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Had mine on 8/25. Been home 4 days now and already so sick of Protein Shakes - too sickly sweet.

I feel pretty good as of now. I felt AWFUL right after, mostly due to not getting pain meds on schedule I think.

Coughing hurts like a b***h, didn’t anticipate that. Didn’t anticipate how much I would need to cough either, should have probably done my research on that one.

I haven’t weighed myself yet because I’m sure I’m still retaining fluids but I plan to do so on Tuesday.

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I had RNY 6 days ago. My legs are clammy and sweaty for the last 4 days. Upper body is fine from waist up. No other problems and feel okay but the sweating is annoying. Wasn’t sweating before. Cold sweats and cold feet. Anyone experience this?

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5 hours ago, SideOfSunny said:

Had mine on 8/25. Been home 4 days now and already so sick of Protein Shakes - too sickly sweet.

I feel pretty good as of now. I felt AWFUL right after, mostly due to not getting pain meds on schedule I think.

Coughing hurts like a b***h, didn’t anticipate that. Didn’t anticipate how much I would need to cough either, should have probably done my research on that one.

I haven’t weighed myself yet because I’m sure I’m still retaining fluids but I plan to do so on Tuesday.

Omg yess the coughing! I avoided it. Watch out for sneezing.. scared the crap outta me the first time i did.. was not sure if i should hold my tummy or cover it lol. But it hurt!

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Ate some stuff I shouldn't have and felt very ill. Then I got a UTI and felt more ill. This week has been a bad week. On the plus side I'm down 30 pounds since my surgery on the 10th.

This week I really need to focus on hitting my Fluid and Protein targets.

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2 hours ago, Cheeks09 said:

Omg yess the coughing! I avoided it. Watch out for sneezing.. scared the crap outta me the first time i did.. was not sure if i should hold my tummy or cover it lol. But it hurt!

I sneezed a bunch early this morning. It was awful 🥴🥴

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22 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

B12 - many of us are also allowed to take a sublingual tablet (i.e., one that melts under your tongue). See if he'll allow that option rather than the injections (although injections are one of the options, too - but i don't know many people who do those)

There's also a nasal spray Vitamin B-12 (Nascobol), which requires a prescription. My surgeon will prescribe it upon request, but I just take a sublingual tablet. I buy it on Amazon, Nature Made brand, and it's very inexpensive (~$7 for 50 tablets). It's cherry-flavored and tastes pretty good, almost like candy.

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I am 1 week postop from R&Y today. I had a lot of pain after surgery. I was 293 on Aug 24 and this morning Day 7 I am 282 so 11 lbs down so far.

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On 8/14/2020 at 10:22 AM, allison12541 said:

I had my surgery less then 24 hours ago, intact I am writing this in the hospital, after surgery the pain is unbearable, I am dry heaving everything with a little bit of throw up. Walking to move the air out is unbearable, I know it’s temporary but this is the worst pain I have ever been in, and I have had 4 C-sections. My doctors are great, and did remind me that I will be going home with hella Water retention. So weight loss may not show right away. Currently I am staying strong though.

Yes they forgot to but the misery part in the commercials for this procedure may you have more good days than bad 🐭 sick2

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I had hernia repair and RNY on 19th August and it's been a bit of a roller coaster. My mouth was very sore afterwards and turned out I had oral thrush which I was treated for. Never had that before but was surprised at the amount of pain - sort of burning tongue, roof of mouth and throat. Everything I ate - mostly Soups sort of left it hurting more. Went to see doctor after two weeks and she said oral thrush still there - more of same medication prescribed plus antihistamine because seems I've had some sort of allergic reaction. Oh my the antihistamine has made an enormous difference. I was so miserable and hadn't realised how swollen it all was. Now have to find out what I have reacted to - something in theatre. Anyway down 8lbs which I suppose isn't too bad but just want to be thin now that I've done the surgery! ;)

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On 8/29/2020 at 10:55 AM, BigSue said:

Hang in there! The first few days are miserable, but it gets dramatically easier after the first week or two (especially once you get to purees and can start eating things resembling real food). I think the Protein and fluid goals are unrealistic for the first week -- everybody has trouble meeting them in the beginning. Have you tried protein Soups or hot chocolate? I found that warm liquids went down easier than cold.

agreeeeeeeeeeeeeeee 🤣

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On 9/6/2020 at 3:55 AM, tarotcardreader said:

Yes they forgot to but the misery part in the commercials for this procedure may you have more good days than bad 🐭 sick2

Sorry for your bad experience. When I was taken to my room after recovery, I got out of bed and walked in place to release gas. During RNY, the doctor found hiatal hernia and fixed that issue at the same time. Discomfort feeling with very little pain during my stay at the hospital. After x-ray showing no leakage I was able to be discharge with no problem with liquid intake. Today 12 days post surgery no discomfort, liquid intake with no problem. Did many sugar free popsicles, bariatirc Meal Replacement meals, patch Vitamins, Jello, etc. My goal is BMI 20 or less. Good luck on your healthy journey.

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On 8/14/2020 at 1:17 PM, BigSue said:

I had gastric bypass on July 16. I've only lost 15 pounds since the surgery, which kind of sucks since I'm getting less than 500 calories per day and I feel like the weight should be flying off, but I'm trying to be patient because I know the weight loss will happen eventually. I am enjoying the fact that I have not felt hungry for a single moment since I woke up from surgery, and I hope that lasts. I had a very quick recovery with very little pain other than gas the first day, and I only took a week off from work. It's too soon to make a judgment on my decision... Ask me again in a year!

I am post op about 2 wks now. No hunger. I make sure liquid intake to avoid dehydration. Includes, Jello, zero drinks, bariatric Soups, Water, Protein Drinks with no sugar, no carb, many sugar free popsicles, etc. Every one healing process is different.

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6 hours ago, Napua said:

Sorry for your bad experience. When I was taken to my room after recovery, I got out of bed and walked in place to release gas. During RNY, the doctor found hiatal hernia and fixed that issue at the same time. Discomfort feeling with very little pain during my stay at the hospital. After x-ray showing no leakage I was able to be discharge with no problem with liquid intake. Today 12 days post surgery no discomfort, liquid intake with no problem. Did many sugar free popsicles, bariatirc Meal Replacement meals, patch Vitamins, Jello, etc. My goal is BMI 20 or less. Good luck on your healthy journey.

One of the other girls who had her surgery prior two days prior to mine hurls from puree and i do that from shakes. in support group we were talking with dietician how particular each persons stomach is and that we are hoping these are temp food intolerances lol

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Hi all! I had mine on Aug 27 and overall minus some soreness and just trying to figure things out it went ok. I kind of felt like I wasn't doing the best job but had a talk with my nutritionist and she felt like I was right on track so I will take it.

Started phase III yesterday and I have to say I was really nervous about it (dr. cleared me to start a day early). I have yet to throw up since surgery and I really didn't know what to expect. My first two meals went ok - I measured out a 1/4 cup and started there. I couldn't really tell if I was full and I never feel hungry - ever. I figure I'll just eat what I'm supposed to - put myself on a schedule and go from there.

I'm down 31.2 since I've started, 19.2 preop and then 12lbs since surgery (2 weeks today).

I guess I just have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I will lose weight... none of it seems real to me at the moment but I have hope that things will continue to progress over the next few months.

I will say that I'm grateful for this forum - I scoured it before surgery and again after as I was running into different issues over the past two weeks. It's been so helpful so thanks to everyone who has posted their experiences!

J

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On 8/29/2020 at 3:59 PM, dcontois said:

I had gastric bypass on 8/25 and really was regretting it in the hospital. My pain was unbelievable. I am home now and doing better but really struggling with the Protein mixes. I would rather just drink Water. I cannot stomach the Protein Drinks or mixes. This worries me. I get to go to full liquid starting on Tuesday and that will help but for now I am just not getting the Protein.< br />
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I mentioned this to my nutritionist and she said that it's probably the smell of the whey. She wanted me to focus more on my Water and really getting in the 64oz and then protein. She also suggested doing a non flavored protein and mixing it with chicken broth instead. I picked up a can of Vital collagen (I'm hoping the Collagen will help with the Hair loss as well) and I couldn't taste/smell it at all so I'm using that to supplement.

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