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1 hour ago, Working on ME! said:

How are you all doing?

Like I mentioned in another post, I am amazed at the low level of general pain that I am feeling. I cannot wait until I get to move to pureed foods on Tuesday. Incision sites are heeling well and itching but fairly normal routine and feeling. How are you feeling?

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1 minute ago, UGAPRRTHD said:

Like I mentioned in another post, I am amazed at the low level of general pain that I am feeling. I cannot wait until I get to move to pureed foods on Tuesday. Incision sites are heeling well and itching but fairly normal routine and feeling. How are you feeling?

I am sore, running a low grade temp... super full feeling. I got some Protein in today which makes me super happy. I obviously need to keep walking more. It is nice to have people to talk to that are gong through it at the same time!

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For reference I would say this is worse than a gallbladder removal but easier than a c-section. Right now I just have to deal with stomach spasms.

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So my original date was dec 4, but I was asked about a week ago if I minded changing my date to the 7th dec which I said ok to. So here I am right now.. sitting in pre-op waiting to get taken through 😱ahh nerves kicking in lol

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1 hour ago, NewMe3 said:

So my original date was dec 4, but I was asked about a week ago if I minded changing my date to the 7th dec which I said ok to. So here I am right now.. sitting in pre-op waiting to get taken through 😱ahh nerves kicking in lol

Relax, everything will go perfectly. In a few short hours you will start your new path.

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December 17th here... its the day after my birthday so I guess... Happy Birthday too me.

Feeling really nervous, been pretty good on this presurgery diet, but like I am having a lot of cravings, anyone else experience this?

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I had a lot of gas pain took some gas x and walked more frequently and that helped. Got a Protein Shake and cup of Decaf down yesterday and was feeling pretty good all day. Pain is minimal and I haven’t taken anything since Saturday morning, it was just Tylenol. I’m on full liquids until post op appointment. Surgery was 12/3.

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awesome had my surgery 12/3 and on liquids . I haven’t taken anything since sunday for the Pain. I see Dr tuesday for stage 2.

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Hello! I had my gastric sleeve on 12/01. Overall, things are going well!

When I woke up from my anesthesia, I am pretty sure I was half delirious and obnoxious, but I only remember bits and pieces. The first night was pretty tough. The first time they got me up to walk, I was overcome with nausea and thought I would pass out, only made it a few steps. BUT, after that, it was very good progress and soon I was walking all the way down the hall and back. I have not had to take any nausea medicine since being home, and I only take Tylenol for pain rather than the prescription opioid they gave me. Also taking anti-blood clot injections twice a day, and oxygen at night.

At home, I have been good at hitting my liquid goals. The Protein goal was a little harder for me, and I had to work my way up to hitting it for the first time yesterday. Each day the pain gets a little better. This morning I was able to sleep on my side for the first time in a week, which felt wonderful, since I'm not really a back sleeper.

My stomach wounds look pretty gnarly. There is one that is indented into my fat, and I now call it my second belly button! Haha. One weird side effect is that my hands suddenly looked 20 years older. The skin was all wrinkly and loose. I put some firming cream on them, and they are doing better now.

All I can think about is food. It is everywhere around me. I watch TV and see a pizza commercial. I look at the internet and see recipes. My husband cooks his dinner, and the smell is so tantalizing. I keep thinking if I could only have one bite, it would be the best bite in the world. I think I just miss the flavors since I am on liquids.

Finally, I am a bit amazed and worried about how fast I am losing weight. Of course, that was the whole point of this, but I can't help but wonder if it is healthy, since it is basically starvation on a liquid diet. I am down 17 pounds in 8 days (includes the 2-days pre-op on liquid diet). Eek! I suppose it will stop or slow down soon.

Well, thanks for listening to my story! Good luck to everyone else.

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On 12/4/2020 at 7:20 PM, Working on ME! said:

I had my Sleeve done on 12/1. Who else is the same timeframe?

I had mine 12/2. Not quite able to eat an entire Jello cup, but drinking Water and gatorade from the little med cups. I have my post op surgeon video call Thursday, which I assume will graduate me to the phase 2 diet with Protein Shakes. It's nice to start having the stomach gas start to subside, I have been doing 10 minute walks twice daily.

What are you guys experiencing?

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11/30...Home on 12/1. Began the clear liquid diet 12/1 (60 oz of clear fluids, 40-60 grams protein), transitioned to full liquids 12/4...get to move to puree foods tomorrow as well as 1wk post follow-up. Been trying to average to walk as much as possible and work out the soreness.

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