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HELP!! 3 weeks Post Op: I Ate 5-ounce dinner!!



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Hello Everyone,

I am a little past, 3 weeks post op and I am currently on Soft food Phase. For dinner, I ate a couple of meatballs, broccoli and cauliflower rice. The total weighed 5 ounces on the scale. I didn't finish the meal though. For some reason, today I thought 5 oz was okay; but when I looked at my notes my md wanted me to eat 3-4 oz per meal. I made a mistake and am scared my pouch may stretch or I might sabotage my weight loss!

Moving forward I plan to follow the guidelines, but my question is , is there a possibility that I stretched my pouch? Will this sabotage my weight loss? Should I contact my md?

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No you have not stretched your pouch with just one 5 oz meal. Fact

In a few weeks your restriction will kick in. Your internal stitches and staples will have healed and you will begin to feel so full. Its easier then to know your signals. Now you need to look for sneezing or a runny nose as full signals. Thats why you are given the weights to stick to. You could tear your stitch line its so new.

It is often said on here, Just because you can does not mean you should

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Take a few deep breaths, and then watch this video for reassurance from a bariatric specialist:

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This is so easy to do immediately post op because your stomach (or pouch, depending on what surgery you had) can't tell you when it's had enough yet. If you can stick to your programme moving forward then you won't go wrong. You won't have done any harm at all hopefully. Agree with the posts above. I hope everything goes really well for you moving forward. WLS is a total game changer for most of us.

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@Spinoza is correct. It is easy to do because you can’t tell you’ve had enough yet. Besides the staples & sutures holding your tummy & digestive system together, a lot of nerves were cut. So signals we used to rely on aren’t working or aren’t working properly yet so those messages just aren’t getting through. It takes a good 8 weeks to be fully healed. So it may not be until you’re into your third month before you start to feel signals again. Oh, and your signals may be different to what they were.

And, no you won’t have stretched your tummy or impacted your weight loss by doing this this one time. And you would know if you had damaged your tummy. Just tread carefully & slowly & follow your plan to protect your healing tummy & support your recovery.

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On 3/1/2024 at 5:28 AM, summerseeker said:

No you have not stretched your pouch with just one 5 oz meal. Fact

In a few weeks your restriction will kick in. Your internal stitches and staples will have healed and you will begin to feel so full. Its easier then to know your signals. Now you need to look for sneezing or a runny nose as full signals. Thats why you are given the weights to stick to. You could tear your stitch line its so new.

It is often said on here, Just because you can does not mean you should

Sneezing and runny nose?? What is that from! I've never heard of it til now help! I noticed this but figured allergies

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On 3/9/2024 at 8:47 AM, Tabreto1 said:

Sneezing and runny nose?? What is that from! I've never heard of it til now help! I noticed this but figured allergies

Absolutely no clue where the runny nose or sneezing comes from. It does signal that you have eaten enough though.

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