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6 weeks out - I'm very worried - could I stretch my sleeve with this amount of food??



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It's pretty much a case of "your mileage may vary". I was told of all kinds of things that could happen - feeling overly nauseous, hair falling out in clumps, things like that - but I never ran into any of that. And when it comes time to eat food, I generally do not have an issue. That being said, I confess to being a little surprised that six weeks out, you were able to take in that much. Most of what I've been getting from the surgeon or the nutritionist is "take it slow".

I'm just over nine weeks post-op myself and still testing the waters (I had potatoes - shredded "hash brown" types - for the first time since the surgery this past weekend, and I managed okay), but what I would suggest would be to dial it back if you're not 100% sure you should be going at the rate you are, regardless of whether or not you can. "One day at a time" and "it's not a sprint, it's a marathon", and all the other one-liners my surgeon's office has given me, heh heh.

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When I was researching sleeve vs gastric bypass, one of the doctors videos discussed the sleeve procedure and explained the operation in detail. the taller you are the longer the stomach thus the more it can hold. Honestly, we are talking the difference of 1-2 ounces though after the sleeve procedure. I believe his reference picture was a small banana vs a larger banana.

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On 5/19/2022 at 2:54 PM, Kelly Sweetheart said:

the taller you are the longer the stomach thus the more it can hold.

Wowzers! So it might be true then; taller sleevers simply have taller sleeves.

Thanks for the post Kelly 😍- it's given good insight

Despite my ability to eat more food, I'm averaging 4.8lbs loss each week. I'm well chuffed with that!

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