Started full fluids today, had a quarter cup of plain oatmeal with 1/2 tsp of brown sugar, (only 2 gr of sugar) sat really heavy so didn't have anything other that a 8 oz of diluted juice, have manged to drink about 16 oz of water and have almost finished my first protein shake. Am going to try a little soup later.
Am managing my vitamins although the B12 strip was yuck, will ask my family doctor about injections when I see her monday. Had my quantities of liquid calcium off yesterday but have up to 1 tblsp 3x per day.
Was able to shower today and remove my bandages have many little holes a few with steri strips too, but the bruising isn't nearly as bad as I expected.
Have been managing pain with tylenol only today, taking my regular medication has been an experience one pill at a time, but hopefully I'll be able to reduce some of them as time goes on.
Working at it day by day.
57 - 6'0" - HW:288 SW:260 CW:208
TWH: Referral Aug. '16, Orientation - Nov. 30 '16, Surgeon Oct. 6 '17, Start Optifast Feb. 5'18 - Surgery Feb. 26'18
Opti -25; M1 -23; M2 -17; M3 -7; M4 - ?
Sounds like all is going good, you've got this!
Orientation July, Surgeon consult Sept, Internist Nov, RD/RSW/RN Dec.
RNY March 2, 2018 HRRH Pam (49 / 5'5 ½)
HW: 237, PreOpti: 226, Opti: -10, M1: -20, M2: -12, M3: -13
That sounds like you are doing really well. I'm at the end of my 2 weeks full liquids and am still pushing myself to get my 2 shakes, 8 cups liquids in. Most days I have 2 tablespoons of oatmeal and 1/4 cup of soup and that's all I can do. Looking forward to starting real food this weekend.
St. Joes Hamilton - Referral June 16, Orientation Aug 16, Group Dietitian May 5, Nurse May 15, Social Worker Aug 15, 1:1 Dietitian Aug 15, Medical Internist Sept 18. Meet Surgeon Nov. 2/17 Preop Feb 12/18 Surgery Feb 16/18
Sounds like you are doing well! Congrats!
Jamieson does a dissolvable b12 that is less gross than the strips, I found it at shoppers :)
Sounds like you are doing well! Congratulations! :)
Sounds like you're doing great!
Pre-Op Visit: Jan. 10, 2017, weight 304, surgeon: Dr. David Lindsay, St. Joe's, Toronto
1st Day of (3 weeks worth of) Optifast: Jan. 11, 2017
Surgery Date: Feb. 1st, 2017
Sounds like you are doing great. Yes those strips are yuck. I use a liquid form of B12. It is not as bad because it goes away faster. I found it at shoppers.
Keep up the good work!
Start of OptiFast, Nov 4th 2017 - 326 lbs
RNY Surgery Dec 7th - 284
Highest Weight 2011 - 388 lbs