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3 minutes ago, eholmes89 said:

Sure. You are only about 3 weeks post op?

So still really getting used to it all.. I would say with time your tolerance for sweeter things may return.

I was always a savoury person! You would be guaranteed to find me at the sandwich’s and sausage rolls at a buffet!!
so I don’t miss it as much as others maybe do.

Have you looked at savoury Protein Shakes? Using plain Protein Powder? Like mixing in with Soups? (Perhaps that’s what your already doing)

Protein is always a worry: even now I have to make sure my meals are protein rich.. because I still eat such a small amount.

I struggle with fibre, that’s my downfall. Which has caused some very painful incidents with toilet habits!! So now I also have a fibre powered drink once a day.
At first it seems overwhelming, but it becomes a way of life. 🙂

babybels, chicken fridge bites, protein yoghurts.. that’s how I managed.
To be honest sometimes even now I don’t reach protein goals as I should.
just keep trying best you can.. your stomach will feel much better as time goes on and you will be able to manage much more.

i went from drinking 2-3 litres of Water a day pre op! And now I can barely manage 1litre Across 12 hours! But it’s getting easier.

🙂

I too was a big drinker of Water pre-op, struggle now but doing my best. The one thing I will struggle with the most is not being able to drink with meals as I like to wash my food down and drink a lot with my food.

I too am not taking in enough fibre, what drink do you take?

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6 minutes ago, Ngotsleeved said:

I too was a big drinker of Water pre-op, struggle now but doing my best. The one thing I will struggle with the most is not being able to drink with meals as I like to wash my food down and drink a lot with my food.

I too am not taking in enough fibre, what drink do you take?

Oh god I miss guzzling water!!

I have a fibre supplement I got from my pharmacy it’s called ‘ Ispaghula Husk’ it’s an orange powder in individual sachets and I have one a day mixed with Water. It’s helped ease the constipation! However I’m still only going once a week.
I try to have weetabix a few times a week for Breakfast - I can only manage 1 though.
they say to eat more fibrous veg! But when you try and get the Protein from meat it doesn’t leave much room for veg! Constant battle lol 😂

drinking and eating is a strange one… I do try and avoid it. Sometimes I do sip water but it can bring on some pain so try to avoid it as much as I can.
But yes agree.. it’s hard to eat and not drink at the same time!

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4 minutes ago, eholmes89 said:

Oh god I miss guzzling water!!

I have a fibre supplement I got from my pharmacy it’s called ‘ Ispaghula Husk’ it’s an orange powder in individual sachets and I have one a day mixed with Water. It’s helped ease the constipation! However I’m still only going once a week.
I try to have weetabix a few times a week for Breakfast - I can only manage 1 though.
they say to eat more fibrous veg! But when you try and get the Protein from meat it doesn’t leave much room for veg! Constant battle lol 😂

drinking and eating is a strange one… I do try and avoid it. Sometimes I do sip Water but it can bring on some pain so try to avoid it as much as I can.
But yes agree.. it’s hard to eat and not drink at the same time!

I have heard of Ispaghul, I will look into getting some or even some Fibregel. I guess the not eating and drinking is something I will acclimatise to. The other thing I am struggling with is pacing myself when I eat or drink, I forget to take breaks and that can be painful and leave me with feeling I have something stuck in my throat!

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7 minutes ago, Ngotsleeved said:

I have heard of Ispaghul, I will look into getting some or even some Fibregel. I guess the not eating and drinking is something I will acclimatise to. The other thing I am struggling with is pacing myself when I eat or drink, I forget to take breaks and that can be painful and leave me with feeling I have something stuck in my throat!

Oh yes this is a lesson learnt with time. Something I’m still learning now…

I’ve always been a fast eater, due to short school or work breaks in previous years.

I’m never a metre away from Gaviscon! Because it’s a life saver when this happens.

Everyday is a school day getting used to a new way of living… I’ve only really ever had one proper episode of ‘dumping’ and that was at Christmas, I got too greedy and I very much regretted that moment! It’s the only time I’ve vomited since surgery.

we are all going through this together.. this is why this forum is so nice, it’s a great place to discuss these things with people who really understand.
i just always had that final goal in my mind and pushed through.. but still I’m teaching myself each day new boundaries. 😊

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2 minutes ago, eholmes89 said:

Oh yes this is a lesson learnt with time. Something I’m still learning now…

I’ve always been a fast eater, due to short school or work breaks in previous years.

I’m never a metre away from Gaviscon! Because it’s a life saver when this happens.

