Hunger after surgery ??? or Gas
on 7/15/11 9:40 am
Hi, I had my RNY surgery on 7/12/11. Can't really differentiate between gas and hunger, so I make sure that I have 5 oz of fluid every hour, homemade broth, surgar free popsicle, crystal light and water. It staves off the hunger. I take really slow slips and stop when I'm feeling full. I've been able to get my fluids down, but still have a lot of gas, which is the most uncomfortable for me.
I don't know if what you are feeling is really hunger. The way it was explained to me (and I know we don't always get told the truth, so take it for what its worth) the nerves to our old stomach was cut and the new ones haven't had a chance to heal in a short period of time.
It took a long time for me to feel real hunger, and even now it's nothing like hunger I used to feel before surgery. Now I can drink some water and be fine.
I definitely could still be gas. I was on Zantac for three months after surgery, did you dr. put you on anything like that for gas/heartburn?
Hello, Yes my Dr. put me on Zantac also, I am just going through the norm. I do feel hungry, however when i try to eat anything protein, water, Bullion I feel so full with just small sips, that my new stomach hurts, so I stop trying to get anything in. I will take your advice and try my best to get my fluids in.