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On 08/16/2022 at 17:09, RaisnHL said:

I’m not going to lie, I’m slightly jealous of those of you already returning to work/feeling great postop!



I’m officially 1 week post op and I feel like I’m never going to be the same 😩 I have a constant feeling of something being “stuck” in my chest/throat and it’s driving me crazy! I’m also struggling to get in the recommended amount of Protein each day, shakes are disgusting to me now, and I feel awful after finishing one.. I also am having a reallly difficult time getting in all of my meds, taking Horse pills with a SIP of Water is making the “stuck” feeling even worse.



I honestly thought that I was so ready for this and it was all going to be a breeze, but I wasn’t even close to prepared… I don’t regret it, yet, but boy am I close.

I’m sorry you’re feeling so crappy.
The nutritionist at my doctors office recommended a chewable Multivitamin, two in the morning two in the afternoon, and then the only other thing you would have to take is one B 50 supplement chewable pill. But the chewable makes it much easier. The company is Bariatric Fusion.< /p>

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Surgery update: all went well this morning. I’m in my room for an overnight stay and monitoring (standard practice).

I’m having some discomfort from the gas, but manageable and my right side hurts some when I change positions - but again, manageable.

I’m doing Clear Liquids today and if all goes well tradition to full liquids tomorrow.

Hope everyone is doing well. Looking forward to cheering on our successes and for everyone to have a speedy recovery!

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On 08/16/2022 at 17:09, RaisnHL said:

I’m not going to lie, I’m slightly jealous of those of you already returning to work/feeling great postop!



I’m officially 1 week post op and I feel like I’m never going to be the same 😩 I have a constant feeling of something being “stuck” in my chest/throat and it’s driving me crazy! I’m also struggling to get in the recommended amount of Protein each day, shakes are disgusting to me now, and I feel awful after finishing one.. I also am having a reallly difficult time getting in all of my meds, taking Horse pills with a SIP of Water is making the “stuck” feeling even worse.



I honestly thought that I was so ready for this and it was all going to be a breeze, but I wasn’t even close to prepared… I don’t regret it, yet, but boy am I close.

I hope you start to feel better soon!

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On 08/16/2022 at 17:13, tranquil_chaos said:



Much happiness and good thoughts to everyone who is having surgery this week!




I'm officially 1 week post-op RNY (with hernia repair)! Here is what I've learned this week from my surgeon, my partner (who is a nurse) and myself:




1) If you are in pain, take your meds. There is no shame in taking pain meds for a major surgery. Everyone's pain tolerance is different and I have been in a fair to high amount of pain since surgery. I'm not sure if it's the RNY plus the hernia repair that is causing this level of pain, but I took whatever pain meds the nurses gave during my hospital stay (there was a combination) and then every 6 hours after I was discharged for the first 3 days and now I'm only taking them when I feel pain, but I still feel pain, so I'm still taking them.




2) Rest. I'm a person who is always on the go and it's been difficult for me to just REST. It's driving my partner (the nurse) crazy. He keeps reminding me "It's only been ____ days! You just had two major surgeries! Rest please!! Sit down! Take a nap!" Don't feel guilty about resting your first week (or weeks) home.




2) PLAN PLAN PLAN. Once I was on full liquids I was shocked at how low the Protein value is per BARIATRIC SERVING and quickly realized if I didn't plan what I was going to eat and when I was going to eat it, this will get out of control really fast. Yes, a container of Protein greek yogurt has 20 grams of protein in it (a 5.3 oz container), but if you are only eating 2 oz servings at a time, you have cut your protein down to 7.5 g per serving. I've added Isopure to almost everything I eat and I do 5g Isopure per 2 oz food which adds another 4g protein.




3) It's extremely difficult to get your 64 oz of Water in. Pre-surgery I was like "that will be easy." Nope. Not at all. First, your new pouch will only hold a sip or two at a time. Too much and it will hurt. And once you are eating full liquids or purees, you have to stop drinking 30 min before, 30 minutes after (and another 10/15/20 to actually eat your food) and if you are eating 3-5x a day...this becomes a full time job. I know it will get easier, but it has been overwhelming right now.


