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xmaleengyx

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  1. Soo...I finally gave in. I started my liquid post op diet last Friday. My surgery is on Monday. I cheated yesterday and today :/ I only lasted 3 whole days-which I'm still amazed by. I have 5 more days until surgery and plan to stick with it. I hope that's enough time to be where my surgeon needs me to be. Can I still burn fat in this time frame?? Also, I've gained 4lbs and looking very bloated...not fat, but bloated Balloon like. Could this be all the Water and other liquids I'm consuming??? Has anyone else cheated and still had a successful surgery??
  2. I have a getaway trip coming up to Galveston. Is it OK to go to the beach and swim in pool 7 weeks post op? Also, is there any uncomfortability at 7 weeks out???
  3. xmaleengyx

    Cheated postop...concerned

    End of week 3. No weight loss. Barely eating. Everything bothers me going down. I feel weak, faint and fatigued. Lips get purple. Feeling a little stomach pain at times. Everything I swallow seems to stay in my throat or want to come back up but I never actually throw up. I'm allowed soft foods but if it's not liquid it hurts my tummy going down and as digesting. I'd rather not eat. Is this normal?
  4. xmaleengyx

    Beach 7 weeks post op?

    Thanks. Surgeon said I can do whatever I want but I don't feel I should. He said I can peel off the surgical glue from incisions if they start peeling but NO WAY could I do that. I'll faint. I have this image that I will come undone and my parts will fall out. Lol...seriously though. I'll probably still have glue 6 months from now. Has anyone pulled their glue off? I'm at end of 3rd week post op. Not sure when incision is completely healed or sealed
  5. I'm at the end of my 3rd week post op. This week I've felt very tired and fatigued. I feel faint when I stand which concerns me and at times my lips look purple :/ I have not lost any weight this week.not sure if it's because I'm barely eating or because when I do its not a great choice. Im on soft foods but have a hard time eating more that 3-4 bites or spoons. EverythING I swallow hurts. I feel little pains at my incision sites once food is down. To help ease the swallow, I've been eating Soups like broccoli cheese Soup from Jason's deli, smoothies and soupy mashed potatoes.maybe it's too much carbs. I will also sip yogurt smoothies Or a bit of applesauce. An avocado the other day almost made me throw up. I dont know why. But i could not lay down or id feel it coming back up.I'm still barely eating. I wonder if Protein shakes will help with energy and boost weightloss? Also, everything I eat I feel sitting in my throat. Like it wants to come up but it doesn't.
  6. xmaleengyx

    Cheated postop...concerned

    Thank you all for sharing. I am now on my 3rd week. I am doing well. The switch has finally turned on in my brain. I honestly feel it was an adjustment I needed to mentally go through.its a big change for anyone to process. I am on soft foods this week And feel a bit more normal. I went to Kemah over the weekend and I was fine being surrounded by all the bad foods I once enjoyed. NO TEMPTATIONS. I am extremely proud of myself and how I am evolving into this new person and lifestyle.
  7. xmaleengyx

    Cheated postop...concerned

    I just really would appreciate encouragement and personal experiences. I cannot change what is done nor reverse the surgery. Negative feedback makes this process more difficult.
  8. xmaleengyx

    Cheated postop...concerned

    Um, no. Just like most the people on here, I have an unhealthy relationship with food. Pretty sure a food addiction. And if anyone could have stuck to a a diet or healthy lifestyle change, they wouldn't have had chosen a surgery as a last resort. Also, just as any lifestyle change, it's a process. And its going to take time to adjust And settle. Everyone makes mistakes. It is mental and it's not a brain issue you can fix over night. You live abd you learn. I've learned my lesson. I do not appreciate the judging.
  9. So I'm 5 days post op and I cheated :/ I ate 2 croutons around 7. I let it dissolve in my mouth and then chewed it up well. My stomach didn't feel bad initially. After about 10 mins I felt a bit uncomfortable and started burping. That passed after no more than half an hour. Now 41/2 hours later, I'm experiencing stabbing pains in a couple of my incision sites. Has anyone experienced this??? Am I going to be ok...have I ruptured something??? I'm freaking out.
  10. Lesson learned. With some Water the pain went away. It seamed to be gas. I go tomorrow for my post op appointment and will let my surgeon know. Thank u for your responses
  11. xmaleengyx

