brand new VSG here!

Joojy
on 6/17/17 9:24 am, edited 6/17/17 9:31 am

happy saturday, folks! i've just been sleeved on 6.14.17. day 3 post-op over here. would like to bounce a few things off of you more experienced sleevers:

1. did you guys deal with burping pretty much after every. single. sip. of protein shake? even my water makes me burp these little annoying liquidy burps. i am taking prilosec (today is 2nd day on that) and also was prescribed cafetate (i think that's what it's called) to coat the esophagus and stomach. know i'd feel so much better to get this gas out but the liquid burps ain't so great. please tell me this gets better?

2. any tips for making the bariatric advantage shakes less sweet? holy smokes, those things are just too sweet. the best one so far for me is the iced latte, but i am sure i'll even grow tired of that after a week straight. i've just ordered the unjury chicken soup protein mix and am looking forward to something savory. but i'll take any tips you've got.

lastly, if there anyone that's been sleeved in june, would love to connect and offer some support. i know this was the right decision, but this week is going to be tough.

Gwen M.
on 6/17/17 10:10 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Welcome!

it sounds like you're inhaling too much air when you drink. Try drinking with a straw - for some people, straws can help a lot with the air swallowing.

I've never been a lover of super sweet drinks. I use optimum nutrition double rich chocolate as my go to shake because it seems like a darker chocolate to me and therefore less sweet. Someone suggested adding unsweetened cocoa powder to shakes which I thought was a brilliant idea as well although I've never tried it.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & arms), 8/14/2017 (UBL & breasts), 11/6/2017 (legs)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 160 (5/19/2017)
Next Goal 159.5 - half the person I used to be | Total Weight Lost 159

Read my blog at https://www.myvsg.net/ (currently down for maintenance) and check out my TrendWeight

Joojy
on 6/17/17 11:18 am

thanks for the tip on the optimum rich chocolate; sounds like it might not be quite as sugary sweet as some others. feel like i'll have a little more play in the shakes after week one by adding some pureed fruit, PB2 powder, etc. just trying to do strictly shakes this week and let my stomach rest a bit.

Gwen M.
on 6/17/17 12:38 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Adding fruit to your shakes is not a wise option regardless of how much time has passed. Puréed fruit = pure sugar and will not do anything for your weight loss.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & arms), 8/14/2017 (UBL & breasts), 11/6/2017 (legs)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 160 (5/19/2017)
Next Goal 159.5 - half the person I used to be | Total Weight Lost 159

Read my blog at https://www.myvsg.net/ (currently down for maintenance) and check out my TrendWeight

Joojy
on 6/17/17 6:41 pm

correct. although from what i understand there is a big difference from processed added sugars and natural sugars. even something with natural sugar would never be more important than protein intake. on a related note, it's so interesting reading all the comments on here. it seems every practice has a different set of rules.

Erin T.
on 6/17/17 6:58 pm
VSG on 01/17/17 with

Early in, there's really no difference. Don't add fruit, it's really worthless and you don't have a lot of room to play with. I'm 5 months out and I still only eat fruit very rarely and then only berries in super small quantities.

PB2 is a good option to add. I add it to my yogurt every morning because I like how it thickens it up and adds 4g of protein.

VSG: 1/17/17

HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 157.6 GW: 147

M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10

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LMTSC
on 6/17/17 10:23 am
VSG on 06/29/17

Congratulations on the start of your new journey!

I can and I will

WATCH ME!

little_a
on 6/17/17 10:27 am
VSG on 06/13/17

Hey I got sleeved one day before you! I burped like a maniac the first couple days after every single sip but now that I am 4 days out, I can take bigger sips with no burping. I sleep with a wedge behind my back because I get heartburn :/. So that's not fun.

As for less sweet, strained soup with unflavored Unjury. That's what I'm gonna do. I bought Cream of everything and even some beer cheddar soup. Gonna strain the crap out of it and then add my protein. I got some lobster bisque from Panera that I'm excited to try.

I need some support too because I go through periods where I am like, what the hell did I do to myself? I am only 22 and now I have to live with this the rest of my life. I obviously know that it was what was best for me. And I will thank myself later. But it's hard right now, sitting and recovering and being bored.

Let me know how you're doing, we got this.

A

Joojy
on 6/17/17 11:21 am

hi little a, yes, we've got this! you are so lucky to have made this decision when you did. i am 42 and by no means old, but if i could have shed this weight years ago, well, that would have been amazing. so good for you.

let's keep in touch. we are so close on our VSG dates. it'll be fun to see each other's progress!

ambec0308
on 6/17/17 10:43 am - AL

I will be sleeved on the 26th and I'm sure I will need lots of support as well. Let's do this!!

Lap band 5/2010 lost 37 lbs regain 22. In process of revision to VSG.

5/19/17 Surgery consult 201.6 lbs

6/15/17 approved by insurance(start 10 liquid diet) 194.7lbs

Current weight 187.1 VSG Scheduled 6/28/17

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