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I had surgery on July 9th and at my first post-op appointment, my surgeon didn't discuss my weight loss numbers at all. I lost 12 pounds since surgery and 10 pounds since my first visit to him. Is this odd? My BMI is 33 but the whole point was weight loss. I guess I could've asked but... Is that normal? Did your surgeon comment at your firt post-op appointment?

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I imagine in the first few weeks the surgeon is more concerned in how you are healing and tolerating food. If my first post-op appt, I don't recall being asked how much I had lost, it was too soon. Second follow up he asked my weight but didn't comment in general.

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My first post-op was at 6 weeks. I had lost 36 pounds since my before-surgery weight. The other patient who had her surgery two hours before mine had lost the same amount. You should be just eating liquid foods. Breads and such don't start until four months. Foods with skins, seeds, and so forth. You should still be on sugar-free food as well. I was eating around 500 calories a day those first few months. I lost 20 more lbs after 12 weeks then 10 more at 6 months. Carbs and sugars have made me slow down. Your surgery wasn't even two weeks ago. It's probably too early to think pounds yet. I didn't see my doctor until 6 weeks. I was bedridden those months I lost 36 lbs, too.

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3 hours ago, BrendaV2262 said:

My first post-op was at 6 weeks. I had lost 36 pounds since my before-surgery weight. The other patient who had her surgery two hours before mine had lost the same amount. You should be just eating liquid foods. Breads and such don't start until four months. Foods with skins, seeds, and so forth. You should still be on sugar-free food as well. I was eating around 500 calories a day those first few months. I lost 20 more lbs after 12 weeks then 10 more at 6 months. Carbs and sugars have made me slow down. Your surgery wasn't even two weeks ago. It's probably too early to think pounds yet. I didn't see my doctor until 6 weeks. I was bedridden those months I lost 36 lbs, too.

My week 3 starts tomorrow and the most solid food I've eaten is watery cream of wheat. I had it once. I'm too lazy to make cream of wheat on the stovetop top again. Lol. Premier Protein shakes, broth and sugar free popsicles have been my mainstays.

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I had my first post-op visit with my surgeon and dietitian today. Neither of them mentioned my weight. I am 6 days out and have lost 0 pounds since surgery (although I was weighed in just a hospital gown on surgery day and fully clothed with shoes today), 9 pounds since my pre-op visit 2 weeks ago. I lost 60 pounds before I started the pre-op diet, so maybe that’s why my initial weight loss isn’t so dramatic.

Most of my visit was with the dietitian, discussing my diet progression. The surgeon pretty much just looked at my incisions and said everything looks good. I think it’s pretty normal for your surgeon not to be too concerned with your weight loss at this point because right now the important thing is for your body to heal.

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You know, now that you mention it, I don’t recall discussing weight with my surgeon at my first 3 post-op visits (2 days, 1 week & 1 month).

It wasn’t until my 3rd month post op visit that it came up. He said I had reached his expected weight loss for me at that time and considered a “success”. Any further weight loss beyond that was just “bonus”.

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5 hours ago, butterisnotacarb said:

I had surgery on July 9th and at my first post-op appointment, my surgeon didn't discuss my weight loss numbers at all. I lost 12 pounds since surgery and 10 pounds since my first visit to him. Is this odd? My BMI is 33 but the whole point was weight loss. I guess I could've asked but... Is that normal? Did your surgeon comment at your firt post-op appointment?

Every time I saw the surgeon he checked my weight I mean I was excited to show him anyway plus he had a big electronic scale in the room.

I had already lost 65lbs before surgery anyway and I've now lost a total of 158lbs :)

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I had my 1-week post-op appointment on Monday. No discussion as to weight loss, just pain, discomfort, healing of incisions, any digestive system issues, dealing with fluids, and going over transition to pureed foods this coming Monday. They weighed me as they do at every visit, but that was it.

The fact that weight loss wasn't discussed doesn't surprise me, as this close to surgery individual weight loss is likely to be all over the map, and not necessarily indicative of sustained weight loss, which is the ultimate goal. It's not (IMO) the amount you lose in the first week or two that dictates the success or failure of the surgery.

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12 hours ago, butterisnotacarb said:

My week 3 starts tomorrow and the most solid food I've eaten is watery cream of wheat. I had it once. I'm too lazy to make cream of wheat on the stovetop top again. Lol. Premier Protein shakes, broth and sugar free popsicles have been my mainstays.

Cream of wheat comes in those instant powder packs like oatmeal now if you ever want to have it again. It tasted just like stovetop cream of wheat!

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When I had my very first meeting with the surgeon, we talked about the different kinds of surgery, the pros and cons of each and the typical weight loss that could be expected and a time frame. Your doctors never talked about that? I'm so surprised.

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2 hours ago, It's time. said:

When I had my very first meeting with the surgeon, we talked about the different kinds of surgery, the pros and cons of each and the typical weight loss that could be expected and a time frame. Your doctors never talked about that? I'm so surprised.

Per the title of the thread we're talking about the first post-operation visit, not the exploratory or fact-finding visits leading up to the decision. :)

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I just had my 1st post op visit 7/22. It went well I'm on track with everything. My wounds are healing so we'll and that made me happy. Dr said not to worry about tracking my steps or the AMT of weight loss. I have lost 8lbs so far. Had my pureed food yesterday been getting in my 90g of Protein. Vitamins are no issue. BariMelts, genpro Protein Powder and Premier Protein are my friends now.
I feel pretty good. Waking up a lot earlier with energy. I am not missing any foods. Made ricotta bake that's amazing.
All and all if I stay focused I know I will lose. I'm even doing tai chi just 5 mins but will do more at some point.

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