- HEALTH TRACKER
I'm in the hospital as we speak for a gall stone blocking my bile duct. Now I'll have to undergo 2 different procedures, one of which will leave a 6 inch scar. The gall bladder attacks are the worst pain I've ever experienced. I WISH my dr would have prescribed me something to prevent this! This problem started right about when I had lost 100 pounds so 85 is a lot of weight...
I have thrown up MANY a times from being sick from migraines, gallbladder issues, random nausea, nausea brought on by meds, etc. What I've noticed is that if I didn't eat too recently, I'll just get stomach acid, whatever I drank, or some clear foam. When that's the case, sometimes I've had to stick my finger in my mouth and make myself throw up because of the dry heaves. If I have eaten recently, OH **** it's on!
I actually think it's easier for me to throw up now since there is so much less food. It's easier to just get it over with than to deal with the nausea.
We get it. Almost everyone has problems meeting the fluid requirement early out and it's for various reasons.
If you feel full (which I constantly did) then you have to spread it out. The 64- 1 oz drinks is 64 minutes of the entire day of 1440 minutes. Even if you have 1 ounce every 10 minutes, that still leaves you well over half of the day to not have to take 1 sip. It sounds hard but you will eventually be able to do it. Also, I would make it a priority to get fluids in before I focus on actually eating.
In order to get to a "normal" BMI, I'd have to lose 225. I've lost 140something in the first 11 months. Some people lose a lot more and some people lose less. I wanted the bypass before I heard of the sleeve but there were too many drawbacks with the bypass and I saw too many cases where the people gained all of their weight back. I didn't want my intestines moved anywhere or have the majority of my stomach just sitting there, unable to be explored, and possibly end up having stomach cancer or something without them knowing. I also wanted my stomach to function as normally as possible. There were definitely times where I cursed my sleeve and wished I would have had the bypass so I could lose faster but I don't feel that way 99.99% of the time. Technically I still have 80+ pounds to lose but I'll be happy after another 50 and I think it can be done.
Try your liquids at different temps. Some people can't drink cold water but room temp water works and vice versa. Some people just can't tolerate water anymore and they need something to go in the water. Other fluids count so the broth suggestion is good.
I read something here once where someone said if you drink 1 ounce per minute, you'll only spend 64 minutes of your day drinking. They suggested using one of those little 1 oz medicine cups and spend a minute on each one (if needed) and after 64 times you'll be done. I had a really hard time with fluids for many months and have gotten IV fluids at least 15 times. I used to try to do my liquids in spurts throughout the day and usually while I'm doing mindless stuff like using the computer. I can drink a lot more at one time now so it's not too big of an issue but it was really hard in the beginning. My stomach would constantly feel overly full from drinking "so much."
The actual surgery didn't hurt at all and I really didn't have gas pain. The thing that really got me was the nausea from the morphine. I thought I was going to die for the first day and a half and I couldn't stop "throwing up" even though there was nothing there.
That's not extreme at all... my thought would have been "8? You mean 18?!" And then I'd find the store she bought the pants at and buy 14 pairs of pants in a size "2."
i loved it during my liquids phase I just made sure to strain it so it was only the liquid part. I also had some spicy/sour soup as well. It was just great to break up the monotony of the protein drinks and water.
Ask for Zofran. THey have it in a sublingual form as well. I actually just took one and they work wonders. Even if that is what the dr prescribed you, they might be all out in one form but have it in another. Also, there are different doses. Call the dr and make him figure something out. I've been having nausea issues for a few years and zofran saved my life.
Side note and one of my pet peeves. Nauseated is the correct term. If you are nauseous then that means you make other people nauseated. I don't know why that always bugs me... maybe because my mom was on my ass about it when I was little.
Ok that wasn't personal at all.
Come on, you can't expect to make such a political post and then tell people of opposing views not to say anything. These kinds of posts can QUICKLY turn in to a debate and if you didn't want one you shouldn't have posted it. I'm an Obama supporter but if I wasn't I would say what I wanted to say about it on your post if I wanted to. That's like me making a post about a dietary plan or eating a donut or regain and then saying "if you don't agree with me don't come on my post!" It's not your personal FB page.
I love that. I should fatten my boyfriend up. Well, he'd have to gain like 60 pounds though! But it did feel good to be able to wear a jacket/sweater/shirt of one of my boyfriends and it actually be BIG :)
I never used mine but I did have to tell the server that I had surgery once when my date wanted to order the "all you can eat" at the restaurant and they said if 1 person got it both had to. I let her know I was going to order my items a la cart and not eat his food and also said that even if I did, I could only eat a few ounces. She just said she would "keep an eye on me."
I totally feel you. :( I've been going through a lot these last few weeks. Just know that it ALWAYS gets better. There's no other option. *hugs*