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Hi I’m Jori and I’m only 17 years old. I had my gastric sleeve surgery on nov 23 this year and on December 23 I complete 1 month after my surgery. my problem is that I can’t eat 3 meals in one day and I can’t drink 48oz of Water in a day. I get dizzy each time I get out of bed or when I normally get up from my couch and I hate it. I only drink 990 ml of water a day and the only thing I eat is fat free Greek yogurt in a day just one box. my weight before the surgery was 115kgs and now it’s 99kgs. My mother told me it’s crazy how I lost 16kgs in one month and told me that I have to lose weight slower, I do go for walks 4 times a week and when I rest my body hurts me and I feel really sick out of nowhere. I told my mom to schedule my first appointment with my Nut and I’m so scared of what she’s going to say to me. I just know that she’s going to be disappointed in me because the way I’m treating myself, and yes I know what I’m doing is wrong but I really need help from you guys to tell me what to do and what not to do.

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Hello, Jori!

990ml isn't too bad to start out with, but really try to get in more so you don't become (if you're not already) dehydrated. Try room temperature, a little colder, and ice cold... see which you tolerate best. In the VERY beginning, I could only tolerate absolutely ice cold Water, otherwise I would get terrible hiccups. That has changed and I can have all temperatures now with no problems.

You definitely need more Protein than what you're getting from one container of FF Greek yogurt, though. Have you tried Protein Shakes (that would help get in more liquid as well!) or adding some unflavored Protein Powder to your yogurt?

If walking is really bothering you, I would maybe suggest holding off on that for now, until you are getting in more calories per day.

I don't think your weight loss in the first month is *too* extreme for having had the surgery. It will slow down :)

All the best to you, and keep us posted!

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being dizzy when you get up is common after surgery - or at least during the first few weeks or months. It's often due to changes in blood pressure - but in your case, it could also be due to dehydration or weakness from not eating. So try to drink/eat what your clinic is telling you to, even if you're not hungry or thirsty. And if it's blood pressure-related, try to get up from a sitting or lying down position more slowly.

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27 minutes ago, GivinItMyALL said:

Hello, Jori!

990ml isn't too bad to start out with, but really try to get in more so you don't become (if you're not already) dehydrated. Try room temperature, a little colder, and ice cold... see which you tolerate best. In the VERY beginning, I could only tolerate absolutely ice cold Water, otherwise I would get terrible hiccups. That has changed and I can have all temperatures now with no problems.

You definitely need more Protein than what you're getting from one container of FF Greek yogurt, though. Have you tried Protein Shakes (that would help get in more liquid as well!) or adding some unflavored Protein Powder to your yogurt?

If walking is really bothering you, I would maybe suggest holding off on that for now, until you are getting in more calories per day.

I don't think your weight loss in the first month is *too* extreme for having had the surgery. It will slow down :)

All the best to you, and keep us posted!

Thank you so much for helping me, and yes I haven’t tried Protein Powder but I will try to buy some and see if I can tolerate it. 10 minutes ago my mom forced me to eat a small banana and thank goodness I felt so much better after eating it 😊, again thank you for helping me!

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34 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

being dizzy when you get up is common after surgery - or at least during the first few weeks or months. It's often due to changes in blood pressure - but in your case, it could also be due to dehydration or weakness from not eating. So try to drink/eat what your clinic is telling you to, even if you're not hungry or thirsty. And if it's blood pressure-related, try to get up from a sitting or lying down position more slowly.

Thank you for helping me, and yes I think its because of me not eating enough food and also because of dehydration. I will try my best to keep hydrated and try and eat enough food in one day. I will keep you updated 😊💛

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Keep an eye on your blood pressure. If you are on medicine, you may need less. Definitely communicate with your primary care physician if this continues.

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On 12/21/2020 at 6:30 PM, JoriJori said:

Hi I’m Jori and I’m only 17 years old. I had my gastric sleeve surgery on nov 23 this year and on December 23 I complete 1 month after my surgery. my problem is that I can’t eat 3 meals in one day and I can’t drink 48oz of Water in a day. I get dizzy each time I get out of bed or when I normally get up from my couch and I hate it. I only drink 990 ml of Water a day and the only thing I eat is fat free Greek yogurt in a day just one box. my weight before the surgery was 115kgs and now it’s 99kgs. My mother told me it’s crazy how I lost 16kgs in one month and told me that I have to lose weight slower, I do go for walks 4 times a week and when I rest my body hurts me and I feel really sick out of nowhere. I told my mom to schedule my first appointment with my Nut and I’m so scared of what she’s going to say to me. I just know that she’s going to be disappointed in me because the way I’m treating myself, and yes I know what I’m doing is wrong but I really need help from you guys to tell me what to do and what not to do.

hello. Unfortunately it’s been so hard for me. yesterday I woke up with something annoying in my throat it made me feel sick. I went to the hospital and they told me that there’s nothing wrong with me and I may have slept on my neck in a weird position. today I woke up with the same annoying lump in my throat but it’s worst. I gave up on trying to know what it is. couldn’t drink enough water because it was annoying me when I swallow anything. I went to the mall today with my mom and almost passed out in the store because I didn’t eat anything because of the annoying lump in my throat. went to a nearby cafe and ate two bites of something I wasn’t allowed to eat during the soft foods stage that I’m currently on. It made me feel a little better, then I asked for green tea and waited 25 minuets so I can drink it and thank god I felt so much better. Afterwards I finally found something I can eat and it was mushroom Soup. I drinked 8 spoons of mushroom soup and felt good for an hour and a half and when I went home everything was horrible. I almost passed out again but thankfully I layed on my bed as soon as possible, and now I’ve been lying on my bed for an hour and almost a half and I’m currently rethinking my life choices. maybe this surgery wasn’t for me at all.

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The "lump" in your throat may be indigestion. Even when you don't eat, your stomach still produces acid. Make sure you are taking your Prilosec. I find food actually makes mine better. Good to hear that green tea helps you. Continue with that. Are you getting enough Protein in? The NUT is a friend. They are another tool to help us lose weight in a healthy way. Do not be afraid of the NUT. They are there to guide you and to help you stay healthy. Keep a calendar / journal of your problems. List dates, times, amount of food, how you felt, amount of drink, how you felt. This is very important information for the NUT. I hope your visit with the NUT goes well!!

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Update. I may have developed acid reflux. I went to my surgeon two days ago and he didn’t understand me. he said “it’s okay it happens to everyone”. I went home and I was so sad because I had horrible nausea that didn’t want to go away. I was unable to drink or eat. yesterday was even more horrible I cried from the pain I was going through. everytime I try to swallow any medicine I was given I start to have nausea and just vomit spit because at this point my stomach was just empty. I woke up today with a sore throat. Took my nausea medicine and I’m currently trying to finish a container of Greek yogurt. I’m supposed to start my solid foods stage next week and I’m currently on soft foods stage and the only soft thing I ate was freaking scrambled eggs and that’s all. my mom at this point doesn’t understand me. she had gastric bypass 7 years ago and told me that it happened to her and I have to stop complaining about it.

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Hi I'm nearly 4weeks out, have you tried mashed potatoes with ketchup or creamcheese? Weigh about 3oz and eat that, even fishcakes but don't eat the batter, have electrolytes power mixed on your drinks as thats what helped me with my energy levels, also have cheese triangles and small pots of yogurts throughout the day and sip on electrolyte drinks.

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