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SmolGojira

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  1. Hi all Hope you all had a great holiday break. I'm 2 months post op, and I can chug water very easily, I've had 0 issues with liquids this past month. I even made one of my proteins shakes with 500mls water and drank it all in about 30mins. It's weird because I can't eat egg, like at all, half an egg, instant regret, start foaming right away. Rice, same, a table spoon or 2 of rice results in foaming. As for other foods, I've been fine, I can eat meat so easily. There isn't any meat I've had an issue with. I'm even eating Beef jerky, but obviously there's a limit to how much my stomach can hold and it's about 1/4 -1/3 a cup of food every 2hours. Water or liquids however, I can fit in a whole lot more around 1-2 cups, every 30mins. So is it normal to be able to chug water? Is it just going through my stomach easily? I've also accidently drank while eating a few times, freaked out but had 0 issues. My Surgeon said to NEVER drink and eat, and that I won't be able to for the rest of my life, yet, I've done it a few times, and had 0 issues. So I'm not sure why and what's happening. Anyone else notice this happening? Any words of wisdom?
  2. It might not be an issue, but then again it might be. It really depends on if you're getting enough nutrients and the only way you'll be able to tell is if you bring this up with your Bariatric team. Bariatric surgery makes it very hard for us to get the nutrients we need for our bodies to function, things like serious deficiencies might happen which can lead to a whole bunch of health issues which can be very hard to fix, once they take hold. Getting back on track is A LOT harder than if you hadn't had the surgery, which is why we're given vitamins for the rest of our lives and we have blood tests to keep this all in check, so please chat with your provider ASAP! I have a work friend who is a little over 6 months ahead of me and she wanted to lose weight as fast as possible and she didn't take the proteins goals seriously, cut corners and a lot of her hair has fallen out to the point she's just decided to shave it all off... And that's not the worst thing that can happen from deficiencies. She's really not healthy and she hasn't sped up her loss progress that much, she's just given herself a bunch of medical issues. Being "Skinny" shouldn't really be a concern 3 months in, unless you're finding that your losses are too drastic and you're near goal, in that case, yet again, talk to your provider. Losing weight is one of the goals but you want to really do this correctly, learning why we eat, when we should eat and how much of each thing we need to eat and learning to eat for health. That's the main goal of all of this, so that once we reach 12months, 18months post op, we don't develop unrealistic diets or want to go back to our old ways and gain it all back. We want to maintain our weight losses with the new knowledge we have learnt from doing this with the help of our providers. Chat with your surgeon, chat with a dietician, if you're getting your nutrients, it's probably not going to be an issue, but the only way to really know is by reaching out and chatting to them. Usually they will do blood tests to make sure everything is okay, but if you're worried that you're not eating enough or that you're losing too fast, you really need to chat to them All the best, take each day as it comes, and don't be afraid to talk to your healthcare team, they will be able to help you with any issues you're concerned about. it's what they're there for, to make sure you reach all of your goals, safely and realistically
  3. SmolGojira

    Accidently been drinking coffee

    We can't have tea or coffee? o.o whoops i've had both. I wasn't told this either. They even offered me tea and coffee the day after my surgery XD but i had no desire as i could barely drink water or apple juice they gave me. I think it's wise to stop until you chat to someone, maybe chat to your GP about it.
  4. SmolGojira

    Regretting the surgery

    As others have said, I think everyone goes through this. I have a dietician and Psychologist and I've been told it's a normal part of the process, we are mourning our old lives and it will be hard dealing with pain and nausea as well as adjusting to the new way we will have to eat, but it will be worth it in the long run. 6 months -1 year from now you'll look back and see how far you've come and you won't regret making a choice that will improve your health and life Hang in there, you're not alone. I've had moments I've cried, felt like I mutilated my body and even tried to convince myself that I had made the wrong decision but I haven't given it time yet. I'm just Grieving. Make a list of all your future goals, each time you're feeling this way, look at those goals and just think, you'll be able to achieve those goals, just follow your surgeons/dieticians advice, and you'll make it. You can do it!
  5. SmolGojira

    blood?

