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On 11/26/2022 at 16:59, MrsRock5 said:

Hey y’all, this is my first post. I had the sleeve on 11/21 & it’s been bumpy. Surgical pain was really bad, which surprised me. I didn’t expect to be pain free but I certainly wasn’t expecting what I got! I ended up needing 2 units of blood & a cardiac consult before I left bc my pulse was so high. They decided it was due to low h & h and uncontrolled pain. They have pumped me completely FULL of IVF. I came home 14 lbs heavier than I went in! I’m 5 days post op & have just now reached my surgery weight. My big issue is that I’m hungry. Stomach growling & roiling churning hungry. So weird. I was not expecting this at all. For full disclosure purposes, I cheated pretty badly on my preop clears. Like BADLY. Do you think I ruined it? That I will never lose my hunger, or just that my hormones need to level out? Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated!

Hey girl! Stay hydrated! Stay on top of your fluids, Anxiety could’ve boosted that heart rate pretty quickly. It’s a life long change. Don’t beat yourself up, stay focused and aim for the prize of better health. I’m 4 days post op of bypass. I initially felt terrrrible but I’m keeping up on fluids and walking. I came home 10 lbs heavier from the gas and fluids too, this morning I’m down again to my preop. Do your best and focus. Mind over matter. You got this. Take your time and let your body adjust, we made some big changes!

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Are you having any hunger pains or stomach growling?

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Hey y’all, this is my first post. I had the sleeve on 11/21 & it’s been bumpy. Surgical pain was really bad, which surprised me. I didn’t expect to be pain free but I certainly wasn’t expecting what I got! I ended up needing 2 units of blood & a cardiac consult before I left bc my pulse was so high. They decided it was due to low h & h and uncontrolled pain. They have pumped me completely FULL of IVF. I came home 14 lbs heavier than I went in! I’m 5 days post op & have just now reached my surgery weight. My big issue is that I’m hungry. Stomach growling & roiling churning hungry. So weird. I was not expecting this at all. For full disclosure purposes, I cheated pretty badly on my preop clears. Like BADLY. Do you think I ruined it? That I will never lose my hunger, or just that my hormones need to level out? Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated!
Hey, had surgery the 22nd, I also had stomach growling mainly because of the gas and stomach acid, however there are times I feel like hunger, no like before but you know its different. I just keep on sipping on Water, shakes or posicles. Have not reached my liquid min at all so I'm concentrating on it. Also, if you look up Dr. V on youtube he has a lot of videos explaining this and how there are over 20 hunger hormones, gherlin being just one and how to understand hunger.

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On 11/27/2022 at 14:32, NP_WIP said:


Hey, had surgery the 22nd, I also had stomach growling mainly because of the gas and stomach acid, however there are times I feel like hunger, no like before but you know its different. I just keep on sipping on Water, shakes or posicles. Have not reached my liquid min at all so I'm concentrating on it. Also, if you look up Dr. V on youtube he has a lot of videos explaining this and how there are over 20 hunger hormones, gherlin being just one and how to understand hunger.

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I will look him up for sure! Thank you for sharing. Hormones & metabolic cycles have always been my Achilles heel. The growling & violently empty feeling are much better today. The postop Fluid is also coming off thank goodness. I have pitting sacral edema so I know I’m still holding some. I’m 3lbs down from surgery day weight. Do you know when the loss should pick up? And how are you feeling? How is your pain?

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My Resleeve was on Nov. 16th. Next to zero pain and each day I can consume more Water. I was discharged on Phase two diet which included cream Soups, Protein Shakes, Greek yogurt, and everything else from Phase one. I'm now eleven days post-op and having crazy cravings for popcorn. I allowed myself to have a half cup. I chewed it well and it went down with no issue, which scares me that I was able to eat it. I haven't cheated other than that. I cooked an entire Thanksgiving dinner, but none of that for me....instead 3 oz cream of chicken Soup. I'm able to get my 64ozs of water in. I'm a slow loser though....before the preop liquid diet 244, sw 237 today 231....i feel like i should've lost more by now 11 days post-op and only 13lbs?

