Frustrated recent post-op

CatLady3401
on 10/5/18 1:10 pm
VSG on 09/26/18

I'm 10 days post-op now. I realize it is *very* early in this process, I need to be patient, etc. But I'm frustrated.

I'm only 1 pound down from my surgery day weight as measured by the hospital, and actually about 4 pounds up from my surgery day weight I measured at home.

I'm off of pain medicine, have resumed normal bowel activity. I'm getting greater than 70g protein per day and less than 50g carbs a day. I'm going for walks and increasing my daily steps. I'm staying hydrated, >80oz fluid per day. I'm on the "full liquid" or stage 2 of my diet plan. I can only eat or drink 1/4 of a cup at a time, at most, without my stomach/esophagus telling me NO.

I'm looking around at expected weight losses or experienced weight losses of about 20-25 pounds the first month and wondering when is that going to start? (Fear: am I the one person that this isn't going to work for?!)

I just needed to vent.

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HW 382, SW 325, GW 165

SD 9/26/2018

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TheWombat
on 10/5/18 2:11 pm
VSG on 06/11/18

By any chance did you lose a significant amount of weight in the month or so prior to surgery?

CatLady3401
on 10/5/18 2:28 pm
VSG on 09/26/18

I lost about 12 pounds in the two week "liver-shrinking diet" before surgery. Before that I had gained about 30 pounds over the last year.

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HW 382, SW 325, GW 165

SD 9/26/2018

pescetarian

Mindy325
on 10/5/18 2:27 pm
VSG on 06/26/18

Did you have a revision from another type of bariatric surgery? If so, for some reason having a revision causes freakishly slow and less total weight loss.

CatLady3401
on 10/5/18 2:29 pm
VSG on 09/26/18

No revision; this is my first weight loss surgery.

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HW 382, SW 325, GW 165

SD 9/26/2018

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Mindy325
on 10/5/18 2:45 pm
VSG on 06/26/18

Then it's probably still surgical fluid retention which you will eventually lose.

Gwen M.
on 10/5/18 5:19 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

This is totally normal since we get so many fluids during surgery. Most people gain weight during surgery and it can take up to 2 weeks to get back to your morning of surgery weight. Be patient, stick to the plan. Work on getting those fluids and your protein in. It'll be fine.

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CatLady3401
on 10/5/18 5:48 pm
VSG on 09/26/18

Thanks Gwen. It also occurred to me that I'm (at the direction of the surgeon) off of a diuretic I've been on for years as of two days before the surgery and although I would expect the effect of that to be nil 10 days out, maybe that's unrealistic.

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HW 382, SW 325, GW 165

SD 9/26/2018

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NYMom222
on 10/5/18 7:04 pm
RNY on 07/23/14

I did lose weight the first week but then lost nothing for three and a half weeks. I was convinced it wouldn't work for me.

Hang in there put one foot in front of the other and it will happen.

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CatLady3401
on 10/5/18 7:34 pm
VSG on 09/26/18

Thanks NYMom

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HW 382, SW 325, GW 165

SD 9/26/2018

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