Jump to content
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Introduction, just sleeved June 23.

Recommended Posts

Hello! I'm a 39 y/o professional (I work part time), mom of boys ages 15 and 11, and army wife of 18 years.

I was sleeved Friday and today is Tuesday, my first day on full liquids which is nice after just drinking broth and Water. I'm grateful to say I've had no pain post surgery. This is my second bariatric surgery. I was banded in 2009 at 305 lbs. I got down to only 260 and stayed there until last fall when I finally went to the doctor that I had been avoiding due to my shame because I had been aspirating saliva almost nightly for a year and the acid reflux had gotten bad. They took out Fluid and then I gained 10 + lbs quickly. I had the band removed in April and just got the sleeve 4 days ago. My new highest weight was 283. Day of surgery 279. Today 274. I'm having no problems drinking, in fact it seems too easy to drink and I'm so hungry already and all food sounds and smells so good.

I'm having trust issues with myself because I didn't follow the rules with my band which is why I never got below 260. I never quit sweets, I drank while eating, I grazed every time I passed something on my counter! And it is emotionally difficult fixing dinner for my family and not being able to eat! It encourages me to read all your success stories! I am worried I'll sabotage myself again and screw this up too. I haven't told many people because of my fear of failure. I keep telling myself just get through these liquid weeks and it will get better emotionally to be able to eat Protein and veg again... right? I naturally gravitate toward healthy, high quality clean eating food, I love to cook and am a true foodie. I just have loved it too much and has been the one place in my life where I've felt powerless. But boy, dinner time is tough!!!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Elizabeth Ann, I'm also in Georgia... I sleeve in 43 days in Mexico. I hope I do as well with the pain as you. I have never had surgery. You sound like your doing great. It seems most people have a very hard time drinking at this stage. I wish you the best of Luck.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • allwet

      Got my haircut today and its always amazing how much better i feel afterwards.
      i have always considered it an odd thing that i enjoy a haircut so much.
      The smell of the barbershop (no salons allowed) and the whole scissors and clippers feel and sound is so relaxing.
      I have had the same barber since 1987 and i am not sure how i will handle it if that guy ever dares to die on me. I am pretty sure that the magazines on the bottom of the stack are the same ones from my first visit.
      just started Ron Powers -Mark Twain Biography- enjoying it
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Gthom33

      Good Morning! Today is the first day of my liver shrinking diet!  It is hard being in the office and in my classes thinking about my old habits. But surgery is so close so can't complain too much! !10 days away!! Here we go. 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Kimberly3  »  SabrinaGoddess

      Please keep us posted on your progress nth inking great thoughts for you. You got this!
      · 1 reply
      1. SabrinaGoddess

        Thanks so much Kimberly! Today I went for my pre-op consult, blood work and ekg, then I visited my doctor. I am SO excited. It's all happening!

    • BayougirlMrsS

      So i joined this site back in 2009 when it was called LapBandTalk.....  It, and I, have gone through a lot of changes..... Band, weight loss, grandkids, divorce, remarriage.......
      I just noticed that over 49K people have viewed my profile...... I sure hope i was able to inspire at least one....
      Today, i'm down to 141.4....  Size 6 Worthington pants.  Had to make a hole in my belt..... Whoop whoop
      I need yall's fashion help......

      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • allwet

      I have to say, even more than 2 years out, it is so much easier to be good when your busy and so easy to go wrong when your bored.  Crappy weather and the wife is sick so i feel trapped in this house and i have to really watch myself.  At least the holiday leftovers are gone.
      Going to get out this week even if for only a few hours, maybe go see  Ford vs Ferrari that looks real good.
      Ok, whining over, I hope everyone is doing well and had a good thanksgiving.
      · 1 reply
      1. ms.sss

        I hear ya. I notice the only time I ever "feel like eating" when I'm not actually hungry is when I'm watching TV for too long.

  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...