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

RNY 9 days in - record of post surgery progress



Recommended Posts

Thanks THMommy - sometimes you just write and it feels a bit into the void, you know! And I read so much about people at 3, 4, 6 weeks struggling with purée, and I eat a lentil patty no problem, so I think my experience is unique, and useless for many folk here! So thanks!

I did wonder if my surgeon cut me open, took the band out and sewed me up. But then at about week 3, I gave in and had a tiny portion of iced Christmas cake, home made and given as a gift by my boss (the perils of not telling your work about the surgery!) 5 minutes later I had a dumping episode - 45mins of retching, heart racing, bright red and overheated. Never again. But clearly, I had the surgery!

At week 3 (ie a week ago) I started eating a midday meal of chicken, fish, beef chilli. Small amounts (50grams) fill me very quickly where Water, yoghurt, cottage cheese don’t - do you get that too?

I am getting most days 50g Protein, but still struggling to get over 600-700 calories in. Have just introduced mid morning and mid afternoon snack to assist.

Water - if I forget and take a gulp or two - no problem. But I try not to.

Tell me about your diet?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks THMommy - sometimes you just write and it feels a bit into the void, you know! And I read so much about people at 3, 4, 6 weeks struggling with purée, and I eat a lentil patty no problem, so I think my experience is unique, and useless for many folk here! So thanks!
I did wonder if my surgeon cut me open, took the band out and sewed me up. But then at about week 3, I gave in and had a tiny portion of iced Christmas cake, home made and given as a gift by my boss (the perils of not telling your work about the surgery!) 5 minutes later I had a dumping episode - 45mins of retching, heart racing, bright red and overheated. Never again. But clearly, I had the surgery!
At week 3 (ie a week ago) I started eating a midday meal of chicken, fish, beef chilli. Small amounts (50grams) fill me very quickly where Water, yoghurt, cottage cheese don’t - do you get that too?
I am getting most days 50g Protein, but still struggling to get over 600-700 calories in. Have just introduced mid morning and mid afternoon snack to assist.
Water - if I forget and take a gulp or two - no problem. But I try not to.
Tell me about your diet?

Yogurt and Soups do not satisfy me. I eat 4 times per day. Each meal is 3 oz of food. Egg salad, tuna salad, and ground turkey with Tomato sauce and cheese are my favorites. I use unflavored Protein in sugar free cocoa once a day and I drink nectar Protein Drink once a day in my water. My body is trying to get used to everything and it is not easy watching others lose weight and I am not losing anything. I know my body will eventually start to let go of the pounds, I just need to be patient.

I am glad to hear your story. I also thought my surgeon did not do my surgery right...lol!! I know she did, because I can not eat as much of the denser Proteins. I think I also have trouble with feeling full since I had the lap band. I think the lapband have me scar tissue or my nerves are not as sensitive, it is harder to feel the fullness. During my 5th week (next thur) I will be able to have vegetables. I'm so looking forward to having them again. When do you get to vegetables?
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yogurt and Soups do not satisfy me. I eat 4 times per day. Each meal is 3 oz of food. Egg salad, tuna salad, and ground turkey with Tomato sauce and cheese are my favorites. I use unflavored Protein in sugar free cocoa once a day and I drink nectar Protein Drink once a day in my Water. My body is trying to get used to everything and it is not easy watching others lose weight and I am not losing anything. I know my body will eventually start to let go of the pounds, I just need to be patient.

I am glad to hear your story. I also thought my surgeon did not do my surgery right...lol!! I know she did, because I can not eat as much of the denser Proteins. I think I also have trouble with feeling full since I had the lap band. I think the lapband have me scar tissue or my nerves are not as sensitive, it is harder to feel the fullness. During my 5th week (next thur) I will be able to have vegetables. I'm so looking forward to having them again. When do you get to vegetables?

Oops...in two weeks I can start vegetables, which is the beginning of week 5.
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had vegetables on day 4 - before I left the hospital! Broccoli cooked until it was well dead, then mashed. Very nasty. My surgeon has you eating that and meat (steamed fish, mashed) to check tolerances, before we leave his care. Not a big quantity, maybe 25g.

So for lunch today, I will have 55g (half a packet) of lemon, sesame and dill tuna with maybe 10 sliced and steamed baby spinach leaves stirred through. I will have maybe two slices of red bell pepper with it, for crunch, and maybe some cubed cucumber. Not much -50g tuna fills me up pretty much.

I also wonder if it is an after effect of the band, not having those ‘feedback loops’ from your tummy saying you are full. And maybe you and I will have to be particularly careful of slider foods like yoghurt that will slide right through.

As if I was EVER any good at eating rules!!!!

