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  1. Neensyb

    Difficulty with vomiting

    I found half and half apple juice and water so much easier on the stomach, no pain and settled the nausea.
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    January 2021 anyone?

    Believe me, the pre op diet gets easier by the day. Good luck for your surgery. [emoji16]
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    January 2021 anyone?

    I promise it gets better very quickly
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    I had coffee within the first week. I usually drink it black but started with a dash of milk in it. I had surgery 2 weeks ago tomorrow and I am back to black coffee already.
  5. Neensyb

    30 second elevator interview

    I'm a 48y/o mum of 2 adult sons and 2 pre-teen stepsons, working in IT on the sunny Gold Coast in Australia. I'm direct but compassionate, very focused on my goals, a bit of a larrakin, and place the utmost importance on our family unit, and showing care for other people.
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    So. Much. Burping.

    Warning, TMI..... I have belched and burped since surgery, and have a lot of flatulence. Thank god it doesn't smell, but I have to be careful it isn't a little moist..... sorry. As for bowel movements....two very small, extremely hard and painful motions onky, in 11 days. Sigh....
  7. Neensyb

    4-5 weeks post food consumption yucky feel

    Great suggestion. I struggle with my last meal, so I might try this tonight from 6pm and take a couple of hours to sip through it.
  8. 10 Days post op.  Wow, what a journey so far.

    Pre op was straightforward, over the Christmas and New Year period but I was ok with that. 

    Day of op, pretty stunned really, was I doing the right thing.  A quick nervous wee before I was put under and VOILA...done.

    Day 1 and 2 post was a freaking mess.  Mentally that is.  Lots of questions, lots of doubts, lots of fear.....then day 3 came and bingo I felt so much better, about 80%.


    Skip to Day 10.  I am feeling pretty satisfied most of the time, not really hungry.  My skin is amazing.  The weight is literally dropping off but I'm under no disillusionment that this will slow considerably shortly.  I have started to experiment with different liquids and found I absolutely despise liquidised meat.   YUCK.

    My belly scars are almost gone, but they have left a little lump and they can be tender.  I wouldn't call it sore.

    I am managing to get my protein up just over 60g a day, but that's with the help of two scoops of protein powder in my liquid meals.  Drinking sitting directly upright is my only comfortable option which is ok, and I've learned to love jelly/jello.  

    Biggest changes?  Confidence.  Libido (yep, it's back with a vengeance after being dormant for about 5 years).  Energy increase.  Clothes starting to fit better.

    Biggest disappointment?  I really don't have anything to be disappointed about except I didn't do it sooner.  

    Biggest surprise?  How quickly I have recovered and am seeing results.  


    1. Band_Irl


      Wow congrats! You sound like your doing amazing.

      I am in tomorrow morning for lapband and hoping for the same kind of recovery. I am not even going down the road of liquid meat 🤢.

      Can I ask what you had done?

    2. Neensyb


      I had the sleeve done on 4th Janyary. No regrets whatsoever.

  9. Neensyb

    January 2021 anyone?

    Yep! Me too. Had it done on 4th Jan, doubted myself until the moment I went under and two days after. Now, I am 7kgs down, feel more energy than I have for years, and am so very pleased I had it done.
  10. I add protein powder to my breakfast smoothie, and it's 100% tasteless.
  11. Today I'm going to hit my protein minimum of 60g!!! Finally.... though I am having a tasteless protein supplement in my meals. I've attached a photo of the brand I buy. It honestly has no taste, smell or texture at all, so can be added to absolutely anything.
  12. Hello all. I thought it would be helpful for us to share food diaries to other members for some possible insights and opportunities to try different approaches. I am day 2 week 2. Currently having: Bfast: 100ml lactose free milk, 1/2 banana, 1Tbs high Protein low sugar vanilla yoghurt, blended with crushed ice. Morning tea: Usually takes all morning for me to drink a 50/50 mix of apple juice and Water, no sugar added. Lunch: 125ml thinly pureed pumpkin Soup. Soup is home made, simply pumpkin and water, 1/2 tsp chicken stock and some garlic powder. All pureed. Afternoon tea: sugar free iceblock - lemonade Dinner: Last night I tried 1/2 cup of pureed chicken thick, stock and zucchini. YUCK! I reverted back to pumpkin soup. Ideas here would be appreciated. Snacks: coffee with small amount of Zymil (lactose free milk), lots of water, sugar free Powerade, Avalanche sugar free latte, sugar free jelly (jelly for the USA peeps here). I know I'm not getting my calories in, but right now this fills me up. Any ideas to increase? I have bought milk powder to add a tsp in each Breakfast smoothie, and ordered some tasteless Protein Powder online today as well. Once that comes, I'll easily meet my protein requirements and already meet liquids. Yes, I know everyone is different, but I'm keen to hear what you all are consuming to give me some inspiration! 🙂
  13. I think you can only do it from the site not the app.
  14. Neensyb

    November 2020 sleevers

    Blimey, I am struggling to make 500cals a day (I am day 10 post surgery).....i know i know, patience [emoji16]
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    December 2020

    I'm in Qld and my doc wouldn't release me to anyone but my nominated person (husband). He spoke to him about what to look out for. I guess different surgeons do it different ways.
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    Post- Surgery Self Care

