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Char V

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Char V

    August surgery buddies!

    Everyone is progressing well. my stall has broken this week. FINALY. I didn’t meet my first goal. Only just 2 kilos shy. But I’m just glad I’m feeling alive. And loosing weight. I was given the green light to exercise again but limit the walking and weights. Soi mainly walk in the pool. I saw the dr again today. still have issues and now they are talking surgery 4 and mesh walls. When dr fixed the hiatus he tightened it to good and it’s been most of the issue I have with vomiting and not tolerating solids/soft foods. I have a new found love for Carrot and Apple smoothie. Sounds weird. But it’s so yum. I was told by the dr that our food hormones were cut away. And over the next 4 years they will grow back. But by then we should have stabilised a good eating pattern.
  2. Char V

    August surgery buddies!

    Suzi sorry to hear. I have hit another stall too. But mine is I’ve fallen back into bad habits of eating every 2nd day. Yep even over Christmas. I’ve also got thee fear of vomiting so don’t eat. And I’m not getting the calories or protein I need. Everything tastes gross on the taste buds. Also I’ve only walked a few days as I re injured the shoulder so have to stop the exercising. I am walking an hour every other day.
  3. Char V

    August surgery buddies!

    I forgot most of you would be in winter at the moment. We don’t get snow here at all. I had shoulder surgery on the 1st dec. I was told 2 weeks in the sling. I wasn’t really prepared mentally for the after. my gym membership includes pool and spa. And my shoulder rehab is heated pool. As we have a family membership I am pushed by the teenagers to go nearly every day.
  4. Char V

    Post op complications

    I had stricture. It’s not fun. I was on liquids for 4 weeks. Couldn’t tolerate water at all. Even now my water has to be flavoured. I was on hydralite icy poles to help. It was a hit and Miss to what I tried. The dr gave me domperidone( anti nausea medication) I took it twice a day. then tried soft foods but it had to be sloppy. 3 1/2months down the track and I’m still on soft or sloppy foods. A lot of fruit shakes and protein shakes. I had to go back in to have my oesophagus ballooned. This stopped my “foaming” but I was also limited to no more then 200mls per sitting.
  5. Char V

    August surgery buddies!

    Hello all, how is everyone’s exercise regime going? I have managed to walk an hour or more a day for 4 days this week. Spent an hour in the pool doing laps and half hour in the spa. im unable to do anything else as the shoulder is still giving me grief. But I have returned to working as it’s one of the busy times of the year for me and orders are piling up.
  6. Char V

    August surgery buddies!

    Way to go..what a fabulous effort for you.
  7. Char V

    August surgery buddies!

    Count me in. I have an Apple Watch too. I had been toning up at the gym 3 days a week and an hour walk 3 days a week. but at the moment I have to sit out for 2weeks, then start physio. I had to have shoulder surgery on Thursday. I got the results of my 3month bloods back. I’m bored line on folic and iron. So more meds to take. I swear I rattle
  8. Char V

    August surgery buddies!

    Hi all fellow bariatric buddies. Sorry to hear about everyone’s hair loss. I started Collagen powder 2 days after surgery as it was suggest by the nurse as one of many supplements I have to take. I wouldn’t know if I loose hair as I never brush it. Short curly shoulder length hair. But I do use a lot of hair products in hair. I am still on soft/liquid foods. And can’t eat eggs on their own. Nor can I still stomach coffee(haven’t had it in 12yrs). Is there any foods you loved and can’t eat now? I have become sensitive to eczema. I have been able to stop my 5yr medication for reflux. I tried a sip of hubbies coke no sugar 4 days ago. That was a mistake🤮 Im still loosing 1kg (2.2 pounds) a week. And can now get 3 of 4 wedding rings on.
  9. Char V

    August surgery buddies!

    Hi All love reading everyone’s responses. I am doing so much better and feeling better. No more vomiting now it’s been worked out why I was. Im more active, But falling back into old habits. Prior to surgery I was never hungry and would eat Once every 2 days and struggle to drink 500mls a day. I think the Hiatus is playing up again. I have had to set alarms to remind me to eat or drink. But I’m normally out. So have to get use to taking snacks and fluid with me. But most of the time I’m out walking or driving. We Im still loosing a kilo a week. I meal plan. I think I have about a month worth of food in freezer. But never feel hungry. Bloods are all spot on. I e managed to get 2 out of 4 wedding rings back on. So I know I’m loosing. keep up the good work peeps
  10. Char V

    August surgery buddies!

