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Had my VSG October 25,2021 ... yikes 😳



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Having such a hard time since my VSG 2 days ago ... feeling pain everytime I take a baby sip of Water or Gatorade ... was supposed to start up on shakes again today but just couldn't bring myself to do it . No vomiting yet but came pretty close with liquid Tylenol and water . Couldn't even take my whole dose . Any tips on how to make it easier ? The pain I know isn't gas it's from my stomach not being there ... but f**k it hurts so bad . It rises to my chest and all over my abdomen . How have you guys gotten through ?

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It gets better FAST but the first few days are the worst. Did they say you had to take liquid tylenol or can you take pills? The liquid is so gross. That would have made me puke for sure! Try to keep getting up and moving SLOWLY just a little bit every hour or so when you're awake. Hang in there!

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I am in the same boat. Had my surgery on the 25th. It was so much worse than I imagined. Now a couple days out I'm feeling a little better thankfully. I am struggling to get every sip of Water in. I still have some pain especially if I take too big of a sip. I am using disolvable tylenol- that's one tip I can offer. Found it on Amazon since my pharmacy didn't have it. Its a fruit punch flavored powder. Highly recommended it. I am definitely having some emotional issues already. Even though I'm not physically hungry, I'm mentally dying to eat something. Every time I nap I dream about food. And suddenly it seems every TV show or commercial is focused on food. It's going to be one hell of a challenge. Good luck on your journey, hopefully it gets better quick!

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12 hours ago, lizonaplane said:

It gets better FAST but the first few days are the worst. Did they say you had to take liquid tylenol or can you take pills? The liquid is so gross. That would have made me puke for sure! Try to keep getting up and moving SLOWLY just a little bit every hour or so when you're awake. Hang in there!

I am on liquid Tylenol 🤢 I have been walking a lot still trying to drink baby sips and even drove down the block ( big mistake lol I won't be doing that again for a week or so) . I am hoping it gets a little better. I did make the Protein Shake and was able to easily take 4-5 sips, 1 every 10 minutes . Today I'll try again . It's been so rough ! Thank you for your kind words !🥰

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2 hours ago, Philophobia said:

I am on liquid Tylenol 🤢 I have been walking a lot still trying to drink baby sips and even drove down the block ( big mistake lol I won't be doing that again for a week or so) . I am hoping it gets a little better. I did make the Protein Shake and was able to easily take 4-5 sips, 1 every 10 minutes . Today I'll try again . It's been so rough ! Thank you for your kind words !🥰

Try walking down the block! Don't drive yet!!

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It does get better. The first few days are the absolute WORST and I swear to anyone you like that it gets better, and fast. And yes—you have to walk around, it hurts but it helps much more than it hurts.

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If I had to take liquid Tylenol I would definitely take it with something flavored like crystal light maybe but if allowed I concur that the pill will go down better. I hope things are going better for you now.

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I had mine on the 20th and the first few days were very rough. Here are some things I learned.

1) Tylenol dissolve packs, prime shipping on Amazon and tasty.

2) Heating pad for pain; my shoulders, arms & hands were agony. I also wore compression gloves on my hands.

3) Sipping hot liquids was easier at first, Protein Soup (BariWise also on Amazon) or broth with flavorless Protein Powder mixed in.

4) Fairlife Protein Shakes are easier to drink, lighter consistency similar to 2% milk.

I swear it gets better really quickly. I'm 8 days out and I walked around the block 3 times so far today, am off all pain relievers and got 120 grams of protein yesterday and am on track to do so from now on.

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14 hours ago, Philophobia said:

I am on liquid Tylenol 🤢 I have been walking a lot still trying to drink baby sips and even drove down the block ( big mistake lol I won't be doing that again for a week or so) . I am hoping it gets a little better. I did make the Protein Shake and was able to easily take 4-5 sips, 1 every 10 minutes . Today I'll try again . It's been so rough ! Thank you for your kind words !🥰

The first days were the hardest. I remember that first car drive, every bump made bell jiggle and Ouch. That’s how I ended up on the forum. I though I must be having complications. Came here saw other people’s posts and realized it’s normal. Then it did start getting better. I do have to follow some wacky rules, biggest one nothing cold , I can only tolerate warm or hot. It may not seem it right now but it does start to feel better. Keep on sippin

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I found the Tylenol packets that dissolve on your tongue in the grocery store. They aren’t bad. I used one for my caffeine withdrawal headache.

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Try a bit of juice or cordial or something in the Water doesnt have to be much just a splash but it will make it so much easier to get down

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