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Hi everyone!

I hope I’m not the only one but today has proven to be a hard day! I’ve been in a lot of pain (12 days post VSG) so I’m not walking as much and can’t go to
The gym just yet. I’m also dealing with hunger - head hunger. I’m at my 4pm snack which is 1/2 skim milk and 1/2 Isopure shake and it’s been an hour and I can’t finish it! I HATE IT. So now I’m just completely sad and feeling defeated. And it’s only 12 days in! I’m trying to relax, meditate but being in this house all day every day is killing me! I want to go out but I’m so hungry that I’m afraid that’ll I do something stupid and get a pickle or something. I don’t want to fail! I’m so frustrated with myself, with my body, with my inability to stop wanting food.

I am grateful to God that so far I’ve had minimal symptoms, nausea only lasted 3 days and no vomiting yet but I am eating so little.

I’m on purée stage until 6/6 and I stick to that 1 oz of turkey or chicken and 1 egg when I do eat it. I’m super gassy and even while drinking this shake I feel the gas stuck in my chest. Sigh. I’m just venting. I don’t have many friends anymore since I can’t do shit! (Excuse my language, I’m so angry!) and my husband doesn’t understand. He is supposed to get the surgery next month and I don’t know how he’s going to do it! He really thinks I’m exaggerating. I wish I was, man. I’m inpatient, I’m such a go-getter that being and feeling stuck is getting to me and Idle time is my enemy! It’s when I want to eat! I need the pain to go away but I’m healing and apparently that hurts?! Sigh. I know it’ll get better. I can’t wait for better days but today, today is a hell day. Emotionally, physically, mentally. And tomorrow I turnt 35 so existential crisis is also kicking in! Help me Jesus!!!! Thanks for reading this long rant. Y’all the real MVP for reading this. Sighhhhhh

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You got this Tiffany. It's only been 12 days!!! Also- I'm gonna say right now, try not to be annoyed at your husband next month because he'll probably respond totally differently than you did & you'll want to punch him. :)

I'm only on day five and I'm counting the seconds until I hit day 14 so I can have some eggs and tuna and ground beef. The Premier Protein that I loved before surgery now are just ... whomp whomp kinda icky.

Are you allowed Soups? Soup has been going down really well for me & sort of makes me feel like I at least got some food. I have to blend it if there's
anything in it. Also if you're feeling like gas is stuck in your chest try just walking around your own house a bit. When I swallow too quickly I stand up and walk a bit and gravity seems to help me out.

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On 05/28/2019 at 17:35, JanJan19 said:



You got this Tiffany. It's only been 12 days!!! Also- I'm gonna say right now, try not to be annoyed at your husband next month because he'll probably respond totally differently than you did & you'll want to punch him. :)



I'm only on day five and I'm counting the seconds until I hit day 14 so I can have some eggs and tuna and ground beef. The Premier Protein that I loved before surgery now are just ... whomp whomp kinda icky.



Are you allowed Soups? Soup has been going down really well for me & sort of makes me feel like I at least got some food. I have to blend it if there's
anything in it. Also if you're feeling like gas is stuck in your chest try just walking around your own house a bit. When I swallow too quickly I stand up and walk a bit and gravity seems to help me out.


Oh I know he will do better. I just know it! He’s a strong person too. I’m a punk lol. THANK YOU! And yes but I’m only allowed split pea Soup and 1/4 which is NOTHING. But I do broth often and I will have some more in a bit. I have premier and after surgery they now make me really nauseous. It’s difficult. You’ll love having eggs and tuna! Im treating myself by having an 1z of tuna for lunch and dinner tomorrow! Lol. I’m also surviving on sugar free pudding and sugar free popsicles and tons of Water.

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I understand what you are feeling when you say that you are hungry and food frustrated. I was expecting to be one of many lucky ones that have no hunger after surgery. Instead I was panicking over how hungry I was feeling all the time. However, I came across some info on this prior to surgery and read some of the old posts over her and I was assured that hunger will get better once I progress with diet. This was all true. Once I had some real food options I did not had to think about eating much. The gas pressure you are describing it is your new satiety warning. Sometimes if I eat to fast I feel that pressure after few bites and a little burping takes care of it. Most of us have serious gurgling in the belly after the surgery. Also make sure you are not lactose intolerant post op as that happens sometimes and you will need lactose free products. If that is not the case, you may want to try some over the counter gas meds. It is still early after surgery and what you go through is not uncommon. Just take your time to heal and trust that will get better. I’m wishing you good health and success on your journey.

‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIFFANY!

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On 05/28/2019 at 21:02, Emilia DD said:



I understand what you are feeling when you say that you are hungry and food frustrated. I was expecting to be one of many lucky ones that have no hunger after surgery. Instead I was panicking over how hungry I was feeling all the time. However, I came across some info on this prior to surgery and read some of the old posts over her and I was assured that hunger will get better once I progress with diet. This was all true. Once I had some real food options I did not had to think about eating much. The gas pressure you are describing it is your new satiety warning. Sometimes if I eat to fast I feel that pressure after few bites and a little burping takes care of it. Most of us have serious gurgling in the belly after the surgery. Also make sure you are not lactose intolerant post op as that happens sometimes and you will need lactose free products. If that is not the case, you may want to try some over the counter gas meds. It is still early after surgery and what you go through is not uncommon. Just take your time to heal and trust that will get better. I’m wishing you good health and success on your journey.




‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIFFANY!


Thank you so much!!!! I will remain hopeful and keep moving forward. Thank you for the encouragement!

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You got this Tiffany. It's only been 12 days!!! Also- I'm gonna say right now, try not to be annoyed at your husband next month because he'll probably respond totally differently than you did & you'll want to punch him. [emoji4]

I'm only on day five and I'm counting the seconds until I hit day 14 so I can have some eggs and tuna and ground beef. The Premier Protein that I loved before surgery now are just ... whomp whomp kinda icky.

Are you allowed Soups? Soup has been going down really well for me & sort of makes me feel like I at least got some food. I have to blend it if there's anything in it. Also if you're feeling like gas is stuck in your chest try just walking around your own house a bit. When I swallow too quickly I stand up and walk a bit and gravity seems to help me out.
JanJan19,
I totally understand where u coming from cause I feel the same way I'm 9 days out and can't wait to eat some eggs and tuna. I too use to love premiere shake but now I have to force them down. I mostly just do Water, soup, pudding, and Jello.
I just wanted to say I can really to your story.

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Day 6 here and yes the struggle is real. I’m hungry tired of Water, broth, popsicles, shakes, all that. I can’t wait to reach the purée stage. So just when you think you got it bad there’s those of us that are still on liquids. So push through keep your head up, you got this.

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The first couple months are really tough! There is a lot of immediate post op regret "why did I do this" but IT DOES GET BETTER.

The ease of eating will come.

The progression to real food will come.

Control of your hunger will come.

We've been through it and we're here for you. You'll get through this!

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One of the hardest things for me? EAting something, hoping it will stay down long enough to do me some good and then losing it to emesis anyway. This exercise gets old very. quick!😪

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Happy Birthday Tiffany!!! I hope you feel better and have an amazing 35th birthday 🎁🎈

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Tiffany L,

Thanks so much for sharing your post. I really needed to see/hear this. I am day 3 into my liquid diet before surgery ( June 3rd) and want to eat EVERYTHING in sight. But I know better. I am trying to prepare myself for the somewhat rough days/weeks ahead. Hang in there........There is a light at the end of the tunnel.

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And now Tiffany , you are starting your 36th year without tears, fears, it's hard but the dividends are going to be GREAT! And we're proud of You but it's even more important You feel Proud of You!

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@Tiffany L. you are not alone girl I feel almost exactly the same! I start pureed tomorrow and I cant wait to have scrambled eggs!

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11 minutes ago, ChocoTaco said:

@Tiffany L. you are not alone girl I feel almost exactly the same! I start pureed tomorrow and I cant wait to have scrambled eggs!

@ChocoTaco girl, that’s what I’m surviving on now! And pureed ground turkey. By 6/6 I start soft solids and I pray I can tolerate it. It does get better though, I’m starting to feel comfortable with this new lifestyle and I’m 3 weeks in! You got this!

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I can FINALLY get on soft foods now.

I'm so excited to have scrambled eggs (well 1 at a time lol) or some chicken salad or soft tuna etc lol.

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