I was sleeved 12/5 - wow that feels great to say! I've lost 5 lbs since surgery, 16 total. Small start but still re-cooperating. The most walking I've done is the trip to the grocery store last night which wore me out! Every day gets easier though and I'm less sore now. Not really hungry yet, just feeling empty. The hardest part so far has been the pre-op diet.
The worst part, for me, has been the gas pressure. Walking helps more than gas strips, but they have helped some. This people warned me about.
Now for the stuff nobody talked about... the taste in my mouth from the sugar free everything. It leaves a funky aftertaste that I can't seem to get rid of so I'm trying to drink more decaf tea and plain water instead.
Diarrhea. Yep, I wasn't expecting it & in all of my reading I never once had someone mention it. Finally after asking one of my fellow sleevers said she had it 10 days or so after. So as badly as I want to pass the gas while walking I can't because I'm afraid of passing more. LOL sorry if TMI but it's blunt truth. That has also gotten better as the days pass though. Everything is getting easier and despite the discomfort and unpleasantness overall it's WORTH IT.
The shots suck. My doctor prescribes an anti-clotting injection for 14 days after surgery. I give myself a shot in the belly (well below my incisions) every night around 8pm. Most often its no biggie and doesn't hurt but last night's injection wasn't fun. And even though I know it doesn't hurt I still have a hard time with it.
Day by day is easier and I'm so grateful for this new beginning. I'm still in disbelief that it's really happening.
On a side note, I got pre-approved for a house! Today will be my 2nd outing: going to see 2 houses my realtor found in my price range. Here's to new beginnings!