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Well I am officially 7 days post-op. I took a big hit from the anesthesia. Took me all night Monday and all day Tuesday before I could focus or feel like I wasn’t going to fall asleep the second I relaxed. The day after I got home from surgery the doctors office called and when I mentioned I struggled with anesthesia she said. “Yeah I heard.” LOL And the pills. I was taking a ton of pills. Felt like I ate more pills in those two days then I had eaten anything since my pre-op diet started. Reflux hit as well as gas pains and it was rough so I stayed an extra night. I am doing well now. Managing pain with Tylenol and trying to get up to my 64 oz of Water and 60g of Protein. Motivation is hard at times but my wife is great. It’s a slow process and I am working on getting my mind wrapped around what happened and what life is going to be like. And my kids have been amazing. Well not all the time. But they have been really careful around dad and I’ve gotten a ton more cuddles from the kids. My oldest (11) does get worried and when he came home from school today he told my wife he felt like something was wrong. I was in bed taking a nap. She got out of him that he was worried about me. So we talked and I was able to reassure him that I was okay and things are getting better. It’s a good feeling to know that your kids care about you enough to worry. 😀

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Congrats and I feel the same I am in the mental phase of trying to understand how things will be as well the Full liquid diet is not fun, I have also swallowed too fast and it felt funny just have to get use to this new life as well

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I am a month post op VSG and I can tell you that it gets much better fast. Try to get up and move around and stay as busy as you can to keep your mind active. The busier your mind is the less you think about it and faster time goes.

Keep that Water close and work on water and Protein and the rest will work itself out. The more you can move about and get that water in the happier your body will be in the long run!

Life will be normal in about a month, normal will look a little different and your plate will be smaller but we had our first real meal tonight (today was my first day off soft foods) and although my plate was small it was dinner as usual.

Happy Holidays

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On 12/21/2020 at 22:21, Betty1971 said:



I am a month post op VSG and I can tell you that it gets much better fast. Try to get up and move around and stay as busy as you can to keep your mind active. The busier your mind is the less you think about it and faster time goes.




Keep that Water close and work on Water and Protein and the rest will work itself out. The more you can move about and get that water in the happier your body will be in the long run!




Life will be normal in about a month, normal will look a little different and your plate will be smaller but we had our first real meal tonight (today was my first day off soft foods) and although my plate was small it was dinner as usual.




Happy Holidays


That is very encouraging to hear. I really look forward to a “normal” meal with my kids and my wife feeling horrible that I am eating liquids while the kids eat tacos.
My mind is definitely what is getting me most now. Without having to work or anything it’s easy to let my mind keep me from finding stuff to do.

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On 12/21/2020 at 22:19, Ada_1 said:



Congrats and I feel the same I am in the mental phase of trying to understand how things will be as well the Full liquid diet is not fun, I have also swallowed too fast and it felt funny just have to get use to this new life as well


I am so confused internally right now. I don’t know full from hungry. And after the pre-op diet I am literally traumatized from the most disgusting and vial Protein Shake, that I almost gag when drinking Protein Shakes I liked prior. The shakes was like an unbaked funfetti cake with a tub of funfetti icing and I drank it 5 days straight before I switched to the chocolate which tasted good but still hesitated before drinking each time. If I hadn’t paid 80 bucks for the 2 tubs I would have switched. But I’m to cheap for that.

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2 minutes ago, Dadof5 said:

I am so confused internally right now. I don’t know full from hungry. And after the pre-op diet I am literally traumatized from the most disgusting and vial Protein Shake, that I almost gag when drinking Protein Shakes I liked prior. The shakes was like an unbaked funfetti cake with a tub of funfetti icing and I drank it 5 days straight before I switched to the chocolate which tasted good but still hesitated before drinking each time. If I hadn’t paid 80 bucks for the 2 tubs I would have switched. But I’m to cheap for that.

All I can tell you is just keep your mind busy. You can drive yourself crazy wondering if your hungry, sore, full or constipated! If your busy this month will go by quickly and life will get better.
Just drink lots of Water, try to get the Protein in, but walk around ALOT and keep busy.
time is your enemy, the more you think about things the more it will bother you.

your job is to drink water, protein and walk and before you know it you will be at week 5 sitting down to supper with the family eating 1/2 a chicken breast and carrots and will have forgotten all about the liquid diet :) I promise this too shall pass.

