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12 minutes ago, Tim C said:

I didn't find this to be true. My taste is the same, I hate the Protein Water and Protein drinks...the shakes are ok...just me talking here.

Most of my tastes seem to be the same so far it’s just the Protein Shakes that taste super sweet now. And I bought the variety pack before and after surgery. It must be one of the artificial sweeteners? Idk but the dietician is the one that warned me it may happen so it does happen to other people. I was going to stock up on a sale at Sam’s club and I’m really glad I didn’t because my favorite pre surgery which was cinnamon roll flavor tastes horrible to me now.

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On 4/14/2021 at 5:45 PM, Luna Girl said:

Hoping you get bumped up! I had my MD consult and pre-op classes today, along with my final labs, xrays and covid test. Was hoping for a surgery date next week, but really expected it to be further out...bariatric director pulled me out of class and asked me if I would want the cancellation spot on Monday! Thank goodness I have been doing the pre-op diet for over a week.

How long does it take for the incisions to heal enough that I can lay down and sleep more than an hour at a time? 2 days post-surgery

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I had that happen to me guess someone backed out I took iT get it over with. I had two nights i slept in a recliner then my bed with no issues as far as surgery I healed great no pain mine is just diherrea I’m working on it today trying something different basically no food

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Had mine on 4/5. Starting to regret it. 😢
I am unable to move onto the purée phase because every time I try to eat something, I have wicked stomach cramps. Starting Week 3 of Protein shakes—I am so sick of them. 😭

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On 3/21/2021 at 6:49 PM, ShoppGirl said:

After surgery I found that the Protein Shakes were too sweet. I have been drinking the clear Protein Drinks (premier protein) and am slowly going back to one shake a day since they are more nutritious. broth that you mix yourself is good so you can adjust it to your tastes which will change and for full liquid stage the cream of Soups were my go to (I mixed them with milk to make them a little creamier and I was able to add spices as tolorated so that helped). But definitely recommend having some clear Protein in case the shakes won’t go down as easy as expected.

April 12 svg - i did stock up on Bone Broth and Protein not realizing how little I'd consume. i found the protein premier drink a bit sweet so i cut it with Water which unfortunately makes more liquid to drink. it also leaves an aftertaste in my mouth that i don't like. today i bought fairlife high Protein Shake which I'm excited to try -i love their chocolate milk but its too high in sugar to drink now. on the the other hand, I'm loving the bone broths!

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5 minutes ago, Cherylanne22 said:

How long does it take for the incisions to heal enough that I can lay down and sleep more than an hour at a time? 2 days post-surgery

Do you mean that you cant sleep for more than 2 hours in any position at all OR just not in your preferred position?

I was not sleepy at all the first or second night at home. I propped myself up with pillows in bed and slept just a couple hours. Not due to pain, but just not sleepy. Then hours increased as the days went on, but it wasnt due to incisions. I actually didnt feel anything from my incisions. I did have some discomfort if I tried to sleep on my sides or if I laid down flat too long. But, it was more like internal discomfort and stomach discomfort, not external incisions. Now I am 10 days post surgery. I can sleep on my right side comfortably. NOT on my left though. And that seems opposite of many people on here. Also, my biggest incision is on my right. Seems odd that I feel more discomfort on the left when sleeping. I can sleep all night sometimes, but other days I wake up and have to walk or shift in bed. Like prop myself up.

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3 minutes ago, BluPhoenix said:

Had mine on 4/5. Starting to regret it. 😢
I am unable to move onto the purée phase because every time I try to eat something, I have wicked stomach cramps. Starting Week 3 of Protein shakes—I am so sick of them. 😭

Any pattern in what causes the cramps?

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16 minutes ago, BluPhoenix said:

Had mine on 4/5. Starting to regret it. 😢
I am unable to move onto the purée phase because every time I try to eat something, I have wicked stomach cramps. Starting Week 3 of Protein shakes—I am so sick of them. 😭

Surgery twins! I attempted to more to purée this morning and 2 seconds into my 3rd bite running to vomit 🤢 I’m praying it’s just because I had eggs and cheese goey I’m going to try ricotta bake tonight. Have you tried that? Gosh I hope I don’t have to do 2 more weeks of fluids. Good luck!

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@BluesLily: None whatsoever. I tried eggs, no problem. Second time, cramps galore. Cottage cheese, first time, crazy pain. Second time ok until half way through. Pain with peaches. Pain with Greek yogurt, but not light yogurt. Fine with Tofu, until halfway through second portion. It’s random and VERY painful.

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19 minutes ago, Blueslily said:

Do you mean that you cant sleep for more than 2 hours in any position at all OR just not in your preferred position?

I was not sleepy at all the first or second night at home. I propped myself up with pillows in bed and slept just a couple hours. Not due to pain, but just not sleepy. Then hours increased as the days went on, but it wasnt due to incisions. I actually didnt feel anything from my incisions. I did have some discomfort if I tried to sleep on my sides or if I laid down flat too long. But, it was more like internal discomfort and stomach discomfort, not external incisions. Now I am 10 days post surgery. I can sleep on my right side comfortably. NOT on my left though. And that seems opposite of many people on here. Also, my biggest incision is on my right. Seems odd that I feel more discomfort on the left when sleeping. I can sleep all night sometimes, but other days I wake up and have to walk or shift in bed. Like prop myself up.

sleeping in any position, I can lay a little better on my left side than my right. I do have to walk a few times at night when my gas builds up.

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3 minutes ago, BluPhoenix said:

@BluesLily: None whatsoever. I tried eggs, no problem. Second time, cramps galore. Cottage cheese, first time, crazy pain. Second time ok until half way through. Pain with peaches. Pain with Greek yogurt, but not light yogurt. Fine with Tofu, until halfway through second portion. It’s random and VERY painful.

How much do you get to eat on your purree plan? I mean how many ounces is one serving?

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2 minutes ago, Cherylanne22 said:

sleeping in any position, I can lay a little better on my left side than my right. I do have to walk a few times at night when my gas builds up.

Ok. At just 2 days post surgery, I was up walking during the middle of the night also. Walking to help with the gas pains. Not really about my incisions. It was gas pain or body discomfort. But, it did get better as time went on. I expected some sleep issues given what I read during researching the surgery so I wasnt too upset about it. I actually thought I would be sleeping even less. I just walked around d the house in circles during the middle of the night. Hahaha

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