But this is my last tool in the line, so... I have committed for the rest of my life to one easy rule. Protein first. And then other stuff if I have room. Like 1/4 diced plum with my weetbix and yoghurt breakfast! There are other rules that I imagine I might find harder to keep 24/7 forever. I have tried and failed at so many diets! But that one, non-negotiable.

Do you have to chew until food disappears? I try to remember to, but if I swallow a chickpea sized chunk (cos I am pre cutting stuff before my mouth, because I get distracted from chewing occasionally) it just goes down fine...

Edited by Biddynz
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

PS another pound down overnight, and another old ring back onto its ‘correct’ bigger finger, so SOMETHING is working!!!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I had vegetables on day 4 - before I left the hospital! Broccoli cooked until it was well dead, then mashed. Very nasty. My surgeon has you eating that and meat (steamed fish, mashed) to check tolerances, before we leave his care. Not a big quantity, maybe 25g.
So for lunch today, I will have 55g (half a packet) of lemon, sesame and dill tuna with maybe 10 sliced and steamed baby spinach leaves stirred through. I will have maybe two slices of red bell pepper with it, for crunch, and maybe some cubed cucumber. Not much -50g tuna fills me up pretty much.
I also wonder if it is an after effect of the band, not having those ‘feedback loops’ from your tummy saying you are full. And maybe you and I will have to be particularly careful of slider foods like yoghurt that will slide right through.
As if I was EVER any good at eating rules!!!!
But this is my last tool in the line, so... I have committed for the rest of my life to one easy rule. Protein first. And then other stuff if I have room. Like 1/4 diced plum with my weetbix and yoghurt breakfast! There are other rules that I imagine I might find harder to keep 24/7 forever. I have tried and failed at so many diets! But that one, non-negotiable.
Do you have to chew until food disappears? I try to remember to, but if I swallow a chickpea sized chunk (cos I am pre cutting stuff before my mouth, because I get distracted from chewing occasionally) it just goes down fine...

I do not chew until it is liquid, but I chew everything pretty good. I take small bites, so I think that helps when I forget to chew really well. I agree with you about portioning my foods before I eat. I this is also the last surgery for me. I want to be successful and not fail. I have gone through so much to have the surgery and I see it as a gift.:)

Every surgeon is so different. I just may try to add some vegeables this weekend, because I do not have any trouble with foods. I will probably start with spinach (it should be easy to digest). If I have any problems, at least I will not have to worry about going to work the next day.

I hope you don't mind me asking: How are you doing with urinating? I'm drinking a lot of Water, but I do not eliminate it like I used to. It is like my body is holding onto everything I drink. I do not what is going on. I may have to put a call into my doctor to see if this is normal.

Sent from my SM-T818T using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PS another pound down overnight, and another old ring back onto its ‘correct’ bigger finger, so SOMETHING is working!!!

That is awesome...I'm so happy for you. You are really putting the time in to have nourishing meals and you are following all the rules. Keep up the great work! I'm so glad I can talk with you. You are such and encouragement for me. Thank you!

Sent from my SM-T818T using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, tankheadmommy said:



I hope you don't mind me asking: How are you doing with urinating? I'm drinking a lot of Water, but I do not eliminate it like I used to. It is like my body is holding onto everything I drink. I do not what is going on. I may have to put a call into my doctor to see if this is normal.

That would explain you slower and frustrating weight loss rate - I am peeing exactly as before - maybe a little more since I drink more.

I have noticed if I have a salty food day (lots of feta or salty stuff) I will put on weight overnight, not lose. Yep, call your doc. How many calories a day? I am using myfitnesspal to track - 600 but edging up to 700 for me...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That would explain you slower and frustrating weight loss rate - I am peeing exactly as before - maybe a little more since I drink more.
I have noticed if I have a salty food day (lots of feta or salty stuff) I will put on weight overnight, not lose. Yep, call your doc. How many calories a day? I am using myfitnesspal to track - 600 but edging up to 700 for me...

I'm below 600 calories as well with what I'm eating too. I am eating cheese everyday. I wonder if that is making me retain Fluid. I also wonder if the lack of veggies is a problem too. I'll have to talk to my doctor and I'm also going to add veggies to my diet very soon. I may even stop cheese for a bit to see if that is adding to the problem. Thank so much for your input...it has been very helpful! I never imagined eating such a small amount of food could cause such an issue.

Sent from my SM-T818T using BariatricPal mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had grilled paddock and a tiny amount of stir fry spinach and it was an amazing dinner. I was going to wait until Saturday, but decided not to wait. Spinach is mild and I stir fried it until it was tender. I knew it would not be difficult to digest since the leaves were so tender. I will let you know tomorrow how it made me feel.

Sent from my SM-T818T using BariatricPal mobile app

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

“Grilled paddock”? That is one whole lot of greens!!🤣😂🤣

Look forward to hearing how it went.