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On 12/21/2020 at 22:01, Dadof5 said:

Well I am officially 7 days post-op. I took a big hit from the anesthesia. Took me all night Monday and all day Tuesday before I could focus or feel like I wasn’t going to fall asleep the second I relaxed. The day after I got home from surgery the doctors office called and when I mentioned I struggled with anesthesia she said. “Yeah I heard.” LOL And the pills. I was taking a ton of pills. Felt like I ate more pills in those two days then I had eaten anything since my pre-op diet started. Reflux hit as well as gas pains and it was rough so I stayed an extra night. I am doing well now. Managing pain with Tylenol and trying to get up to my 64 oz of Water and 60g of Protein. Motivation is hard at times but my wife is great. It’s a slow process and I am working on getting my mind wrapped around what happened and what life is going to be like. And my kids have been amazing. Well not all the time. But they have been really careful around dad and I’ve gotten a ton more cuddles from the kids. My oldest (11) does get worried and when he came home from school today he told my wife he felt like something was wrong. I was in bed taking a nap. She got out of him that he was worried about me. So we talked and I was able to reassure him that I was okay and things are getting better. It’s a good feeling to know that your kids care about you enough to worry. 😀

Congratulations on making it to the other side! Just think about all the wonderful opportunities this is going to present for us! I am 4 days post and feeling good, the weight is coming off, I am not in pain, but I am having a very difficult time getting all my Water and Protein in. Sounds like you are doing a great job! I find everytime I drink some water I develop a gas bubble, any tricks on how you are getting your water in? Tomorrow morning I am to talk with the doctor.

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On 12/21/2020 at 22:01, Dadof5 said:

Well I am officially 7 days post-op. I took a big hit from the anesthesia. Took me all night Monday and all day Tuesday before I could focus or feel like I wasn’t going to fall asleep the second I relaxed. The day after I got home from surgery the doctors office called and when I mentioned I struggled with anesthesia she said. “Yeah I heard.” LOL And the pills. I was taking a ton of pills. Felt like I ate more pills in those two days then I had eaten anything since my pre-op diet started. Reflux hit as well as gas pains and it was rough so I stayed an extra night. I am doing well now. Managing pain with Tylenol and trying to get up to my 64 oz of Water and 60g of Protein. Motivation is hard at times but my wife is great. It’s a slow process and I am working on getting my mind wrapped around what happened and what life is going to be like. And my kids have been amazing. Well not all the time. But they have been really careful around dad and I’ve gotten a ton more cuddles from the kids. My oldest (11) does get worried and when he came home from school today he told my wife he felt like something was wrong. I was in bed taking a nap. She got out of him that he was worried about me. So we talked and I was able to reassure him that I was okay and things are getting better. It’s a good feeling to know that your kids care about you enough to worry. 😀

I noticed I am also noticing that my heart is beating really fast... is that happening to you?

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On 12/21/2020 at 23:02, merraculous said:


I noticed I am also noticing that my heart is beating really fast... is that happening to you?

No my heat hasn’t been beating faster.
As for getting my liquids in. My kids have these soppy cups that are just over 8 oz and the top is silicone all the way around and it’s easy sip and not get air coming in and keeps me from gulping. I still got a bunch of gas even up till yesterday every time I swallowed. Guessing that’s just the stomach adjusting.

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Love the sippy cup idea, As a fellow male trust me on this. Move Move Move as much as you can get the air out. To this day I Mostly get up and walk around about 4 times during a meal. Moving gets the new gut shifting around. As for the Acid refux call you Doc they have pills for this. Do not let it go on for to long or you will damage your throat like i did and have to get it stretched balloned....... It sucked

Now to the fact You did this to save your life for you kids, So did I .... of course they worry when things are out of kilter in the household. Took my kids a long time to get used to How dad eats and why No more Mc Ribs. It all plays out well and you are in the Bullshit phase it will get a ton better shortly

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9 hours ago, Dadof5 said:

I am so confused internally right now. I don’t know full from hungry. And after the pre-op diet I am literally traumatized from the most disgusting and vial Protein Shake, that I almost gag when drinking Protein Shakes I liked prior. The shakes was like an unbaked funfetti cake with a tub of funfetti icing and I drank it 5 days straight before I switched to the chocolate which tasted good but still hesitated before drinking each time. If I hadn’t paid 80 bucks for the 2 tubs I would have switched. But I’m to cheap for that.

I’m a week out from surgery too and I relate to this about the shakes. They all taste horrible to me now and I was drinking them happily for my preop diet.

Now, sweet anything makes me upset - I don’t want sweetened herbal teas like I did before, I certainly don’t want the shakes and I don’t like Jello even really.

I’m muddling through with lots of broth - someone made the suggestion today to make it really strong with lots of flavor so I’m going to work on that today. This too shall pass!

Hope you continue to feel better and better!

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Congrats on your WLS journey and take good care of yourself through the holidays. This will be the best decision you could have made for your health.

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