How do you know if your lactose intolerant after surgery???
on 12/2/08 1:46 am
Ok I'm getting ready to go bed, talk to you later. Hey can you answer my question about your consult appt, have you gotten one yet????
The explosive diarreha is a combination probably of the anesthesia and whatever is in your bowels. This stage pases in a few days but stay close to the toilet. I am a week out yesterday and have only been on a clear liquid diet (broth, jello, clear juices, SF Ice pops -not pudding and Isopure) and yesterday had my first semi solid BM but it came on like gang busters.
I will keep the milk products to a minimum as they good produce gas. But I too love a cold glass of milk and other dairy products. I just got the OK from my wonderful doctor to try yogart and scrambled eggs. I can also have a little milk to take my Motrin....I stopped the pain meds Sunday and feel so much more awake.
Wishing you the best and much success, Eileen
I used Lactose milk to begin with because I didn't want to explode at school. I made Car. Inst. Breakfast with it and it was yummy. I had diaherra (sp?). I finally decided I was drinking too much and it had to come out. Today I drank half for breakfast and I will drink half for lunch and see if I do better.
The Borden DairyEase (I think) had more protein. I bought FF and I mix the instant breakfast with 12 ounces instead of 8.
The hardest part for me right now is remembering I have a tiny tummy and not putting too much in it.
many ppl become lactose intolerant after surgery..
the symptoms are gas, bloating, cramping...all of which are felt soon after consuming milk products.
Right now, ur probly still having those problems just from the surgery itself.....not bc of milk products..
How are you doing? Can you believe we are already 1 week out?? WOW, how much weight have you lost so far??
Today I am at 11lbs., WOOHOO!!! I'm so thrilled!!
Ok well have a wonderul day!
I'm glad to hear that it's just part of the surgery and not the milk products because I love them so much!!
It's funny but everything I loved before I still like now, it's not too sweet or too salty, everything really taste the same. I thought that would change but hasn't.
Right now I am on the Full liquids, I have 1 more week and then its the soft foods phase. yippee!!!
So can you believe it, I am finally on the losers bench!?!?! How exciting, huh??
Well take care and I hope to hear from you soon,
awww thanks Heather.. Im doing well, thanks for asking. We went to family's for Thanksgiving..it was great.
Its been realy really hard getting on the board...I just wasnt motivated to do anything at all...
but i think thats changed.. hope it stays that way..
I know what u mean about milk products...i have to have my cheese and ice cream lol
In the begining, i remember, some things tasted different...like chocolate, it was too sweet...but it sure aint now lol...wi**** didnt taste good at all..
Im so happy ur on the bench now....
I can't do milk at all since surgery...well sparingly. I have the exact same symptoms you are describing...actually I don't miss it and it makes NOT eating cereal a breeze, lol!!
Ohhh but I have tried alternatives, non-sweetened vanilla soy milk and almond breeze are pretty good but again the only thing in my previous life that I needed milk for was cereal and ummm a glass to go with cookies, lol. So I don't miss it...much.
"be willing to sit in the middle of the fear and fucking feel it." Lady Raven
VSG 12/9/08 Highest 278, then lost #30 preop Goal 126