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Hey guys/ladies :) I'm Em, from Cornwall, UK.

i had my gastric sleeve surgery on November 12th. Wish I'd found this site weeks ago! Anyhoo, I'm on stage 2 of food plan so mashed up veg etc, egg, even got some well chewed sushi down yesterday with no Ill effects.

The only issue I'm having seems to be garlic makes me nauseous, sucks as I love it! Garlic that is not the sickness :(

lost 2 stone since start of pre-op milk and jelly LRD so quite happy and feeling the benefits already!

1st few days were horrific due to the wind pain causing sickness and could only get Water down me. But cleared up quickly to get some Soup in.

one thing that really has helped me is the myFitnessPal to track how many calories I'm getting in, nutrition and mapMyWalk.

However I'm worried I'm only getting 500-600 calories in and simply can't eat any more yet. Is this ok?

I'm sure it'll go up and I'm eating Soups I've made packed full of veg and Protein, so just seeing if is ok at this stage?

how are you guys all doing?

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Welcome and its a little early for heavy spices like garlic, Take you time eating you have a long journey - No reason to rush into foods - Enjoy the ride

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still on Soups and soft things, no rush as you said :)

Anyone feel the cold alot more, I know it's winter here in UK, Cornwall but I'm cold all the time after op [emoji32]

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1 hour ago, EmmaG said:


Anyone feel the cold alot more, I know it's winter here in UK, Cornwall but I'm cold all the time after op

YES! I didn't expect to feel the cold so much after the surgery. I know I've lost a lot of weight, but who would have expected that I'd freeze to death in California? Last winter I never wore shoes, just sandals the whole year through. This winter wont be the same.

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I'm like constantly making hot Water bottles 🥶I hope we warm up again!
At least you are in California and the chances are it's warmer. Cornwall this time of year is just wind and rain......oh wait....and the rest of the year lol
But seriously, who woulda think it?
When was your op? Do we warm up again [emoji23]? Mine was only on 12th Nov so I'm hoping it's just an initial thing 🤞

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Welcome Em! I see that no one has posted on the warmth issue, it is something I'm slightly anxious about as well. Especially the extremities. I can put on a jumper to keep warm at the office and will bring in a lap blanket if I must, but my hands are constantly exposed to air as I type and move about my office. I'm hoping the body's temperature regulation kicks in for you soon!

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