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45 minutes ago, Deb9386 said:

I haven't taken anything else for the gas yet other than the colic med the hospital gave me. I've been walking a lot but still have gas so tomorrow I think I'll get some OTC stuff for it. The chewables sound good.

Ah maybe dont get pepto bismol I made a mistake. Get anything that has the active ingredient simeticone in it like Wind-eze.

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Have my sleeve surgery on Tuesday (27th) and I've gone from excited to pretty much terrified. Any tips?

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1 hour ago, Avii said:

Have my sleeve surgery on Tuesday (27th) and I've gone from excited to pretty much terrified. Any tips?

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Focus on your why and you’ll get there

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On 10/24/2020 at 6:17 PM, Deb9386 said:

I'm on day 2 and just home from the hospital. My stomach's painful and lots of gas - they've sent me home with a baby colic medicine which has given my family a laugh! I'm just trying to walk to get rid of this horrible gas. It's so good to hear of everyone's progress and tips x

OTC Gas-x worked for me. I think all has passed at this point 6 days in

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On 10/24/2020 at 6:14 PM, Yray said:

I hear you load and clear but also if I throw up I can bleed as well I only did it twice I was to the point of either that or 🤮 so I took my chance. But believe me I am being careful.

Glad to hear you are taking care. No risk is worth it.

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Got a question how are you guys dealing with your family eating? Today husband went out with my daughter and he asked if he can buy pizza and eat here I asked him to please eat it out. He did but then brought home the left overs which I threw away. But this is not the first time it’s been very difficult as I feel hungry. Not head hungry my stomach is growling hungry. When I have something of what I’m allowed it satisfies me for a bit but then it comes back.

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10 minutes ago, Yray said:

Got a question how are you guys dealing with your family eating? Today husband went out with my daughter and he asked if he can buy pizza and eat here I asked him to please eat it out. He did but then brought home the left overs which I threw away. But this is not the first time it’s been very difficult as I feel hungry. Not head hungry my stomach is growling hungry. When I have something of what I’m allowed it satisfies me for a bit but then it comes back.

Behavioral change is always tough and it will take time. My approach is to face the temptation instead of keeping my head in the sand. We recently lived in Italy and took many a cooking class while there.Cooking class is the thing we do together so we are both very comfortable in the kitchen. When my lovely and supportive wife whipped up a batch of Pasta with blistered tomatoes, garlic, and shrimp last night for her and the kids, I was salivating. It smelled delicious, but I know in time I will be able to enjoy a bite or two. For now, I only had my broth (homemade chicken stock as the other stuff taste so processed and it’s super easy to make so let me know if you want the recipe). I got myself into this, I have to get myself out. I don’t want to punish them and I know I will eventually be around all the food again and now is the time to build the resistance. Have you heard the one about the alcoholic who walks into a bar....well, no difference than a bariatric patient walking into a bakery.

I’m not really sure if I am hungry or not as there is a big mental aspect. I equate it to a recent amputee still feeling their appendage. Going from a 3500-5000 calorie a day diet to a 300 calorie a day diet is a shock to the body and mind. My stomach gurgles all the time, but I think it’s healing vs hunger. I think it’s time to eat as I am watching TV as that is what I did in the past hungry or not. Adjustment takes time so give yourself a break and keep focusing on your weight loss goal, ideal dress size, exercise goal, or whatever gives you strength. You can do this!

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@Sabanfan. Thank you for your words! Your so right about the the amputee who still feels the leg. I have to head this her on! Love the support!

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3 hours ago, Avii said:

Have my sleeve surgery on Tuesday (27th) and I've gone from excited to pretty much terrified. Any tips?

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Hey We are sleeve twins. I'm having my surgery on 10/27 too.Good luck and Blessings to you

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2days to go for sleeve surgery. I am excited and nervous and happy and a little anxious and feeling blessed and so so, so many thoughts racing thru my head lol Just gonna go with the flow and be thankful for the gift I have, to feel comfortable, in my own skin again!

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6 hours ago, Avii said:

Have my sleeve surgery on Tuesday (27th) and I've gone from excited to pretty much terrified. Any tips?

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Mine is on Wednesday the 28th. I'm terrified too. I am hoping that this will be the start to a healthier life, but of course I am afraid of the recovery process. A calm mind and healing thoughts your way :)

Let us know how it goes!

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I was supposed to have my gastric sleeve in May, but this pandemic forced me to wait longer. I had my surgery this past Friday (10/23), and so far, it hasn’t been a walk in the park. I have my good moments, but there’s times when I have really bad internal pain due to gas movement, as well as pain in one of my incision sights. I wish I could zoom through this moment so that I could feel better 😭

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44 minutes ago, Be Gone Poof said:

Laying in the hospital bed waiting to be sleeved.

Best of luck for a speedy recovery!!! Just remember WALK WALK WALK

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18 hours ago, dal101 said:

Ah maybe dont get pepto bismol I made a mistake. Get anything that has the active ingredient simeticone in it like Wind-eze.

Thanks! I bought Wind Settlers from Boots this morning which are small gel capsules each containing 100mg of simeticone, and they seem to be working!

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