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Hi my name is Jade, my insurance made me go to diet and exercise classes for 6 months prior to surgery,  I had to loose 13 lbs and keep it off for 180 days, I walked every day for 30 minutes and followed a strict diet, finely I made it to surgery, (sleeve) I had it on 5/16/18, I started out with a BMI of 44, @ 275 lbs, I am on a cpap machine, have a fatty liver, elevated blood sugar (pre diabetic) and have family history of high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. so I am almost one month out from surgery and I am still so exhausted! I took 2 weeks off work, then I have had to leave work once and have asked for intermittent FMLA because am so exhausted. I took a shower this morning and had to rest 20 minutes before getting dressed. I am getting 100+ ounces of fluid a day with over half of that being electrolytes, I am taking all my bariatric vitamins, I am eating 3 meals a day with no snacking but I cant walk 10 minutes without laying down for an hour or more after. I have had blood drawn but have not got the results back yet, Is this normal? btw I am at 239 lbs 26 days after surgery with a BMI of 38. 

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Congratz on your surgery.  Wow that is a lot of weight lost in 26 days!  Can you give us an idea what you are eating for your meals?  The blood draw results will probably give a lot more information of what is exactly going on.  Hang in there, some recover from surgery slower than others.

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weight wise is the team I have had here in OKC, for the first 2 weeks after surgery it was only fluids including sugar free jello, popcicles, and broth, then for one week it was dannon light and fit greek yogurt, refried beans, scrambled eggs and reduced fat cheese, canned chicken or tuna with reduced fat mayo, and 96 oz fluid, this week I got to add baked, broiled or grilled fish and dark meat chicken. Starting Wednesday I can start back on vegetables and just about any meat as long as its lean, high protein low carb diet and continue with 96 oz of fluid daily no snacking and limit soft slippery foods that will empty out of your pouch quicker. oh I weight 275 to start last October, was 262, 2 days before surgery.

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Being exhausted is totally normal, or at least it was my experience. I was bone tired for the first 8 weeks or so after surgery and then it slowly got better, but I still get wiped out pretty easily if I slack in getting my protein or taking my vitamins. Just keep doing what you’re doing and listening to your body. And welcome to TT!

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You may want to add more lean protein to your diet; most people after surgery like the Premier Protein pre-made shakes (sold at Walgreen, Costco and Anazon).  I think that the chocolate flavor is actually quite tasty. 

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Glad you are having a good day today.  I concur with @Res Ipsa, and I start off every day with a Premiere Chocolate protein drink.  It's my Energy :)

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@Babyjade73

After surgery I found that I needed to eat / drink small amounts every 3-4 hours to keep my energy levels up. I could go longer without eating, as I wasn't hungry, but to have energy needed a little bit. Now I think I could go 12 hours without anything, and so long as I've been on a high protein diet, that would be fine!

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