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1 hour ago, pmorgan315 said:

New here! Scheduled for Gastric Sleeve on May 26th... am six days into the first week of liquid diet... so far so good. Looking forward to connecting to others - especially when challenges arise!

That’s my day as well! Except I’m getting the actual gastric bypass. I’m pretty nervous are you? I haven’t lost much weight on the liquid diet yet. And I haven’t cheated, in fact I’ve done nothing but drink those shakes, 4 a day sometimes 5.

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I'm baaaack. Well, sort of and only partially. I had my gastric sleeve and 3" hiatal hernia repair last Wednesday, 5/12 and am starting to feel more alive today. Yesterday was a veritable **** show. I traveled for my surgery and Saturday coming home was a long, horrible day of car rides and changing planes and I was exhausted! Filled with emotional turbulence already, I came home to a sick dog and all that goes with that. But, I allowed myself to just cry, rest, sleep when I felt like it. I carried around a glass of ice Water everywhere I went and sipped on broth and Pedialyte to maintain hydration and electrolytes. I've added in some Protein Shakes today (though not what my body needs just yet) and made a cup of egg drop Soup today also to increase Protein. My belly still feels hard and bloated, but I made myself walk both yesterday and today and IT DOES HELP! I had a lot of pain in my shoulders post surgery that is starting to improve, but still comes on when I burp or need to burp. I understand it is referred pain in the phrenic nerve from the carbon dioxide used to inflate the belly during surgery. Again, the walking seems to help. I won't win any medals with these walks mind you, but was told to get up and move my body to work that gas out of the tissue. No matter how much I think I know, how much I have read, how much you all have taught me, I am still going to have to experience this all myself and learn as I go. Hang tough everybody. We can do this!!

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Well, I was scheduled to have my Gastric Sleeve and abnormal hernia repaired in May 12th, but was cancelled due to the anethatist calling in sick ( his father past away) and my doctor didn't want to use any of his back up one's due to the complex surgery.

So, I have been rescheduled for tomorrow... I've been on the liquid diet for 3 weeks now. I've actually lost 5 kilos which isn't too bad.

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1 hour ago, N!KK! said:

Well, I was scheduled to have my Gastric Sleeve and abnormal hernia repaired in May 12th, but was cancelled due to the anethatist calling in sick ( his father past away) and my doctor didn't want to use any of his back up one's due to the complex surgery.

So, I have been rescheduled for tomorrow... I've been on the liquid diet for 3 weeks now. I've actually lost 5 kilos which isn't too bad.

Good luck tomorrow.

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Also had mine on 5/5, are you on your phase 2 diet now?

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what does everyone’s post op diet look like? Mine is a super slow food progression. This first week is clear liquids plus Protein Shakes, then 2 weeks full liquid, 2 weeks purée, 2 weeks soft food then regular diet. I’m already anxious to get to purée just to change things up. broth is like the highlight of my day just because it’s savory. I know things vary a ton between surgeons, curious how everyone else is faring.

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2 hours ago, N!KK! said:

Well, I was scheduled to have my Gastric Sleeve and abnormal hernia repaired in May 12th, but was cancelled due to the anethatist calling in sick ( his father past away) and my doctor didn't want to use any of his back up one's due to the complex surgery.

So, I have been rescheduled for tomorrow... I've been on the liquid diet for 3 weeks now. I've actually lost 5 kilos which isn't too bad.

That's great, N!KK!. I'll be thinking about you tomorrow and wishing you well. Let us know how things go for you.

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On 5/15/2021 at 2:06 PM, Jorge9398 said:

Hey guys, had surgery on 05/11.. so far I’m doing okay just wanted to check to see if anyone is struggling getting the Protein in? Also I’m getting a lot of burping/gas even with the smallest of sips of liquid. Just wanted to see if anybody else was having the same issues!

Yes, I am. Sipping slower helps, but it is still a big learning curve. I actually have to remember to take a breath, blow it out, then take a sip otherwise I tend to trap air in my pouch and it is uncomfortable.

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19 minutes ago, JDLane said:

what does everyone’s post op diet look like? Mine is a super slow food progression. This first week is Clear Liquids plus Protein Shakes, then 2 weeks full liquid, 2 weeks purée, 2 weeks soft food then regular diet. I’m already anxious to get to purée just to change things up. broth is like the highlight of my day just because it’s savory. I know things vary a ton between surgeons, curious how everyone else is faring.

I was told mine is going to be 5 days clear liquids, 5 days any liquid, then 12 days purée, 2 months soft and then regular diet. I get my surgery on Wednesday

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20 minutes ago, JDLane said:

what does everyone’s post op diet look like? Mine is a super slow food progression. This first week is Clear Liquids plus Protein Shakes, then 2 weeks full liquid, 2 weeks purée, 2 weeks soft food then regular diet. I’m already anxious to get to purée just to change things up. broth is like the highlight of my day just because it’s savory. I know things vary a ton between surgeons, curious how everyone else is faring.

My first 2 days were clear liquids. Then Protein Shakes and Greek yogurt until this week (I had surgery May 3rd). Now I am on mushy foods. Cottage cheese, tuna, fat free refried Beans, puréed ground turkey & chicken, soft scrambled egg. I’m nervous about trying actual food this week, but excited to have something besides Protein shakes. I’ve also noticed food options seem to vary a ton depending on people’s surgeons. It’s interesting.

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33 minutes ago, JDLane said:

what does everyone’s post op diet look like? Mine is a super slow food progression. This first week is Clear Liquids plus Protein Shakes, then 2 weeks full liquid, 2 weeks purée, 2 weeks soft food then regular diet. I’m already anxious to get to purée just to change things up. broth is like the highlight of my day just because it’s savory. I know things vary a ton between surgeons, curious how everyone else is faring.

After my surgery Wednesday I will be 2 weeks FULL LIQUIDS, 1 week PUREE, 2 weeks SOFT FOODS, then regular diet.

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On 4/29/2021 at 12:16 PM, SummerTimeGirl said:

YAY, that's my day too!!!!!!!

My day too! I can’t wait to get this over with. I’m more scared of the nurses putting the IV needles in my hand than the surgery. Nurses have a very hard time getting needles into me. Good luck all the May 19th people! B

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