yogurt = constipation????
It looks like you're coming along! I think is going to get easier from now on. The yogurt is good bacteria for the intestines but it doesn't have any fiber. Continue eating it, it is really good for you but and add some fiber. I would buy some prune juice and that will do it naturally.
Hugs to you,
I am almost 4 weeks out. I found that if I don't go for 2-3 days, I add half a dose of Miralax to my water bottle. Just enough to help me go but not diahhrea. I might do that for 2 days and see what happens from there.
My sleeve was done Feb 18 2009 & man oh man I had a hard time... I was taking everything under the sun... Fiber, laxatives, stool softeners, - you name it... I was eating lots of fruits & veggies, and of course my protein and Water. Understand that you will not have as many bowel movements as you did before surgery - my dietician said that is normal.
Make sure that you are also getting enough FAT in your diet. It seemed that I was not getting enough. It took about a month but I am ok now... That was a hard time for me... I felt aweful. I found that all the meat that I was eating, the veggies, the fruit and the water had NO FAT or very very low fat. Who knew how much FAT played a role like that?!?!?!?
So if you are doing everything right - try adding a bit more FAT. Talk to your dietician & bring your food journal! They are the best people to tell you what it is that you need to change.
That was my experience. :)
I take Benefiber and really push the water and that seems to keep it under check. It was harder to get the water in early out though. In fact, the first 3 months are a very interesting time for our bowels. Have you had the green poops yet?