5 days out from surgery

on 8/28/17 8:27 am

Things are getting a bit better. I am in less pain. This morning I got up and fed the dog and my son. Spent 15 minutes tidying up, then took pain meds and famotidine and rested for an hour. I got about 25gms of protein down and a couple ozs of water. My husband and son left and I got up and cleaned out our bedroom closet. By the time I was done I was pretty light headed so I sat in bed and Continued my drinking of 1-2 oz every 15 minutes. I got on the scale this morning. I have lost 14lbs since surgery morning. I started at 340 in February. My surgery weight was 284. Now at 270, I have 6 more pounds until I weighed what I did on my wedding day 20 years ago.

I do have a question. When I wake up in the morning, my stomach/pouch feels painful. It doesn't hurt like that the rest of the day though, just in the morning. Did anyone else feel this way?

on 8/28/17 9:05 am
RNY on 08/21/12

Grouchy morning pouch is common. Many people stick to liquids, maybe a protein shake until later in the morning, or lunch.

Lightheaded is dehydration. Push those fluids! If it isn't bothering you, drinking faster is fine.

6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.

Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.

M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.

on 8/28/17 9:07 am
RNY on 02/28/17

You sound like you are doing great! Congrats! Keep up the fluids and the walking and things will keep improving.

As for the pain in your pouch, it may just be that it is extra sensitive in the morning. Pouches are strange things, especially early on.

HW: 248, SW (2/17): 244, GW (10/17): 125, CW: 117-122

RNY w/ Joseph Afram: 2/28/2017; Plastics w/ Douglas Forman: Extended mastopexy, Extended abdominoplasty-5/18/2018

Gina 16 Yrs and Still
Hanging In

on 8/28/17 10:10 am, edited 8/28/17 3:10 am - Burleson , TX

Glad you are feeling better. I smiled when I read you fed your dog, and THEN you fed your son. SO something I would do!

YOUR bedroom closet must have looked WAY better pre-cleaning, than MINE does, or you would STILL be in there!!

My surgery day weight was 340, with a BMI of 53.3.

At 15 years out, Oscar ( my pouch), still doesn't do mornings...that's why I named him after Oscar the Grouch. He can't bear the thought of solid food for at least 3-4 hours, after I have been up and functional. I still have a protein shake, of type, most every single morning, either cold, or divided up into more than a few cups of coffee

RNY 4-22-02... HAG=Honest And Genuine

LW: 6lb,10 oz SW:340lb GW:170lb CW:160

I learn something new, EVERY day, from SOME body

on 8/28/17 1:29 pm
RNY on 08/11/14

Continue to get in as much fluid as possible. After three years PO I still don't eat breakfast until I have been up for about 5 hours-I have water and a cup of coffee before breakfast and then typically eat about every 3-4 hours. My body seems to have adjusted to that routine.

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW 291.4/CW 137-140 (10/2018)GW 150