I am 1 month post op. Tomorrow I get my soft food phase. I have had an unbearable time getting in my protein drinks this past week. And I don't have any appetite. When I think I of food, I get queasy. Did this happen to any of you? Did it get better? This reminds me of how I felt in college when I became bulimic... anytime I was around food I felt nauseous.
Thanks once again for your input!
Some people heal faster than others. If you are not ready for soft food, just wait until you are. The important thing at your stage is to get in your water. It is easy to get dehydrated. The surgery does change how you react to food and it is similar to being bulimic.
This will go away in time. For now keep getting your water in and lose as much weight as possible. You will someday look back rather longingly to this period when a teaspoon of food fills you up. If you have a hard time getting the protein shakes in, just stop when you have had enough. You body will survive on stored fat and we have not lost anyone yet due to too much weight loss.
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I would talk to your medical team and make sure you're getting the counseling you need. No appetite is pretty common but I don't think nausea at the thought of food is...and if you've already struggled with bulimia, it's better to be on the side of getting the right care. Good luck!
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on 6/21/21 2:06 pm, edited 6/21/21 7:07 am
It was about 6-8 weeks before i got appetite. back.It may be related to your internal swelling/edema. It takes time to heal.. Be patient and give yourself plenty time....(I had a different , inclusive of rny+ other procedures+.-more invasive)
I would begin with a soft/semi liquid food... like a soft poached egg- IF you like runny eggs.Make a choice to begin with something the mind says- "that might taste good." If you do not want it-or do not think it will taste good- it probably will not. begin one food at a time...
Drink fluids. It is unlikely you will starve to death, and the more you lose now, the more bounce-back room you will have two years later when mal-absorption ends. Plus nausea is often a symptom of dehydration, it certainly was for me.
Nibble a bite of whatever your doctor said to eat and you will be fine (high protein, high good fat, low carb). Again, in a few years you will pray for the hatred of food.
Caveat: anything beyond nausea, talk to your doctor. Could be any number of other reasons.
Highest weight: 340
Surgery weight: 313
Surgery date: 10/24/11
Current weight 170... 170 pounds lost!!!!
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