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On 11/1/2022 at 8:53 AM, Dandieland said:

11/28 and super nervous!

Today is the day! You will do well. Just breathe, you got this!

On 11/1/2022 at 8:53 AM, Dandieland said:

11/28 and super nervous!

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On 11/1/2022 at 10:53 AM, Dandieland said:

11/28 and super nervous!

Good luck to you, hope everything goes well

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19 hours ago, MrsRock5 said:

I will look him up for sure! Thank you for sharing. Hormones & metabolic cycles have always been my Achilles heel. The growling & violently empty feeling are much better today. The postop Fluid is also coming off thank goodness. I have pitting sacral edema so I know I’m still holding some. I’m 3lbs down from surgery day weight. Do you know when the loss should pick up? And how are you feeling? How is your pain?

Pain is good, yesterday and today no pain killers. I did figure the pain I feel when i cough may be to an internal stich or muscle since its between 2 stiches. Getting in and out of bed is easier just some pressure when I get up. I started working today, since I work from home and no discomfort so far. The issue is sleeping on my back, I'm a side sleeper so sleeping on one position all night is affecting my left leg, gets numbs and I get some sciatica pain. I can see me trying to sleep on my side soon.

I haven't weight myself yet, waiting for Wed that is my 1st week follow up, I will expect some of the inflammation to be down by then. Attach is an average chart of what we should be losing. Personally, I'm not stressing about it since I lost 20 lbs this month and if following the program things should be moving along.

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On 11/27/2022 at 17:28, R2twobees said:



My Resleeve was on Nov. 16th. Next to zero pain and each day I can consume more Water. I was discharged on Phase two diet which included cream Soups, Protein Shakes, Greek yogurt, and everything else from Phase one. I'm now eleven days post-op and having crazy cravings for popcorn. I allowed myself to have a half cup. I chewed it well and it went down with no issue, which scares me that I was able to eat it. I haven't cheated other than that. I cooked an entire Thanksgiving dinner, but none of that for me....instead 3 oz cream of chicken Soup. I'm able to get my 64ozs of Water in. I'm a slow loser though....before the preop liquid diet 244, sw 237 today 231....i feel like i should've lost more by now 11 days post-op and only 13lbs?


How much did you lose your first surgery? What year was it? I’m post op day 7 today & am down 5. I kind of expected more also but I had a rough recovery, two units of blood & tons of IV fluids. I’m not surprised it’s taking so long for Fluid to shift & things to get going but it’s still frustrating. My husband is a “trust the process” type of person & I’m more of a “beat the process into submission even if it kills me & my entire hometown”. That’s fantastic you had no pain. Did your same surgeon do this revision?

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Well the time is upon me. My surgery is tomorrow. I arrive at the hospital at 8AM and will go from there. I appreciate all the support from the people on this site. I am grateful that I did no go crazy on the liquids the last two weeks and feel prepared for what is to come next. I am a Christian, I know that I didn't get through the last few weeks on my own and am relying on God to continue to help me do the things the right way. I know not everyone has those same beliefs and I respect that and hope that people will respect my beliefs as well.

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10 hours ago, Merri Beth said:

Well the time is upon me. My surgery is tomorrow. I arrive at the hospital at 8AM and will go from there. I appreciate all the support from the people on this site. I am grateful that I did no go crazy on the liquids the last two weeks and feel prepared for what is to come next. I am a Christian, I know that I didn't get through the last few weeks on my own and am relying on God to continue to help me do the things the right way. I know not everyone has those same beliefs and I respect that and hope that people will respect my beliefs as well.

Good luck, and may you have a blessed and speedy recovery. Let us know how it goes for you.

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Had my 1 week post op appointment, everything went well. I have been doing good with my Fluid almost at 55oz and I'm taking in about 40g of Protein. Pain is small on that incision and only when I do certain movements. I'm cleared to start pureed on Monday.

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