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2 minutes ago, Maribelle76 said:

I'm in the same boat! I haven't struggled to get in my fluids, and the only reason I struggle with the Protein Shakes is because they taste disgusting. I can get down a full Slim Fast bottle in about 10 minutes. I take tiny little sips but they go through quickly. I have been super careful about taking tiny sips and tiny bites, so I haven't felt any pain or restriction yet (12 days post op). The only reason I am stopping at 2oz to 3 oz per pureed meal is because I don't want to strain my sleeve, although I haven't felt close to straining it. Maybe it is because we have not had a lot of swelling in our stomach? I feel like I healed up really quickly. Do you feel that way too? I think a lot of the early restriction is from swelling in the stomach area as it recuperates. So I guess that's a good thing!

I do take small sips and I try to take them frequently too. I emailed my bari coordinator and she told me I was going too fast. But what I’m not understanding is that she said 4 to 5oz per hour. But meals should take a 1/2 hour to eat. Well is my Protein Shake a meal? Or is it supposed to take me 2 hours. She said that I need to create satiety. I agree i definitely don’t want to strain or stretch it. Im not one to really swell a lot so that is possible as well. I felt swollen the first 2 days. And now it feels normal. Im hoping that i feel full when I switch to the puréed stage!!

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Surgery was July 21. Uneventful and currently moving around very well

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About an hour away from my VSG surgery! 🤞

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1 minute ago, Candace76 said:

About an hour away from my VSG surgery! 🤞

Sending positive vibes your way! Wishing you a successful procedure & speedy recovery! :824_white_flower:

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23 minutes ago, Candace76 said:

About an hour away from my VSG surgery! 🤞

Good luck 🍀

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Had my surgery yesterday… I’m in a lot of pain but mostly nausea 😞 I can’t drink liquids yet because it makes me sick 🥺 I haven’t seen my surgeon since yesterday just the nurses and the nausea medication doesn’t do anything to me

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14 days post op…

Had my staples removed today yey! Im back driving and walking the dog. Overall feel back to normal. Still got a bit of a swollen tummy but doesn’t give me any pain.
Still on liquid diet as my surgeon suggests 4 weeks minimum on full liquid then move to soft foods. Have to say I’m struggling with head hunger right now.. craving bad food, pizza, Pasta. Burgers and fried chicken 😩

I kinda feel hungry but not a physical hunger… it’s strange to explain…

I’m having 60-70g Protein each day, and just managing additional 1800ml of Water as well.

Have only lost 2lbs in 10 days which is upsetting..

haven’t had pain meds for 5 days, no anti sickness for 8 days. No heartburn or indigestion for about 5 days..

how is everyone else getting on around the two week mark?

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6 hours ago, Dayana Luque said:

Had my surgery yesterday… I’m in a lot of pain but mostly nausea 😞 I can’t drink liquids yet because it makes me sick 🥺 I haven’t seen my surgeon since yesterday just the nurses and the nausea medication doesn’t do anything to me

It will get better Dayana, I promised.
I felt the same. I vomited for the whole day and couldn’t hold anything down, not even pain meds…. Just keep trying ❤️

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12 minutes ago, Antoromo said:

I am one day post-op. Surgery was on July 26th. This gas has me in pain but it’ll be worth it at the end of the day!!

Congrats on your surgery. Hang in there. It gets a little easier each day.

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Hey everyone!! I had mine done on the 20th. I need some advice. (I hope everyone feels better soon that’s not feeling well from their surgery [emoji4] ). So my issue is that I’m not having any issues with the amount of fluids or Protein to get in. In fact I’m feeling hungry. I was supposed to be on Clear Liquids for a week post op. But I transitioned to full liquids today. And I’m still not having any issues. I get between 50 and 60 oz of Fluid in per day. I could drink a full 11oz bottle of Premier Protein within a half hour. I also had about 4oz of vanilla sf pudding within 10 mins. Is anyone else having this issue? I’m thinking to myself like did my doctor forget to cut it all out. [emoji1787]. Now I’m worried that this isn’t going to work for me. I am feeling super frustrated right now. But trying to remain positive.
Omgosh I feel the same way! I'm starving. Total honest here- I just ate. I had probably 4 bites of taco hamburger with salsa and 4 bites of refried Beans with some cheese. I've had cravings so bad I couldn't stand it. I've kept my fluids above average and protein is right on track. I'm feeling incredibly defeated and like I've already failed. I'm so frustrated.

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1 hour ago, AmyG2021 said:

Omgosh I feel the same way! I'm starving. Total honest here- I just ate. I had probably 4 bites of taco hamburger with salsa and 4 bites of refried Beans with some cheese. I've had cravings so bad I couldn't stand it. I've kept my fluids above average and Protein is right on track. I'm feeling incredibly defeated and like I've already failed. I'm so frustrated.

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How did you feel? I have had some mashed potatoes. I’ve slowed down which my bariatric coordinator told me to do. But I don’t know if it’s bc of being on liquids for the past month, and it’s getting to me. I’m ready to go to the puréed stage. But I’m nervous and don’t want to over do it. But I understand about feeling like you’ve failed. How many days post op are you. Can you possibly go to the puréed? I’m ready to try this ricotta bake. However, I will say I didn’t feel that great after eating mashed sweet potato tonight. And I had about 2oz

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How did you feel? I have had some mashed potatoes. I’ve slowed down which my bariatric coordinator told me to do. But I don’t know if it’s bc of being on liquids for the past month, and it’s getting to me. I’m ready to go to the puréed stage. But I’m nervous and don’t want to over do it. But I understand about feeling like you’ve failed. How many days post op are you. Can you possibly go to the puréed? I’m ready to try this ricotta bake. However, I will say I didn’t feel that great after eating mashed sweet potato tonight. And I had about 2oz
Everyone I know who has had gastric sleeve has told me do not rush the liquid or puree stage. That it isn't worth it in the long run. Just remember that it's only a few weeks out of the rest of your life. You got this.

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