Ah, vacation. My first since my surgery in October. It a new and different experience. I know what I can eat at home. I had steamed lobster (a claw) and steamer clams without issue! I brought protein bars.
I was pretty good until the last day. I would forget to eat enough because I just don't like food that much at this point. On the last night my blood sugar was low so I ate one of my wife's granola bars (too much sugar). I'm type 1. I had a tough night and woke up still low (travel day home). I had another granola bar after passing out. After I woke up, the vomiting started. My first experience with dumping syndrome. I hope to make it my last!
Later we stopped and I had light soup. I didn't realize that the vomiting had acid burned my throat and mouth. One sip and it hurt like hell.
3 days later I still don't feel 100%. Never again!
Oh, that sounds awful. I can totally relate; I have days where I don't want to eat because my restriction is too tight and then I get too hungry and once ate too fast and I didn't get sick but man, it was so uncomfortable/painful.
Hope you'll feel better soon.
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
Is this your first experience with dumping?
Hope you enjoyed your vacation and are feeling better.
Im six months post op and have never experienced dumping. Almost wish I could once so I know my tool is working. I also don't get the 'restriction' everyone talks about?! I sometimes wonder, did I really have surgery?! lol
Referral October 2015, TWH; Orientation Jan 6/16, NP - Apr 7/16: SW- May13/16, Nutrition class May 16/16, Nutrition assess - Jun 16/16, met with surgeon Oct 21/16 High weight - Dec 2016 - 298 lbs. Start of 3 week pre op diet Dec 16, 2016 - 288.2 lbs. Sx date: Jan 6/17 - 269.4 lbs. Initial goal weight 165 lbs.
I also don't feel much of a restriction. And my hunger/full sensations are just broken (this maybe more of a lifetime of yo-yo dieting and obesity more so than the actual surgery. I may have been like this for sometime, but just wasn't mindful enough of what was going on in my body to notice!).
I have developed reactive hypoglycemia. Which is awesome. It's actually really, really horrible, which is what makes it awesome. It definitely keeps me in check in those weaker moments. I will never eat anything with sugar (more than a few grams) because I know what the horrible outcome will be.
However, service workers are less conscious of this issue than I am, and on more than one occasion have given me sugar versions of the "sugar free" item I ordered. I can always tell within a couple of hours, and it ain't pretty.