Thank you so much for this!

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On 08/16/2022 at 21:02, LookingForward22 said:

Surgery update: all went well this morning. I’m in my room for an overnight stay and monitoring (standard practice).



I’m having some discomfort from the gas, but manageable and my right side hurts some when I change positions - but again, manageable.



I’m doing Clear Liquids today and if all goes well tradition to full liquids tomorrow.



Hope everyone is doing well. Looking forward to cheering on our successes and for everyone to have a speedy recovery!

Yay! Congratulations!! 🎈🎉🎊 Hope everything continues to go smoothly and that you have a speedy recovery!!

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4 hours ago, RaisnHL said:

I’m not going to lie, I’m slightly jealous of those of you already returning to work/feeling great postop!

I’m officially 1 week post op and I feel like I’m never going to be the same 😩 I have a constant feeling of something being “stuck” in my chest/throat and it’s driving me crazy! I’m also struggling to get in the recommended amount of Protein each day, shakes are disgusting to me now, and I feel awful after finishing one.. I also am having a reallly difficult time getting in all of my meds, taking Horse pills with a SIP of Water is making the “stuck” feeling even worse.

I honestly thought that I was so ready for this and it was all going to be a breeze, but I wasn’t even close to prepared… I don’t regret it, yet, but boy am I close.

I feel exactly the same way, most of the time. Like something is stuck in my chest. That is, when I don't feel nauseous, hungry or with heartburn. My stomach is this bloated, bruised and bloody mess.

I can't stomach the Protein Shakes and I'm not getting neatly the Protein I'm supposed to. I went home for lunch today and yesterday, because I couldn't eat anything in the cafeteria, and I really, really didn't want to go back to work in the afternoon. But I did, because I had to.

On the plus side, I'm getting enough liquids or close to what I'm supposed to, and I'm tolerating Tomato Soup and very thin oatmeal reasonably well. So that's something.

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On 08/16/2022 at 21:20, Sunnyer said:






I feel exactly the same way, most of the time. Like something is stuck in my chest. That is, when I don't feel nauseous, hungry or with heartburn. My stomach is this bloated, bruised and bloody mess.



I can't stomach the Protein Shakes and I'm not getting neatly the Protein I'm supposed to. I went home for lunch today and yesterday, because I couldn't eat anything in the cafeteria, and I really, really didn't want to go back to work in the afternoon. But I did, because I had to.



On the plus side, I'm getting enough liquids or close to what I'm supposed to, and I'm tolerating Tomato Soup and very thin oatmeal reasonably well. So that's something.


I’m so thankful to know that I’m not the only one! 😘

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Surgery update: all went well this morning. I’m in my room for an overnight stay and monitoring (standard practice).

I’m having some discomfort from the gas, but manageable and my right side hurts some when I change positions - but again, manageable.

I’m doing Clear Liquids today and if all goes well tradition to full liquids tomorrow.

Hope everyone is doing well. Looking forward to cheering on our successes and for everyone to have a speedy recovery!
Yay!! I'm so happy everything is going well!

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I find all your stories so valuable--both because I feel invested in you all and to see the spectrum of what to expect. To those who aren't feeling so well, I hope day by day it gets a little better. ❤️

5.5 days until my surgery! Today I had a televisit with my surgeon, and we went over how I've been doing (down 8 pounds since on the pre-op liver-shrinking diet), what to expect on the day of, etc. Thursday I have my Covid test then minimize interactions (and always masked when out of the house) until surgery Monday.