Everyday is a school day getting used to a new way of living… I’ve only really ever had one proper episode of ‘dumping’ and that was at Christmas, I got too greedy and I very much regretted that moment! It’s the only time I’ve vomited since surgery.

we are all going through this together.. this is why this forum is so nice, it’s a great place to discuss these things with people who really understand.
i just always had that final goal in my mind and pushed through.. but still I’m teaching myself each day new boundaries. 😊

Absoloutely, I was sick once after having cottage cheese, put me off for life. I think I ate too quickly though, takes some getting used to but hopefully will become second nature!!

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Hi everyone I had my surgery at Stoke university hospital in August 23rd I got weighed 23rd Nov and had lost 45lbs I don't weigh myself so not sure how much I've lost up to now but only go back in March my surgeon give me Forceval Vitamins and minerals and it taste terrible but dissolves in Water so I'll have to get used to it and I was given Lactose is very sweet but works try porridge aswell

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Tomorrow I will be 7 weeks since surgery and am really behind you all. I haven't been able to get enough Protein or Water due to extreme nausea and vomiting. I can eat porridge, yogurt, raspberries, hard cheese, smooth pate, melba toast, boiled eggs and Soups. In very small amounts. I am trying Pasta, rice, meats and fish and shellfish, but no joy. My team say keep trying, it will happen soon. Medication is helping. Does anyone have any other food ideas I can try.

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Hi everyone I had my surgery at Stoke university hospital in August 23rd I got weighed 23rd Nov and had lost 45lbs I don't weigh myself so not sure how much I've lost up to now but only go back in March my surgeon give me Forceval Vitamins and minerals and it taste terrible but dissolves in Water so I'll have to get used to it and I was given Lactose is very sweet but works try porridge aswell

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Hi everyone again [emoji3059]
I have now had my first appointment at spire and they have recommended that I have the bypass and not the sleeve due to my age. Has anyone had this procedure? How are you finding it? Anything you think I might need to know before going ahead? Thank you for any advice you send xx

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Hey to all my U.K. friends!

So I’m 6 months post op and 2lbs from my personal target weight! Which I’m so happy about.

Starting weight 15stone

current weight 9stone 9

However I have some of that pesky flappy hanging skin on my lower tummy. Not as much as I expected which is good. I’ve managed to tone my top half of my belly giving it some definition. I also have two flaps of skin that once housed my breasts 😣

how soon after a sleeve has anyone else had a Tummy Tuck or breast uplift and who with?

im doing some quotes at the moment to see if it’s viable as I feel ready

is there any feedback from anyone in this situation?

thanks

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Well done that's fantastic I'm 5 months out and haven't been weighed since November I was 45lb out then not sure wont have scales in the house so waiting to see Dietician or doctor which ever comes first I know I've lost more because all my clothes are to big lol oh well I'll have to buy some new ones good luck with the skin removal let us know how it goes

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Hi all,

Just wanted to ask who has successfully had gastric surgery on the NHS? I am looking at finding this privately but it’s going to be a struggle 😔 I’m desperately wanting a sleeve or bypass. Literally looking for any/all advice on the pros/cons for each procedure & what, if anything, helped you get the procedure on the NHS?

Thanks so much in advance for any help/guidance 😊

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Hi Natty I'm julie I had the sleeve in 2010 on the NHS I have sleep apnea and didn't lose much then decided to go to the doctors to ask for a bypass had to go through 2yrs diet and cbt I had high blood pressure sleep apnea heart failure caused by high blood pressure prolapse disc in my back and artritis in my back and both hips I had my first at Macclesfield in a private hospital and the second at Stoke University hospital they were brilliant couldn't do enough for you , just go and see your doctor and ask about weight loss surgery and could they put you forward, good luck

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13 hours ago, Natty278 said:

Hi all,

Just wanted to ask who has successfully had gastric surgery on the NHS? I am looking at finding this privately but it’s going to be a struggle 😔 I’m desperately wanting a sleeve or bypass. Literally looking for any/all advice on the pros/cons for each procedure & what, if anything, helped you get the procedure on the NHS?

Thanks so much in advance for any help/guidance 😊

Oh I think that you will have a long wait for the NHS but it cant harm to ask can it. Due to Covid there is such a backlog of cancer and other urgent surgeries in my area that Bariatrics have been put on hold, It depends where you live in the country. I paid £11, 000 at Spire Hospitals for a 2 year package and am happy its done and I am getting into the swing of my new life

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