Finally Post Op!
Hello everyone. It finally happened! Dr. Okraniec was wonderful. Surgery went well, no leaks that they could see. I was told I'd stay 3 days but was discharged the following day. I walked around a lil bit the night of and peed a few times. I was so sore and in pain but forced myself to walk around so it would help with the gases. I was told to stay and clear liquids yesterday and today I started the liquid diet. I woke up late as I could not get comfortable last night and wished I was back on the hospital bed where I could move it up and down at the touch of a button. Got lost of gas. I had oatmeal this morning. Found it too heavy and could not finish the 1/4 cup. Had one cup of premier protein shake for snack. Had 1/4 cup of mushroom soup strained with 1 spoon of protein and 1/4 cup of SF apple sauce. I feel so full. I guess it's because of my late start today. I feel I'm not getting all my water in. Hopefully I sleep well and I have an early start tomorrow and can get through eating everything I need to eat. I feel full all the time. Is that normal. I'm not sure if my belly hurts from being full or a mix or the pain from the incisions and gas. I've been walking around to help with it. Besides feeling full all the time, I feel fine otherwise. I'm hoping to do better tomorrow.
on 2/22/19 4:56 am
Good news that you are doing well. Don't try to finish a portion if you are feeling discomfort. There were so many times in the first few weeks where I would have to split the 1/4 cup serving a few times and reheat it for the next meal. The most important thing is to get your fluids in. Don't worry about the low calories, that's when our fat stores kick in to fuel us. You are doing great.
CENTURY CLUB MEMBER at 6 months post-op.
Referral to Guelph Feb/13, Sleep study and all bloodwork and ultrasound May/13, orientation July/13. Nurse, NUT,SW Sept/13, 2nd NUT, nurse and SW, 3rd round and cleared for surgery Dec/13. Pre-op Apr 7/14, Surgeon May 2/14, Opti Jul 3/14, surgery Jul 17/14.
Congrats and welcome to the Loser's Bench! The gas is no joke and can be painful - just keep walking around and that should help get rid of the gas. I don't remember trying oatmeal so soon after surgery? I think it was a few weeks before I had anything that heavy. Just take it slow and easy and don't push yourself to finish your portions. Some people don't struggle at all and others have a very hard time getting in your portions at first. Give yourself a break - you've been through alot and your body needs time to adjust to all the new changes. Best of luck!!
I actually like oatmeal and was looking forward to it after weeks of liquid diet, but I couldn't have it either was way to heavy sat like a lump. It's hard to believe in the early days that you can survive on so little, but don't worry, concentrate on getting in your fluids/water as dehydration is your enemy, the rest will come in time.
57 - 6'0" - HW:288 SW:260 CW:185
TWH: Referral Aug. '16, Orientation - Nov. 30 '16, Surgeon Oct. 6 '17, Start Optifast Feb. 5'18 - Surgery Feb. 26'18
Opti -25; M1 -23; M2 -17; M3 -7; M4 -5; M5 -5; M6 -6; M7 -0; M8 -2; M9 -0; M10 -2; M11-0; M12-4;
Yeah, it's a struggle in the beginning but it gets better.
I'd just work at getting your fluids in and drinking protein shakes and some soup. That's what I did. I couldn't tolerate oatmeal in the early goings but you will eventually.
Sip walk, toot, sip, walk, toot - that's your job for the next few days. :)
Referral - May 31/17; Orientation - June 15/17; First Appt Nurse - June 26/17; Bloodwork and ECG - June 27/17; Sleep Study - July 5/17; Dietician Appt - July 10/17; Counsellor Appt - July 10/17; Abdominal Ultrasound - July 10/17: Endoscopy/Colonoscopy - July 25/17; Second Dietician Appt - September 14/17; Internist Appt - October 2/17; Meet the Surgeon - November 21/17; Pre Surgery Nutrition Class - January 12/18; Surgery - January 16/18