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Wishing you the best of the recoveries!! Please let us know how you feel when you can [emoji4]
So I was discharged less than 24 hours after the surgery (I'm in Dominican Republic), was walking and going to the bathroom by myself just after 2 hours (I think, is a little fuzzy) post op. The barium test was the worst (But my surgeon said my procedure was test book perfect!!!), I started vomiting right after the test and after that it was on and of on Saturday and Sunday, I think I was getting used to the smaller sips. Something that help was having little ice cubes filled with Gatorade (wich I hated before surgery now the mere sight of it makes me gag) and Electrolyte, those are life savers. The food for this stage are bahhh, the high of my week was today that I got to make my own vegetable and chicken consomme, have my 2.5 ounces really slowly, tasting the chicken.
Sleeping has been tricky, but I must admit that last night I didn't need pain meds to sleep, I was restless, but it has to do with the fact that I'm not sleeping in my bed or in my apartment ( I moved during the pandemia to another city for work and now I don't recognize my old bed as my own anymore). My sister and my nephew are taking care of me, support that I don't have in the city I work.

Tomorrow is my 5 days post-op follow up, gonna ask my surgeon if I can go home on Saturday, I just have to be mindful of the schedule for eating and drinking Water (and not rely so much on my sister and nephew for that). My wounds are healing really good the one in the belly bottom fell by it self today and it doesn't hurt. The bigger insicion (where they took the stomach) and the fartest one on the left are the one with some discomfort today.

Walking is a must, today I feel great compare with other days, because I've been really active, coming up and down the stairs of the house, cooking for my self and my nephew, playing lightly with the dog, doing some light house shore to help my sis a little bit. No being in bed the whole day ( like sunday and monday).

Sorry if you see any grammar mistakes, english is not my first language and in Dominican Republic we don't have forums or social groups for Bariatrics patients.

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[emoji1787][emoji1787][emoji1787] I find comfort in the fact that we're going through this together!
I dream about eating a 3/4 pounder Wendy's!!! And someone around my house was making a BBQ, the smell was killing me. Now I dream with the puree part, to have some hummus, Beans, tuna and some meat.

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9 hours ago, SuziDavis said:

I am so excited/nervous/anxious!!!!! Tomorrow is the day!

Praying for a speedy recovery!! See you on the other side!

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39 minutes ago, KikyL said:

I dream about eating a 3/4 pounder Wendy's!!! And someone around my house was making a BBQ, the smell was killing me. Now I dream with the puree part, to have some hummus, Beans, tuna and some meat.

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Day 2 of the shrinking liver diet and I'm already dreaming of food...especially sushi. LOL We got this!!

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On 08/16/2022 at 23:17, KikyL said:


So I was discharged less than 24 hours after the surgery (I'm in Dominican Republic), was walking and going to the bathroom by myself just after 2 hours (I think, is a little fuzzy) post op. The barium test was the worst (But my surgeon said my procedure was test book perfect!!!), I started vomiting right after the test and after that it was on and of on Saturday and Sunday, I think I was getting used to the smaller sips. Something that help was having little ice cubes filled with Gatorade (wich I hated before surgery now the mere sight of it makes me gag) and Electrolyte, those are life savers. The food for this stage are bahhh, the high of my week was today that I got to make my own vegetable and chicken consomme, have my 2.5 ounces really slowly, tasting the chicken.
Sleeping has been tricky, but I must admit that last night I didn't need pain meds to sleep, I was restless, but it has to do with the fact that I'm not sleeping in my bed or in my apartment ( I moved during the pandemia to another city for work and now I don't recognize my old bed as my own anymore). My sister and my nephew are taking care of me, support that I don't have in the city I work.

Tomorrow is my 5 days post-op follow up, gonna ask my surgeon if I can go home on Saturday, I just have to be mindful of the schedule for eating and drinking Water (and not rely so much on my sister and nephew for that). My wounds are healing really good the one in the belly bottom fell by it self today and it doesn't hurt. The bigger insicion (where they took the stomach) and the fartest one on the left are the one with some discomfort today.

Walking is a must, today I feel great compare with other days, because I've been really active, coming up and down the stairs of the house, cooking for my self and my nephew, playing lightly with the dog, doing some light house shore to help my sis a little bit. No being in bed the whole day ( like sunday and monday).

Sorry if you see any grammar mistakes, english is not my first language and in Dominican Republic we don't have forums or social groups for Bariatrics patients.

Sent from my SM-N975U using BariatricPal mobile app

Felicidades! Espero que te todo siga bien y que te sientas mejor pronto!

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