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I had my gastric sleeve 6/4/21. So far I don’t really feel different. I am pushing to get the Protein Shakes and 64 oz of liquid in a day just because that’s a lot for me even before surgery. But I don’t really feel any different. I have lost lbs, but I’m afraid when I can eat food again the lbs will come right back. I also haven’t had a BM (tmi) since the day before my surgery. Is this normal? 

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constipation is very common. Ask your surgeon's office for remedies that are safe for you.

As far as fears, anticipation, etc... It really doesn't hurt to see a bariatric therapist during this time of transition. It's the one thing I don't see mentioned enough. The surgery doesn't fix your head and the issues that caused the disordered eating...and it's essential to work on a strategy to deal with them.

Wishing you the very best. Congrats on your surgery!

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I wouldn't worry too much. Some people feel internal pain after surgery, while others do not. Many people don't start to feel the restriction until they get to at least the soft foods stage. liquids are digested pretty quickly even in a person with a normal gastric system, and Water basically flows right through your stomach if it starts out empty. It's not until you start eating more solid food, which stays in your stomach longer, that you will start to really feel the restriction. They really did take out 3/4 of your stomach. I guarantee you're going to feel the difference at some point.

As for the BM, yes, that's totally normal. I'm assuming you were on liquids for at least 2 days before surgery, right? So you haven't eaten any solid food in 8 days. There's just not much in your digestive system to come out. Even now, 15 months after surgery, I only have a BM about every 2 days just because I eat much less.

Worrying that it's not going to work is very common. But try not to let it get to you. WLS is pretty darn effective.

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I didn’t feel any different and didn’t really even feel restriction until I got to soft foods. It’s not uncommon to sorta feel like now what. According to the nurse practitioner Some people even have a sort of post partum depression after doing all we go through before the surgery and you wake up afterwards and feel pretty much the same.

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I never felt any different. Part of me wondered if they'd even done the surgery! I did feel some restriction once I moved to regular foods, though.

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