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Started on purée/ mashed foods today. Hummus and avocado never tasted so good!

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On 05/20/2022 at 15:58, qtshanon said:



Hi. Newby here. Post surgery (May 4) gastric sleeve. I’m on soft foods this week and the first day eating something I could actually chew was HEAVEN. Well, it was a couple ounces of tuna, but it felt wonderful. Up to a few days ago I was not experiencing complications, but then I started having sharp burning pains near my left incisions. It was only when I stand from sitting or bend. Now it’s more frequent and more intense. It really hurts, but the nurse says it’s a sign of internal healing and should subside in a few weeks. It feels like the opposite. More like the stitches are ripping and the burn is excruciating at times. I’ve tried wearing a binder to hold in my belly thinking the extra weight is pulling the incision, but the touch of the material seems to intensify the burning sensation. Anyone else experiencing/experienced this? Did it eventually go away? Hearing that will give me hope.


I’m just 4 days out but I’m have had the burning pains at the incisions. I hope someone chimes in to assure you that yes they will go away soon. Did you have pains right after surgery? We’re you prescribed pain meds?
Hooray for the soft foods!i hope you’re feeling better soon

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Today is a special day! I sounded the celebratory bells. It was my first post-op poo!
And to add on to the good times, I met my Protein and Water goals yesterday of 60g and 48oz respectively and it looks very good that I will meet them today.

And I was told that I have not been snoring at all since surgery.

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I can’t quote for some reason on the app but @farfeldiego that’s amazing!!! Good job!!! Especially on the snoring!

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The burning pain you feel is the nerves around the surgery site getting sensation back. This happens anywhere from four days after surgery up to a month.

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7 hours ago, FarfelDiego said:

I’m just 4 days out but I’m have had the burning pains at the incisions. I hope someone chimes in to assure you that yes they will go away soon. Did you have pains right after surgery? We’re you prescribed pain meds?
Hooray for the soft foods!i hope you’re feeling better soon

Hi. Thank you for responding. I had pain right after surgery but only for the first 3 days and it was tolerable with a muscle relaxer and Tylenol. I didn’t have the burning sensation until this week. It was better today and less intense. Appreciate you and wishing you a healthy recovery!

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4 hours ago, Sunshine Princess said:

The burning pain you feel is the nerves around the surgery site getting sensation back. This happens anywhere from four days after surgery up to a month.

That actually makes sense. The nurse just said oh that’s normal and things are healing internally. I was like hmm…okay, but I didn’t think she understood how painful it was. Today was better. I’m optimistic it’ll continue to improve and feel normal again soon. Thank you!

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15 hours ago, Sunshine Princess said:

Started on purée/ mashed foods today. Hummus and avocado never tasted so good!

Ooh- that’s next week for me, can’t wait. Love both.

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I had my op on 19th (Thursday) and got home on Saturday morning. I struggled a bit with keeping fluids down on the Friday but thankfully that passed and I'm now drinking well, and have had some thin Soup and Protein yoghurts so feel I have some energy back.

Remarkably I haven't had much in the way of gas pain - definitely some discomfort in the first 36 hours or so but it eased with some walking around. So happy to be home and that it's done - I have a feeling the next couple of weeks will feel long whilst I'm on fluids only but excited to be in this next chapter of my life!

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8 hours ago, Hesitant but hopeful said:

Good luck. Hope it continues to go well!

Thanks! I’m sure there will be many bumps in this long road but I’m relieved to have had a smooth start! Good luck to you too for your journey, have you had your op?

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One week to go! This 2 week liquid diet is killing me! Just thinking about the end goal though 😎

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