. I was telling my wife about ordering quesadillas on the internet. The pain med is funny. Overall, it wasnt “fun” for me, but not as bad as I thought.

heres to a speedy recovery

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