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1 hour ago, MotivatedMomma said:

I am not the OP but I am so very thankful for all of these responses. Exactly what I needed to hear! When did everyone start to feel like their normal self without the dizziness and incision pain?

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I never had any incision pain - or really much pain at all.

as far as dizziness, I had some when I transitioned from lying or sitting to standing, but that's pretty common esp early on. It's usually due to lower blood pressure. They just tell you to get up slowly. Being well-hydrated may help with that as well.

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today is day 12 . I still have some incision pain near my navel. I also had a hernia repair so ….. The dizziness and leg cramps where awful the first week. I slowly walked and added my distance each day. Today I did my first half mile dog walk. After a few days I really tried to focus on high Protein and Fluid intake. I note earlier the premiere protein clear is fantastic with tea or other fruit juice if the taste is a little weird. when I first came home the taste I could not bare. I was drinking it fine before surgery.

Oh tip Talipia is loaded with protein and vitamins.....I pureee that with seasoning it was so good

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22 hours ago, Keatsy said:

I'm having just a horrible night and having a bit of an emotional breakdown-feeling scared, powerless, out of control. Right now, I feel like I made a huge mistake and have somehow made my life worse by having an irreversible surgery.

I've had a horrible time since I got home. I'm hoping this will all change and I can at some point reflect back on this post and declare myself a drama-queen.

I'm 5 days out. I still have a lot of gas and it doesn't seem to go away despite my walking and doing everything I should.

I can't tolerate Proteins yet and seem to be working out an ileus that I fear will never go away.

I still have muscle pains and not doing laps around the block like some of the other people in my surgery center. I feel like I'm way behind in healing.

The worst The dizziness. And by dizziness, it's more a lack-of balance. My blood sugar and pressure are fine but when I do my walks around the block, it's like I'm swaying, off balance and my eyes can't keep up. I feel like light-headedness I'd understand but this I don't.

I'm scared Ive forever messed up my body and Ill have these side effects forever now.

Feeling overwhelmed and scared, dramatic but-any words or advice would be appreciated.

OYYY. I felt this post deep in my soul!

I'm almost a month out from surgery and I felt ALL of this my first week. 5 days out isn't a lot. I know that you want to move and feel better, but you have to remember that your body is healing. Maybe it doesn't look horrible on the outside, but inside, your body is adjusting to all of this.

I couldn't tolerate Jello at all.. and i had to learn to take small sips of my Protein Shakes (which i cannot stomach bc i was so over them) and am slowly getting better and gauging how much my stomach can handle.

I cried and had a panic attack my first few nights home and even in the hospital because of the pain and my buyer's remorse.. esp with being on liquids for 2 weeks after surgery.. but you WILL get better and your body will start to show some progress. be gentle with yourself.

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On 8/2/2020 at 11:10 AM, MotivatedMomma said:

I am not the OP but I am so very thankful for all of these responses. Exactly what I needed to hear! When did everyone start to feel like their normal self without the dizziness and incision pain?

Sent from my SM-F700U using BariatricPal mobile app

6 weeks.

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