It is the middle of a long, hot, dry summer here in New Zealand. At least my recouperation gets to be peppered with endless sitting in the sun, drinking my cold water!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
“Grilled paddock”? That is one whole lot of greens!!🤣[emoji23]🤣
Look forward to hearing how it went.
It is the middle of a long, hot, dry summer here in New Zealand. At least my recouperation gets to be peppered with endless sitting in the sun, drinking my cold water!

[emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]
Grilled haddock...too funny! So far so good with the spinach and I'm soooooo happy. I will definitely have it again tomorrow.

I'm in the middle of winter in the USA and it is freezing! Temperatures have been as low as -16°C here, so I'm spending most of my day indoors. We are both living in the extremes it seems.
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fantastic. Life is better when our food looks like normal healthy food.

I made cauliflower fritters last night with egg, almond flour, grated/blitzed cauli and parmesan. Tasted lovely but I couldn’t get it into my new tummy. First maybe three mouthfuls (maybe 1/2 fritter) too fast and that was it! Sort of a lump at the bottom of my throat for 3/4 hour. Good low-calorie dinner!! Still, my other half polished off the other six and loved them!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fantastic. Life is better when our food looks like normal healthy food.
I made cauliflower fritters last night with egg, almond flour, grated/blitzed cauli and parmesan. Tasted lovely but I couldn’t get it into my new tummy. First maybe three mouthfuls (maybe 1/2 fritter) too fast and that was it! Sort of a lump at the bottom of my throat for 3/4 hour. Good low-calorie dinner!! Still, my other half polished off the other six and loved them!

It sounds delicious! Some of favorite foods in one dish. Our new tummy's can be so fickle. Lol...my family has been enjoying my cooking as well.[emoji4]
  • Like 1

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

  • Featured Surgeons

    1. Masoud Rezvani

      Woodbridge, Virginia 22191

    2. Lisa Medvetz

      Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
      800-282-0066

  • Recent Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Lucy81

       I don't know what to do for my birthday being that I just had weight loss surgery I know that I have a lot to be grateful for
      · 1 reply
      1. iattcom

        What would you normally do?

        Instead of planning a meal, what about an activity that you enjoy.

        If the weather is nice, plan a picnic and explain that you are not eating and will not be providing a cake instead if you wanted you could have birdseed bags that people could use to feed the birds or the ducks in a pond at the park where the picnic would be held. Everyone could bring their own lunch if they wanted to attend and you would only have to make little birdseed bags.

        If nature walks are more your style, do something along those lines and just let everyone know that for your birthday you are planning an activity and not a party. There will be no cake and ice cream if that is what they are looking for, they can just stay home.

        You could ask your friends to join you in a day of caring and you could all volunteer together somewhere either serving at a soup kitchen, helping at a shelter or a children's center or even a senior center.

    • GreenTealael

      I managed to finally break my old school manual Italian espresso maker... Is this a sign? 
      · 2 replies
      1. abefroman329

        Of what?

      2. GreenTealael

        Of what indeed. I thought at first I should give up coffee, nonsense.h Then I thought I should go out for coffee with friends more. Then I thought I should go to Italy for coffee with friends and get a new maker...

    • Naughty Glitter Goddess

       Well, I'm 4 1/2 weeks post op and feeling really great!  I'm down 27 lb and 2 sizes since surgery and I got the all clear to start weight lifting again now that my hernia is mostly healed.  So excited to fit back in my cute coats for winter!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • dorijae2018

      Hi i'm dorijae, and into my pre-op evals, still undecided as to sleeve or bypass, but thinking bypass.  Happy to see this support group.  Have read some of the blogs on surgery, etc.  
      · 2 replies
      1. 2shea

        Welome dorijae2018, there are lot of supportive people on the forums, if you have any questions many are only too happy to help

      2. Sosewsue61

        Welcome. We are pretty friendly most of the time. Use the spyglass search option at the top of the forum page to find specific topics. We all decide on the type of surgery based on our current personal health conditions, what we prefer our outcome to be, and research we do. Some prefer bypass because they have consistent GERD, or fear getting it, some want a little faster initial weight loss, or consider it the best standard in bariatrics. Others prefer the sleeve because they do not want malabsorption of vitamins - particularly iron, want their stomach to have the valve and vagus nerve stay intact, don't want a pouch that can stretch, and lose just a little slower over a longer time frame. The real outcomes for overall weight loss is not much different in either surgery at the 18 month mark. It is a very personal decision and don't let anyone make it for you. Read and read some more and ask your surgeon a lot of questions. Good luck.

    • txt0rnado

      waiting on pre-auth from my insurance is killing me. 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Magazine Articles

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×