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So I am one week and a day out from sleeve surgery and I feel really really good! Just wanted to give some highlights for those collecting info about the sleeve. The only "pain" I experienced was from the gas, but it wasn't anything unbearable. I was up and walking a short time after surgery, so that I could get rid of the gas, by Tuesday night I only got up a time or two to walk around the room and burp. If I did not have the drain attached to me, I don't think you would have known I had surgery, I sure didn't feel like it. I did sip my tea a little fast the morning after surgery and had a sudden urge (talking mouth watering and all) to throw up, but it was only a burp from drinking too much at once. The popsicles at the hotel are great, I have been making different ones since I came home. My friends who picked us up from the airport were suprised that I was walking along so quickly. I attribute that to zumba before surgery. I went into surgery at 325lbs, I gained 5 post op which they said that was normal, a week later I lost the 5 plus 6 more and today I lost 2 more. My total weight loss to date is 44lbs, this includes my pre-op loss. I am soo excited about getting out of the 300's. I am currently on clear liquids, broth, protein shakes, drinkable yogurt and creamy soups. I have been making a drinkable yogurt drink for breakfast and midmorning snack that consist of lowfat greek yogurt, skim milk, some protein powder for now to help get in those 30 grams of protein, teaspoon of peanut butter and a banana. It is sooooo good and refreshing. I have also been creaming some of the things I fix for my family, along with the creamy soups. I am still not hungry, I just know I need to eat wisely and keep hydrated. I am trying to get on a schedule so I can get all of my water in, pre-op I was drinking over 100 ounces of water a day, now I am finally up to the 48 minimum I need. People who don't see me every day are able to tell I am losing. I need to take some pics each week so I can see the change in myself that they see. I have only had one day when I was tired and I think it was a combination of jet lag finally hitting me and not enough liquids that day. I am looking forward to being able to eat food instead of drink it so I can cut back on some of the carbs that are in the liquid diet. Ready for some salads!!!!! And only 2 more weeks till I can zumba again, for now walking is the thing, which is not a chore anymore!!!!!

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You are doing GREAT :) I'm so proud of you! You are doing better then I am on my liquids and protein intake. Because I'm a revision, I still have quite a bit of inflammation and swelling, so the drinking of anything but clear liquids is still a bit of a chore, but I do love the mashed potatoes! I know I'm not getting anywhere near my needed protein intake yet, but I'm working on it!

Keep us posted !!!

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