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Pot Smoking after Surgery

(deactivated member)
on 8/18/11 7:05 am - Columbus, OH
RNY on 03/10/11 with
 Anyone else find that after smoking pot, eating and keeping food down is much easier?  I almost have to smoke a lil before eating just to make sure my food stays down...just wondering if anyone else is find this to be true...?

~K
5 1/2 mo post op

curvaceousdiva
on 8/18/11 7:07 am - Hyattsville, MD
LOL
BUT pot never did anythign for me so I have no idea
Babygirl got her surgery March 3rd...     She's from 339 to 200 as of 6/14/2012.. SOO proud of my bigbabygirl                                                                   
HogRider
on 8/18/11 7:18 am - Jacksonville, FL
I always follow medical advice (wink wink).
Tonya0531
on 8/18/11 7:19 am - Lake, MS
LMAO...I don't know about keeping food down, but it sure would help in dealing with my mother this weekend!!!     However...on another note, my doc won't even do surgery on you if you smoke ANYTHING, so I'm not so sure how good that would be for you.
Tonya
HW: 274  PreOp Diet: 271  Surgery: APRIL 25, 2011   
LilySlim - (6Jve)
I love my new life!!!
wynter57
on 8/18/11 7:24 am - Panama City, FL
Putting aside the fact that smoking anything is bad for your health and not to mention illegal.........

There is such a thing as addiction transference. Most or all of us are food addicts and some of us have an addictive personality. When you have this surgery to conquer or control your food addiction, but then you start drinking or doing drugs, you can transfer your addiction to one of those.

Also, it sounds like you already have a mindset that food goes down easier when you smoke weed first, you could be setting yourself up for an addiction to weed. And YES, no matter what anyone says, marijuana CAN be addictive. I know people who smoke it every single day. They have killed a LOT of brain cells, trust me, I can see it.

I hope you can find another way to make eating easier for you.

Wynter
 VBG Surgery 4/17/1989 - Revision TO RNY 8/22/2011 - 4 Days Prior To Surgery WT: 309.5

(deactivated member)
on 8/18/11 7:55 am - Columbus, OH
RNY on 03/10/11 with
On August 18, 2011 at 7:24 AM Pacific Time, wynter57 wrote:
Putting aside the fact that smoking anything is bad for your health and not to mention illegal.........

There is such a thing as addiction transference. Most or all of us are food addicts and some of us have an addictive personality. When you have this surgery to conquer or control your food addiction, but then you start drinking or doing drugs, you can transfer your addiction to one of those.

Also, it sounds like you already have a mindset that food goes down easier when you smoke weed first, you could be setting yourself up for an addiction to weed. And YES, no matter what anyone says, marijuana CAN be addictive. I know people who smoke it every single day. They have killed a LOT of brain cells, trust me, I can see it.

I hope you can find another way to make eating easier for you.

Wynter
 I've thought about addiction transferrance...and I am definitely keeping an eye on that.  I've tried to eat w/out smoking and usually have a problem, no matter WHAT I eat.  So to just alieviate that all togther I'll smoke..hit it once or twice...and then I have no issues.  It's crazy!  I've tried it both ways..with and without...

Anyway, just wondered if anyone else found this to be true.  


ladybugnessa
on 8/18/11 7:35 am - Owings Mills, MD
helps the belly pain and the back pain but beware the munchies...
Nessa
Ticker is from Day of Surgery.. weight goal is personal preference as I've MET my doctor's goal

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jazzycatz
on 8/18/11 7:44 am - Joppa, MD
RNY on 09/28/10 with

Taught myself to never eat after smoking because it kills the buzz.  I think if you use it now to eat it can trigger eating when you get closer to maintenance.  Your brain will just make that leap you know...stoned = eating and you'll just automatically head for the food before you even realize it.  And if it contributes to you eating more at a sitting...well you will be able to do that in time.  Best to teach yourself to eat without using anything to make it easier.     

Actually I just saw that you are 5.5 months post-op.  Really should be able to keep food down at this point without a lot of difficulty most of the time.  Have you talked to your surgeon?  Might be something going on. 

However, with nausea and arthritis pain it can be quite helpful.  Or so I have heard.   

Obligatory PSA: One must always be aware of the prospect of the psychological addiction that pot can lead to, however.  That is why I made the "Stoned=eating" analogy.

 

unewillow
on 8/18/11 8:24 am - CT
I wouldn't know...the first/last and ONLY time I smoked up I almost died. Literally. Vomitted for like 2 hours straight, tachycardia, sweating, chest pain...my friend was about 5 minutes from taking me to the ER.

I would just be VERY careful about transfer addiction and over-doing it at meal time after you smoke because you think things go down easier.
            
poet_kelly
on 8/18/11 9:05 am - OH
I've never tried it.  When I used to work for a hospice, I had some terminally ill clients that used pot so they could get food down.  People with cancer and AIDS seemed to find it really helpful.  I don't think I had any clients that smoked every time they ate, though.  They just did it at times they felt particularly nauseous.

Have you talked to your doc about why you can't get food down without pot?  Because while that seems to be pretty common with endstage cancer or AIDS, it's not normal five months after RNY.

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