    I'm 12 days post OP and have the same thing, I called my Nurse and they said It's normal for the first few weeks and if I don't have pain or a fever it's probably nothing serious but they'll check in more when i have my 2 week check up... which is in 3 days. So i've done some reading and this is what I've read. It could be: Normal Change in Taste Following Surgery: Change in the taste, smell, or tolerance of food following bariatric surgery is a common phenomenon. In fact, one study has found that as many as 97% of patients experience at least one such change following these surgeries. Ketosis: Some describe keto breath as having a metallic taste in their mouth and a smell that's sweet, fruity or similar to nail polish remover. This is caused by the chemicals your body creates during ketosis, which are released from the body by exhaling. (Unlikely) Dysgeusia or Parageusia is associated with this condition where the taste buds are distorted. It is a serious condition because an aversion to many foods can lead to malnutrition after gastric bypass or sleeve surgery. The only way to really know is to check in with your provider. All the best.
  6. I was told my stomach wouldn't be able to tolerate beef for the first 6 months as it would be too hard to digest and if I had to, to have it in mince form with sauce. You could always try to make your own burgers at home but make the meat pulled pork or use mince like in sloppy joes and see how you go. All the best.
  7. SmolGojira

    Threw up blood

    If it happens again go to the ER, I puked blood right after my op when i woke up and then again at night. When i was discharged the nurse said it can happen 24hours after but once you're home, it really shouldn't happen again. Stay safe
  8. Those gains aren't anything to worry about as our bodies always gain and lose weight depending on all kinds of things, and it's almost always water. Some weeks I can go up 6lbs in water weight. Which is why I think it's best to check once a week, and if you have a gain which keeps trending up over a month+, chat with your dietician.
  9. Meeting your protein goals is really a "For the rest of your life" thing, just like with vitamins. Which we would have to do even without having the surgery, it's just that now with the surgery, it will be so much harder to fit in all those great nutrients, which is why we need to have more nutrient dense foods to fuel our bodies. The amount you need to eat per day depends on what your Height and Weight is. The good news is that this doesn't have to be in Protein shake form. You can do it just with diet. If you have a dietician, it's worth chatting to them about other ways to get your daily protein in. Some people just find the shakes easier. Others are happy eating it in their daily food. Below are a bunch of foods high in protein, you can make amazing meals with these and get all your daily protein without using shakes 1) Beef Skirt Steak: 26.7 g Protein Per 100 g 2) Chicken Breast: 23.1 g Protein Per 100 g 3) Canned Tuna: 23.6 g Protein Per 100 g 4) Lean Pork Chop: 22.4 g Protein Per 100 g 5) Sockeye Salmon: 21.3 g Protein Per 100 g 6) Lentils: 25.8 g Protein Per 100 g 7) Shrimp: 20.3 g Protein Per 100 g 😎 Sardines: 20.9 g Protein Per 100 g 9) Lamb Chop: 20.4 g Protein Per 100 g 10) Cocoa: 20 g Protein Per 100 g 11) Cod: 17.9 g Protein Per 100 g 12) Cheddar Cheese: 24.9 g Protein Per 100 g 13) Pumpkin Seeds: 18.5 g Protein Per 100 g 14) Beef Jerky: 33.2 g Protein Per 100 g (Dont know if we can eat this) 15) Nutritional Yeast: 50 g Protein Per 100 g 16) Turkey Breast: 24.6 g Protein Per 100 g 17) Parmesan Cheese: 35.8 g Protein Per 100 g 18) Whey Protein: 70 g Protein Per 100 g 19) Dried Squid: 72 g Protein Per 100 g 20) Mackerel: 18.6 g Protein Per 100 g' Then there's also things like Peas, Spinach, Kale, Broccoli, Sprouts, Mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, Edamame, Sweet corn, Winter Squash and Yummy Avocados. Hope this helps
  10. It's really all up to genetics, age, how much you weighed, how long, hydration and nutrition, but mostly genetics. There's no way to tell, if it doesn't bounce right back in 6 months-1 year, give it more time, sometimes it takes years for skin to bounce back, It might not be 100% but it will improve with time. Usually with skin removal surgeries they want people to have been maintaining for at least 1 year, that's because of the risk of regaining but also because they want you to give your skin time to bounce back. Some people find after a few years they didn't need to have surgery and the skin having stretched wasn't as bad, some get CO2 laser and that's enough, but this is usually years after maintenance. Since it's the face, I don't think it's going to be much of a problem, but only time will tell. So eat right, make sure you're reaching your nutritional goals, keep hydrated and give your body the best chance it has to heal and recover, the rest will be all up to genetics. Once you've maintained for awhile, if you're not happy, chat to a dermatologist or maybe look into surgery. Just focus on the goals ahead of you, losing and getting healthier, tackle the possibility of loose skin when you're up to that stage All the best with your journey, You've got this!
  11. SmolGojira

    November 2022 Surgery Buddies

    I had mine done November 3rd. I'm always happy for more surgery buddies. It's a great motivator and it's great talking to people going through the same thing :)

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