TheWombat wrote on MadisonRose's support wall 1 month ago
Wishing you a smooth and speedy recovery from surgery. Your new life is about to begin!

TheWombat posted a discussion topic 2 months, 3 weeks ago

I'm five months out, and I still have trouble with some food textures.

  • vegetables - I can easily digest them in soups (because they end up very soft). I can eat a small amount of normally cooked veggies, but they feel "pointy" in my stom

TheWombat posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

Last week I reached 99kg (220 lbs). Not quite one-derland, but it was a psychological victory for me.


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 3 months, 1 week ago

This thread has two purposes: 1) I'd like to know who the vegans are on this board, and 2) I'd like to know what are your favourite sources of protein?

Mine main sources of protein are:

  • smoked tofu (easy and fill

TheWombat wrote on gh438's support wall 4 months ago
Good luck with your surgery!

TheWombat posted a discussion topic 4 months ago

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


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 5 months, 3 weeks ago

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 now


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 5 months, 3 weeks ago

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


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 6 months ago

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


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 6 months ago

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


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 6 months, 1 week ago

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


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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.


TheWombat wrote on MissCheri18's support wall 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Wishing you a speedy recovery!

TheWombat wrote on Whatzit28's support wall 8 months ago
Wishing you a speedy recovery!

TheWombat posted a discussion topic 8 months ago

Today I removed my final pain patch. An hour or so later, I was in pain! I hadn't felt any pain since day 1 post-op; had the pain patches been protecting me from this much pain the whole time?


TheWombat wrote on FacingChallenges's support wall 8 months ago
Wishing you a speedy recovery from your surgery!

TheWombat posted a comment 8 months ago
I hope you're finding it easier to get hydration now. I haven't had...

TheWombat posted a discussion topic 8 months ago

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


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 8 months, 1 week ago

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


Kathy S. wrote 8 months, 1 week ago
Congratulations on your recent surgery! WOOHOO! When you are feeling better let us know how things went. We are looking forward to your updates..

TheWombat posted a discussion topic 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Ireland has been going through a major heat wave, which has caused a few difficulties for me, and I thought I might warn others about it. I suspect that strict diets make us more susceptible to dehydration, so be extra vigilant.

I exp


TheWombat posted a discussion topic 8 months, 2 weeks ago

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


TheWombat wrote on RunCatRun's support wall 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Best of luck, and speedy recovery! I notice we're having surgery on the same day.

TheWombat posted a discussion topic 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Here's what I'm planning to bring to the hospital for my surgery. I would appreciate any suggestions of things to add or remove!

hospital packing list

biotene mouthwash (for dry mouth)
gasx
toothbrush
too

About Me
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VSG
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06/11/2018
Surgery Date
Feb 03, 2018
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