- HEALTH TRACKER
I so agree - since the VSG - my mouth is always dry. I've been tested for autoimmune diseases - came up fine but I never had dry mouth problems before. So I am constantly drinking also whenever I am beyond meal times. My lips stay dry and chapped too - always using chap stick or something on them. Curious if anyone else is having this issue.
Wow - you are doing great with the weight loss - congrats!!
Northeastern Ohio must be exceptionally expensive because when I researched - I found prices from $19,000 to $26, 000 (Cleveland Clinic). I ended up in between - paying $23,000. I traveled 90 minutes - wasn't willing or able to travel any further so I paid the price. I felt comfortable with the surgeon and his success rate and experience. The hospital was wonderful - I stayed 3 nights - nurses were fabulous - overall - a great experience - so I think it was worth it. But I am sure there are many good programs for less - just not in NE Ohio.
I'm in the same place you are and I'm only eating 800-900 cal a day and keeping carbs to 40 or below and protein 60-80 and drinking 64-100 oz water a day. It is so frustrating - no scale movement in a month - I asked myself - is this it? cause I have another 80 lbs to go. Looking forward to the responses - I don't think I can cut the carbs or calories - I'm hungry a lot of the time now.
Must have been a rough day yesterday for us October sleevers so I totally know what you are saying. My loss has been a little slower than some and I too wonder if I will make goal and even if I don't - if I will be able to keep from regaining what I have lost. No doubt about it - easy to get into old habits and once that can of worms is opened - hard to get the lid back on.
I want to be better. I need to be better. I'm so scared that maybe I'm just not capable of being better.
This part - really struck me - I'm 61 - still feel this way. A little frightening at this point.
Keep us posted on how you are doing - hopefully we can all support each other in this journey.
Mask fits fine - my Bipap shows if mask is leaking and it is not but thanks for replying. I've checked the hose, gotten a new humidifier - had Bipap checked for pressure - I've tried to think of everything. Just want to get some sleep. :(
I'm 5 1/2 months out - down 80 lbs - off BP meds, diabetes in remission, knee pain improved and overall I'm pretty happy I had VSG. But - I have not gotten a goodnight;s sleep since surgery. I have been using my BiPap for 9 years -pre surgery I would turn it on and 7 hrs of great sleep but since surgery - I keep waking up during the night and never get to deep sleep. No new meds - don't use caffeine so my pulmonologist ordered a retitration - pressure has been 12/8 for last few years - was tested before surgery - 12/8 was pressure. Last week did re titration and it came back that pressure needs to be increased to 16/12!!! Problem with that is - after increasing it - OMG - such a belly full of air - I hurt all day - yes I use a chin strap. Can't get into my dr til April 4 - I am so uncomfortable - I called her office today - I am concerned that almost 6 months of not sleeping and AHI and AI numbers increasing steadily (they have quadrupled since October) - that I will either not wake up or have a stroke. I thought losing weight would help me get off my BiPap or at least lower the pressure needed. Thing is - even when I increased the pressure to 16/12 - still didn't sleep well - felt I was in a wind tunnel all night. I also have had a dry mouth since surgery - no new meds - and I have cotton mouth during the night when I wake up. Oh and I've lost 1 1/2 inches in my neck.
So I am wondering if anyone else has had a problem like this. I'm tired - I need sleep and I can't tolerate the belly pain from all the air - if you have sleep apnea and have ever had aerophagia - it is miserable as you know.
Anyone with suggestions??????
I am right there with you. Been on a stall for almost a month. Down 75 and still have at least 75 more to go. Same story - have stuck to plan all along - 40 gr carbs, 800 cals, 64 oz water, 65-80 gr of protein. So frustrating and like you - I feel fat again. I am not losing inches since I stopped losing pounds. Spoke to dietician and she said to increase water and protein but stay at 800 cal. Also to get moving more - I'm 61 with bad arthritis - so I am going to try - even though it is cold and snowy outside - got to find something to work on inside. She suggested strength training. Sure hope these suggestions result in starting the loss again. I used retirement cash (self pay) for surgery - want to make the most of it.
Looking forward to reading the other posts. Good luck.
Well I didn't really know it was coming and I think it stinks. It has been almost 3 weeks that I have been going up and down a pound or two - it is driving me crazy because I know I am sticking with the program. I am not losing any more inches during this stall or it really stinks. I keep thinking that I have to make the most of the first 6 months post op and the time is running out. Same for me - 800 cal, 60-80 gm protein and 64 or more oz of water.
Don't have any answers but I know how you feel cause I'm only halfway to where I want to be.