Hi! I am new to the forum. I have been lurking here as I was gathering info and making my decision for VSG. All your posts with the good and not so good results have been very helpful. I too am a little nervous but mostly excited to undertake this life change. At this time I don't have any family/friend support( hope that changes) but my PCP is mostly on board. Iam selfpay and will be going to Mexico in April for my procedure with Dr. Alvarez. Thanks again I am glad I found OH!
Thanks for replying to my post.I feel welcomed officially:) How are you doing at 16 days? I imagine being tired and weak at that stage with my Dr. Only allowing liquids for the first 3weeks post-op.
I'm doing great at 16 days. I went back to work yesterday. I do tire easily, but as far as eating, I'm okay. My doctor had us to go liquid/soft puree on the 8th day and I will do that until the three week****s. I have sweet potatoes, squash, cottage cheese, greek yogurt, soft foods. I've even had some of Armour Potted Meat (yuck!) but it was good for the protein. LOL I drink the protein shakes to get my quota of at least 60 in a day. Your doctor allows only liquids? Protein drinks will be good for that. I did start missing the crunch, but I ignore it and it finally goes away ....
Hello and congrats on de-lurking! Best of luck in April! Be sure to keep reading here. It's the best motivation to keep you going, especially if you have little family/friend support.
VSG 7/1/13 with Dr. Jack Rutledge 28 y/o female - 5'10" - HW: 298 - GW: 174 - SW: 290 (-8) - M1: 262 (-28) - M2: 247 (-15) - M3: 235 (-12) - M4: 228 (-7 ~First Stall: almost 2 wks~) - M5: 218 (-10) - M6: 209 (-9) - M7: 199 (-10) Onederland on 1/31 - M8: 196 (-3) 100 lb total loss on 2/2 - M9: 192.6 (-3.4) - M10: 188.6 (-4) - M11: 182 (-6.6) - M12: 175.6 (-6.4) - M13: 173.8 (-1.8) CW (7/8/15): 167 - GOAL reached in 1 Year and 25 Days! - TOTAL WL - 131 lbs