Personally, I think the swear word filter on this forum causes far more problems than it cures. This isn't the type of forum where people post rude words just for fun. I don't think I've seen a single post on this forum where someone intentionally trie
Right after surgery, I was able to drink water at a fairly normal rate. I kept an eye on my hydration at first, but when I got to the point where I was easily drinking as much as I did before surgery, I stopped tracking it as carefully.
I'm looking for an Android app that will make a sound every, say, 15 minutes, to remind me to drink fluids. I don't want to have to turn the alarm off; I just want it to play a sound and then shut off until it's time to sound again. Does anyone have a
At ten weeks post-op, I find I can eat almost any texture food except dry. I've figured out the sensation that tells me when I'm full. I'm able to avoid stomach trouble for the most part, but every once in a while I'll eat something that doesn't agree
Ever since surgery, I have been unable to taste chocolate. All I get is a vague "earthy" sweet flavour. A nice flavour, but nothing to write home about. Have others experienced this? Does the taste come back? I'd be very happy if the taste never comes
I'm two months post-op, and I feel I should start exercising now. I been sedentary for years, but what's worse is that I have been feeling very tired lately. That's not surprising considering I'm consuming only 600 to 800 calories, but it does make sta
There are a lot of YouTube videos where people talk about thing they wish they had known before having VSG, and those things are usually unwanted. For example, that you gain weight temporarily from all the IV fluids, that drinking water can hurt, etc.
I wasn't expecting this to happen, and certainly not so soon, but 4 days post-op I realised that almost all of the excess fat in my face is gone. Every time I look in the mirror I'm pleasantly surprised to see a face that looks at least 15 years younge
Here's an account of my VSG surgery, which took place on Monday, 11 June at 2 p.m. Ireland has a national health plan similar to that in the U.K., but I went private to avoid a 3 year waiting list for wls. My VSG was paid for by my private insurance (w
At my current weight, a 4 kg (9 lb) loss doesn't make a visible difference, so I tend to see it as a small loss. But something that happened the other day made me think about it differently. I bought a 4 kg bag of cat food. Easy enough for me to carry
Several people have recommended that I stock the freezer with sugar-free popsicles for when I come home from surgery. However, I haven't been able to find any (I'm in a rural part of Ireland). However, I did find some plastic thingies for making your o