Two weeks postop progress. Need vitamin ideas!
I got my sleeve two weeks ago today. I healed up very well, and had no problem staying hydrated. The worst part wasn't the incisions but the allergy to the steri-strips -- I got a nasty itchy red sore patch over ea*****ision. I'm fine now after using some strong cream for several days. Then in the second week I came down with a terrible cold. The worst was the powerful sneezes that hurt my stomach.
Now I'm over that and happily starting on pureed foods at the 2 week mark. So far everything goes down okay. I can eat about 6 oz of yogurt or SF pudding or the like. Cottage cheese is more dense and I can only eat 2-3 table spoons. I'm eating about 600 calories a day and it's plenty. I'm down about 9 pounds in two weeks, which is less than some new sleevers but fine with me.
Mostly, I've been SO happy to find that I no longer am hungry all the time. That relentless need to eat is gone. I still want to eat at times, but it's nothing like before. I have been delivered!
One problem I have is I truly hate my chewable vitamins (bariatric advantage berry)! They made me puke the other night. I've got to find some alternative. I like the Costco gummies but they're incomplete. I also hate the Centrum liquid and chewables, and in any case they're incomplete, too, according to my nut. Don't have the right kind of iron. I have yet to try a chewable multi I can stand. So far I'm doing well with my calcium chews, it's just the multi.
How long did you wait until you could swallow regular multivitamins? They're pretty big. I tried cutting mine into small pieces, but then the edges are sharp and they don't go down well. How worried should I be if my vitamins aren't totally complete right away?