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1 hour ago, Nichellereed85 said:

Hey, surgery buddy

Congrats on the progress. I was 232 preop n im now at 218. Do it seem like there is a ball in ur chest or it feels like a ball in ur esophagus? What foods are u eatinf as far as puree?

Thank you congratulations to you as well. I was 255 preop and am now 237.I don't start pureed until tomorrow. Today I had some light and fit yougart. 4 Oz of chicken broth and 4 ounces of a Protein Shake. That is pretty much everything I have had daily except more of it since Friday.No it feels like a pain that come on strong takes my breath away and leaves just as quickly.

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11/19 and 0 pain. I feel perfectly fine. I wish I was 7 days in so I could have some mashed potatoes or grits and applesauce lol

This Clear Liquids thing is for the birds.

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So happy to hit the purée stage today! Haven’t had any problems with the things I tried…poached egg for Breakfast, black bean purée with cheese and salsa for dinner, and tastes of the things I puréed for the upcoming week for lunch. I will need to drink a Protein Shake to hit my Protein goal for the day. Hang in there those still on liquids!

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Hi all, just saying hello after lurking for a day or two. I'm so glad to have found you all - was floundering around on Google looking for answers and they're mighty thin on specifics. I need DETAILS guys!

I had a sleeve gastrectomy last Wednesday November 17 so I'm day 7 today. I have some residual pain in the left side of my abdomen - I've had a lot more pain than I expected actually but other than that everything is going really well. Super tired today but I suppose that's to be expected! Still on the emotional rollercoaster - full of optimism for my new life but simultaneously grieving the loss of my closest companion of many years, overeating.

I'm in Ireland so I will keep strange hours compared to you lot, but that's good for me - you'll all be here for me when I can't sleep!

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On 11/21/2021 at 3:48 PM, FatPositiveMotherhood said:

This is my meal plan post op.

That's very close to mine and a nice aide-memoire, thank you!

Day 7 here, so still on clear fluids - having some broth right now for 'lunch'. Managed 2 Protein Shakes in one day yesterday for the first time. I use low sugar ones so paid the price with my guts later, but I think that'll settle down. NOT the way I want to lose hard-earned fluids that took me hours to get in! (Sorry if TMI).

I can drink big slugs of Water and fruit juice which is a great relief - never wanted a life of sipping. I take about half an hour for a 300ml Protein Shake and I sip coffee all day long, just like always. Day 1 post op I just could not get enough water down. Nausea was my greatest fear and thankfully I only had it day 1.

I think I need to get going with exercise. I have a little dog and it's breaking my heart that I can't walk him yet but baby steps. Have been tearing about the house for a couple of days so think I'm going to venture outside to the park for a few hundred steps later - it's a beautiful sunny cold autumn day here.

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9 hours ago, Spinoza said:

Hi all, just saying hello after lurking for a day or two. I'm so glad to have found you all - was floundering around on Google looking for answers and they're mighty thin on specifics. I need DETAILS guys!

I had a sleeve gastrectomy last Wednesday November 17 so I'm day 7 today. I have some residual pain in the left side of my abdomen - I've had a lot more pain than I expected actually but other than that everything is going really well. Super tired today but I suppose that's to be expected! Still on the emotional rollercoaster - full of optimism for my new life but simultaneously grieving the loss of my closest companion of many years, overeating.

I'm in Ireland so I will keep strange hours compared to you lot, but that's good for me - you'll all be here for me when I can't sleep!

The pain on the left side might be due to the surgeon closing you up on that side, for me I had more pain on my right side because my surgeon tends to do all his work on the right side. I'd say if it's too much and pain meds aren't working or if you're out of pain meds to try to contact your surgeon so you can ask what side you were closed on and/or inquire about the pain you feel or you can do so at your post op appointment if they gave you one (typically they give you one for a week after the surgery). You could also inquire about pain medication - try to find out if they can prescribe a little more, or ask what you are able to use in it's place.. One of my bariatric doctors said I can take extra strength Tylenol (which I didn't try, I just dealt with the pain), but every surgeon is different in terms of recommendations.

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15 hours ago, Spinoza said:

Hi all, just saying hello after lurking for a day or two. I'm so glad to have found you all - was floundering around on Google looking for answers and they're mighty thin on specifics. I need DETAILS guys!

I had a sleeve gastrectomy last Wednesday November 17 so I'm day 7 today. I have some residual pain in the left side of my abdomen - I've had a lot more pain than I expected actually but other than that everything is going really well. Super tired today but I suppose that's to be expected! Still on the emotional rollercoaster - full of optimism for my new life but simultaneously grieving the loss of my closest companion of many years, overeating.

