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Please try to fill in your profile. It will help everyone to know when your surgery was, starting weight, goal weight, etc. The journey is a bumpy road, for sure. Lots of ups and downs - physically and emotionally. But the end result is so worth it. WLS is hard, and not for the fainthearted. It takes courage and resilience, and you have both, or you never would have gotten the surgery in the first place, Remember why you got the surgery and where you want to be in a year. This will be one of the hardest, yet most amazing and transformational years of your life!

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17 minutes ago, AZhiker said:

Please try to fill in your profile. It will help everyone to know when your surgery was, starting weight, goal weight, etc. The journey is a bumpy road, for sure. Lots of ups and downs - physically and emotionally. But the end result is so worth it. WLS is hard, and not for the fainthearted. It takes courage and resilience, and you have both, or you never would have gotten the surgery in the first place, Remember why you got the surgery and where you want to be in a year. This will be one of the hardest, yet most amazing and transformational years of your life!

I'm looking at other's post and every seems to be doing so well with no regrets. I just had a piece of salmon and threw it up. I want to cry. The only thing I can seem to keep down is quiche. I'll fill out my profile but in the meantime I had the sleeve in 2012 and I just had a bypass revision on July 27th. So far I've lost 30 lbs. Thank you for your words of wisdom. It helps a lot.

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38 minutes ago, Latanya said:

I'm looking at other's post and every seems to be doing so well with no regrets. I just had a piece of salmon and threw it up. I want to cry. The only thing I can seem to keep down is quiche. I'll fill out my profile but in the meantime I had the sleeve in 2012 and I just had a bypass revision on July 27th. So far I've lost 30 lbs. Thank you for your words of wisdom. It helps a lot.

i am currently also having a week where i dump on everything lol. i think everybody has bad days. i took a nap it helped. until i ate again. our journey may be different from others or they simply dont post on bad days 😏 hang in there we will get through this i heard it all gets better

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37 minutes ago, tarotcardreader said:

i am currently also having a week where i dump on everything lol. i think everybody has bad days. i took a nap it helped. until i ate again. our journey may be different from others or they simply dont post on bad days 😏 hang in there we will get through this i heard it all gets better

You're right. Everyone's experience is different. Its too soon to get defeated. Yes I do believe we will get through this. Thanks!

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6 hours ago, Latanya said:

I'm looking at other's post and every seems to be doing so well with no regrets. I just had a piece of salmon and threw it up. I want to cry. The only thing I can seem to keep down is quiche. I'll fill out my profile but in the meantime I had the sleeve in 2012 and I just had a bypass revision on July 27th. So far I've lost 30 lbs. Thank you for your words of wisdom. It helps a lot.

You are at a challenging stage with adding new foods and trying to figure out how much you can eat and what you can tolerate. I cannot count the times early on that I ate something that was just one bite too much, and the AGONY was just awful. It seemed impossible to find the "sweet spot." I would eat slowly and stop when I was just starting to feel full, and then 10 minutes later, POW! I thought I'd have to go to the ER a couple of times. And the real puzzle was that it was never consistent from day to day. One day 1/4 cup of food would be just fine and the next day, 1/4 would make me throw up or think I was dying.

You WILL get through this. Your weight loss is good, which should be encouraging. I lost 35 pounds by the end of month 2 - similar to you. I went on to reach my goal just 5 months later. Hang in there! This, too, shall pass, and it will all be worth it. Don't let this normal phase of things make you think you made a mistake with the surgery. Nearly everyone goes through this very uncomfortable adjustment stage. Your body is actually still in the final healing stage from the surgery, and is trying to adjust to all the plumbing fixtures! It will start getting better and better. I remember that I feel like I "turned a corner" around the end of month 3. Things got a lot easier. Stick with the plan and work on your exercise.

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12 hours ago, Latanya said:

I'm looking at other's post and every seems to be doing so well with no regrets. I just had a piece of salmon and threw it up. I want to cry. The only thing I can seem to keep down is quiche. I'll fill out my profile but in the meantime I had the sleeve in 2012 and I just had a bypass revision on July 27th. So far I've lost 30 lbs. Thank you for your words of wisdom. It helps a lot.

Latanya,

I am experiencing sudden and very frequent diarrhea, dehydration and strange food aversions. I’ve been to urgent care twice for hours and hours during a time when being in medical facilities is best avoided if possible. I’ve had multiple IV’s and had to turn in a few fresh BM samples, yuck, lol.

Even with all that, my body is changing, becoming lighter and more agile. My abs are slowly mending from sutures. I can almost tie my shoes and shave my legs! I am less focused on what everyone surrounding me is eating and more cognizant of my Protein count and Water intake. The west coast air is finally clearing and I am walking outside and getting fresh air and sun.

