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1 week post op, stomache holding more than expected?



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I am 1 week post op and everything I've read says 1/4 of a cup should fill you up. I ate 2/3 of a cup of thinned cream of wheat and i still felt like i had room for more. I also feel like I could drink an entire 11.5 ounce premiere Protein Shake without trouble. This makes me so nervous. Anyone else feel like their sleeve is larger than expected?

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It's not that your stomach is holding more than you expect, rather as you are only having liquids and very soft mushy things, it is not holding it much at all, and letting move on through. Once you get onto more solid things, it should be much more restricted. Some will be very restricted on liquids if they have a lot of inflammation in the stomach from the surgery, but it's no problem if you don't (I didn't, either, and could down fairly large amounts of liquidy things even in the hospital, to no concern of the doc.)

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this is the most important time to follow your clinic's guidelines, since like the above poster said, you likely won't feel much (if any) restriction until you start on solid foods, and also, you likely had some nerves cut during the surgery, and it takes awhile for them to regenerate. So don't chase the full feeling - you're not going to get it for awhile. Just measure out however much you're supposed to eat or drink and just eat/drink that. I know it's weird, but...

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