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Everyone's experience is different, but generally speaking, this is a very safe surgery with low complication rates. I'm 6.5 months post-gastric bypass and I'm doing great. I've lost 100 pounds since my surgery. I only had to spend one night in the hospital, and I had very little pain. I didn't need to take any pain medication, not even Tylenol, after I left the hospital. The gas pain was pretty bad when I first woke up, but it didn't last long.

The first few weeks after surgery are the hardest, and a lot of people experience temporary feelings of regret at some point during that time, but once you get past the liquid/puree/soft stages and you start to see results, you will probably be very happy that you decided to have the surgery. Most of us are. Good luck!

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I had VSG done, I spent one night in the hospital. I didn't take any pain medication once I got home. Gas pain was a big deal but the more I moved around the better it got. I had some issues with constipation later in the game but got that under control with some education.

I have lost a bit over 60 pounds in a little over 2 months, I had some tough times in my head but just short periods of time. All in all super happy I went through surgery.

Always remember that everything in healing is a stage, don't get hung up on the little things. Its a stage and and will pass. Keep moving around and drink plenty of fluids in little sips!!!

Happy thoughts, don't let the fear take away your joy, you got this!!!

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You can do it! Think positive and try to imagine what you will look/feel like once it is done. I was so scared also, but once it was over with I never regretted it. I had an awful 1st month, but everyone is different. Honestly, I wish I would have done it sooner.

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I just had mine on 3 February. It was so much easier than I expected. There is some pain, but you get all the pain meds and nausea meds in the hospital. I stayed 2 days in the hospital. Once I got home, I didn’t need any of the nausea and pain meds. I was just annoyed at how dry my throat and mouth feel. I go on daily walks since I left the hospital, I only had one “low energy” day where I just did not do anything. Now I make sure to always have something to drink with me so that I don’t forgot to hydrate. I’m never hungry... but boy were the cravings real yesterday!!


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I had mine on Feb 4th! And like everyone said each experience is different! I came home the same day and only took pain meds for 1 day. (They always make me nauseous). I work from home so I was able to do so. My only issue is I don’t feel like I’m getting enough fluids ( just don’t want any) but I’m adjusting and doing better today! Anddddddd I’m down 18 pounds! You got this! ❤️

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Hello everyone. I am scheduled for the 15th February and I must admit that I am terrified.
Any words of comfort?
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Like everyone said, every person has a different experience. I had mine on feb 2nd , exactly 1 week ago and it's been brutal. I dont take any medicine, I'm always nauseous, Water is hard to drink, coughs and sneeze are brutal, I'm pale, and I cant sleep. My tips of advise are: 1. The stitches dont hurt, it's the bloating (burp and pass gas as best as you can). 2. Walk, walk, walk -walk as much as you can, when I walk, I feel almost normal. 3. Use the spirometer they give you to prevent pneumonia. You'll do great though, dont worry.

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