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On week 5 of liquid diet - thank goodness surgery is the 22nd because I am having such a hard time the past week sticking to this liquid diet and I have cheated a few times. I am starving still - have been the entire 5 weeks. My stomach is constantly growling and everyone in my family can hear it all day and all night. I am so excited to get this done and not feeling the hunger pains anymore lol I can’t wait to see us all start loosing the weight and being healthy!

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On 12/16/2021 at 4:24 AM, Angelina1210 said:

I had mines on December 10th-how are you feeling?

Same as yours. How you feeling Angelina? Today was the best day so far. Thicker liquids going down better. Still get full after just a few sips. Not much pain except for hiccups. sleep is non existent and stitches are itchy. I haven’t taken off the little bandaids they put in them. Every day is a little better

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Hello, my name is Amanda.

I am scheduled for a gastric sleeve on Dec 20 2021-hopefully. Just a few more days, but exponentially increasing covid cases, pushing capacity...I'm sure we all know the drill at tbis point. Just hoping it happens, carrying through with all the prep as if it will.

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8 hours ago, Maymay21 said:

Same as yours. How you feeling Angelina? Today was the best day so far. Thicker liquids going down better. Still get full after just a few sips. Not much pain except for hiccups. sleep is non existent and stitches are itchy. I haven’t taken off the little bandaids they put in them. Every day is a little better

I am right with you guys. Had mine Dec 9th. One incision site pulls and is itchy, but other than that, I really have had a smooth recovery so far. Protein is coming from shakes. I’m hitting protein goals, but not fluid goals. Are you having cravings? I’m not physically hungry but I WANT food. Realizing how much of an addict I really am.

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8 hours ago, huskymama said:

On week 5 of liquid diet - thank goodness surgery is the 22nd because I am having such a hard time the past week sticking to this liquid diet and I have cheated a few times. I am starving still - have been the entire 5 weeks. My stomach is constantly growling and everyone in my family can hear it all day and all night. I am so excited to get this done and not feeling the hunger pains anymore lol I can’t wait to see us all start loosing the weight and being healthy!

My surgery is Dec. 22nd as well. However, I was put on the 16 day liver shrinking diet which is no fat, sugar or bread. I've cheated a little with having Beans and croutons. My terror is me thinking of that girl who went in to surgery and came out un-sleeved because her liver was too big. So that helps me stay more on track. HaHa. My liquid diet starts Monday for 2 day before surgery. I feel for you and good luck.

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36 minutes ago, csrouse said:

I am right with you guys. Had mine Dec 9th. One incision site pulls and is itchy, but other than that, I really have had a smooth recovery so far. Protein is coming from shakes. I’m hitting Protein goals, but not fluid goals. Are you having cravings? I’m not physically hungry but I WANT food. Realizing how much of an addict I really am.

I really need to make an effort to make protein goals too. I’m doing ok on the general liquid goals. I went to the mall yesterday and certain smells made me want food but it wasn’t physical just smells triggering cravings. Having a sugar free lemonade to sip on really helped.

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Hello everyone, Just a little update, I had my surgery on 12/09/2021, I am doing well, I an currently on 2oz of liquid food, 4 times daily, as well as, 2 oz puréed fruit, 2 times daily. I am doing well, follow up appointment was on Thursday, surgeon and nutritionist is very please with the way things are going.I have lost 20lbs so far. Thank you everyone for your support and advice. Wishing everyone good luck.

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17 hours ago, Maymay21 said:

Same as yours. How you feeling Angelina? Today was the best day so far. Thicker liquids going down better. Still get full after just a few sips. Not much pain except for hiccups. sleep is non existent and stitches are itchy. I haven’t taken off the little bandaids they put in them. Every day is a little better

Hi! I’m doing well. I can say that each day gets better. My sleep is so so but that’s improving also. I’m itchy too but I’m sure that’s a good thing. I’m struggling to finish anything I start eating and I’m sick to death of broth. It’s so difficult to get liquids down without pain or discomfort. Maybe I should take smaller sips 🤷🏾‍♀️🤣

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I just had gastric sleeve surgery 12/14 I went home the next day. The night after surgery was brutal! I was nauseated and in pain. The IV pain meds helped me survive. I walked the halls off and on all day because the gas pain was UNBELIEVABLE. I went home the next day and was pretty exhausted today is day 5 I’m still achy but got a lot of cleaning done I did have to rest often. I’m struggling with Water intake but bouillon and sugar free popsicles are helping me a lot! Good luck with your surgery!

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6 hours ago, Gochinz said:

I had my surgery done dec 8th & im currently on stage 3 pureed foods.

I had mines in the 10th. Each day gets better but I’m struggling to finish my Protein drinks. I got a few sips in and my stomach began to feel like an alien was crawling out of it. Needless to say, I threw up the shake 😏. I’ve been trying to incorporate yogurt but I start to get those pains and I stop. I’m going to stick to broth, Water and small amounts of Protein Shake but I just ordered a protein supplement where each shot is 18g of protein. I may be doing this until I can tolerate a shake. Good luck and I’m happy to know your tolerating stage 3 purées. That’s a big accomplishment!! ☺️

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I just had mines on the December 14th. Struggling to get Protein in.

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3 minutes ago, Karlycia said:

I just had mines on the December 14th. Struggling to get Protein in.

Yeah, we ain’t ready 🤦🏾‍♀️🤣. Try Protein shots. There on Amazon. You can get your required dosage without making yourself sick trying to get those shakes down. How are you feeling? My experience has been interesting. I Started with lots of pain but each day gets better. ❤️☺️

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12 hours ago, csrouse said:

I am right with you guys. Had mine Dec 9th. One incision site pulls and is itchy, but other than that, I really have had a smooth recovery so far. Protein is coming from shakes. I’m hitting Protein goals, but not fluid goals. Are you having cravings? I’m not physically hungry but I WANT food. Realizing how much of an addict I really am.

I have cravings but I’m not hungry either. I think they call this head hunger. I’ve been getting my Water intake but the Protein Shakes are too heavy for me right now. I’m starting protein liquid supplements which contain nearly 20g of protein per serving until I’m ready to take on a full shake because at this time, they fill me up, cause pain and make me Ill. Hey, no one ever said this process would be easy, right? ☺️🤷🏾‍♀️

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4 minutes ago, Angelina1210 said:

Yeah, we ain’t ready 🤦🏾‍♀️🤣. Try Protein shots. There on Amazon. You can get your required dosage without making yourself sick trying to get those shakes down. How are you feeling? My experience has been interesting. I Started with lots of pain but each day gets better. ❤️☺️

So I’m starting to feel a little better. I had to get some fluids infused yesterday bc I couldn’t drink bc of how much pain it was causing me. They also noticed my sugar was really low so they made me consume sugar. Been feeling ok since though. Besides when I sneeze or cough or move lol.

im definitely going to get some of those Protein shots. I’ve also been wondering if I should do liquid vitamins bc they chewable ones from Celebrate always make it to where my stomach feels too full. Even with me taking 10-15 minutes to consume one Vitamin.

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