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On 01/13/2021 at 18:29, soontobefitmom628 said:

Hi everyone! I am new here and wanted to see if anyone is having surgery on or near Feb 2?! I am having the gastric sleeve done. Since Covid is still causing hospitals to be overflowing they are doing my surgery as a day surgery. Has anyone had this done as a day surgery? I'm nervous and excited and still in shock that it's happening! I am a little concerned with it being a day surgery but I'm sure they know what they're doing.

Any tips or tricks would be appreciated!

Thanks!

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Hey how did your surgery go?

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18 hours ago, Kris77 said:

Hey how did your surgery go?

It was rough. Very rough. I am in the regret stage right now for sure. After surgery my blood pressure was very high and I was on telemetry for my heart (I've never had issues prior). I was so so so sick and really struggled. I was discharged home and still sick. Today is day 6 and I am struggling mentally with the food breakup. I want food so badly. I know I will get over it and time will pass and I will be able to eat again, but it is mentally tough. I am feeling a little better, but would really love a burger right now lol time will pass and ill get better. And hopefully in a few months I won't regret this as much as I do now.

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Hang in there. It WILL get better. I wasn’t hungry at all after surgery. I doubt you have actual hunger. It’s prob head hunger from old habits. Just remember why you did this. You will be a new you very soon and you have already taken the first step so that’s a step in the right direction! Keep focused. Stay hydrated. Small sips. You got this!!

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1 minute ago, Kris77 said:

Hang in there. It WILL get better. I wasn’t hungry at all after surgery. I doubt you have actual hunger. It’s prob head hunger from old habits. Just remember why you did this. You will be a new you very soon and you have already taken the first step so that’s a step in the right direction! Keep focused. Stay hydrated. Small sips. You got this!!

Thank you sooo much for this. It is amazing how strangers can be so much more supportive than my own family. Seriously much appreciated ❤

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I am tired of being dizzy and weak. And that is with 10 hours of sleep.

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I am sorry to hear that some of you are having nausea and other issues. What is weird is that I never had any nausea, throwing up or anything. I had my sleeve surgery on 2/2/2021. People keep saying that they can barely get done any of Protein Shakes down.. I have been able to drink the whole 8 ounces from the beginning.. I can eat the puree easily.. and I am still hungry! It is definitely not head hunger as my stomach is actually hungry.. I can feel it. My pre-op diet was 10 days, all Clear Liquids the day before. Nothing to eat/drink the first day until after I had the leak test the next late morning. I am allowed clear liquids, two Protein shales and 4 so-called meals of 1-2 ounces of pureed protein. The only time I feel full is after each Protein Shake. I lost around 5 lbs in the pre-op diet and 6 lbs since the surgery as of yesterday morning.

Has anyone else had these issues?

Thanks!

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I feel the same way. No problem with the Protein Shakes but the puréed food fills me up. I have hit my first stall so I went to the gym and walked on the treadmill today. I am getting all of my fluids and Protein. I feel great and the only downside is feeling weak. I know that will pass with time.

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Yes, I think. I dont know if I'm hungry but I know I'm not full. I actually just posted a thread on this. I'm in the pureed stage and I domt know how to know when I'm full.

Yesterday I was given the green light on pureed. I started with a v8, which was so yummy.

Today I made soft scrambled eggs and melted cheese. I had one tablespoon as my NUT suggested. And that was it. But I dont know if that was too much or too little.

How do you know when you're full? Or how do you know when to stop since your still hungry?

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52 minutes ago, Pkump said:

I feel the same way. No problem with the Protein Shakes but the puréed food fills me up. I have hit my first stall so I went to the gym and walked on the treadmill today. I am getting all of my fluids and Protein. I feel great and the only downside is feeling weak. I know that will pass with time.

That is good that the pureed food fills you up. How many ounces at a time and per day are you allowed?

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42 minutes ago, icandothis_gastricsleeve020221 said:

Yes, I think. I dont know if I'm hungry but I know I'm not full. I actually just posted a thread on this. I'm in the pureed stage and I domt know how to know when I'm full.

Yesterday I was given the green light on pureed. I started with a v8, which was so yummy.

Today I made soft scrambled eggs and melted cheese. I had one tablespoon as my NUT suggested. And that was it. But I dont know if that was too much or too little.

How do you know when you're full? Or how do you know when to stop since your still hungry?

Interesting. I think I have to wait on scrambled eggs until after my next doctor appt. Wow.. one tablesppon of eggs? Eeek..

If I drink my Protein Drink, I can feel that mostly fills me up. But, the 2 ounces of puree definitely doesn't. I guess it is a learning process.

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I have no limits on how much I can eat, but I get full pretty quick. Like 1/3 a soft boiled egg, 5 small bites of yoghurt. Things just don’t taste that good.

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I'm so glad y'all brought this up - how on earth do you figure out what feeling means what?!

I have no idea if I'm full or not. Today I had a Tbs of greek yogurt twice today and I really couldn't tell you if it made me full. I *think* hunger feels like a wave of a stomach cramp (though the signal definitely does not get to my head). I know when I need to slow down on liquids, but it mostly feels like gas followed by a painful burp. I get all sorts of random pains or gurgles or squeezes - often when I'm not drinking or eating anything. But other than hunger, nothing feels like it used to or makes much sense at this point.

I do know anything other than FairLife CorePower is so sweet it makes me want to hurl.

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