- HEALTH TRACKER
First off, hello to everyone. I have been on OH awhile, but have not been on boards in awhile. My best to everyone, and continued success. I am concerned because I feel that I am eating more than I should be. I am almost 5 months post-op (I had open RNY), but even as early as 3 months, most times I eat I don't feel full after eating just a little. According to the plan I was given at hospital, after 6 months, half of a sandwich can be a meal, but I can eat a whole slice bread sandwich now, as long as I eat slowly, and this even with taking sips of water every once in a while between bites. Another example is a small size swansons salisbury steak TV dinner. I can actually manage to eat the entire salisbury steak, as well as, the small mashed potatoes serving that comes with it. I also don't feel any pain afterward. The only time I experienced some trouble was after eating one of those TV dinner meals, and also sampling some food that someone brought home not long after it. I then felt sick, bloated, and weak, and ended up throwing up. Other than that time, I eat as I mentioned, and do feel full eventually. I am certainly not eating as much as I did pre-op, but still think more than normal for after this surgery. Is this normal? I have an appointment with my surgeon this week (Thursday), so I will of course be mentioning this, but wanted to also know what anyone else thought. I mentioned this to my friend who also had open RNY, and she said it doesn't sound right, and even very soon after her surgery she was feeling full after a very small amount of food. Thats how I thought it should be for myself!!! Don't they say like only a few tablespoons of food can fit in new stomach??? I don't get it! Sometimes I think the surgeon may have mistakenly left my new smaller stomach a little bigger than he should have, or I worry that somehow my old and new stomach pouch reconnected itself, lol. I know that sounds silly, but I read an old post here once where that actually happened to someone. She had been concerned 'cause she fealt she was able to eat more than she should. Surgeon kept telling her on every visit that she was fine, but she kept insisting something didn't seem right, until he agreed to let her get testing,and they discovered that it was as if she never had the surgery because of the reconnecting of stomaches. She eventually needed a revision. I have actually lost weight. 75 lbs. in now nearly 5 months, so that can't be it right? but I also experience these long gaps of no weight loss, as much as 3 weeks before more pounds come off. Well anyways, sorry to go on and on, but trying to let you get a full understanding of what I have been experiencing. So can anyone shed some light on this, have you heard of this happening, think it sounds wierd?
Starting weight: 262 Current weight: 152.2 Goal weight: under 155 - I keep going over - UGH!!!
weeks maintaining goal: 1
270 246 165 140
Mommy to: Jessica Irene-May 7, 1999 and
Allison Nicole-September 29, 2005
I went from a food-aholic to a shop-aholic