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    Northern California
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    Dr. Perryman
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    Sonoma Valley
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
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    Dr. Perryman

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  1. I have discovered that my sleeve likes everything I do, the good food and the bad. I was so hopeful that it wouldn't like sugar, my Kryptonite. Of course being 3 weeks post op I can't hold much and I'm trying to just eat protein, but a few small bites of a cookie or a jellybean tastes sooooooo good. I know the honeymoon period is my time to lose weight the easiest I can during this journey but it's so hard. I know WLS is a tool and the more I stay away from things I shouldn't eat the easier it becomes to resist them, but yikes it's hard!!!!
  2. I'm 3 weeks out and have a rash that won't go away. I have tried jock itch cream and prescription cortisone cream, I even clean it with alcohol. Benedryl helps but makes me so sleepy I can't do anything. My surgeon saw me at 10 days, but he's 3 hours away. I'm not taking any pain med and it's not allover it's just where skin touches skin. Any ideas?
  3. Thank you for the encouragement!!
  4. So I'm 3 weeks post op today and I'm down 25 pounds so far. I have started walking an hour everyday, the rain has stopped for now and getting outside feels great. I was really hoping that I would be down a little more after all the walking the last week. I know 25 pounds in 3 weeks is amazing and I have never lost that much in 3 weeks I was just hoping to be down more especially with all the walking.
  5. I haven't been hungry at all since my surgery, I have to remind myself to eat.
  6. Hi, I'm 2 weeks post op and doing good. I'm still a little sore and trying to get all my fluid and protein in each day, but I'm able to go for a 30min walk everyday and take care of my family. I was nervous the day before and day of surgery even though I have had more surgeries than I care to count. You will do great!
  7. I'm just going to keep drinking my tea, it goes down so well and I can drink way more tea than water. I figure I will try and get some water in each day.
  8. I don't like artificial sweetener and after surgery I notice the taste is even worse. As far as the herb tea I would rather get my fluid in as herb tea than very little in as water. I'm going to start doing some stretching to help with the swelling. I have a very large abdominal hernia from previous cancer surgery and my doctor said that probably in the summer I'm going to have to have that repaired as I lose the weight the muscles are just going to stretch further and further apart. I'm bummed about that, he said he thought that we could wait until I got most of the weight off, but it's way bigger than he thought.
  9. Just had my first post op Dr appointment on Friday, I'm down 20lb and I go back the 5th of May he wants me down another 45 by then. I'm feeling better each day and trying to get my water and protein in each day. I have found that I can't stand protein shakes so I'm eating plain Greek yogurt with a small amount of raw honey and I got low fat organic soup added ground turkey and put it in the blender and I can get that down. I had to go out of town to see my Dr so went to whole foods and got some soup and smashed up a turkey meatball in it and that worked great. My Dr said that I need 40oz of water each day and that herb tea doesn't count towards my water, I'm having issues with that, water doesn't taste very good right now. The Dr wants me walking 30min a day, I'm still hurting and can't seem to stand up straight yet hopefully the swelling in my stomach will go down soon so I can stand and walk easier. Thank you all for sharing your stories and all the info here, this site is my go to whenever I have questions.
  10. I'm 12 days post op and finally slept a bit on my stomach last night. First few night after getting home from the hospital I ended up in the middle of the kitten race track jumping kittens on fresh surgery site don't equal a good night's sleep. I too take my pain med at night so I can sleep and have had to sleep on my back or side and I change position very slowly.
  11. I did way better yesterday with my fluid I think I was at about 60oz. I ordered some unflavored protein powder and as soon as I get it I'm sure getting my protein in won't be an issue. I'm looking for good fluid choices that don't have artificial sweetener in them. I had cancer in 2010 and avoid things like that big time, I also eat mostly organic and there isn't much available post surgery that's organic and not sweetened with artificial sweeteners. I will totally admit that I've had a few mouse size bites of real food but it's such a head game right now for me. Food looks and smells way better than it did before surgery. My NUT is really nice she even said if I want to put a very small amount of raw honey in my yogurt I can, this has been a huge help.
  12. I'm not getting enough liquids or protein yet, how long should it take me to get my post op diet going?
  13. Don't know if anyone has posted about Dr. Perryman and Sonoma Valley Hospital here in California but what a great Dr and hospital staff. The staff at the hospital was so wonderful and the hospital has private rooms so my husband was able to stay with me the entire time. I have had a lot of different surgeries at other hospitals and would have to say this is the best hospital I have ever been in. My husband was very impressed as well and he managed a small hospital in our area.
  14. How did surgery go? I'm trying to get all my water and protein in.

  15. Got home from the hospital yesterday and I'm trying to get my fluid and protein in. I'm resting and am hurting quite a bit. Anyone else have a slight fever after surgery? The Dr said it's because or not using the breathing thing they give you in the hospital. I drank a ton of fluid the day before surgery and still they had a horrible time getting my IV set and anesthesiologist had to come and set it and it took him two tries. I'm looking forward to the next few weeks being over and feeling better.