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The 23rd of March was my 1 month sleev-a-versary so I thought I'd post an update. I'd love to hear how others who are about a month out are doing, so feel free to share the good, bad, or gross (and I do mean poo talk).

My recovery has thankfully been uneventful. I had the normal struggles in the first week (nausea, water/protein intake, gas pain, uncomfortable sleeping) but nothing terrible. I have had some poo struggle days, that has been the worst! Right now the pipes are working (cross fingers) but a week ago - hoo boy, not great. I've discovered that I need to take a stool softener at least every other day or things stop moving. My energy has been better, but there are still days when I can't believe how tired I feel just walking up the stairs. I graduated to the pureed stage this week (my program does full liquids for 4 weeks) which was exciting but also a little scary to try "new" foods on my tiny tummy and see how she did. So far, she has handled everything like a champ and I am really enjoying eating more than Protein Shakes, Protein Soup, and yogurt.

I've lost 19 pounds since my surgery day and can feel a difference in how my body moves, how much less pain I have in my joints, and how my clothes fit. I can bend at the waist more comfortably, balance on one foot better, and crossing my arms or my legs is comfortable again. I tried on a dress that I wore to a family wedding in January of last year and was shocked to see how baggy it was on me.

One of my biggest WLS fears was my emotional state taking a downturn during recovery and from not being able to eat normally. I'm happy to say that hasn't happened, in fact it's been the opposite. I feel like I have a stronger perspective and more balanced moods overall. I think seeing some immediate positive results in how my body feels is part of the reason, along with having finally done the thing I spent so long thinking and worrying about. Now that I am on the other side I am experiencing what the reality of WLS is for me rather than worrying about what it might be.

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Hey Chiquita...I had surgery the same day. I have lost 22 pounds so about the same. I had two 5 day stalls in the first month. I m confident this will be successful as long as we stick to plan.

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Hey fellow Feb peeps!!

Glad to see you are doing well! Same over here! I’m down 20 post op lbs so @Chiquitatummy and @Tim Cwe are about the same. I was instructed to move onto solid food this week and so far no problems. Seafood is now my favorite Protein. Odd because it was chicken before 🤔 Biggest plus for me is my hip pain is gone and my energy is through the roof! I’ve been hiking, biking and doing all the things I used to love doing with my family but haven’t been able to do in a couple years.

My biggest challenge so far is trusting that this will continue to work and my body won’t betray me. That’s a work in progress for sure.

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Feb 24th here. Was having a hard time mentally and physically in the beginning but it's been getting better along the way. 20lbs down since surgery day. Moved into soft foods this week and I cant believe how many things I cant eat for another 3 or 4 months. It's hard having the family sitting down to burgers and or pizza and I'm like no thanks I cant eat that yet. Then I get the you should just try a couple of bites. Yeah nope. If I take too big of bites I still have this rock in my stomach feeling. I'm thankful that I can keep things down now and the heartburn has subsided. Still tired more than I'd like to be but I do notice once I do get moving I have more energy longer and can walk further with less joint pain. Everyone keep up the good work!

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The 23rd of March was my 1 month sleev-a-versary so I thought I'd post an update. I'd love to hear how others who are about a month out are doing, so feel free to share the good, bad, or gross (and I do mean poo talk).
My recovery has thankfully been uneventful. I had the normal struggles in the first week (nausea, water/protein intake, gas pain, uncomfortable sleeping) but nothing terrible. I have had some poo struggle days, that has been the worst! Right now the pipes are working (cross fingers) but a week ago - hoo boy, not great. I've discovered that I need to take a stool softener at least every other day or things stop moving. My energy has been better, but there are still days when I can't believe how tired I feel just walking up the stairs. I graduated to the pureed stage this week (my program does full liquids for 4 weeks) which was exciting but also a little scary to try "new" foods on my tiny tummy and see how she did. So far, she has handled everything like a champ and I am really enjoying eating more than Protein Shakes, Protein Soup, and yogurt.
I've lost 19 pounds since my surgery day and can feel a difference in how my body moves, how much less pain I have in my joints, and how my clothes fit. I can bend at the waist more comfortably, balance on one foot better, and crossing my arms or my legs is comfortable again. I tried on a dress that I wore to a family wedding in January of last year and was shocked to see how baggy it was on me.
One of my biggest WLS fears was my emotional state taking a downturn during recovery and from not being able to eat normally. I'm happy to say that hasn't happened, in fact it's been the opposite. I feel like I have a stronger perspective and more balanced moods overall. I think seeing some immediate positive results in how my body feels is part of the reason, along with having finally done the thing I spent so long thinking and worrying about. Now that I am on the other side I am experiencing what the reality of WLS is for me rather than worrying about what it might be.

We are surgery twins. I am the same. The struggle I have is learning ny new stomach am I full am I not is it gas pain. And then of coarse I freak myself out. I am moving a lot energy is better and clothing is pooing is moving right along lol.. I do use vitamin patches cause the others where gross.

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3 minutes ago, crazychicken said:

We are surgery twins. I am the same. The struggle I have is learning ny new stomach am I full am I not is it gas pain. And then of coarse I freak myself out. I am moving a lot energy is better and clothing is pooing is moving right along lol.. I do use vitamin patches cause the others where gross.

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Triplets...I too am 2/23. I have lost 24 lbs since surgery 40 lbs since 1/25/21 when I got the call for surgery date.

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