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Newbie here!

I got my VSG on July 24th of 2021. (Just 6 days ago) and I am currently on the liquid stage. Though my surgeon is great, he wasn't very helpful about my concerns.

Firstly, I still get random, sharp stomach cramps. Nothing too painful - just uncomfortable. Is this normal?

Secondly, I don't feel "full" when I drink my 2 ounces of Water, or my shakes (100 ml per meal).

It is only when I am not drinking when I feel pressure or stomach cramps.

Is this normal? I apologize if this has been answered before but I feel so lost about all this. My surgeon says the stomach cramps are normal for the first two weeks. And I should continue my drinking as I am now. But I want to read about other's personal experiences.

Thanks :)

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you're not going to feel full on liquids. They go right through you.

in addition, you're very early out. Some of your nerves have been cut, and it takes awhile for them to regenerate. So your brain and stomach aren't "talking" yet - you're not going to get full signals right away.

you should start feeling restriction once you move to solid foods. Those DON'T go right through you - they'll sit in your stomach for awhile - and also, by then your nerves will have started to regenerate.

also, keep in mind for the future that often "full" signals are different after surgery than they are before. It can take awhile to figure out what yours are. I don't feel "full" the same way i did before surgery. Now, I just feel an uncomfortable pressure in my chest. I've learned if I don't stop eating when i start feeling that, I'm likely to get sick. Other people have reported things like sneezing or hiccups when they've reached that point. But for now, being on liquids (and soon, purees), you're not going to have to worry about this - you're not likely to feel anything because of the nerve issue and the fact those things go right through you.

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@catwoman7 Thank you so much for your insightful reply! I really do appreciate it. You see, I am currently living in an Asian country, and due to the language barrier, It is hard to express my concerns to my surgeon. However, I trust my surgeon as he is actually the best in the capital for this sort of surgery. I was just confused since I was told I would feel full off of two-three sips, and here I am being fine with drinking 100 ml. Of course, I take 30 min to finish this amount.

Anyways, our reassurance has made me feel more at ease. Thank you :)

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What @catwoman7 said.

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@catwoman7 is correct. Plus the crampy pains are from your surgery. Pulled muscles, internal stitches, etc. Perfectly normal just some people experience more discomfort others less. BUT, if they get worse contact your medical team.

Congrats on your surgery.

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Looks like you already got all your answers here but wanted to say congrats on your surgery and hope you are doing well.

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Newbie here!
I got my VSG on July 24th of 2021. (Just 6 days ago) and I am currently on the liquid stage. Though my surgeon is great, he wasn't very helpful about my concerns.
Firstly, I still get random, sharp stomach cramps. Nothing too painful - just uncomfortable. Is this normal?
Secondly, I don't feel "full" when I drink my 2 ounces of Water, or my shakes (100 ml per meal).
It is only when I am not drinking when I feel pressure or stomach cramps.
Is this normal? I apologize if this has been answered before but I feel so lost about all this. My surgeon says the stomach cramps are normal for the first two weeks. And I should continue my drinking as I am now. But I want to read about other's personal experiences.
Thanks [emoji4]

whoa, all that from a VSG? Im scheduled for a RYN on 9/20 if covid restrictions are lifted at the hospital. thats going to murder me

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38 minutes ago, cheryl o said:

whoa, all that from a VSG? Im scheduled for a RYN on 9/20 if covid restrictions are lifted at the hospital. thats going to murder me

Sent from my SM-G973U using BariatricPal mobile app

I am now 1 month post op and I feel GREAT! It really varies person to person. The stomach pain did go away within the 1-2 week period just as my doctor said it would. I found out that with liquids, the stomach is still swollen (it can last up to a month!) and it will be very hard for others to swallow. For me, my stomach was no longer swollen after a week. So I was able to drink my Water and shakes like a champ with 0 problem. I thought I was the only one but it turns out It just depends on how fast your stomach stabilizes in terms of inflammation

Don't worry about anything! You got this! even though I am losing slowly, I am happy I got the surgery. No regrets so far. :)

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