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Hi everyone I’ve officially started the process . I had my first consultation with the doctor and I am excited to start the journey. I also have a lot of questions and concerns. I was told this site was the best place to meet people who have gone through the surgery and could provide a lot of insight . Hopefully someone can answer a few questions. What was the pain like those first few days or weeks after surgery? How quick was your recovery time ? Is there anything I should know that you wish someone told you ? What has your post diet been like ? Sorry for all the questions but I just wanna get as much information as I can.

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What surgery are you planning on having? I had a sleeve and I had no pain but some discomfort around the incision sites, this made it difficult to get in and out of bed and couldn't lie on my side for a little while. For me I took two weeks off work and I was happy with that. I had minimal or no gas after surgery, but then I did walk alot.

I had two weeks of full liquids, two weeks of pureed foods, two weeks/three weeks of minced foods graduating to soft foods.

Make sure you go back through the forums here, lots of useful information to be found.

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I had RNY almost six years ago. I really had no pain to speak of - although getting in and out of bed the first few days was a little challenging because I felt like I'd done about 1000 crunches. But if I was just lying there - or sitting there - or standing there - I had no pain. I had an easy recovery, too. The first few weeks are touch and go - you're really limited as to what you can eat and not everything sits well, but after awhile your food choices expand and you know what you and cannot tolerate.

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I also had RNY and had an easy recovery, with essentially no pain. The main issue for me was fatigue and lack of energy, and that lasted for about three weeks. I took naps constantly (what a luxury!) and wasn't able to walk as much I was supposed to at first because I was so tired.

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Hi! Welcome to the forums. You will definitely get alot of info on here. Word to the wise: Everyone is different and will have different experiences and outcomes. Try not to compare yourself to others, but if you must (its hard not to!), try to NOT to let it get to you. There will be a whole range of differing opinions on here...take what you deem useful and leave the rest. ❤️.

Now to your questions:

What was the pain like those first few days or weeks after surgery? My pain was manageable. I had painkillers at the hospital, but found I didn't need them once discharged the next day. It felt like I did like 500 sit ups. I did get little pangs of pain on the car ride home when we drove over a bump...I had brought a pillow to hug in anticipation of this so that helped. Oh, and coughing, OR SNEEZING! was a bit of an eye opener. Max pain was probably like a 4 for about two days at home.

I didn't have any issues with gas pain, so that was good. I was walking the hospital hall regularly soon after I woke up, so that probably helped.

How quick was your recovery time ? If I remember correctly, any pain/soreness was completely gone within 2 weeks.

Is there anything I should know that you wish someone told you? Do what you can to stay regular. constipation was an issue for me. Drink lots of Water, move around, and add fibre to your diet.

What has your post diet been like? During weight loss phase I ate very little. The couple weeks I barely ate anything (less than 300 a WEEK, yikes). By the time I got to goal, I was around 700-800 cals a day. I'm 2+ years out now and eat about 1800 to maintain my weight given my current activity level.

My chosen diet during weight loss phase was ultra-low carb...less than 25g NET carbs a day (I don't do this anymore).

Good Luck! ❤️

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I’m having the Gastric Bypass . Thank you soo much for the information . It has definitely eased some of my anxiety

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