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Posts posted by RaisnHL

  1. On 08/28/2022 at 14:55, Tomo said:

    I was going to warn you as I usually do with others who go off plan so early on but I had recently read a few responses that many were allowed soft foods right out of surgery so I think you are ok. I wasn't allowed any soft foods, only liquid with both my surgeries (VSG and RNY) for a week or more, but apparently others say their surgeons are ok with it so I think you will be ok. Just don't eat hard to digest foods or you may end up like my friend who got very ill a week after her VSG because she ate meat. Only reason I speak up about it all the time.

    I have been approved for “mushy” food, which several plans allow for tuna salad and soft fish, but my plan does not. I didn’t realize until after I ate it that it’s not on my plan. I certainly didn’t go off plan intentionally, but it won’t happen again!

  2. I’m freaking out!! I progressed to my phase 2 diet on Tuesday…. And I thought I knew exactly what I was doing, but I just checked my paperwork and I ate things I wasn’t supposed to introduce yet!!! I ate tuna salad, & mahi-mahi… both were chopped very small and I chewed really well but I’m still worried I did something wrong. **Neither of these things made me feel bad at all.**

    Should I call my surgeons office tomorrow? Or just continue and not eat it again?

  3. On 08/26/2022 at 20:03, LaLaLand said:

    Thanks, Raisn. I hadn’t considered nausea after the anaesthetic even though I’ve experienced that before. Are you up & about more now?

    I’m 2.5 weeks post op, and most days I can’t even tell that I just had surgery. So despite my rough start, there is a light at the end of it all. 😉 Best of luck!

  4. So I might be the minority here, but I want to keep it real because I wish I would have been more prepared….

    Pain initially after surgery wasn’t bad, largest Incision hurt the worst. However, waking up from anesthesia did not go so well. I woke up incredibly nauseous, and vomited multiple times, As you can imagine it was incredibly uncomfortable. Due to the anesthesia, I slept most of the day following my surgery. Most say that they have intense gas pains post Surgery, however I never felt any gas pains.

    The biggest struggle for me in the hospital was not being able to go to the bathroom by myself. The anesthesia caused me to not be able to go. I ended up having to stay at the hospital an additional night due to this. This wasn’t some thing that I was prepared for, or some thing I had seen mention from anyone else on these boards. Apparently I just had a difficult recovery from anesthesia.

    Once I came home, the pain was very minimal. However, the nausea was still difficult to deal with, and made it hard to drink anything. I noticed after a day or two at home my legs were very weak I was having a hard time even going up my stairs. Once I stop taking pain meds, the weakness in my legs was gone. So just a heads up when you’re taking pain meds to watch out for other side effects. Those are just a few things I wish I would’ve known before surgery.

  5. On 08/16/2022 at 21:20, Sunnyer said:

    I feel exactly the same way, most of the time. Like something is stuck in my chest. That is, when I don't feel nauseous, hungry or with heartburn. My stomach is this bloated, bruised and bloody mess.

    I can't stomach the Protein Shakes and I'm not getting neatly the Protein I'm supposed to. I went home for lunch today and yesterday, because I couldn't eat anything in the cafeteria, and I really, really didn't want to go back to work in the afternoon. But I did, because I had to.

    On the plus side, I'm getting enough liquids or close to what I'm supposed to, and I'm tolerating Tomato Soup and very thin oatmeal reasonably well. So that's something.

    I’m so thankful to know that I’m not the only one! 😘

  6. I’m not going to lie, I’m slightly jealous of those of you already returning to work/feeling great postop!

    I’m officially 1 week post op and I feel like I’m never going to be the same 😩 I have a constant feeling of something being “stuck” in my chest/throat and it’s driving me crazy! I’m also struggling to get in the recommended amount of Protein each day, shakes are disgusting to me now, and I feel awful after finishing one.. I also am having a reallly difficult time getting in all of my meds, taking Horse pills with a SIP of Water is making the “stuck” feeling even worse.

    I honestly thought that I was so ready for this and it was all going to be a breeze, but I wasn’t even close to prepared… I don’t regret it, yet, but boy am I close.

  7. On 08/12/2022 at 18:23, Sunnyer said:

    I completely agree that I think the Protein Shakes I've tried so far have been pretty disgusting. I have been drinking chicken broth for the three days, and that goes down the best. Water on its own makes a bit nauseous at times. I'm having fantasies of greek yoghurt and oats that I will (hopefullyI be allowed to have next week.

    Yessss!! I’ve been dreaming about oatmeal! I also dreamed that I ate a spaghetti noodle and woke up feeling like I had a noodle stuck in my throat 😵😂

  8. On 08/10/2022 at 17:00, heartofmercury said:

    Same with my bladder!!!! It's finally decided to wake up but it had me worried for a few hours at the hospital until I asked.

    Yeah I’ve been straight cathed 3 times, and the doc finally decided a full catheter would be best… so I’m stuck at the hospital for an additional night to hopefully get the bladder going.

  9. Don’t want to scare anyone but my recovery has been ROUGH… I had my surgery on 8/9 and surgery went great but the nausea has been awful! I’ve been vomiting constantly! And the anesthesia has messed with my bladder so I haven’t been able to pee on my own. The doctor finally has a catheter put in, and hopefully my bladder will wake up tomorrow.

  10. I just got my testing results back from my preop testing and now I’m freaking out… some of my levels were “low” and I’m so nervous that my surgery will get canceled or rescheduled 😩

    Iron, Vitamin D And AST were all in the “low” range…

    I also had a chest X-ray which showed mild atelectasis… (from asthma as a child) so I’m freaking out about that too!!!!

    Does anyone else have any experience with any of this!? My next follow up isn’t until the 21st.

  11. My surgery (sleeve) is scheduled for 8/9, and I’m starting to get a bit stressed about cooking for my family post-op! I have 2 small children at home (7 & 4) plus a picky husband so I’m looking for ideas/insight about cooking for your family.

    This surgery isn’t just for me, it’s so my whole family can begin making healthy changes! I’m not looking to make a “healthy meal” for me, and sticking junk into my family’s face! I want to BREAK THE CYCLE!

    Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated. Bonus points if you can provide website links/Pinterest boards 😉

  12. I’m so torn right now. I meet with my surgeon next week to discuss things but thought I’d. one here first… should I go with the sleeve or the bypass?? I was set on sleeve but now I’m having second thoughts… I feel like my eating habits/cravings/pcos will just find a way around sleeve and bypass is going to make that more difficult.

    BUT bypass is more expensive, and I’m self pay.

    What would you guys suggest!? SN- I have NO issues with gerd or reflux.

  13. I’m curious… how/when did you guys get your surgery dates? I’ve been really hoping to have surgery in June because school will be out, but I’m not sure what to expect.

    I’m self pay, in Virginia, and my doctors office wants me to complete 3 diet visits (my last is in May) What should I expect next? I was hoping then I would move straight into the pre op diet phase and get a surgery date.

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