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Hi @Leeyo84. I'm pretty new here, too. I've read for a long time, but finally posting.

I'm on day... let's see - just finishing DAY 4! Woohoo. I can't believe I'm over the hump of the week already, heading into the weekend. Crazy. I would say (so far) Day 3 was the hardest. Not sure why, actually, but I had some hangry moments last night. I decided I needed to eat a bit more and made sure to get all 6 of my allotted Protein Drinks in PLUS a ton of Jello and some broth so I wasn't feeling as deprived (and didn't have the gnawing in my tummy). I think it helped.

Hang in there. We're in this together!

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@You Are My Sunshine thank you so much! I have a support system at home, kinda... friends and family are supportive, but it's difficult for them to understand. Not that they're not trying. I've been searching online for some sort of support group and finally found this forum.

End of day one(13 more to go) and I have a mild headache. A few times today I totally questioned whether I really needed to do this. 😶 I'm committed, but I think the reality of it all is hitting harder than usual.

I really appreciate your response! I feel less "alone".

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I had surgery 5/10, I’m glad I’m past the 3 days post op. There was no way I could get the recommended amount of Water or Protein down. Pain was steady but manageable, I slept a lot. Evening of day 2 the gas was releasing but was never painful. On day 3 I was able to drink a lot more but the protein water doesn’t taste good. Start of day four and I’m back to Protein Shakes and yogurt which is the first real subsidence I’ve had in 5 days. Incisions are healing well also. I’m looking forward to my post op checkup on 5/18 then get to the puréed diet. Good luck all. JMK.

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32 minutes ago, Jmk77379 said:

I had surgery 5/10, I’m glad I’m past the 3 days post op. There was no way I could get the recommended amount of Water or Protein down. Pain was steady but manageable, I slept a lot. Evening of day 2 the gas was releasing but was never painful. On day 3 I was able to drink a lot more but the Protein Water doesn’t taste good. Start of day four and I’m back to Protein Shakes and yogurt which is the first real subsidence I’ve had in 5 days. Incisions are healing well also. I’m looking forward to my post op checkup on 5/18 then get to the puréed diet. Good luck all. JMK.

Are you still pretty swollen? I had sleeve 5/10 and I feel like a balloon.

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Hey yall [emoji4] did mine finally on 11/5 morning. Day itself was horrible honestly. Nauseated and abdominal gas pain [emoji852]

Next day was MUCH better, as ppl say here if you can, just walk around slowly and rmber to sip Water bit by bit. Really helped the gas to exit body.

Still having gassy ab but it gets better with slow sips of water/liquid and walk around more [emoji307] feeling a bit low today as I start to really miss solid food 🥲

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53 minutes ago, traceyingraphics@gmail.com said:

Are you still pretty swollen? I had sleeve 5/10 and I feel like a balloon.

No not too bad, I've kept the girdle on 90% of the time

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1 hour ago, Wontongirl said:

I’m in pre op now. IV is started. We are starting at 9:20. 🙏

Good luck! 🙏

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10 hours ago, Leeyo84 said:

@You Are My Sunshine thank you so much! I have a support system at home, kinda... friends and family are supportive, but it's difficult for them to understand. Not that they're not trying. I've been searching online for some sort of support group and finally found this forum.

End of day one(13 more to go) and I have a mild headache. A few times today I totally questioned whether I really needed to do this. 😶 I'm committed, but I think the reality of it all is hitting harder than usual.

I really appreciate your response! I feel less "alone".

2 hours ago, Wontongirl said:

I’m in pre op now. IV is started. We are starting at 9:20. 🙏

@Leeyo84

I hear ya. :783_heart_decoration:

Well you have day 1 down. :) Now we head into the weekend. My motivation has been that I've lost 8 pounds so far, but it was Covid weight that I had already lost! Ack. Oh well. Happy Friday!

@WontongirlYou got this! 🙏🏽

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I back in the room. He said everything went great. Nothing to drink until tomorrow.. worst pains in my back which is odd. Nothing by mouth today. So far so good.

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Does the gas pain feel like heartburn to anyone? I’m having a hard time describing what I’m feeling because I never really had heartburn prior. But it’s like a discomfort that runs up the center of my chest for a few seconds then dissipates. Sometimes it feels like a bubble stuck and I want to burp but cant. It’ll happen when I’m drinking or sometimes when I lay down. I’m really hoping I’m not developing heartburn already.

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i’m on day 16 of 21 of the pre-op diet. today’s the first day i really thought about cheating. UGH. i’m down 15 pounds from the pre-op appointment like the doctor wanted but i don’t know how the liver works!!! maybe eating one thing will ruin the whole thing idk sigh

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