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29 minutes ago, blackcatsandbaddecisions said:

Post op liquid diet during thanksgiving! I had bariatricpal Tomato Soup. I’m thankful for a lot, but also grateful our big family thanksgiving was cancelled this year so it was just me and my husband/kids. No need to explain turning down the turkey!

Not a traditional thanksgiving in ANY sense, so I hope to be looking back next year with a good sense of humor at my Covid-cancelled Tomato Soup thanksgiving. We all have years of great thanksgivings ahead of us.

Same! We canceled plans due to Covid, so it was just us and the kids. I'm keeping my surgery private so the pressure to explain was lifted.

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I had my sleeve done on 11/24; I’m one day out. Today is my first full day at home. I’m having a frickin’ HARD time getting anything down at all. Is that normal? Has anyone else experienced this??

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On 11/27/2020 at 03:24, blairbear said:

I had my sleeve done on 11/24; I’m one day out. Today is my first full day at home. I’m having a frickin’ HARD time getting anything down at all. Is that normal? Has anyone else experienced this??

I had my sleeve that day as well. I’ve had to try lots of different things to find things that go down easier. Jello makes me vomit, Protein Shakes are tough - I have to drink them verrrry slowly, but Water and flavored water go down very well. I’m going to keep trying to find things that go down easily - and hopefully find some with Protein. My doc told me the most important part for this first 2 weeks is hydration so I’m working on that and trying not to worry about much else.

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Yep. I carved the turkey for my family and retreated to the living room with my muscle milk. Tough gay but I enjoyed it anyway.

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I had my surgery 11/18. So far so good. Thanksgiving was different. I was just a couple days into phase 2 diet. I was surprised when all I ate and was full from was a few bites. Today I finally am learning what they say about this being mental change. It was my first day alone all day and boredom hunger crept in. I did good got my fluids (water) in to help subdue that feeling. Then the family came back from day two of Turkey Day with left overs, which included and was mostly Desserts. I know I wasn't supposed to but I had a bite of chocolate cake. My wife who had the surgery said hope you don't get sick because of the sugar. I luckily didn't, but feel shameful that I ate that. Hopefully it's a shock of reality that there was a reason I did this... to be here for my wife and kids. Going to stay strong.

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On 10/20/2020 at 6:14 AM, SpookySweetpea said:

Hi November sleevers, my date is the 23rd Nov
I don't see the dietician til 30th October so not sure on diet yet, but I'm hoping I can use Herbalife shakes since most other brands give me stomach cramps lol.

Excited to see if I have a surgery date twin

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I had mine at nov 23 with you! I hope you’re doing fine!

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EXHAUSTED! Day 6 on my pre op liquid diet. Surgery Monday. I've been averaging between 500-600 cals a day but today and tomorrow I can't have my Protein Shakes and I'm so weak and tired. Just venting.

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On 11/27/2020 at 3:24 AM, blairbear said:

I had my sleeve done on 11/24; I’m one day out. Today is my first full day at home. I’m having a frickin’ HARD time getting anything down at all. Is that normal? Has anyone else experienced this??

Yep, me too. At first it was the nausea and then it was the gas that was killer. Even if I take sips of Water I still feel has bubbling up. Doesn’t help my doctor only have me Vicodin, which I already take daily for back and neck pain. Feel horrible and I had it done Tuesday as well.

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30 minutes ago, MommaJay said:

EXHAUSTED! Day 6 on my pre op liquid diet. Surgery Monday. I've been averaging between 500-600 cals a day but today and tomorrow I can't have my Protein Shakes and I'm so weak and tired. Just venting.

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I honestly don’t know why some doctors require such a low calorie restriction pre op. The only benefit about mu doctor is that it was normal no sugar no fat diet before surgery. I guess at least you’ll be used to little calories for after surgery though.

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My surgery is on Monday, I’m getting really excited!

Any advice from those who went before me?!

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Hi! I’m officially 8 days PO stop and doing pretty well. Getting my fluids in. Protein shakes....doing better. I’m struggling with the texture, yuck. I’ve gotten some recipes I’m going to try and hopefully get better with that. My dr allows soft foods at this point so I’m eating eggs, very soft chicken, cottage cheese, etc. The incision that gives me pain, sometimes pretty bad pain, is the incision of which the remainder of the stomach was removed. Now a deep, deep bruise pain, but better than being “stabbed” earlier in the week. Do I seem like I’m on the right track?
I don’t want to mess this up. Confession: would love a good carbonated coke right now. Ugh.

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I had my sleeve done on 11/24; I’m one day out. Today is my first full day at home. I’m having a frickin’ HARD time getting anything down at all. Is that normal? Has anyone else experienced this??
Go slow and very little sips is my advice. I had to do a Water trial before I could leave the hospital, did you? It's when they make you drink 20 oz of water and keep it down.

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I had my surgery 11/18. So far so good. Thanksgiving was different. I was just a couple days into phase 2 diet. I was surprised when all I ate and was full from was a few bites. Today I finally am learning what they say about this being mental change. It was my first day alone all day and boredom hunger crept in. I did good got my fluids (water) in to help subdue that feeling. Then the family came back from day two of Turkey Day with left overs, which included and was mostly Desserts. I know I wasn't supposed to but I had a bite of chocolate cake. My wife who had the surgery said hope you don't get sick because of the sugar. I luckily didn't, but feel shameful that I ate that. Hopefully it's a shock of reality that there was a reason I did this... to be here for my wife and kids. Going to stay strong.
Don't beat yourself up. It was only a bite. I chewed a few things and spit it out. I also ate green Beans and cabbage which were delicious. My date was 11/16.

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