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    Gastric Sleeve Member
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    Cindy
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    Default 3 weeks post op - gurgling, hard to get anything down

    I am three weeks post op sleeve. Does the gurgling, hard to get anything down get easier as each day passes? My surgeon advanced to me to blended foods because I wasn't getting enough nutrition or fluids from the full liquid diet. I was re-admitted to the hospital on my second week post-op for severe GERD. Surgeon did an endoscopy and stretched out a kink. I'm taking protonix and carafate but the gurgling and feeling it slowly making it way down is uncomfortable. Also, has anyone experienced diarrhea after introducing blended foods back into their diet after so many weeks of only a full liquid diet? I never thought this surgery and recovery would be easy but trying to stay hydrated and nourished has been very hard.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Katrina's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Katrina
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    Dr. Borland
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    Default Re: 3 weeks post op - gurgling, hard to get anything down

    I dealt with all that stuff, and still do 6 years later. The most horrible of it all has resolved. I still have terrible Gerd that I have to be vigilanttaking my Protonix for, but haven't been hospitalized since the end of year one post op. Are you taking liquid carafate or pill form? I assume liquid since you're still so early out. That stuff was a godsend for me. The pills didn't help at all, but the liquid form helped tremendously. Some of us just have a really hard go of it, and it may take you a while to feel better, but it does (mostly) get better. Best of luck to you.
    No pre-op diet
    Day of surgery 11/4/14: 5'4" 213lbs
    1 month: 187
    2 months: 171
    3 months: 155
    4 months: 148
    5 months: 142
    6 months: 136
    7 months: 131
    8 months: 125
    9 months: 120
    10 months: 114
    11 months: 111
    1 year: 109
    1.5 years: 105
    2 years: 108
    2.5 years: 102
    3 years: 113
    4 years: 115
    5 years: 115 Still holding steady


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    Gastric Sleeve Member kenson's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: 3 weeks post op - gurgling, hard to get anything down

    Hi Hen,
    Katrina has given you some sound advice and I hope it gives you some comfort. Please take care of yourself.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Lisa
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    Default Re: 3 weeks post op - gurgling, hard to get anything down

    I'm sorry that you are having a hard time of it all. Hopefully it all comes right soon.

    Please, please, please go back to your surgeon if you do not feel any better.
    Don't "put up" with anything. Keep asking questions - even ask for a 2nd opinion if you are not satisfied.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: 3 weeks post op - gurgling, hard to get anything down

    I didn't have GERD, but my stomach 'talked" for about the whole first month. Made crazy noises. Glad that went away!

    Hope you feel better.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member
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    Cindy
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    Default Re: 3 weeks post op - gurgling, hard to get anything down

    Thank you for well wishes! I'm taking the liquid carafate and it helps tremendously. It's like a rollercoaster ride, one day you feel like you are truly recovering and the next day you feel so so bad.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Katrina's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Katrina
    Surgery date
    11/04/2014
    Surgeon
    Dr. Borland
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    Default Re: 3 weeks post op - gurgling, hard to get anything down

    PS my stomach has been gurgling for the last hour since dinnsr. So, I'm gonna guess this is a lifelong thing now since it's been 6 years. �� Mine is almost like a burp but not. It starts in the center of my tummy and gurgles up to my throat and just stops there. It doesn't come out of my mouth like a burp would. It's so loud and annoying.
    No pre-op diet
    Day of surgery 11/4/14: 5'4" 213lbs
    1 month: 187
    2 months: 171
    3 months: 155
    4 months: 148
    5 months: 142
    6 months: 136
    7 months: 131
    8 months: 125
    9 months: 120
    10 months: 114
    11 months: 111
    1 year: 109
    1.5 years: 105
    2 years: 108
    2.5 years: 102
    3 years: 113
    4 years: 115
    5 years: 115 Still holding steady


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    Gastric Sleeve Member
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    Cindy
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    Default Re: 3 weeks post op - gurgling, hard to get anything down

    I have found that if I eat something on "my approved liquids/foods" list every two to three hours during the day I do not get the horrible GERD. I have actually had three nights without GERD waking me up. I take my Protonix like clockwork every 12 hours and am not having to take as much carafate. Today I am four weeks post surgery and go for my second post op surgeon visit tomorrow.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member KiwiGal's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Lisa
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    Default Re: 3 weeks post op - gurgling, hard to get anything down

    Yay! sounds like things are settling down for you.
    Hope it continues!



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