    I am in Australia so brands may differ. Pop into your pharmacy/drug store and tell them what you need and why. Your wounds (if having a VSG) will be uo to 1.5 inches long and you will have up to 6 wounds maximum. I had 5, three tiny, 2 just over an inch long. Candles or scented oil....ooh yes. That was another one. My amazing husband got me a new Lush vaporiser for Christmas from my stepsons, and some lavendar oils. It really helped me stay calm and settled.
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    Post- Surgery Self Care

    This.....is 100% bang on. Take only a change of clothes, lip balm, hand moisuriser and standard toiletries. You will sleep or be up walking in the hospital. When I got home, I lowered the temp in our bedroom and got extra pillows. I sleep on my side and knew it may be uncomfortable. I slept with a soft but plump pillow under my belly to add support. Pajamas were no elastic waist, just a long tshirt and the softest undies I could find. If you have refreezable ice packs, great. I wrapped them in light towels and put them on my forehead when I got caffeine withdrawl headaches. Get the very best thermal cup. One that will keep your liquids cool for at least 12 hours. Sip sip sip, and sip sitting upright, and stay upright until you are comfortable it's gone down. Get some waterproof wound covers. I had to replace three of mine between days 1-5 after showering. Be prepared to get up and walk if you get gas pains. Gas from the surgery, or gas in your belly. IT HELPS!! While you may feel exhausted, walking moves the gas, and be prepared for flatulence. Be careful though, from about day 3 don't trust a fart!! [emoji23][emoji23] Be good to yourself.
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    Anyone for Jan/ Feb 2021

    You know what, I actually coped really well with swallowing tablets with a small mouthful of water. I was really surprised. But the first 2-3 days I didn't take the chance. I haven't had any pain meds since day 5-6 and today (day 9) feel 100% normal again. I'm sticking to the volumes in my plan, and doing all eating or drinking super slowly. I can't believe how good I feel, how satisfied such small amounts make me feel, how much energy I have, how good my skin looks, etc....I can only stress, have soluble multi vitamins as recommended, and believe in the science of it all. I would love to stay in touch so feel free to message directly if you would like. By the way, I am having a normal coffee each morning now (I have always had straight black coffee) and am thoroughly enjoying it!
  19. This is a good guideline.
  20. Ooooh yum! I wish we had the same options here in Australia, I love the thought of applesauce with cinnamon roll protein powder! I am on day 2 of week 2 so a little more than just clear liquid, but a little less than puree. Does that make sense. I am starting to experiment with a little thicker liquids and it's sitting very gently. I'm going to see if I can go online and get some of the deliciousness you have described. It just creates variety, and I'm trying to up my protein intake too. I love jelly/jello, though I've never really liked it before. Thank you for your suggestions, I appreciate it. J
  21. This is a very helpful article, thankyou so much.
  22. Neensyb


    I am one week post surgery today and feel fantastic. For me the first two days were about total rest, then slow and steady increasing fluids as my body allowed. Everyone is different, listen to your body and you will be fine. Nervousness is totally understandable. Let us know how you get on. X
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    4-5 weeks post food consumption yucky feel

    I couldn't agree more! I had pumpkin soup tonight and felt like I was in heaven!
  24. I have to say, being day 3 after surgery I have asked myself a number of times what the hell have I done....then I have moments of comfort which removes all concern. It took me nearly 12 hours to come out of the anaesthetic properly, and I had the awful sweats and nausea, but no vomiting. I remember only the Ice packs put behind my shoulders and the cold towel on my head.....ooh it felt so good. The nurses were just smashing and I'm going to send a thank you hard to them at the ward. I came home the day after surgery. I've had two bad nights, but last night felt so much better and slept 8 hours straight. I am already 4kgs down since surgery so that gives me hope. My first night home I was worried about my intake of fluid. I struggled to consume even one cup of liquid a day. Yesterday I got through an entire optifast shake, one cup of warm coffee, and about 500ml of powerade zero. What has worked for me through trial and error (haha that auto corrected to "terror") 1. Don't drink laying down. Try and sit upright as possible, it reduces the chance of pain. 2. Small sips mean exactly that. Wet the inside of your mouth, and don't do more than two at a time. 3. Room temperature liquid gives me less issues 4. Make a shake in the morning and aim to complete by midday. Same for the afternoon 5. Keep on top of standard pain relief. Here in Australia we have panadol which is safe for bariatric patients. I tried dissolvable ones but the contain effervescent bubbles... not a great outcome 6. When pain is felt, stand up tall, take s deep breath through the nose and slowly out through the mouth. At most it has been two breaths and the pain is gone 7. A cool shower, clean hair, clean jammies and clean sheets make everything feel better [emoji16] 8. My headaches are likely to be caused by coffee withdrawl. I added 1tsp instant (powdered) coffee to a choc or vanilla shake. Voila!! Headache gone Just my thoughts, and hope some of these ideas can help others just having had surgery. Day 1 I was 7/10 discomfort, and full of unfounded regrets. Today, day 3, 1/10 discomfort, totally happy with my decision to have taken this route. How are you all doing? Sent from my SM-G950F using BariatricPal mobile app
  25. Yesterday I went from one extreme to the other. I did too much in the morning and felt terrible at midday. I had to sleep in the afternoon, then got up and had a small soup. We had a retirement celebration to go to and I had set a timeframe of one hour before I came home. Since I slept and hydrated, and took along a shake in a thermo cold cup, I felt great and came home after 3 hours with energy to have a green tea before bed. My sleep was sound, and this morning I would say I feel about 95%. Gratefulness is an overwhelming feeling sometimes. [emoji178]