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On 10/28/2021 at 12:12 PM, sunflower1984 said:

Just received my surgery date of November 23rd, anxious for sure.

Hi surgery date twin. Blessing to us both on a safe, successful and speedy process.

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22 hours ago, LeDonna said:

Had my RNY on 11/08

I hope all is going well with you.

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Had gastric sleeve on Nov 1st. Had to stay a week in the hospital because a night nurse gave me Tylenol pills the first night and my stomach decided to swell. I was NPO (nothing by mouth? For 5 days. Came home on the 7th and the 12th developed lactose intolerance to all my Protein Shakes and yogurts everything I had for Protein. It’s been a struggle getting enough protein, today I’ve been so bloated and burping constantly the Dr now thinks it could be my gallbladder or my small intestine is not digesting well. I’m a little frustrated but trying my best.

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11 hours ago, 3Grands040917 said:

Hi surgery date twin. Blessing to us both on a safe, successful and speedy process.

You too! They actually bumped my date up to the 18th. I’m home now settling in, stomach is sore and working on getting fluids in.

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I had a VSG(vertical sleeve gastrectomy) on November 11th. First day home from the hospital was tough because I was pretty sore at incision sites and quite weak, but now a week later I feel amazing and down 20 pounds from original weight! I am already see I ng a difference is joint pain. Best life decision ever

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10 hours ago, textornado said:

Had gastric sleeve on Nov 1st. Had to stay a week in the hospital because a night nurse gave me Tylenol pills the first night and my stomach decided to swell. I was NPO (nothing by mouth? For 5 days. Came home on the 7th and the 12th developed lactose intolerance to all my Protein Shakes and yogurts everything I had for Protein. It’s been a struggle getting enough Protein, today I’ve been so bloated and burping constantly the Dr now thinks it could be my gallbladder or my small intestine is not digesting well. I’m a little frustrated but trying my best.

Hope you feel better soon.

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On 11/14/2021 at 12:30 PM, Misnomer said:

My program refers to the entire 2-week thing as a "liquid diet," but part of the plan is a Protein Bar every day plus either a banana or 8oz of low-fat milk (for potassium). It becomes strictly liquid-only 2 days before surgery, though. For me, that will happen on Saturday. I love bananas, so that was an easy choice at first, but right now I'm desperate for any variety so I'll be switching to 1% milk this week. :) And they only provided 12 Protein Bars to begin with (smart bariatric center!), so I won't have to remember to stop eating them. I have my pre-op nutritionist appointment tomorrow morning, and Wednesday morning is the pre-op with my surgeon. I have a feeling this week will go by really fast!!

My surgery was on 11/01. I only had a liquid only diet the day before my surgery. I guess each doctor protocols are different for pre-op requirements.

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I think I needed to create my own topic for my question so I did. Couldn't see how to remove this one.

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I experienced hunger with both the sleeve and bypass. It's pretty frustrating! When I bring it up people think I'm crazy.. ha

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You have to set your mind and get rid of old habits.,

I get you I was like this before but after I got my 2nd Surgery from Sleeve headache by Md to bypass., I took classes in Nutrition relationship with Sleeve and Bypass and Realtionship with food., I drop a lot of weight before my 2nd surgery I didn’t really need to my case was special type case., I’m happy I got the bypass it’s not easy this new one but I came prepared this time around.

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*Raises hand*
I had gastric bypass on Nov 18, also in Mexico. Been feeling great since then except for some bouts of fatigue. I have a TOUGH time getting up in the morning (always have, but caffeine used to help). Check in with my local GP tomorrow and hoping to be cleared for more activity!

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So, I'm a little more than two weeks out from surgery. Seems like every evening I deal with some back pain. It's more middle of the back... possibly near my kidneys. It's an annoying ache. I thought it might be from not getting enough Water or from the fact that I have started to add some pureed items to the diet choices, but I can't figure it out. Anyone else?

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