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    Brad Watkins
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    University of Cincinnati
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    Vertical Sleeve

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  1. I was tired at the beginning as in I could sleep. Late last week I started feeling weak, not sleepy but everything is a HUGE effort, even walking. I am getting plenty of sleep, taking my vitamin, getting in 70+ ounces of water and 60-80 grams of protein. My doctor's office hasn't ordered any blood work so I made an appointment with my PCP. Anyone experience anything like this. I do take B12 injections and prescription Vitamin D due to my Crohn's so those should be ok.
  2. I felt the same way when I was walking down the hall in my nightgown and realized my chubby thighs were no longer rubbing together! Hope to one day have thigh gap too.
  3. I had surgery on a Tuesday and went back to work (from home) on Friday and worked the following M-Th from home and back to the office the next Friday. I have had issues with fatigue but have been able to make it through each work day with no issues until I get home and collapse. I do work in an office about 50-60 hours per week.
  4. I am 5 weeks out but measure everything. I don't feel restriction yet but I have noticed that about 15 minutes after a measured meal I hiccup, just one time. My doctor said that is how I know I am full. I take at least 30 minutes to eat 4 ounces pureed. I am still healing.
  5. I was given a straw and coffee in the hospital. I drink decafe by choice and have no problem.
  6. I want to thank everyone who has taken time to respond. I am not on purees for 4 weeks but I have been able to get a little more protein in since starting that. I can only eat about 2 tablespoons of pureed foods (beans, chili, tuna). I am sure that once I move on to soft foods my energy will be even better. I struggled with the shakes from the beginning. I have Crohn's and it doesn't play well with any of the shakes I tried. My nutritionist advice was "do the best you can" so I felt very much on my own.
  7. I hate protein shakes too but the drinking does get easier. I am 4 weeks post op today and I can drink clear liquids about the same as before surgery. The first 2 weeks were hard, I felt all I did was sip but it did get easier.
  8. I am into week 6 of my liquid diet (2 weeks preop and 4 weeks post op). I can start on purees this Friday and stay on that plan for 4 weeks followed by 4 weeks of mushies and finally solids beginning 4 months post op. I have been doing pretty good getting 70-80 ounces of water per day and am getting (finally) 60 grams of protein. I am down 29 pounds total but I find I am very weak. I had surgery on a Tuesday, went home on Wednesday and worked remotely starting on Friday and the following week. So back to the office full time about 2 week after surgery. Just this week I started to notice that I am very weak. There is no way I can work out. I am taking short walks but that is all I can manage. I am meeting the doctor's goals on water and protein and am averaging 300-400 calories per day which is where my doctor want me to be. They are a bariatric excellence location. I have not met anyone outside the local office that had that strict of a plan. I have not cheated and don't plan to. Just looking for others who had to do it this way or any tips. I can not nap since I am at work from 7 am until 5 pm and when I get home I have dogs to walk, a garden to tend and a house to take care of. I do take Vitamin D,B12 injections due to Crohn's and the doctor added in 2 kids chewables since surgery. I do not get labs until the end of August. The support group only meets 4 times per year so I have not been to that and have no one to asks those questions to. I did ask the office but they say to stick to the plan. Any tips?
  9. Howdy everyone. I have been reading this forum for about 6 months. I want to thank everyone who has posted as I learned a great deal before my surgery on 7/2/15 and since then have been reading on a daily basis. I am a profession female and love to travel. After years of living and traveling abroad I came back home in 1996 and rediscovered my love of all things Disney. I joke I answer more Disney questions at work than actual work questions (I am in no way employed in the travel industry or by Disney). I look forward to learning more as my journey to health continues. Please excuse any typos I have as I am typing on a tiny tablet and it is awful. I have 2 grown children who are on their own and 2 of the 4 legged barking variety at home. I am a foodie and love to cook. I chose VSG after 10 years with Crohn's Disease and a battle with lung/ cancer that left me over 80 heavier when I was already 30 pounds too heavy. No matter how hard I tried I just couldn't get the weight off and keep it off. I am sure it is familiar story, up 30 pounds down 20 then up 30. My doctor said all the years of steroids and me being 48 were not in my favor so she recommended VSG. Please feel free to say hello.