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Hello all

I'm Becca and I had a gastric sleeve 7 days ago.

The healing has been very strange as anything I eat I can feel - any tips to help keep my body going in the right direction and to help keep it comfortable

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Hi! I'm also 7 days post op! I'm still on full liquid diet and I can feel everything that god down as well. Sometimes it's painful, if the sip are not small enough or if they are to soon close together, so I just slow down and the pain is tolerable. I get full from Fluid after about 1 ounce and if i wait a few minutes, it's fine. I just sip 4-6 pounce over a period of 15 to 60 minutes depending upon what it is. I have notice today, I cant get it down in less time. if I take it slow. I hardly ever feel hungry and I'm taking the fluid in because I need to.

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Bless you,

It's super weird being able to feel it go down.

I have found that cold ish drinks go down ok but sometimes feels like it's bubbling not sure why this but just something I have found. How did you find the first few days after surgery??

I had my surgery 5th October and sent home 6th October since then it's been learning to take things slow etc

Am I am still on liquid too but I've been able to have baked Beans as they are easy to really chew down before swallowing

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It is such a bizarre feeling. I finally ate some whole Beans (allowed by my surgeon) and I swear I could feel them moving through my entire digestive tract. It was terrible. No more whole beans—I make a small pot of beans and purée them like for enfrijoladas.

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It is such a bizarre feeling. I finally ate some whole Beans (allowed by my surgeon) and I swear I could feel them moving through my entire digestive tract. It was terrible. No more whole beans—I make a small pot of Beans and purée them like for enfrijoladas.


I can feel water/squash go through me completely it's horrible but just keep going as I know I need the fluids


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All completely normal, and it does get better with time. Immediately post-op every wallow hurt and I could barely get a few ounces of liquid in per hour. I'm 3.5 weeks out now, and am able to get all of my fluids in, no pain swallowing, and tolerating purees/soft foods well. I will say, I still feel "bubbly" when I eat, but I have found that if I eat really slow, the gurgling is a good full indicator for me. When it becomes somewhat uncomfortable, I immediately stop eating and that seems to be working. Just give yourself lots of time to get used to your new body and be gentle with yourself while you're healing.

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