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That seems to be normal at your point. Remember you just had a major part of your stomach cut. This includes cutting nerves. This have to heal/make new connections. I knew this in my head put, still was scared the first month or two that I would never fell full. At four months, I feel full after 3/4 oz. Just keep measuring so you don't push your healing stomach. The full will come.
Ok, so I am 3 weeks out and have never ever felt a full feeling. I'm not complaining bcuz I am careful to measure out all of my food when I do eat (which is rarely). I jus want to hear from other people who are experiencing this. It is a bit frustrating. I wana know how did you do, were you able to stay on task and reach goal? How is your weight-loss going? What was your journey like being that you were not blessed to have that prompt of your body telling you to stop???
I can only tell you why I choose the sleeve and I believe it is a personal decision. I liked the idea that with the sleeve I am left with a normal functioning GI system. That if one day I need to take channel blockers, a cardiac class of meds I would be able to. That mal-absorption syndrome is not much of an issue with the sleeve so you have to take less supplements then you do with bypass type surgeries.. That if the sleeved failed I'd be able to choose one of the by-pass type surgeries. That dumping isn't really an issues. That I can still take NSAIDS It fit in with me and my lifestyle more.
Maybe not so much for weight loss mode...but otherwise...
My surgeon suggested zinc too. I also used a conditioner and shampoo that contained biotin Nioxin is one that does. I would and still do because what it does for my hair, "wash" my hair daily with only the conditioner letting it sit for a couple of minutes and only use the shampoo once a week. It really did help with my hair loss.
Sounds like you've got a plan & life happens & then it gets interesting!
If you think about the cals from the coke & putting those to protein and healthy food...seems more filling longer.
It's hard sometimes...but we can do this!!
Wishing you the best!!
My nut says no gimmes but she also says not to track protein or calories so I think she's crazy. No protein goal, no way!! I bought bariatric advantage chewable multivitamins andthey made me throw up right after surgery. So I bought a bottle of gummies, no high fructose corn syrup, and figure something is better than nothing. We'll see how my first labs are. I take a separate chewable iron I got on amazon that tastes ok. And the bariatric advantage calcium, m'mm good but using up my carbs :)
FIVE optifast shakes? a day? that's a lot. Mine was 4 and i found that hard to find time for. i was also allowed low carb vegetables (broccoli was a life saver), SF jello. ask your team about that.
how many days into the pre-op have you completed? the first 3-5 are really tough with the carb detox and jsut getting used to the shakes taste. after that it's clear sailing. I had some pretty severe and constant headaches in those first few days, that might be why your kids seem out of control.
HW: 407 Final Appointment : 376 Pre-op Diet Start: 367 SW: 350 (Apr2/2013) Add me on MFP
At 4 weeks out, there are definitely some days I have regretted it. I had a rare complication that I haven't really seen mentioned here.
I felt pretty good for about the first 10 days after surgery, then I started having terrible pain in my abdomen that wouldn't go away. At first, myself and my surgeon just thought it was constipation, so I did milk of magnesia and miralax and when I was no longer constipated, the pain was still there. I cried every night because the pain was worse at night when I tried to sleep. I couldn't get comfortable no matter what I did. I got about 3 hours of sleep in 4 days. I called my surgeon again the next day and he agreed something just wasn't right and this was not normal recovery pain. He is 2 1/2 hours away, so he said to find a nearby hospital that was a bariatric center of excellence and get to the ER for a CT scan. Luckily, I went and had the scan. It turns out that everything was good with my sleeve, but I had blood clots buried pretty deep in my superior mesenteric vein and also the main and right portal veins.
They said there was nothing I could have done to prevent this from happening, it is different than getting blood clots in your legs from not moving enough after surgery. The danger is that the blood supply to my bowels will be cut off and my bowels will die. Even though they didn't touch these areas during the surgery, they say just having any type of surgery can put your body in a hyper coagulant state that can cause this to happen. The thought is that I have a genetic predisposition to a clotting disorder. I have an appointment with a hematologist in a few weeks to be tested and to find out more.
I hope someday when I don't feel sick all of the time, I will grow to love my sleeve. I do feel like I am turning a corner. I love that I have lost 29 lbs. in a month, but I hate that food doesn't taste good to me anymore and that I feel weak all the time because every single protein shake I have tried makes me want to vomit.
I love your new motto. I may just have to adopt that. It speaks very clearly to me - especially when it comes to the baked goods thing. One cookie just isn't enough, but it's already too much. I'm sure you get what I mean.