Nope, never. Sounds like acid. Talk to your surgeon.
VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL&brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL&mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)
Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170
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You can eat around any surgery. I know someone who had RNY lost the weight, kept it off and then regained. Why? She discovered she could drink milkshakes.
Do you still have regular stomach pain, even after six months?
Mine always bothers me. Wakes me up. Gurgles a lot still too. Like right now I know if I go downstairs and have a couple bites of a protein bar it will quiet for a little while, but I have a protein bar max of once a day and often won't do it at all because of the carbs.
Just feeling bothered by my belly all the time.
HW 290. Start weight 229. Day of Surgery 209. Month 2: 190. Month 3: 182. Month 4: 174. Month 5: 164. Month 6: 159. 131 pounds lost!!
Agreed! Your weightloss is awesome by the way! Very inspiring!
Good luck on Monday!! (And on Thanksgiving )
Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 CW: 167 GW: 170
Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-10.6 M3:-10.4 M4:-8.4 M5:-12 M6:-8.2 M7:-8.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-7.4
Goal reached 11/9/17!
Some of the DS advocates here would say that some people can only be successful with that particular surgery. I'm inclined to disagree, but it's one perspective you'll see on the boards.
I am the master of my own regain.
Author of the Five-Day Meat Test
Keep in mind, age plays a factor as well. Depending on where you are age wise, you may never see "normal" on the BMI charts. As a woman who has had two children and is going through menopause, I know that I'll never see 125 again. Ever. But what I can do is increase muscle mass and decrease fat. So if I only lose another 10 pounds, but get my body fat down to about 26% (which is about 9 points lower than where I am right now and this is pre-plastics), I'll be very happy.
Keep on losing!
HW 271.5 (April 2016) SW 246.9 (8/23/16) CW 166 (10/10/17)
It will so totally be worth it. It is fantastic that you are focused and ready. Three cheers for you!!!
VSG with Dr. Wanchick - Sept 29 2017
Age 52 Height 5'2" HW 585 (2012) SW 460 (9/29/2017) CW 410 (11/14/2017) Next Goal 400 Starting BMI 95.5
Pre-Op: 62 M1: 36 M2: ?
Oh yes, I've learned that chippy items and popcorny items, just keep them away. I will eat and eat mindlessly. Even when I portion them out, I don't like that feeling of mindless eating. When I'm eating, I should be thinking a little about the meal at least, not just shoving it in my mouth while watching cartoons on netflix!
You are right, it is so much more than surgery. I am so thankful for this tool, but my head is constantly at war. Thank God for therapy.