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    Gastric Sleeve Member Chata74's Avatar
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    Hello, I'm new to the group. Surgery in 8 days!! Mixed emotions... but mostly excited! Tips for first week post OP much appreciated!



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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: 8 days and counting

    Welcome to this amazing group! I plan to be sleeved in August and share in the mixed emotions.



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    Simonne
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    Default Re: 8 days and counting

    Hi, welcome here!
    Two tips from me:
    1. take a little pillow with you to tuck between your stomach and your seat belt on the car ride home.
    2. Ask the surgeon to push the gas out, that is used to inflate your stomach during surgery. For her it is easy to do and it will save you some discomfort afterwards.
    https://www.gastricsleeve.com/forum/...&highlight=CO2
    English is not my first language anymore, 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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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: 8 days and counting

    Welcome and congrats on your surgery. It is a life changing event and thinks do get better by the day. Hang in there! Lots of kind, helpful people here to ask questions and vent in general. Good Luck.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member WANAGL's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: 8 days and counting

    Welcome!

    Mixed emotions are normal. Sometimes I had to remind myself to breathe. LOL

    The first week...Sip, walk, rest, repeat.

    You’re at the best site for information, encouragement and support. There’s a wealth of knowledge amongst us.

    VSG is one of the best decisions I ever made for myself. My only regret is that I waited so long.

    Best of luck as you embark on this amazing journey!



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    Default Re: 8 days and counting

    Welcome!
    You will love this resource and support on this wonderful journey.


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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: 8 days and counting

    Just post your questions and concerns, and someone will be helpful and support you through it. It's a wonderful tool, and a great group.
    [I]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 2 YR = 136.00

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    Default Re: 8 days and counting

    Hello im new to the group to i just had my sleeve done june 12th. I understand the nervousness etc...when they say bring a pillow for car ride home they arent joking seat belt hurts on your stomach after having it done and for while im still bringing it with me bc my inclusions on my left side rub on the seat belt and hurts ...walk not alot but even around your house to get things yourswlf it helps get the gas out and just be careful getting off the couch bc you can tear your stitches open or glue that they use if you strain to much. It happened to me i thought i didnt need help and well it tore. The gas pain does hurt walking helps and let it out whenever you can . But ive lost 15lbs from day i started my 2 week preop diet till now 4 days post op so to me thats great...this week has been hard not eating anything just having liquids is deff hard but i dont feel hungry. I miss the sensation of just chewing and tasting food though. Hoping it gets better soon . Lightheaded alot lately i think bc lack of sugar . Youll deff want to get some G2 itll help keep you hydrated till you can drink enough to stay hydrated . Just my experience though. I get full on half a popsicle now which is nuts lol .

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Chata74's Avatar
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: 8 days and counting

    Thank you all for the tips! I'm more than ready to change my life and I know this is the only way! Excited for the future.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member WANAGL's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: 8 days and counting

    Welcome Alicia ;-)



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    Default Re: 8 days and counting

    I don't even have a surgery date yet. Good luck to you. You got this! If we don't care about ourselves, who will!!
    Thoughts and prayers.
    Jo57

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Dutchie's Avatar
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    Default Re: 8 days and counting

    Welcome here Alicia!
    English is not my first language anymore, 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 Chata74's Avatar
    I have not had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: 8 days and counting

    Nerves are kicking in!!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Laurallynn's Avatar
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    Default Re: 8 days and counting

    Welcome to the group. You will be just fine. After the surgery, as hard as it may seem, sip, sip, sip your water. You do not want to get dehydrated. It will become second nature quickly. Good Luck!



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    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chata74 View Post
    Nerves are kicking in!!
    Nerves are normal, it's just human nature. Try and stay as busy as you can leading up to the day of the surgery. I did much better when I didn't have idle time on my hands to think too much LOL. My advice, bring your own bed pillow for the car and I used it to sleep with also. It helped so much. Make sure you have some lip moisturizer, my lips were so dry. You'll hear it a ton, but tiny sips often, and also nap/rest when you can. Your body is in major healing mode so be kind to yourself. I did all of my shopping for protein powders and drinks, clear broths, etc. before the surgery. Liquid Tylenol is great if you can find it so you don't have to crush the pills.

    You'll probably have a couple/few days of feeling like crap and wondering wth did I just do, but don't worry. It gets better each day and after the first week, you'll be amazed how quickly you'll start feeling better mentally and physically. I'm thrilled and I know you will be too.



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