Just had a sleeve. Can't eat food at all
on 11/11/12 3:35 am - United Kingdom
Just had a sleeve. It's 2days after op and I am home but I don't want to eat. The water I am drinking is making me feel bloated and don't want to eat food or physically I can't. Has anyone shared this problem
your stomach could still be swollen. as long as you can and DO drink as much water as you can,don't worry about the food right now. You worst enemy right now is dehydration.
Have you tried any flavorings in your water,even a squeeze of lemon or lime? sometimes plain water doesn't sit well early post VSG. I still can't drink a lot of plain water at 3 years out.
If the water stops going down,notify your surgeon immediately. you might have developed a stricture. GL
If you cannot keep water down call your doctor!!!
on 11/11/12 3:56 pm - United Kingdom
Thank you for all these replays I feel a lot better as whilst in hospital I was pressured to eat yogurts and soup which I don't want just yet. I will explore a bit more with liquids today so it's not jus****er. The water goes down ok but fills me up as if I've just eaten a big dinner. Thanks again for your messages
It's not a problem.....you should not be wanting to eat anything at 2 days out. You need fluids....thats it. Dehydration is a tricky thing......it makes you want to drink even less the more dehydrated you get.
Force fluids down....take a shot glass and try to drink a little bit every 15 mins....just drops literally and you need to do this all day. It will be hard....things are swollen and it hurts...but if you don't....you are writing yourself a admission to your local emergency room.
The feeling of fullness from water is what you should expect for a long time.....just a single bite will feel like " a big dinner" for quite some time. This is what having a sleeve is like! Good luck!
on 11/11/12 10:27 pm - United Kingdom
Thanks I will keep doing this