Can I hide having VSG 5 weeks after surgery?

mossyvsg
on 3/14/17 8:49 pm
VSG on 03/28/17

I know how terrible that title sounds! I'm not ashamed of planning VSG, but at 5 weeks post-op I have to interact for a weekend with people that I really don't trust or like (my father and his wife). If they found out about surgery they would be very unpleasant about it for a long time. Does it sound possible to hide my recent surgery so soon after the operation? I'm thinking of telling them that I'm on a diet where I only drink protein shakes. Any tips or ideas?

suzzzzz
on 3/14/17 8:57 pm
VSG on 06/23/16

At 5 weeks out, I was on solid foods. Couldn't eat but just a few bites. If you are truly on protein shakes, then that would be a good thing to say. If you have advanced your foods from that though, just indicate that you are choosing to eat small portions of high protein low carb meals. Many won't even notice if you move food around on your plate and not act like anything is different.

Rachel B.
on 3/14/17 9:00 pm - Tucson, AZ
VSG on 08/11/08 with

You could always tell them that you've been having stomach problems, so the doctor has you on a special diet until they can find the cause.

"...This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away, to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. What he was doing..."

Rachel, PMHNP-BC

HW-271 SW-260 LW(2009)-144 ~ Retread: HW-241 CW-177 GW-150


Notaboutperfect
on 3/14/17 10:29 pm
VSG on 11/08/16

I still have only told about six people. I just feel that it's my business. Many have begun telling me I look great, which is lovely. Some ask what I'm doing and I tell them I'm working really hard, exercising and eating better. As for my portion sizes, I tell people I eat small amounts through the day.

Five weeks out you should be feeling better, but definitely won't be eating a lot. Maybe you could avoid having a meal together? In a pinch have a Greek yogurt or protein shake and say you aren't super hungry.

Gwen M.
on 3/15/17 4:55 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Sure, you can totally hide it. But at 5 weeks post-op are you actually still only drinking protein shakes? I was in soft foods at that point.

If you are drinking protein shakes, or whatever, I recommend picking a script and sticking to it.

"I had some stomach issues and my doctor suggested a liquid diet to let my stomach rest, it's pretty gross, so I won't go into details. Can you believe they killed off Carl on the Walking Dead?!"

"After a particularly gross food poisoning experience, I decided to give my stomach a break and stick to liquids. Can you believe they killed off Carl on the Walking Dead?!"

"Believe me, you don't want to hear the details, suffice it to say that the chest burster scene in Alien looks tame by comparison. Can you believe they killed off Carl on the Walking Dead?!"

Basically you pick a script, just one, and repeat it EVERY SINGLE TIME the topic comes up. No variation. You might feel stupid at first, but it'll get easier to repeat, and people will start to get the hint that this is not a topic that's up for discussion. You can pick whatever redirection you want - my bit about Carl is just my generic example when I'm posting about How To Script. :)

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & arms), 8/14/2017 (UBL & breasts), 11/6/2017 (legs)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 162 (4/12/2017)
Next Goal 159.5 - half the person I used to be | Total Weight Lost 157

Read my blog at https://www.myvsg.net/ (currently down for maintenance) and check out my TrendWeight

VSG on 12/10/13

My go-to line is, literally, "So how about that local sports team?" It's an OBVIOUS diversion, often embarrasses the nosy person, and works like a charm.

Gwen M.
on 3/15/17 1:28 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Haha, nice.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & arms), 8/14/2017 (UBL & breasts), 11/6/2017 (legs)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 162 (4/12/2017)
Next Goal 159.5 - half the person I used to be | Total Weight Lost 157

Read my blog at https://www.myvsg.net/ (currently down for maintenance) and check out my TrendWeight

jenorama
on 3/15/17 11:29 am - CA
RNY on 10/07/13 with

Wait, they killed off Carl?

Jen

Gwen M.
on 3/15/17 1:25 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Haha, no. It's just my random go to example when I post here.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & arms), 8/14/2017 (UBL & breasts), 11/6/2017 (legs)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 162 (4/12/2017)
Next Goal 159.5 - half the person I used to be | Total Weight Lost 157

Read my blog at https://www.myvsg.net/ (currently down for maintenance) and check out my TrendWeight

jenorama
on 3/15/17 2:19 pm - CA
RNY on 10/07/13 with

I haven'****ched TWD in ages, but I wouldn't be mad if they killed off that kid, TBH. :D

Jen

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