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

Recommended Posts

I should start on a positive that I’ve lost 20 pounds since my pre op appointment last Friday. Silver lining and all that.

With that though.....I’m so exhausted/weak/irritable. Just being awake takes all my energy, let alone working. I’m allowed 5 shakes a day, one cup broth and plain Water. This morning I had raging diarrhea (sorry). I honestly thought people that took the pre op phase off work we’re crazy but I totally get it now. My boss lets me sneak into treatment rooms to take 10 minute naps here and there to get through the day. I can’t wait till next Tuesday and i can rest. I mean, I’ll probably be in pain but at least I can rest. 😂😂😂

That’s all! Just needed to vent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Vent away. It's a right of passage. Totally sucks big ones.

But gosh, aren't you glad you are going through the "keto flu" now instead of during surgery recovery? That would totally stink!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Emily Jane said:

I should start on a positive that I’ve lost 20 pounds since my pre op appointment last Friday. Silver lining and all that.

With that though.....I’m so exhausted/weak/irritable. Just being awake takes all my energy, let alone working. I’m allowed 5 shakes a day, one cup broth and plain Water. This morning I had raging diarrhea (sorry). I honestly thought people that took the pre op phase off work we’re crazy but I totally get it now. My boss lets me sneak into treatment rooms to take 10 minute naps here and there to get through the day. I can’t wait till next Tuesday and i can rest. I mean, I’ll probably be in pain but at least I can rest. 😂😂😂

That’s all! Just needed to vent.

I'm with you, and I don't even feel like I have a right because my 2 week pre-op allows for a small meal a day (3 oz Protein, 1 cup veggies....). It's still not enough for those of us used to eating more than we should. Even though I lost on my own and restricted myself, this is ROUGH. I started the pre-op Monday and my body "self-cleansed" that very day, as well. :70_poop:

I can relate on every single level! Please vent. I'm venting. Feel very alone, especially when everyone is around you is eating....and eating....and eating :48_weary:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@fluffychix I’m not sure. Haha. At least I’d be drugged the first few days. Today is “dip day” at work. So every Thursday everyone brings food to share. My co worked also walked past me eating a Breakfast burrito. Today will be my greatest challenge. Lol 😭😬🤐

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, Emily Jane said:

@fluffychix I’m not sure. Haha. At least I’d be drugged the first few days. Today is “dip day” at work. So every Thursday everyone brings food to share. My co worked also walked past me eating a Breakfast burrito. Today will be my greatest challenge. Lol 😭😬🤐

Yeah, it's been birthday central at work as well....cookies, brownies, cake, Bagels, sandwiches, chips.....Gold help me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

38 minutes ago, Emily Jane said:

@fluffychix I’m not sure. Haha. At least I’d be drugged the first few days. Today is “dip day” at work. So every Thursday everyone brings food to share. My co worked also walked past me eating a Breakfast burrito. Today will be my greatest challenge. Lol 😭😬🤐

Think of the big payout. The big picture. Makes it a little easier. And the drugs they give you are not really "huge" in the lights out category. I didn't take much more than tylenol when I got out, except I did take it at night. So you're pretty aware of it all. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As everyone has said, vent away. If we can't vent to each other, then what good is the forum? I've been on a liquid diet before, for colonoscopy. It was no fun. Of course, they give you stuff to drink to get you all cleaned out, but still. My butt was sore for several days from all the time spent on the toilet. Sorry TMI. I hope you get through it all right, @Emily Jane. Wishing you the best!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You got this! Vent away.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

30 minutes ago, Sherry Richardson said:

I am a week out from surgery and I started my pre-OP diet today. I get nothing but Clear Liquids and broth for the next 7 days. If I make it through this I can do anything.

Word. Truth. That's what I keep telling myself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Im doing pre-op now and I have diarrhea. Its not raging yet but its such an inconvenience lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow. My pre-op diet consisted of 1 day where I was doing Clear Liquids. Sucks but get used to it!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OMG... I just found this site & am so excited to read other people's struggles! I don't mean that disrespectfully, I just mean there's comfort in knowing someone gets it!

