Hello New World
Tomorrow it will be 3 weeks since I had my weight loss surgery and start on a new life. Had a bit of a rough patch for a few days after my last post which was about 5 or 6 days post op. I got weak, shaky and felt near passing out a few times but working with my nutritionist and Dr. So we got on top of that problem and within a few days felt better. I needed more protein!!
Let's cut to the chase......what you really want to know is how much weight have I lost. I won't hold you hostage anymore.....since surgery I have lost 18 lbs. Since I started this journey I have lost 31. I couldn't be more pleased. And folks.....I walk with a cane and get very little exercise so think what you can do with walking and using this surgery as a tool.
One of the things the nutritionist helped me with is putting my protein powder in sugar free pudding. I was making an 8 oz protein shake and it was taking me FOREVER to get it down with the reduced size of my stomach. It left very little time for anything else. They also tell you to plan your meals which you really need to do in order to make sure you drink enough in between any meals.
With being disabled I surf the net A LOT!! I read just about anything I can find on bariatric weight loss, symptoms, foods etc. At first I was thinking that the post op regime was made up by the OCC. Let me tell you folks it is pretty much standard across the board so there is a reason for doing what they tell us with the clear liquids, thicker liquids etc.
Remember, although you have a few holes in your from the instruments what we had is still considered major surgery so take care of yourself and follow the program.
There are times that I now feel like I am having cramps. Guess what? Your stomach is hungry so feed it something. But I can honestly say I don't "feel" like I am hungry, at least not mentally. My stomach tells me so but I should have not let it tell me it was hungry hence what I am telling you about making a schedule. Your nutritionist will go over this with you.
Well I am done with the soap box. So far I have healed nicely and feel progressing along right on schedule. I would be happy to answer any questions privately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take care....until next time.........MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR.