dlu Posted August 30, 2008 Report Share Posted August 30, 2008 Hello Everyone. I filled out the online form yesterday and I spent some time reading posts. I felt really excited about actually doing that because I may very well call Dr Ortiz's office and schedule the surgery soon. But I also unchecked the box that allowed them to call me because I'm scared too. I'm serious about making a change and I think lapband may be the way to help me finally lose the wt. i need to lose. Truth is I'm concerned about what will happen post-op. I want to go into this knowing what to expect. Form what I've read so far, members seem open and honest about their experience. Thank you for that. I worry about feeling physically weak and mentally slow or confused after the surgery due to the drastic change in diet. I know some people that have had the more drastic bypass surgery and they all looked very weak and their mental sharpness and lively personalities became dull or spacey-like. This might of been a transitional period but it was quite drastic. I know they continue with their usual work and lives now. I want to know about the difficulties and bad effects you all have noticed in yourselves. I'm especially interested in knowing about the changes that take place during the process. What are the first three weeks like? Did you feel very weak and out of it? Where you able to take care of your daily life responsibilities? Where you ok to drive for example? I'm worried I'll feel out of it or confused. My aunt told me she actually got losted driving home from work after she had the bypass done. That scared me. I realize the bypass is a more invasive surgery but still wondering about your experiences due to the drastic change in diet. Please do tell me about any of your negative experiences during the process. I've tried to get back to a healthy weight for too many years. I've tried and tried and have had some success only to end up getting bigger, year after year. My wt holds me back and brings me down. I've been unhappy about it for too long but now I'm worried that as I get older, turned 40, I will begin to have health issues. I notice that my feet really hurt and I'm just generally uncomfortable in my clothes. I really want to make a change and have it really help me get to my goal wt but I want to know what I'm really getting into first. I imagine I would make my fruit juices in a blender the first week and then make my own clear broths made with chicken and veggies but only have the broth. I beleive we're only allowed juice for a week after post-op. then only clear broths for post-op week 2. What is week 3 like? I want to be as healthy as possible after the bypass. I worry about not getting enough nutrients given the small amount of intake. Do you all take supplements/vitamins? how do you know which to take? trial and error? or does the clinic help with that? THANK YOU and I look forward to chatting with you all. thank you in advance for your open and honest reply. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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