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On 04/15/2022 at 06:54, mlortega said:

Day 1 after surgery getting the gastric sleeve, when they said expect nausea they weren’t kidding I haven’t been able to keep anything thicker than Water down, I woke from surgery vomiting and extreme nausea and discomfort. I was up and walking immediately which made the gas in the shoulders and chest tolerable I’m feeling a little defeated at the moment. I hoping I won’t have to stay another day in the hospital due to the having trouble keeping things down. How’s everyone else?

I’m day 1 after surgery revision to gastric bypass. I was much less sore this time & been walking and siping my H20 & broth Soup no problem. My surgeon already came by & they are discharging me! yay! Walking is key- gets everything moving, burps,gas, air, etc. I’ll
start taking a stool
softener later today just as a precaution. Good luck to you. Hope you feel better

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20 hours ago, Vixenvic1 said:

I feel like I’m exactly the same! Today is day 4, and the exhaustion is through the roof! I haven’t left the house yet but been done some laps around my house! Hopefully all this starts to shift soon.

im averaging around 1.5- 2 litres of Fluid a day, and this morning I decided to try some jelly which is nice to have a different texture rather than just clear liquid.

I have a really weird eating plan. I was given yoghurt and jelly while still in hospital,( I eat about 1 ml!) My plan is smooth puree food from 2 days to a week after surgery. No period of clear liquids or liquid food. Suggestions are just revolting,tinned tuna mixed with cottage cheese, 🤢 chop chop chicken (I have no words to describe this foul tinned white blobs) mixed with cottage cheese, 🤮scrambled egg, weetbix breakfast Cereal mixed up with milk. I can’t stomach anything that isn’t really liquid, like watery Soup texture. So I’m kind of doing my own thing and following a plan I found online from a UK based bariatric specialist dietician. My dietician is properly qualified over here (NZ) but as far as I know not a bariatric specialist, the surgery is very rare over here really, I don’t know how experienced she is. Not sure what to do really as I feel i’ll be onto the puree food in about a week anyway, just not yet 🤷‍♀️Any suggestions?

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1 hour ago, Kia kaha said:

I have a really weird eating plan. I was given yoghurt and jelly while still in hospital,( I eat about 1 ml!) My plan is smooth puree food from 2 days to a week after surgery. No period of Clear Liquids or liquid food. Suggestions are just revolting,tinned tuna mixed with cottage cheese, 🤢 chop chop chicken (I have no words to describe this foul tinned white blobs) mixed with cottage cheese, 🤮scrambled egg, weetbix Breakfast Cereal mixed up with milk. I can’t stomach anything that isn’t really liquid, like watery Soup texture. So I’m kind of doing my own thing and following a plan I found online from a UK based bariatric specialist dietician. My dietician is properly qualified over here (NZ) but as far as I know not a bariatric specialist, the surgery is very rare over here really, I don’t know how experienced she is. Not sure what to do really as I feel i’ll be onto the puree food in about a week anyway, just not yet 🤷‍♀️Any suggestions?

My plan is the same, purée from day 2 but my dietician gave suggestions such as mashed potatoes with low fat cheese mixed in, hummus, flaked fish mixed with potato. I couldn’t stomach the thought of puréed meat so but I can manage a bit tuna with some potato and Mayonnaise. I’ve also made a lentil Soup.< br /> I started out with really thin consistencies, just adding milk to thin out the mashed potato etc, but at nearly two weeks post op I’m gradually building up the thickness.
There seems to be no so much variation in what people are told to eat post op. My dietician is really against Protein drinks and said to use them as a last resort whilst other diets seem to be based around them.

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Need to loos weight What helped me loose weight is eating more Protein and adding a Protein Shake to my routine. Which I turn helped me get thru the liquid stage easier

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Day 2 of post op! I’m kinda turning this into a little self journal for myself but also putting it out their to others in case anyone is experiencing the same thing, I think it’s nice not feeling so alone. Soooo starting Day 2 I’ve been yaking that bright yellow Fluid and also kinda dark brown I’m assuming this is bile and stomach acid from the horrible after taste I’m getting. The oxycodone is helping with that abdominal pain big time and the melt in your mouth Zofran. Water is still really hard to keep down and I could barely finish a popsicle!! Going from having like 2 or 3 as a sweet treat to not even half of one was mind blowing to me! I’m mustering the courage to try more water and some Protein liquid today I have now a fear of throwing up just because it’s very painful. Keep hanging on my first week peeps it sucks now but the results are so worth it! Lots of ❤️

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On 3/21/2022 at 1:49 PM, Goldengirl321 said:

Hello April buddies!! Hope you are all having a great Monday! Today is my 45th birthday and it’s also going to be my last birthday I will spend overweight and unhealthy !! Whoo hoo!

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On 3/6/2022 at 8:04 PM, Amanda86 said:

I am signed up for April 20th

My next consultant time is March 31

Anxious.

I am 4/20 as well! I am also anxious. I have this fear that it won't work. Which is silly, right? Ugh.

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On 04/16/2022 at 10:20, CeCe700 said:






I am 4/20 as well! I am also anxious. I have this fear that it won't work. Which is silly, right? Ugh.


Perfectly understandable. I went through the same emotions years ago. I was walking 10 miles a day, counting calories and I had this irrational fear that the number on the scale would go down, I would lose the weight, BUT I would look exactly the same. 🤔 I think it’s something that many of us think about.

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35 minutes ago, CeCe700 said:

I am 4/20 as well! I am also anxious. I have this fear that it won't work. Which is silly, right? Ugh.

I am about a year out and I was worried I would lose all the weight and then gain it back like I always do. It’s just because of all the yo-yo diets we have all done that didn’t work out.

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That’s wonderful. Enjoy the journey.

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So my surgery (vsg) is this Monday 4/18 and today is my last day of eating regular foods. I do a clear liquid diet tomorrow. I'm excited but also very nervous! Can't believe this day is almost here! My husband got me a hibachi dinner tonight as my last hurrah. Ahhh!!!

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11 hours ago, mlortega said:

Day 2 of post op! I’m kinda turning this into a little self journal for myself but also putting it out their to others in case anyone is experiencing the same thing, I think it’s nice not feeling so alone. Soooo starting Day 2 I’ve been yaking that bright yellow Fluid and also kinda dark brown I’m assuming this is bile and stomach acid from the horrible after taste I’m getting. The oxycodone is helping with that abdominal pain big time and the melt in your mouth Zofran. Water is still really hard to keep down and I could barely finish a popsicle!! Going from having like 2 or 3 as a sweet treat to not even half of one was mind blowing to me! I’m mustering the courage to try more Water and some Protein liquid today I have now a fear of throwing up just because it’s very painful. Keep hanging on my first week peeps it sucks now but the results are so worth it! Lots of ❤️

The first week sucked for me as well. It’s rough there’s no doubt about that! My tummy dislikes anything cold, I couldn’t deal with a popsicle! I’m starting to feel more myself now, it’s one week tomorrow. Hang in there, each day is a bit better than the one before 😄

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