    Libby- I struggled with food staying down. I had to stay on liquid and slops longer. The most I can have in one sitting is 150ml. This helps. I’m on soft diets still. I also am on medication I take before I eat to help. shorty- that is fantastic news. Glad you got to enjoy your time suzi- I have to set a time every 2.5 hrs to eat. Otherwise I don’t eat. denise- that is great news about your walking. I am managing to walk without getting worn out or feeling sore back. kiky- try senior exercises. They are low impact low mobility. I use to do these a few months before surgery. myself- my weight stalled for almost a month. But with being sick and all I wasn’t able to exercise or eat well. This last week the weight has managed to start to fall off slowly. I have lost 33pds since surgery. I’m also keeping a diary on my sleeve journey with all the food and protein, calories. As mentioned above, we have worked out my stomach intake is actually smaller then the gastric recommendation. I can tolerate 150mls. So I have to fit in another 2 feeds per day. Still on soft diets and meal prep every Sunday evening. I’m also walking an hour a day without back or feet pain. But sitting in my office for 6-7 hrs a day is hurting my buttocks.
  11. Char V

    August surgery buddies!

    After 6 and a half weeks, Yesterday I finally started the transition to soft foods. Oh how I’ve missed it. It’s so good to have porridge I don’t have to suck up through a straw. However I did do a stupid thing and had a tiny sip of Hubbys soft drink. That friggin hurt.
  12. Char V

    August surgery buddies!

    Congrats Suzi. I think I’m about another 10kgs away from wearing mine. Hopefully I can wear them for my 25th Anniversary.
  13. Char V

    August surgery buddies!

    Oh bummer. I haven’t brushed my hair in a few years. it’s short and curly. So I’m not sure if I’m going to notice. it’s been 5 1/2 weeks now and I can finally transition to sloppy/purée foods. yay for me.
  14. Char V

    August surgery buddies!

    That’s not good Suzi. is it a side effect? I’m still learning things about my surgery.
  15. Char V

    August surgery buddies!

    Hi Emily. I had to have my oesophagus stretched a little at the entry to my stomach. I was also told to have 100-150mls at a time. But I still struggle with vomit and nausea. The dietician said to skip purée to soft foods but I’m struggling so staying on purée and liquids. I use a protein powder called rule 1 (r1) first thing in the morning and last thing at night. It seems to help. My surgeon is on leave till 14 th oct. And my gp said if I can’t get fluids in and under control by next week I will be hospilized. I am skeptic to eat/drink due to vomiting too. I have set an alarm every hour to drink or eat. Mostly drink smoothies and soups. I started back walking last week and this week I’m back in the gym. Like everyone else my weight loss has slowed.
  16. Char V

    August surgery buddies!

    Yes I have spoken to a dietician twice. They saw me after surgery and gave me stage 1 diet plan which was liquids for a week. I miss read it and thought it was 2 weeks. Then purée foods through a straw. When she rang me I was transitioning to soft foods but told her I couldn’t tolerate them. She suggested I go back to see surgeon so he put me back in hospital to investigate and did the ballooning. He suggested liquid diet for the week to help with the surgery he did. The dietician said liquid for the next 5 days then skip puréed and go straight to soft solids.
  17. Char V

    August surgery buddies!

    Hi everyone. I found this forum from a friend. I had to have emergency Gastric Sleeve surgery on 25th August as my hiatus had been strangling my stomach. Part of my stomach had died or diseased he said, it was all a blur for me. Anyway it was another kick I needed for weight loss help. I had been going to gym 4 days a week for a month prior to help me loose weight. So on surgery day I weighed in at 103kgs. I didn’t get the chance to do any pre op I have read. I was basically thrown in the deep end. I’ve been on liquid diet since surgery and still could not tolerate soft puréed foods unless it was able to go through a straw. Today ihad to go back for surgery as I had stricture from the hiatus repair and the sleeve done. They removed some scarring and ballooned my oesophagus. So I’m on liquid diets for another week the dr said. I am over the “smoothies”. And puréed fruits/soups. Is this normal?

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