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I agree with what everyone has already said.. I'll be four weeks post on Tuesday, and the scale didn't move for 14 DAYS😩.. I got on the scale on the 25th and somehow lost three pounds overnight🥰..

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11/19

1 week weigh in & down 25 lbs!

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5 days post op here. Still freaking out about the pureed stage. This liquid stage has been a breeze, but scared I won't blend it enough. Please tell me it's easy!

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Hi all!

I’m new! My surgery is tomorrow (11/29/21) and I’m scared out of my mind. I’m having DS. Wanted to do Bariatric surgery for about 17 + years, and earlier this year, I found out that our insurance FINALLY covers it.
I was (and am!) so thankful for that!

I can’t help but feel immensely trepidatious about tomorrow. I think, perhaps, it’s the buildup of 17 years of wanting something, to then suddenly have it become reality, you know?

I’m scared of the pain, scared of the first few weeks post-op, scared of screwing up and the dumping, scared I’ll never eat fun foods again, scared at how completely and drastically this will change my life (for the better). I sort of feel the same way I felt the few days before I had my first baby.

This seems silly, I know. I’m equally excited. Finding it difficult to get past the anxiety tonight.

Any advice? Those of you recently post-op; How’s everything going?

-Z

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I was scared too. But I knew I had to do it to have a better life. I kept repeating this...

"I shall not fear failure, but rather I shall only fear not having tried. "

There will be some pain... they will give drugs for that. My pain was gone in a few days. No norco needed once I came home.

Clear liquids and full liquids went fine. No dumping for me.

Honestly, the tough part for me is getting enough Water.

You've got this. 1 month from now, you'll be very happy.

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Don't have the surgery. I did and I'm not losing any weight... It's WAY more trouble than it's worth.

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22 hours ago, LaquitaW27 said:

I agree with what everyone has already said.. I'll be four weeks post on Tuesday, and the scale didn't move for 14 DAYS😩.. I got on the scale on the 25th and somehow lost three pounds overnight🥰..

Thank you. This really helps me. and ------ I lost a pound today! First of many. 🤩

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22 hours ago, FatPositiveMotherhood said:

11/19

1 week weigh in & down 25 lbs!

OMG FPM that's amazing. Kind of whips the heck out of my loss, but seriously - that must be some kind of record! Are you feeling OK?

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18 hours ago, Ohelm said:

5 days post op here. Still freaking out about the pureed stage. This liquid stage has been a breeze, but scared I won't blend it enough. Please tell me it's easy!

It's easy. I started today - had my surgery 11 days ago. I made a Sunday roast and then just took the meat (lamb - OMG the tastiest meat EVER) and some of the veg (carrot, parsnip, cauli), a little gravy and a lot of Water and stick blended it and it went completely smooth. Almost moussy actually. It was gorgeous after 10 days of shakes and thick liquids. And best of all, whereas I could sip a shake literally all day, six teaspoons of this puree and I was full. And I'm still full an hour later. I think this is gonna work out lads. So happy.

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1 hour ago, goodmanje said:

Don't have the surgery. I did and I'm not losing any weight... It's WAY more trouble than it's worth.

Oh god how awful. Have you watched any Matthew Weiner on YouTube? Might be worth checking out - he has answers to a lot of problems that people experience post op. Are you sticking absolutely to the rules?

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On 11/28/2021 at 12:10, Spinoza said:






OMG FPM that's amazing. Kind of whips the heck out of my loss, but seriously - that must be some kind of record! Are you feeling OK?






I feel GREAT. My incisions are wonky but I’m getting my Protein in most days.

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Oh wow, that's much bigger than I thought! This is 30 minutes of everything you need to know for your first month or so post op. It has reminded me of things I'd already forgotten - well worth a watch.

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Checking in. I will be 2 weeks post op tomorrow. On Wednesday my surgeon cleared me to start soft food. I have been eating fish that I grill and I have been using my Instapot to pressure cook some things. I am not interested in puréed. I can live on apple sauce and fish for a long time.

Weight loss has stopped at 30 pounds in 3 weeks which I am fine with. I haven’t lost much post op but I lost so much Pre-op I am not surprised. The Dermabond is finally starting to come off my incisions. No problems so far tolerating food. I am slowing sampling different things. I am avoiding sugar.

I so far have nothing but positives to say about my experience. For me this isn’t about a number on a scale. This is about my health and I already feel more energetic and am not longer using my CPAP.

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