I'm in Ireland so I will keep strange hours compared to you lot, but that's good for me - you'll all be here for me when I can't sleep!

Hi. I had my surgery the day before you. It definitely was a lot more painful then I thought as well. My pain is in my diaphragm area. Wishing you much success and an easy recovery.

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Thanks both 😍

Pain is a little better today - a little better every day - so I guess I'm moving in the right direction. Still can't sleep on my side and I waken if I even try to get into my usual sleep position. Then my back starts to ache from lying on my back all night ... you all know the drill, right?

Real drop in energy levels yesterday and today so am upping my Protein today - adding Protein Powder to everything that goes in my mouth. Last thing I need is to start breaking down protein for energy - it's my faaaat that needs to go, I have lots of that to spare.

scales haven't moved since I got home after my op, which I know is completly normal. So I didn't weigh myself this morning at all. Today s protein day! Every day from now on is gonna be protein day, isn't it? 💪

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Happy Thanksgiving to all who Celebrate it today! Even if you can't get in on the food as you have before, rejoice! The next year will be better. You can still celebrate that you chose to embark on this journey. Have an awesome and safe day regardless of if you're celebrating the holiday or not though. :779_heartpulse:

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Hi everyone - how are you all getting along? I'm day 10 today - got my staples out so totally lost horror/goth status with my family. I am just starting thicker fluids - yoghurt, runny mousse type consistency - and it feels good. I have lost *no weight at all* since I came home on day 2 - hoping this is just some sort of adjustment because I really need to see a loss soon. Managing about 50g Protein a day - maybe 60 yesterday. I did suck a tiny lump of cheese yesterday and I've never tasted anything as good.

Pain is improving a little every day. I have my 2 week checkup next Wednesday and I hope to go back to work after that. I'm walking 1000 quick steps several times a day now.

How is everyone else? Just jogging along?

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I had the SADI on the 24th via the davinci robot. Turns out that there was my surgeon there plus two others to help! One was a specialist in diabetes and he intervened when mine went through the roof during surgery.

My blood sugar is under control now on the liquid diet but … I sure do still have diabetes. I thought maybe it would go instantly away like magic. Maybe it will in a couple months, but for now I’m still on insulin.

I didn’t anticipate coming out of anesthesia would be so rough. I was incredible pain and my first words were “can’t breathe” so I was immediately put on my cpap and then given fentanol.

I was only supposed to stay one night but was still in a lot pain that we were chasing with a cocktail of drugs. So I stayed one more night. Now I’m able to walk and am not in a fog of pain. Just sitting in my room waiting to go home.

It was a little rough at first but I still feel like me, and can see a path where I’ll feel better each day. It will have been worth it I am sure.

p.s. At some point during the pandemic I must have become a different person because I have mooned everyone on this floor and worse. I just don’t care anymore. 🍑 I used to be modest but not anymore!

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Hahaha ClareLynn I think that happens to lots of people somewhere along the pre-op road! So glad you've made it through the op - bet that diabetes will be a thing of the past real soon. I'm exactly a week ahead of you and that week makes such a difference! We're on the road 😍

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Hello, I am new here, had my gastric sleeve surgery on November 23rd, in Florida. I am glad I found this forum, it answers o lot of questions. Like majority of you were saying, the first 24 hours after surgery were extremely painful, but now is my day 4, and the first day without any pain meds. I started the full liquid phase today with Protein Shakes and blended thin Soup. My stomach is grumbling a lot, however, feels like I am a little hungry. I drink o lot of fluids and clear Protein Drinks. Any of you guys were feeling hungry shortly after the surgery?

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17 minutes ago, Lanitele said:

Hello, I am new here, had my gastric sleeve surgery on November 23rd, in Florida. I am glad I found this forum, it answers o lot of questions. Like majority of you were saying, the first 24 hours after surgery were extremely painful, but now is my day 4, and the first day without any pain meds. I started the full liquid phase today with Protein Shakes and blended thin Soup. My stomach is grumbling a lot, however, feels like I am a little hungry. I drink o lot of fluids and clear Protein Drinks. Any of you guys were feeling hungry shortly after the surgery?

Really hungry! It actually worried me until people here said that it's normal. liquids slip right through your new stomach same as before - it's when you go on to solids that you will feel the restriction. I have to space out my Protein Shakes through the day and make sure to keep something for bedtime or hunger would actually keep me awake.

Well done on getting this far - it really does get a little easier every day from now on.

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