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Donna Suz

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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About Donna Suz

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 08/19/1970

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  • Gender
    Female
  • City
    Miramar Beach
  • State
    Fl

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  1. Donna Suz

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    Hi, I’ve been approving every day. Finally have a little more energy and am not near as sore or bloated anymore. The struggle now is going to the bathroom. It’s been a few days so I went and got some suppositories today. I’ve heard it’s really bad if I let it go too long. How about you? How’s your recovery going?
  2. Donna Suz

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    Hi Charlie. Thank you, congratulations on yours as well. Yes, it is very strange for me to struggle eating (drinking) enough, since my struggles have always been the opposite, to try to eat less! I’ve been watching lots of YouTube videos to be reassured that this is normal and that eventually it will get easier. I haven’t started my vitamins yet. I’ve been instructed to wait until the 18th which will be a few days before I start the puréed stage. That could be a reason why I’m feeling so week, so I’m actually looking forward to starting them. I’ve been sipping on a protein shake all morning, but am getting antsy and am wanting to get out in the sun and do some walking. I think that’s probably a good sign. How have you been with getting your walking in?
  3. Donna Suz

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    Hello. I had my sleeve surgery on the 4th as well. Every day is a little better, but it is not easy. I’ve been struggling with getting enough fluids and protein in. I’ve been really bloated so can only have a few sips at a time. Also I’m feeling really weak, but every day I feel a little stronger and every day I can take in a little bit more. Never thought it would be possible to get by on 200-300 calories a day, wow, but that’s all my body wants right now. How are you doing?
  4. Donna Suz

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    Hey everybody. I just had my sleeve surgery on Monday the 4th. I’ve been recovering the last few days with the incision pains and the gas pains, but also my pouch has gotten really swollen. Is anyone else experiencing this?
  5. Donna Suz

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    I wish you the best. You will really need to be strong, but I know you can do it. I live alone so its easy for me to just have in the house only what I need. Its good that you communicated with them what's going on so they can help support you. Just make sure you have plenty on hand of what you can have so you aren't dipping into their food while you prepare it. Best of luck, you can do it!
  6. Donna Suz

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    I'm on day 11 of my 2 week liquid diet. The first week was the absolute worst. After the second week or so, it started to get easier. I think my body started to get accustomed to having less calories. The trick for me has been to have something to eat (drink) regularly throughout the day, like every hour or two. When it gets really hard I've been relying on the sugar free ice pops. They give me a little bit of sweet and I really enjoy them. In the evenings I've been making broth out of half a cube of bullion (only half since there is so much salt in those) A huge helper has been the Gatorade Zero. That is enjoyable and does a good job of making me feel full. I haven't cheated because I don't want to ruin the progress I've made so far. It would probably be like starting all over. I've lost 12 pounds since I started so far and I still have another 3-4 days. My surgery is on Monday. Almost there now. You can do it, stay strong and when you are feeling hungry, don't ignore it. Have the next item you are allowed for the day.
  7. Donna Suz

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    Thanks! The first week yes, it was a struggle. This week though my body seems to have accustomed itself to less food. It’s not near as hard. My emotions, however, that’s another story. Not being able to use my eating disorder as a way to avoid my feelings has been rough.
  8. Donna Suz

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    That sounds very similar to mine. I’m on day 9 and am already down 11 pounds.
  9. Donna Suz

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    So I just finished my first day of the 2 week liquid diet. Not easy and it’s just the first day, but I think I can do this.
  10. Donna Suz

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    Congrats! You are very lucky to only have to do it for 2 days. My surgery is on April 4th and my liquid diet starts tomorrow March 21st. Gonna go to the store today and pick up the rest of what I’ll need so I don’t have to go shopping the whole 2 weeks.
  11. Donna Suz

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    I have been using Barimelt and they are really good, but turns out you have to take more of them to get the recommended dosage which can get pretty expensive. I’ve ordered some from Unjary. I’ve heard they are pretty good so we’ll see.
  12. Donna Suz

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    Thanks, I’ll look into that. The hardest thing to find has been a chewable B-50 complex. So far the closest thing I can find is a liquid version.
  13. You are working out 1-3 hours? That’s incredible! You’re probably gaining muscle weight, even if your attention is in mostly cardio. Keep up what you’re doing and I bet one day soon you’ll see a huge drop all of a sudden.
  14. Donna Suz

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    I spent a lot of time today looking for the vitamins I will be taking after the surgery. I was reading the packet I got from my surgeon and there was a lot of details I needed to go over to make those decisions. I had started a vitamin regimen based on some YouTube videos I watched, but after getting into the nitty gritty of it I realized I was going to need much higher dosages than what was recommended. It took me some time to balance out what I needed for the amount of money it will cost me every month. As I was doing this it made me feel much better about the care I am going to give myself after the surgery which greatly reduced any anxieties I was having. I’ve got about 3 weeks to go (My surgery is April 4th) and I’m planning on concentrating on preparing for my post-op needs.
  15. Donna Suz

    April 2022 Surgery Buddies

    My date is Monday, April 4th. 800 calories is so little, even if it’s not full liquid. The plan they gave me isn’t calorie specific, but I believe it ends up coming out to somewhere between 800-1000 calories. We got this, just around the corner now.

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