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My surgery is June 24th, and I am very nervous. My spouse had the same surgery May 8th and did amazing. Can someone please give me some words of encouragement? Also, my spouse loved Protein Shakes and after having the gastric sleeve, she cannot stand the smell or taste of them at all... Anyone had that issue post-op?

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14 hours ago, TJ22 said:

My surgery is June 24th, and I am very nervous. My spouse had the same surgery May 8th and did amazing. Can someone please give me some words of encouragement? Also, my spouse loved Protein Shakes and after having the gastric sleeve, she cannot stand the smell or taste of them at all... Anyone had that issue post-op?

Hi and welcome! The only thing that makes me feel like that post op is Soups. My first ‘meal’ post op was cream of Tomato Soup and I now cannot stand the thought of it, makes me feel nauseous at even the thought of any soups. Protein Shakes I still like though.

Good luck with your surgery :)

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Hi! I had my surgery yesterday! Everything went well. Yesterday was probably the worst as I was so loopy and tired from the anesthesia and also very sore. Today I’ve been able to sit up in a chair all day. Not having any issues getting my liquids in!

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On 6/16/2024 at 3:44 PM, Gator70 said:

I'm scheduled for gastric bypass this Wednesday the 19th so the liver shrink diet has been tough for me alot of fatigue and dizziness, and start 48 hr all liquid tomorrow morning. Never been this weak before but I look forward to this as part for reclaiming my overall health and wellness! Prayers going out to all my fellow patients, 1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your cares upon him for he cares for you...

I'm day 3 post op ,The procedure went good no issues as of yet. Honestly the first 48 hours were the worst for discomfort and pain ,Today Iam up and moving around more and been sitting upright all day and really beginning to take more fluids in today still get stomach cramps periodically especially if I try to push fluids to quick, I've been able to tolerate Water, protien drinks and tomatoe juice. not to give to much (TMI) but definitely have issues with diarrhea started this morning but overall feeling pretty good

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Is anyone wearing a compression garment for their belly? If I hold my stomach, any pain I might have is less than when I walk without holding it. I’m not sure what the pros or cons of getting one would be. Getting off the couch/chair is tough but it’s the worst if I dropped something in the floor!

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My program gave me An abdominal binder with a Velcro close to tighten as I wajted

Wearing it snug for the first five days helped me ommeneely

just allow some airtime to allow sweat to dry

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On 6/11/2024 at 9:08 PM, Samstarwondertwin said:

I don't know if you really want to know how it went, but here I go. I'm still in the hospital and expected to be here until at least tomorrow. Surgery didn't go well--my surgeon nipped my lung sac and had to suture it up. The anesthesiologist gave me too much narcotics, I was 'lucky to be alive,' as one of the nurses told me in the recovery room. Now an investigation has been opened on what happened during this surgery. I'm definitely not posting this to scare anyone, but this is my reality and would never lie and say everything went swimmingly when it didn't. But I'm lucky to be alive folks, right?? And even with all this bullsh*t, I'm optimistic for the future. I'm excited for my journey and now this surgery is over, the only way I can go is forward. Good luck all and love sharing our journeys together.

So sorry this happened to you! Sending good vibes for a speedy recovery, and much smoother journey going forward!

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Hello! I'm new to the group. I just had surgery on the 17th. I'm really struggling to stick to liquid diet until cleared by surgeon. Husband has been super supportive with broths and other liquid diet adhered menu options as he cooks dinner for the household. Next check in with doctor is Tuesday and I hope he gives the clear for pureed foods so I can at least stop feeling like I'm on empty constantly.

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5 hours ago, Dacekira said:

Hello! I'm new to the group. I just had surgery on the 17th. I'm really struggling to stick to liquid diet until cleared by surgeon. Husband has been super supportive with broths and other liquid diet adhered menu options as he cooks dinner for the household. Next check in with doctor is Tuesday and I hope he gives the clear for pureed foods so I can at least stop feeling like I'm on empty constantly.

We're surgery twins!

Well you're not alone. I've been struggling with my Protein goals. I started putting ice cubes in a cup (filling the cup with ice cubes) and drinking my Protein Shake thus way. It's helping. I'm also feeling super hungry. I just want to chew something! Lol

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On 6/12/2024 at 5:55 PM, ana916mario said:

Thank you. 🙏 Congratulations 👏 Yes I know exactly how you feel that's exactly how I feel too. Just to be able to feel comfortable on the outside

10 hours ago, Crissy22 said:

We're surgery twins!

Well you're not alone. I've been struggling with my Protein goals. I started putting ice cubes in a cup (filling the cup with ice cubes) and drinking my Protein Shake thus way. It's helping. I'm also feeling super hungry. I just want to chew something! Lol

I had my surgery on the 19th of June and I'm having the same issue. I have been following the full liquid diet religiously but doesn't seem like enough. I go to my first follow up this Wednesday, the 26th, and I definitely will be asking the doctor what are my options. I do feel I'm ready to advance to soft foods but I'll wait to see what the doctor says.

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My surgery date is tomorrow. I just found out about bariatric pal and I'm looking forward to sharing this journey with you all!

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I just had mine on June 3rd!

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I just had gastric bypass on 6/20 and last night was rough. Hoping today is better. I was only able to get down 1 bottle of Water and one Protein Shake yesterday. Was up all night with what felt like dumping syndrome. Feeling a bit better today.

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