Drinking too much? Can it stretch your pouch?
There is no valve holding the water in the pouch. It is an open drain.
RIP, MOM ~ 5/31/1944 - 5/11/2010
RIP, DADDY ~ 9/2/1934 - 1/25/2012
7 years out and maintaining 190 pounds lost!
“You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.”
I am not going to lie, at first drinking sucked it took soooo long, but now it is no problem. I drink a lot of water (crystal light enhanced usually)...helps keep me from eating :)
Amanda 5'10" 346/316/158/175 (start/surgery day/current/tentative goal)
Somewhere inside me, there is a fat girl just dying to get back out. I mostly just try to keep her subdued with sugar free pudding, but she's not amused.
on 8/31/14 9:38 pm
Hi I'm 4 weeks and drinking really gets easy. At first sip here and there frozen sugar free popsicles was my friend. Nice to get get advice from people who has had the surgery. Good luck to everyone looks like everyone's on the right path.
on 1/28/10 1:11 pm
But your new stomach is like a smaller sink with no stopper, so fluids go right down the drain. Now if you kept drinking and drinking - maybe 20 oz or more - so quickly that the drain couldn't keep up, then maybe. MAYBE. But you'd have to be TRYING.
It's far more likely that overeating solids could cause the pouch to stretch out. They aren't as able to slip down the drain as easily as liquids can, so they sit in the sink longer. So if you eat too quickly, you could over fill the sink, causing it to stretch the pouch or even overflow (vomiting).