    Scared

    I went #2 today 5 days post op. It was darker. And I know tmi, but it was soft...meaning I had no constipation issues
  12. xmaleengyx

    Scared

    Sounds horrible I'm sorry youre going through this. Have you called your doctor to see what explanation they can offer? Also, I drink about 3 Oz a day (1oz at a time) of bariatric advantage iced latte protein shake. I water it down a little bit and I use a medicine cap that's 1oz to sip it from. I think you should try. Even the smallest sips make you sick? You need protein. Have you gotten dehydrated and dizzy yet??
  13. xmaleengyx

    Scared

    @@BLERDgirl what a blessing. I envy you. I think my age makes it a bit more difficult. Everyone around me in their twenties eat like a typical twenty something year old...food trucks, pizza, fried food, latenight whataburger, alcohol etc. Most of them do it without gaining any weight. Oh, how I hate that! I've had to distance myself from these people while I recover. I know this is what's best for me, but I'm human and I do feel like I'm missing out at times.
  14. xmaleengyx

    Scared

    @@Jersrose43 thank you for your response. I feel better. Not so unnormal at this stage.
  15. xmaleengyx

    Scared

    I know im going to get yelled at for this question but, Has anyone been tempted to eat solids sooner than allowed?
  16. xmaleengyx

    Scared

    I had a popsicle :/
  17. xmaleengyx

    Scared

    It's only 5 days out and I'm starting to feel sad. Like when will I be normal again. I feel like I will never be able to enjoy food or even just physically eat again. I can't tolerate more than 2 Oz of liquid. It's extra hard when everyone is able to eat at family dinners but me....especially my mother's home cooked meals that I really love. I know rice is out for 6 months which is going to be very difficult coming from a Hispanic household. It's a staple. We eat it with everything. Tonight was my brother in laws birthday and on the menu for the normal people was arroz con Pollo and ice cream cake...both My faves. Is it normal to feel sad??
  18. xmaleengyx

    Scared

    Well, my belly button incision started bleeding today.I almost fainted. Doctor said patch area with Gauze and all should be OK until he can check it out Tuesday.has this happened to anyone?? I know i have been doing a lot more than I should...like bending and picking things up. I'm still only sipping 1 0z at a time. Broths and juice. Also eating popsicles. I am feeling frustrated that I can't eat solid foods and watching others eat and smelling delicious smells.I will admit, I miss tasting food. Bottom line is I want to chew. I've been on liquids 3 full weeks now. from pre op liquid diet to 4 days post op, I've lost 17lbs...not that I can tell yet. I am starting to feel my mental strength dissipate. I want to be healed so I can move around like normal and I want to be able to eat normally. I know I need to be strong and patient.
  19. xmaleengyx

    Scared

    I agree. To me it's helpful knowing what everyone is going through individually even if it's not the same. I appreciate everyone sharing their journey aND experiences. Thank you all
  20. xmaleengyx

    Scared

    I'm 4days out and I'm still on liquids and broths. I can't handle more than 2 ounces at a time. I do wish I could chew something solid but I know I cant. Next week is my post op appointment. I'll be doing soft liquids or possibly pureed foods. I wonder be able to eat solids until after my 3rd week out.
  21. Since I've been taking the pain medicine I've been breaking out all over my chest and face. I am 3days post operative and my skins reaction is ridiculous. Has anyone else experienced this??
  22. xmaleengyx

    Scared

    Well I'd rather hear it than feel it. It's very painful. I'm hanging in there. Thank you for your response. I really appreciate it.
  23. xmaleengyx

    Scared

    I am second day post op...my first full day home. I can tolerate the stomach sore Ness but I am have extreme (what I think is) gas pain. Its pain that travels up and through my right breast and usually resulting in a burp. Every sip causes this reaction. It sux. When does this gas reside??
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    I failed myself yet again...

    1 day post op and pain is very minimal. Thank God. I'm glad I got through it! I'm home now and not hungry. Forcing sips of liquid to stay hydrated.
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