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I am 1 week post op. So far so good. I read that if you can make it through the first 3 days you would be fine and I agree. No complications so far. I have been eating the Premier Protein shakes, 2 ounces 6 times a day. I set the timer on my phone to remind me. I have not gotten 48-64 ounces of Water each day because it I hard with the small sips. I do keep the water bottle by my side and drink at night because I do not want to get dehydrated. I did not have a bowel movement because one of the pain meds causes constipation. I called the nurse and she told me to takes Phillips Milk of Magnesia. It worked great. The only other thing I would add is that I stayed ahead of the pain, taking my pain meds every 4 hours. I was also walking from the first day until now. I have TERRIBLE belching. I have been taking chewable Gas X at night

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32 minutes ago, Lovely2020 said:

I am 1 week post op. So far so good. I read that if you can make it through the first 3 days you would be fine and I agree. No complications so far. I have been eating the Premier Protein shakes, 2 ounces 6 times a day. I set the timer on my phone to remind me. I have not gotten 48-64 ounces of Water each day because it I hard with the small sips. I do keep the water bottle by my side and drink at night because I do not want to get dehydrated. I did not have a bowel movement because one of the pain meds causes constipation. I called the nurse and she told me to takes Phillips Milk of Magnesia. It worked great. The only other thing I would add is that I stayed ahead of the pain, taking my pain meds every 4 hours. I was also walking from the first day until now. I have TERRIBLE belching. I have been taking chewable Gas X at night

Thanks for the update! I am 2 days post op and walking lots and drinking lots of Water, but the gas pains in my back are just horrible. I know it will get better but it’s difficult to go through.

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19 hours ago, Glowup Jess said:

Morning everyone I had my sleeve yesterday 10/13 and I’m currently in hospital. Gassy and nauseated are my main symptoms . Besides that my pain is not as bad just being managed. I have to walk around today. I couldn’t do it last night .

Congratulations!!! Walking is key and I think it was the walking that has me back to normal so quickly. I was still drugged up rushing my nurse around the hallways 😂 I didn't have any nausea or much gas and my pain was managed well. I finished my last Lovnox injection last Sunday and I've already started losing weight. Keep us posted on how things are going.

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Oh forgot to add... I could not bare the lovenox injections at home. My husband had to do the injections. I took them 4 times then asked my nurse if I could stop them. She said I could If I remained active and walked, so I did. Today’s makes a full week since surgery and I have lost 9 lbs. I am a low BMI I hope to keep going down

I wear a waist trainer daily I even took it with me on surgery day it has been super helpful it helps to hold my midsection together so there is not too much jiggle it helps at night when I have to get out of bed so I don’t have to strain

i have been sleeping upright at night it has been uncomfortable sleeping on my side and it helps with the ton of gas I have

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27 minutes ago, Onmyway301 said:

Congratulations!!! Walking is key and I think it was the walking that has me back to normal so quickly. I was still drugged up rushing my nurse around the hallways 😂 I didn't have any nausea or much gas and my pain was managed well. I finished my last Lovnox injection last Sunday and I've already started losing weight. Keep us posted on how things are going.

Thanks ! Still nauseated and gassy so they are keeping me another night. I’ve been walking a lot. I try to walk every hour. How long did you walk around ?

and does everyone go home with those injections ? I haven’t heard about them

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I stated walking for 2-3 minutes the same day. Around my house and in the drive way, around my yard. Now I am up to walking 5-10 minutes outside and I walked for 15 minutes in my neighborhood one day. I am certainly not walking as fast

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This gas make me feel like I’m about to fly into the sky like a helium balloon ! Lol

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Just had my surgery and last night was a rough one. The pain was terrible. Surprisingly, I had no gas pain... yet. They’re telling me that I’m doing well. I switched from a bed to a chair and it has helped. I have re-evaluated my home care and will be sleeping upright in a chair to help with mobility. Hopefully, I’ll feel more normal in a few days. Very excited about the future.

I hope everyone is doing well!

Btw, I had conversion surgery. Went from vsg to bypass.

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1 hour ago, theshrinkingchef said:

Just had my surgery and last night was a rough one. The pain was terrible. Surprisingly, I had no gas pain... yet. They’re telling me that I’m doing well. I switched from a bed to a chair and it has helped. I have re-evaluated my home care and will be sleeping upright in a chair to help with mobility. Hopefully, I’ll feel more normal in a few days. Very excited about the future.

I hope everyone is doing well!

Btw, I had conversion surgery. Went from vsg to bypass.

Congrats !! Keep walking as much as you can

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Do you think the use of drains and the lovenox injections post op is for patients with a bigger BMI?

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On 10/15/2020 at 10:55, dal101 said:



Do you think the use of drains and the lovenox injections post op is for patients with a bigger BMI?


I was given the injections and my BMI is 35. I think they give them to you as a precaution. I didn’t have drains.

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1 hour ago, theshrinkingchef said:

I was given the injections and my BMI is 35. I think they give them to you as a precaution. I didn’t have drains.

I didn’t get any injections, during my stay I did get about 7-8 heparin injections

I guess every hosp is different

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I have to take lovonox injections for a few days and then Warfarin. I have two blood disorders that make me clot, so I have a Vascular Specialist working with me on the surgery. My BMI is 38.

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I was an October 14 sleever but my A1C was too high but now I’m back on schedule for Oct 27 🙌🏽

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