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Currently sitting in the pre-op room. Surgeon is three hours behind schedule and I'm bored and just wanting to get this over with.

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Protein pudding. sugar free Jello pudding mix with Isopure zero carb protein unflavored and 1% milk. I’m in love 🥰
It will perhaps be a short romance when phase 2 or 3 rolls around

My doctor said keep monitoring blood sugar and pressure but I can stop the meds. What?! Hooray!

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On 05/23/2022 at 16:55, Sunshine Princess said:

I had some canned chicken (2 Oz) with a little sugar free BBQ Sauce and it took me straight to Flavortown.

My surgery was last Monday.



If anyone starts on puréed foods, go small and creamy at first. Nonfat yogurt, hummus, refried Beans are good starters.

Nonfat greek yogurt is on my phase 1 full liquids plan.
I am looking forward to chicken with the sugar free bbq sauce!

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Alright. Out of surgery, in my room, and pain is managed.

Walked to the toilet. Drinking Water.

I can do this.

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3 hours ago, Raw188 said:

Alright. Out of surgery, in my room, and pain is managed.

Walked to the toilet. Drinking Water.

I can do this.

I just got home last night. It sounds like you are doing great. I had a slow hard start of it.

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3 hours ago, Raw188 said:

Alright. Out of surgery, in my room, and pain is managed.

Walked to the toilet. Drinking Water.

I can do this.

Go you! Sounds like you’re doing good - one step at a time, you got this.

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Today I had my follow up appointment with my surgeon. He took one of my stitches out. I have been having pain on my left side in the abdominal region. He said that it was a seroma (collection of fluid) that should go away in one to two weeks. My face looks smaller today. I hope it will catch up with the rest of my body.

The surgeon also asked if I would like to see some of my operation. He showed me what it was like inside my tummy and where he had removed some adhesions. It was pretty cool. Glad that things have gone okay.

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So, did anyone else “stall” on week 2? I know about the 3 week stall, but I stalled when I switched to full liquid - even though I’m still under 500 cal per day. I actually gained a pound after the first day of full liquids. I am now day 13 post surgery and at same weight as day 7! I’m getting 60-70 G Protein, struggling a little with Water, but managing 50-64g and most days having around 420 - 450 cal/day. I am also doing 30 minutes on elliptical 4-5 days/week since Day 5 post-surgery.

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My surgeons office says it’s normal for weight loss to be slow to start and sometimes even a little weight gain until week 6. If you are frustrated with it, can always switch something up. Eat more calories, workout a little longer, do a different workout entirely. I’ve been hiking with my dog the last few days for longer than our usual neighborhood walk and the scale is trending down. I’m out of the week 3 stall now it seems. The different elevation is probably helping me too—our usual walk is very flat, this new route is a little hilly.

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3 hours ago, sprukop0924 said:

So, did anyone else “stall” on week 2? I know about the 3 week stall, but I stalled when I switched to full liquid - even though I’m still under 500 cal per day. I actually gained a pound after the first day of full liquids. I am now day 13 post surgery and at same weight as day 7! I’m getting 60-70 G Protein, struggling a little with Water, but managing 50-64g and most days having around 420 - 450 cal/day. I am also doing 30 minutes on elliptical 4-5 days/week since Day 5 post-surgery.

Good video explaining it

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My doctors office just called. I have to be there tomorrow morning at 5:30am. Surgery is scheduled for 7:30am. I’m so excited and nervous

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41 minutes ago, Lee anne said:

Good video explaining it

Excellent. Thanks!

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1 hour ago, Lee anne said:

Good video explaining it

This should be a must watch for anyone on this site.

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6 hours ago, sprukop0924 said:

So, did anyone else “stall” on week 2? I know about the 3 week stall, but I stalled when I switched to full liquid - even though I’m still under 500 cal per day. I actually gained a pound after the first day of full liquids. I am now day 13 post surgery and at same weight as day 7! I’m getting 60-70 G Protein, struggling a little with Water, but managing 50-64g and most days having around 420 - 450 cal/day. I am also doing 30 minutes on elliptical 4-5 days/week since Day 5 post-surgery.

I just had my 1st post op appointment 5/24/22 and the nurse told me to try and avoid the scale at all costs. She said that my metabolism will be doing all kinds of crazy things to adjust after the surgery. She promised to just follow the dieticians plan and get in some walking and weight will continue to fall off.

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