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    Gastric Sleeve Member wattek58's Avatar
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    Default Home from Tijuana

    So so glad to be back home after surgery on Friday. Yesterday was awful...fever, chills. Today better just tired. Can't say this was a good decision yet. Feeling like i may have made a mistake. Time will tell.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Tiffy2's Avatar
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    Default Re: Home from Tijuana

    Awww I hope it will get better for you. Please, keep us updated with the progress...



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Mmeghan's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Jorge Maytorena
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    Default Re: Home from Tijuana

    I hope you get feeling better soon. When you get back to yourself and weight is melting off you’ll know you made a great decision.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Home from Tijuana

    Everyday it will get better. Take it easy, sleep when you feel like it, walk as much and as often as you can, sip that water all the time, and be kind to yourself. You have just had major surgery and you body will need some time to get over it.
    Hope you are feeling better soon.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member katsco's Avatar
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    Dr. George Woodman
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    Default Re: Home from Tijuana

    Best of luck on your recovery! I clearly remember those first two days, asking myself, "What have I done?!" But you've just had major surgery...and that pain and fear WILL eventually go away. It will be replaced by the amazing feeling that you've set forth to make a new life for yourself. Hang in there!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
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    Default Re: Home from Tijuana

    You only made a mistake if you enjoyed being obese and want to stay that way for the rest of your life. You just had major surgery and just traveled home from another country, of course you won't feel fantastic yet. But every day will get better. Sleep as much as you can this first week, it really helps with recovery. Work on meeting your protein and fluid goals.

    I would check in with your PCP if you are running a fever. That could be a sign of an infection.

    Best of luck to you! Get back to us in a few months when you are dropping pounds like crazy! It is so much fun!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Ann2's Avatar
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    Default Re: Home from Tijuana

    You've been through a lot! No wonder you're exhausted. Travel like that wears me out even when it's not after major surgery.

    This is the toughest part. Hang in there.

    <3



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Stacey03's Avatar
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    Default Re: Home from Tijuana

    As everyone else said, hang in there. It is so easy to feel like a mistake when you feel unwell. The to your bed and if you get a high temp again call the doctor. It will get better.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member wattek58's Avatar
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: Home from Tijuana

    Feeling much better. I think i was exhausted from the trip home. I appreciate your positive comments.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Grammy2s&c's Avatar
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    Default Re: Home from Tijuana

    Having read a lot on this site, what you are feeling is normal. It should pass in time and you will feel like a million bucks! Best wishes!

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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Tamera Anderson
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    Default Re: Home from Tijuana

    Listen to your body, if your running a fever over 101 see your pcp. I had same doctor and he messed up my surgery but it didn’t show up until 13mos postop. I since had 5 surgeries and not doing very well. I hope you don’t have any problems. Dr Almanza turns out has a bad track record and doesn’t own up to any of it.
    Highest weight- 288 / Wt at Surgery 268
    1 month 236 -29lbs 2 month 214 -22lbs 3 month 206 -08lbs 4 month 196 -10lbs 5 month 185 -11lbs 6 month 178 -7lbs 7 month 172 -6lbs 9mos -12lbs 156 13mos later wt.144lbs, Wt.138 -150lbs in 15mos

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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
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    Default Re: Home from Tijuana

    Rest. Sip. Rest. Repeat. You'll be on the mend, and as all have said, watch your fever.
    HW: 240 lbs CW: 205 lbs: SW: 199 lbs GW: 130 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4 3 MO = 148.4
    4 MO = 140.6 5 MO = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0 (GOAL)
    1 YR = 122.0 15 MO = 130.0 16 MO = 128.0
    TOTAL LOSS: 112 lbs
    Inches: 50.5 lost

    "WE ARE ALL JUST WALKING EACH OTHER HOME" - Ram Dass


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    Gastric Sleeve Member DutchSleeve's Avatar
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    Default Re: Home from Tijuana

    Yep, all of the above.
    The first week is the worst, on top of that, you have been traveling, which can be exhausting on its own.
    Hang in there, but do watch that fever.
    Could be from fatigue and trauma from the surgery, but better safe than sorry.
    English is not my first language, so I may and do make mistakes in my spelling, or say things oddly. Please ask me, if you want any clarifications.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member DutchSleeve's Avatar
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    Default Re: Home from Tijuana

    How are you doing now?
    English is not my first language, so I may and do make mistakes in my spelling, or say things oddly. Please ask me, if you want any clarifications.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Christie13's Avatar
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    Default Re: Home from Tijuana

    It gets a little easier every day. Hang in there. You will see that this is worth it!



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