I am 2 weeks post-op and I can tell you now it is one of the best things I've ever done for myself. The best advice I could give you is make sure you're following all your pre-op instructions and then after the surgery take the time to follow all the dietary steps you were giving. It gets a little boring on the pallet but it gets your stomach ready slowly so you suffer less consequences from what you eat. And everyone will tell you drink your fluids they are very important and will help your stomach immensely and on a side note when they stay small pills or crushed pills and very well chew food they are not kidding so just keep that in mind. Congratulations on taking the steps to your new better you, you got this and remember it will hurt after the surgery but it goes away within a few days.
I had a total backwards fall yesterday and I didn't break anything and I was able to get up easily by myself. There would have been times I couldn't do that.
There is none of my food in the house. Have had yogurt and steel cut oats. Still sugar free.
This is one you should ask your surgeon.
Mine waited for 6 months. Important thing to do if you drink a lot of caffeine is detox before surgery.
I'm 10 years out and caffeine is a reason to keep living.
QOTD: I still have a lot of weight to lose and I'm still heavier than what some people start out at but I can certainly move around a lot easier. I also love going to the pool to swim laps.
Accountability: On plan. Still not eating everything on my menu because I'm still recouping from the stomach bug but getting better everyday.
B: 1 egg, 1/2 slice cheese, turkey breakfast sausage, 1/2 orange
L: 3oz turkey breast
S: 3oz turkey breast
D: 5oz chili, 1/2C broccoli rabe
S:ostrim meat stick
Cals:671, Carbs:23, Protein:97
Enjoy the rest of your night everybody!
5'5" HW: 484, SW: 455,CW: 349
Surgeon, Darren Tishler
Follow what your surgeon ask of you. Make sure your getting in all your water + so it becomes habit. Ask your surgeon if you can incorporate fiber in your diet before your surgery. This is one thing I wish I did. Enjoy the ride. You got this!
Teenie HW 299 SW 290 CW 150 GW 140 2/08/2019 OPERATION: Right rectus abdominis myocutaneous perforator sparing abdominal flap; left rectus abdominis myocutaneous perforator sparing abdominal flap. complex abdominal closure, which included excision of total surface area of 55 x 29 cm of abdominal skin with umbilicus reconstruction.
there doesn't seem to be a consensus about this among surgeons. Some say never, some say right away, some make you wait three months...or six months. Some limit it to 1-2 cups a day. My take is that it probably isn't the most dangerous thing you can do, given the lack of consensus. I couldn't have any caffeinated coffee for the first six months (decaf was OK), and I'm supposed to limit caffeinated to 1-2 cups a day, but to be honest, I often have more than that. I did wait six months, though.