I am on day 7 of a 14 day pre-OP liquid diet and I have never felt sicker in my life. I have had a raging headache since day 2, I am so nauseous, shaky, dizzy & weak that I cannot do anything at all! And yes, the diarrhea SUCKS. If I ever see another Protein Shake after this journey, I will vomit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m halfway through my pre-op diet and I’m starting to get headaches, dizziness, and I’m definitely tired and crabby. I’m a teacher and my next two days are 12-hours (8 hour workday + 4 hours of parent conferences). I can’t wait for this week to be over!!! Surgery on Monday!

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

    • Krestel

      Me: Hey Siri, Is it raining outside? (for my morning walks with the dogs)
      Siri: I don't think it's raining at the moment.
      Wet Dogs: Then why are we wet? This damn Siri person is more stupid than we are.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Billy Bob  »  lvidacovich

      Drink Muscle Milk. lol  Gt 60 to 90 gm quality Protein & daily vitimins, good sleep, walking & resistant ( weight /bands/squats ) You absolutely build muscle. 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • SabrinaGoddess

      I received my nutrition book and checklist today! I am so very excited (and a tad bit scared too) Each day this is becoming a reality!
      I created a new blog post about how BRAVE we all are for doing this. Because I think we are! Most of us know the horrors of people calling us nasty names, saying we can't control ourselves, we are easy targets for people's verbal attacks! But I feel we are BRAVE because we are taking control over our lives and creating a new world of happiness.

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

      Today I scheduled my mental evaluation and my nutritionist appointments. Yes, we are moving along quiet nice.  December 9th will be here before you know it.
      I have informed my inner circle of family about the surgery and I will be keeping it in my CORE!

      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • drac2you

      Well, it has been a while since I posted here, but my journey continues. As for breaking my stall, I was able to get down to 214 with the help of a friend via our Fitbit fitness trackers which has made me ecstatic! Since that has happened I was fortunate enough to have my insurance company approve a panniculectomy to remove the panniculus (THIS is the correct term, NOT pannus, see this reference: https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/panniculus) that has been deviling me for years, even before I had bariatric surgery. It was to the point that it was hanging down far enough to cover my pubic area, covered half my thighs when I would sit, and also drooped between my legs which I could hardly manage to keep together when sitting. For any males that may read this, for a woman that is pretty uncivilized, not to mention, unladylike especially when wearing a dress or skirt - just looks slovenly to say the least. Despite the numerous skin issues I had the last couple of years, my health insurance insisted the procedure was cosmetic... 🤐 . I would guess no one that is saying so has been in the bariatric patient's shoes. The damn thing was just getting to be a self-esteem killer in addition to a medical nuisance requiring many visits to my primary care physician, and interfering with my mobility. Now, I realize there are folks with more egregious panniculus sag issues, but the fact that it interferes with mobility is an important consideration.
      One thing I have to say is that this surgery is drastically different from any other I've had. Things occur that are deemed routine, expected even, after a panniculectomy that would be downright unacceptable after any other procedure. This plastic surgery experience is definitely a learning experience that is still unfolding as I key this entry. For one thing, the swelling is a story all it's own, I had no clue my abdomen could get so large, so quickly, without causing my skin to just split open - it's crazy! So far, I'm pleased to have been able to get this procedure despite may be perceived as drawbacks, just to get the pendulous adipose tissue demon off of my person. Here are a few links to information about this procedure for anyone considering it in the future:
      https://www.yourbariatricsurgeryguide.com/panniculectomy/ https://www.healthline.com/health/panniculectomy https://www.yourplasticsurgeryguide.com/tummy-tuck/panniculectomy/ https://www.plasticsurgery.org/reconstructive-procedures/panniculectomy/safety https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK499822/ I hope you find this information helpful. I will provide updates periodically on my progress of this surgical recovery. Have a wonderful day! 
      · 2 replies
      1. Panda333

        Thank you and good luck to you!

      2. SabrinaGoddess

        WOW, thank you for sharing all this with us!

  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×