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I had a Gastric Sleeve on 4/28 and I am struggling. Very sore due to cough and weak. I am desperately trying to stick to the plan and get all my meds in. Hope it gets better soon!

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It will. Hang in there. Mine was on the 26th.

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53 minutes ago, RKnight said:

I had a Gastric Sleeve on 4/28 and I am struggling. Very sore due to cough and weak. I am desperately trying to stick to the plan and get all my meds in. Hope it gets better soon!

Have you moved up to full liquids yet? I was very weak on the clear liquid diet from a lack of calories.

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51 minutes ago, RKnight said:

I had a Gastric Sleeve on 4/28 and I am struggling. Very sore due to cough and weak. I am desperately trying to stick to the plan and get all my meds in. Hope it gets better soon!

It will get better! I had my gastric sleeve on 4/27. Each day I see marked improvement. Everyone is different it seems. I have seen some people go back to work after five days. There is no way I would be ready for that now. Take it easy and listen to your body. Also, Water is key! :)

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1 hour ago, Sleeving It Reel said:

It will get better! I had my gastric sleeve on 4/27. Each day I see marked improvement. Everyone is different it seems. I have seen some people go back to work after five days. There is no way I would be ready for that now. Take it easy and listen to your body. Also, Water is key! :)

Thank you for the encouragement. Are you doing well?

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Hello I am new her . I was sleeved April 25th. I am on a clear liquid diet for 2 weeks.

would like to know , how much weight did u lose in this stage ! And in stage 2 what is your purée stage like ? food suggestion

thank you 🙏🏼

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1 hour ago, RKnight said:

Thank you for the encouragement. Are you doing well?

Of course. That’s what I love about this site. We are all here to encourage each other. While our experiences may be a little different, we are all working towards the same goal. 😊Yes, I feel like I am doing really well. I’ve been on the purée diet for a few days and it has really helped me feel stronger. But I can tell you that I still need extra naps during the day.

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Sorry if this question has already been asked, but is anyone else experiencing bloating after surgery. I mean, I'm nearly a month out and every morning I wake up bloated; it will dissipate after exercise and come back right before bed 😞 It is driving me crazy! Is this normal? What can I do!!!

I did NOT experience this with the sleeve. 😩

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41 minutes ago, newsam1154 said:

Sorry if this question has already been asked, but is anyone else experiencing bloating after surgery. I mean, I'm nearly a month out and every morning I wake up bloated; it will dissipate after exercise and come back right before bed 😞 It is driving me crazy! Is this normal? What can I do!!!

I did NOT experience this with the sleeve. 😩

Out of curiosity, are you consuming a lot of sugar free items? I find that for some reason when I do I cannot get rid of bloat.

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2 hours ago, Goldengirl321 said:

Out of curiosity, are you consuming a lot of sugar free items? I find that for some reason when I do I cannot get rid of bloat.

BINGO! That really could be the culprit. I would look at diet. Try to keep as close to nature as possible. Not a lot of artificial sweeteners. Also if you are eating eggs, Beans, broccoli they can cause gas. IF you find after a day or two nothing has changed then I would suspect that you are now having a dairy or whey intolerance. Things change with the RNY! You might need to go to a almond or other dairy alternative, And go to a plant based Protein Powder. Read labels to be sure No Whey if that’s the case.

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3 hours ago, Goldengirl321 said:

Out of curiosity, are you consuming a lot of sugar free items? I find that for some reason when I do I cannot get rid of bloat.

Ooh, I didn't think of that. I do enjoy a sugar free pudding at night but not every day. I will start watching what exactly I'm eating. Thank you!

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1 hour ago, Tina 2.0 said:

BINGO! That really could be the culprit. I would look at diet. Try to keep as close to nature as possible. Not a lot of artificial sweeteners. Also if you are eating eggs, Beans, broccoli they can cause gas. IF you find after a day or two nothing has changed then I would suspect that you are now having a dairy or whey intolerance. Things change with the RNY! You might need to go to a almond or other dairy alternative, And go to a plant based Protein Powder. Read labels to be sure No whey if that’s the case.

I never even thought about that, my current Protein is Fairlife so, it could be a good possibility! I've never tried the almond/dairy alternative. Thank you for your insight!

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Hello Everyone,

I had my VSG on the 22nd of April. I am in stage 3 of the diet. I am 23 days post op. I didn't have a pre-op diet. I am not able to eat much. No where near what I was told to eat. With the 30/30, the protien shakes and Water requiments I am struggling to eat. Anyone else experiencing this? How are you getting through it?

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