I’m newer to this site but I am quickly realizing the one consistent thing about all of our journeys is that we all have ups and downs. Nobody has all good days. When I feel super down, I look at pics of my bloated and bruised tummy in the hospital. And my 3 week post op pics when my jeans wouldn’t button. Even when we don’t feel the changes, they’re there. Try not to regret them as they’re part of the journey.
Sorry for the rambling, Cheer up :)

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14 hours ago, Latanya said:

I'm looking at other's post and every seems to be doing so well with no regrets. I just had a piece of salmon and threw it up. I want to cry. The only thing I can seem to keep down is quiche. I'll fill out my profile but in the meantime I had the sleeve in 2012 and I just had a bypass revision on July 27th. So far I've lost 30 lbs. Thank you for your words of wisdom. It helps a lot.

Hi,

Is the vomiting new? Could you previously keep things down but it has become harder instead of easier over time? If you ever experience any increasingly negative physical change, it's time to reach out to your Team for guidance.

Otherwise perhaps step back from problematic foods as you may not be ready for them despite expected food progression & eat very very slowly/chew past the point of recognition. Sometimes food is still too big/rough for altered digestive systems.

Good Luck ♥️

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5 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

Hi,

Is the vomiting new? Could you previously keep things down but it has become harder instead of easier over time? If you ever experience any increasingly negative physical change, it's time to reach out to your Team for guidance.

Otherwise perhaps step back from problematic foods as you may not be ready for them despite expected food progression & eat very very slowly/chew past the point of recognition. Sometimes food is still too big/rough for altered digestive systems.

Good Luck ♥️

Throwing up isn't new. I think I'm not ready for the next stage yet. Thanks for the advice.

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7 hours ago, Zom B said:

Latanya,

I am experiencing sudden and very frequent diarrhea, dehydration and strange food aversions. I’ve been to urgent care twice for hours and hours during a time when being in medical facilities is best avoided if possible. I’ve had multiple IV’s and had to turn in a few fresh BM samples, yuck, lol.

Even with all that, my body is changing, becoming lighter and more agile. My abs are slowly mending from sutures. I can almost tie my shoes and shave my legs! I am less focused on what everyone surrounding me is eating and more cognizant of my Protein count and Water intake. The west coast air is finally clearing and I am walking outside and getting fresh air and sun.

I’m newer to this site but I am quickly realizing the one consistent thing about all of our journeys is that we all have ups and downs. Nobody has all good days. When I feel super down, I look at pics of my bloated and bruised tummy in the hospital. And my 3 week post op pics when my jeans wouldn’t button. Even when we don’t feel the changes, they’re there. Try not to regret them as they’re part of the journey.
Sorry for the rambling, Cheer up :)

I'm sorry you're experiencing some difficulties right now. You are right I should focus on the good changes. Thanks!

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12 hours ago, AZhiker said:

You are at a challenging stage with adding new foods and trying to figure out how much you can eat and what you can tolerate. I cannot count the times early on that I ate something that was just one bite too much, and the AGONY was just awful. It seemed impossible to find the "sweet spot." I would eat slowly and stop when I was just starting to feel full, and then 10 minutes later, POW! I thought I'd have to go to the ER a couple of times. And the real puzzle was that it was never consistent from day to day. One day 1/4 cup of food would be just fine and the next day, 1/4 would make me throw up or think I was dying.

You WILL get through this. Your weight loss is good, which should be encouraging. I lost 35 pounds by the end of month 2 - similar to you. I went on to reach my goal just 5 months later. Hang in there! This, too, shall pass, and it will all be worth it. Don't let this normal phase of things make you think you made a mistake with the surgery. Nearly everyone goes through this very uncomfortable adjustment stage. Your body is actually still in the final healing stage from the surgery, and is trying to adjust to all the plumbing fixtures! It will start getting better and better. I remember that I feel like I "turned a corner" around the end of month 3. Things got a lot easier. Stick with the plan and work on your exercise.

Thank you for your help!

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On 9/20/2020 at 2:02 AM, AZhiker said:

You are at a challenging stage with adding new foods and trying to figure out how much you can eat and what you can tolerate. I cannot count the times early on that I ate something that was just one bite too much, and the AGONY was just awful. It seemed impossible to find the "sweet spot." I would eat slowly and stop when I was just starting to feel full, and then 10 minutes later, POW! I thought I'd have to go to the ER a couple of times. And the real puzzle was that it was never consistent from day to day. One day 1/4 cup of food would be just fine and the next day, 1/4 would make me throw up or think I was dying.

You WILL get through this. Your weight loss is good, which should be encouraging. I lost 35 pounds by the end of month 2 - similar to you. I went on to reach my goal just 5 months later. Hang in there! This, too, shall pass, and it will all be worth it. Don't let this normal phase of things make you think you made a mistake with the surgery. Nearly everyone goes through this very uncomfortable adjustment stage. Your body is actually still in the final healing stage from the surgery, and is trying to adjust to all the plumbing fixtures! It will start getting better and better. I remember that I feel like I "turned a corner" around the end of month 3. Things got a lot easier. Stick with the plan and work on your exercise.

Thank you so much! This helps me feel better.

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