Helloooo-o...? Seems pretty quiet here, but I'll give it a try. I'm a little over one week post-op. I had my surgery on Dec 28, 2017 with Dr. Vivek Prachand at the University of Chicago. I was originally scheduled to have a regular DS, but my operation took extra time and apparently my kidneys were on the verge of shutting down, so Dr Prachand did a Loop in order to get me off the table quicker. I was upset by this at first but have been educating myself on the Loop and why it's done and I've decided it probably was the best choice. I managed to stop taking the pain meds they sent home with me after 6 days and, with the exception of one sore incision site, am pretty much pain free. I've been on a pureed diet since coming home and am struggling to get the protein in. So far I average about 75g on a daily basis, sometimes more if I can get more shakes down. No real digestion issues yet; I'm assuming this is due to having a common channel of about 200cm. I'm walking as much as I can, just in the house since it's below freezing outside, and hope to start indoor bicycling next week. The weight is starting to come off: I was 390lbs in the hospital and this morning weighed 370lbs. So far so good... but I am eager to start eating different food!