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2 minutes ago, Spinoza said:

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.

You made my day, thank you so much! Be waiting for the solid food phase!

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Yes, I feel hungry too. I’m on purées right now. Couldn’t wait for purées and now can’t wait for the next phase. :)

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Oh I forgot the weirdest thing that happened after my surgery. I woke up and my eye glasses didn’t work anymore! In the span of 2 hours my prescription changed.

So right now I have to take off my glasses for anything up close and put them back on to see stuff more than 3 feet away.

The doctor thinks it’s a reaction to anesthesia or the nausea patch. I had just ordered 2 new pairs of glasses a week ago and will be quite sore if I can’t wear them! 😅

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Still on Full liquids. Looking forward to puree. It's getting tough though. I haven't weighed myself... decided to do that only on Sundays. Not sure I feel like I've lost much weight this week. Surgery was last week Monday... so I'm 12 days out. I need to figure out how to get walking in. It's suddenly cold here.. 30 degrees. Compound that with constantly feeling cold after surgery and I do not want to go outside. I'm worried that I'm not getting enough Protein. I know I'm allowed my Protein Shakes now, but the thought turns me off.

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On 11/1/2021 at 11:48 AM, Sharrie said:

Hi guys, my surgery is November 29th. I'm having the sleeve.

Hi Sharrie! I'm a day after you, sleeve also! We got this!

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On 11/24/2021 at 3:55 AM, 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 Spinoza! My dearest friend is from Ireland, County Limerick, and decided to move her family to Ireland while they're working remotely through COVID. They're currently living in Wicklow and I miss them so.

I hope that you are feeling and recovering well.

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On 11/21/2021 at 3:25 PM, Nichellereed85 said:

Hey guys..i just had my surgery Tues n got out hospital Thursday... i am now experiencing pain in my shoulders n chest pains like my heart is doing flips Anyone else feel these pains or should i go to the er?

Hi Nichellereed85. Just checking in to see how you're doing???

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18 hours ago, OutdoorsGirl said:

Yes, I feel hungry too. I’m on purées right now. Couldn’t wait for purées and now can’t wait for the next phase. :)

My nutritionist has me starting eating things like scrambled eggs, canned chicken or tuna with very little light mayo to moisten it so it won’t get stuck going down while swallowing. I can eat lean ground beef, thin sliced deli roast beef and turkey, shrimp, cottage cheese, yogurt some cooked vegetables. I still need at least one Protein Drink included in my day. My nutritionist stated I have to introduce these foods slowly to determine if my new stomach can digest these food. She some patients find out that the foods they ate before surgery find out they are unable to eat afterwards. I am so excited to start transitioning to textured foods but nervous at the same time that my new stomach will handle it now. Wishing all my fellow November Surgery Buddies who are transitioning to the next phase of your diet plan.
What do you all think of changing our group name from “November Surgery Buddies” to

“2021 November Surgery Warriors” I believe this group we are all warriors from our decision making, preparing or already has their gastric bariatric surgery as well as joining BariatricPal for support. I will understand if no one wants to change the groups name. I just wanted to bring it up as a suggestion. Reading these posts and seeing how much all of support each other made me look at how much we have a lot of strength and are uplifting thoughts for each other. It reminds me that we are warriors of battling our challenges together.

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17 hours ago, ClareLynn said:

Oh I forgot the weirdest thing that happened after my surgery. I woke up and my eye glasses didn’t work anymore! In the span of 2 hours my prescription changed.

So right now I have to take off my glasses for anything up close and put them back on to see stuff more than 3 feet away.

The doctor thinks it’s a reaction to anesthesia or the nausea patch. I had just ordered 2 new pairs of glasses a week ago and will be quite sore if I can’t wear them! 😅

How weird is that???

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13 hours ago, ForMyOhana said:

Still on Full liquids. Looking forward to puree. It's getting tough though. I haven't weighed myself... decided to do that only on Sundays. Not sure I feel like I've lost much weight this week. Surgery was last week Monday... so I'm 12 days out. I need to figure out how to get walking in. It's suddenly cold here.. 30 degrees. Compound that with constantly feeling cold after surgery and I do not want to go outside. I'm worried that I'm not getting enough Protein. I know I'm allowed my Protein Shakes now, but the thought turns me off.

I really need to stop weighing myself. Still nothing off, and I mean not an ounce, in the now 9 days since I got home. Starting to lose hope 😥

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13 hours ago, LouLouM said:

Hi Spinoza! My dearest friend is from Ireland, County Limerick, and decided to move her family to Ireland while they're working remotely through COVID. They're currently living in Wicklow and I miss them so.

I hope that you are feeling and recovering well.

Aw fab. Wicklow is so beautiful 😍

Best of luck for the op, and to Sharrie too - I hope it goes super smoothly.

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14 minutes ago, Spinoza said:

I really need to stop weighing myself. Still nothing off, and I mean not an ounce, in the now 9 days since I got home. Starting to lose hope 😥

Hang in there.. Focus on your Protein and Water intake, up your exercise as much as you can (within the limits set by your Dr.).. if you are on puree phase, make sure the portions are the correct size/volume...

I lost like 3 lbs by the time I got back from the hospital.. but after that... the weight remained constant for 10-12 days.. and then it started coming off.

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I agree on not weighing!!! I am committed to weighing only every Sunday. Another good tracking method, that shirt or clothing item that you're almost into that is just not there yet... try on every other week.

Last 2 days of full liquids... treats today of Malt o Meal with cinnamon for Breakfast and a tortilla Soup, strained with sour cream for later. Focusing on at least 36 oz of Water today.

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1 hour ago, Pete-TheTimeIsNow said:

Hang in there.. Focus on your Protein and Water intake, up your exercise as much as you can (within the limits set by your Dr.).. if you are on puree phase, make sure the portions are the correct size/volume...

I lost like 3 lbs by the time I got back from the hospital.. but after that... the weight remained constant for 10-12 days.. and then it started coming off.

Oh that's really helpful to know Pete - thank you! Will keep the faith a bit longer. Most of my head knows it will start soon. There's one tiny dark corner that's telling me I'm wasting my time and I'm gonna be fat forever.

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        Hello! I m 3 weeks post op and I just went through the worst constipation of my life
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        within 2 hrs I did 2 suppositories and 2 enemas, it did nothing! I always had the urge to go but it wouldn't come out, with the enemas the urge was greater but still nothing! the following morning I did another enema and nothing. I ended up going to the ER and got IV hydration but they recommended to manually scoop some out which I did but girl it was not enough for relief. My MD recommended: stop protein shakes and go back to liquids only like during week 1 and oral exlax pills, 1 dose and if no bowel movement within 4 hrs then another dose. I needed the 2nd dose by the next day I finally started to get relief.

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