Worries after 1 week post op.

(deactivated member)
on 9/12/17 9:45 am

So my surgery was 12 days ago.

for breakfast I have an applesauce and a hello.. all my drugs an me vitamins

lunch I will have half a can of cream soup..whatever the flavor and maybe some jello..

Dinner..same as lunch. maybe some cottage cheese and so on.

I will have two or three teaspoons..then wait the 10..15 minutes and another two or three spoonfuls.

My question is how do I know that I am not stretching my pouch..i don't really feel full when done meals....like how do I know the food isn't just sitting in my new stomach adding up and not passing through to my intestines till I drink water or whatever...

I do tend to over think things in life...but I really spend time worrying about this ..

anyone else worry about this..

(deactivated member)
on 9/12/17 9:48 am

and this is in the full fluid stage..i feel I will end up worrying more when I get to more food stages..

Au_Contraire
on 9/12/17 10:05 am

I didn't feel any sense of restriction until I started eating meat and cheese. Fluids and soft mushy stuff just slid down without restriction. They still do. I suspect that once you graduate to denser protein, you too will get the unmistakable signal from gut to brain that you are full and shouldn't have even one more bite! It's all working as it should, do not worry, just follow your plan and you'll do great!

Grim Traveller
on 9/12/17 10:20 am
RNY on 08/21/12

If you go too far, you'll know. A wee bit too much is a runny nose or hiccups. Way too much is the foamies, or thinking you are going to die. The difference is a tiny amount of food.

The only way to know for sure is to stick with strict measurement. Eyeballing will make you ill.

I don't see much protein in your menu. Are you getting your 60 to 80 grams a day?

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

Au_Contraire
on 9/12/17 12:09 pm

What, exactly, are the foamies? Is it when you (thankfully, briefly) salivate like crazy and feel as if you might throw up?

Dcgirl
on 9/12/17 12:42 pm - DC
RNY on 12/16/13

Yep, that's exactly what they are. I am a person who cannot deal with the foamies so once I get that feeling, I go throw up, and feel INSTANTLY better. It is 99% of the time my own fault (eating too much or too fast) but ever so often it's a random food that I had no idea would make me sick (falafel and I do not get along, sadly!).

   

        
Au_Contraire
on 9/12/17 2:02 pm

Thank you! Now I know!

Grim Traveller
on 9/12/17 2:10 pm
RNY on 08/21/12

Yes, that's it. The 2 or 3 times I got them, they were never foamy. Just clear and viscous, like egg whites. Blech.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

Au_Contraire
on 9/12/17 2:21 pm

Yup, me too. I had eaten just a couple of bites too fast. Yuck!

(deactivated member)
on 9/12/17 10:23 am

ok thanks all..

and in also having my whey protein shakes...and mixing protein in with pudding.. and soups..

I figure I'm getting roughly 70 grams a day

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