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I was sleeved on Tuesday and I haven’t lost any weight and it is now Saturday. I feel like all of my fears are happening and I am going through all of this post op pain to remain in the same place I started. I am feeling very discouraged. Any similar experiences or words of wisdom would be appreciated

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It is so difficult to understand but the body went through major shock. If I have learned anything from these forum is that everyone’s experience is very different and in some instances, almost the same. You have to give it a little time. Before you know it 20 lbs will be off

and it will be the start of something great.

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that's not uncommon. A lot of people gain weight while in the hospital because of the IV fluids - some people gain up to 10 lbs from them. But of course, it's not a true gain - it's all Water (and it also has sodium in it - which makes some people retain it for awhile...). It takes a few days to work its way out of your system. I'd just stay off the scale for a few days if it's messing with your head.

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so so true

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My scale did not drop for the first week post-op, and then it was just a couple of pounds. At nine months post-op I still had reached my goal weight. @catwoman7is exactly right. Hang in there!

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I gained 10 lbs after surgery - they pumped me full of fluids and it’s the trauma on the body. It will come off within the first couple of weeks (along with other weight). Stick with it - it will be fine!

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The same thing has happened to me. Went to surgery at 260. Came home two days later at 268. I am now 5 days post-op and at 261, even though I am getting fewer than 600 calories a day. I agree it does a number on your head!!!

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On 5/10/2021 at 1:57 PM, SoulGardener said:

The same thing has happened to me. Went to surgery at 260. Came home two days later at 268. I am now 5 days post-op and at 261, even though I am getting fewer than 600 calories a day. I agree it does a number on your head!!!

Sounds similar to my story.

Pre-surgical weigh-in on May 11 was 246.0. (Taken at the hospital, I forgot to weight myself at home prior to leaving.)

Home weigh-in on May 14 was 249.2. (Due to IV fluids and/or a discrepancy between the hospital's scale and mine?)

Today's weigh-in, May 22, is 240.2.

I've decided to count my weight-loss pounds from my post-surgical weight of 249.2... so at 240.2, that means 9 pounds lost in 8 days. 😊 (It's much more encouraging than 6 pounds lost in 11 days.)

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On 5/8/2021 at 3:57 AM, Tor_deTummy said:

I was sleeved on Tuesday and I haven’t lost any weight and it is now Saturday. I feel like all of my fears are happening and I am going through all of this post op pain to remain in the same place I started. I am feeling very discouraged. Any similar experiences or words of wisdom would be appreciated

It's. Too. Soon.

JUST YOU WAIT - Lin Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton | Meme Generator

I promise.

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Please be patient with yourself, and your body. Everyone is different, and has different experiences. Good Luck

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They pump you full of sodium chloride at the hospital to prevent dehydration. When that Fluid normalizes you will have lost weight.

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I agree. Just be patient. Stay away from the scale for a while if you can.

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