July 26, 2011 - Well I am in to week 5 post-op. FINALLY UNDER THE 300 lbs. MARK!! I have been blessed to not have any issues. Was able to start on soft/regular foods soon after surgery. I have only been sick twice since surgery. Both times I think it was either due to not chewing well enough and/or eating too fast.
It is true what they say, there are some things you like before surgery and don't after. Some of those things I still liked right after surgery, but a few weeks later I don't. Things like sour cream taste too sour now, strange, but true. It is also true that you may be able to tolerate something one day and not tolerate it another. I have to be careful of both chicken and hamburger products. I haven't gotten sick from eating them, but definitely feel a difference with Pouchy.
I can eat fruit in small portions, salad, etc. I am so happy I am tolerating real food!!
Total losses since pre-op apt. as of this morning: