Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Recommended Posts

Hello everyone. I’m new here. I had my gastric bypass surgery on March 13, 2024, along with a large hiatal hernia repair. I am in no pain. I vomited once since I’ve been home. That’s only because I drink something too fast. I would love to know how is everyone doing or have done after the first week of surgery? I am just sick and tired of drinking everything. I need help to see if I can help at least a little something so like a scrambled egg or something. I take a lot of medication and I’m afraid to even take my meds. Please feel free to comment and help me out. thank you so much. The first picture is me 6 months before surgery. The second one is 1 month before surgery.

IMG_1898.jpeg

IMG_1951.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Mrs. Ross said:

Hello everyone. I’m new here. I had my gastric bypass surgery on March 13, 2024, along with a large hiatal hernia repair. I am in no pain. I vomited once since I’ve been home. That’s only because I drink something too fast. I would love to know how is everyone doing or have done after the first week of surgery? I am just sick and tired of drinking everything. I need help to see if I can help at least a little something so like a scrambled egg or something. I take a lot of medication and I’m afraid to even take my meds. Please feel free to comment and help me out. thank you so much. The first picture is me 6 months before surgery. The second one is 1 month before surgery.

IMG_1898.jpeg

IMG_1951.jpeg

I would and I did . Make a scrambled egg. Remember texter and density make a difference on the feeling of stomach. I would take one bite and see how you feel. But remember head hunger is the real deal. 💕 dont fret the weightloss stall. Mine was six weeks then swish it was gone! You will enjoy this thread the documentation of the journey and learning . You can look back years later.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I strongly advise you to stick with the plan your surgeon gave you regarding food. Your stomach and small intestines have been cut and sewn back together, there are a lot of sutures in there that heal best without particles of food irritating them. And believe me, you do NOT want to compromise the healing of those sutures.

I know it is hard to do nothing but drink. I was on fluids only for the first two weeks, no pudding, no eggs, nothing but fluids and my stomach couldn't handle Protein Shakes so I lived on broth, flavored water, and eventually I could do lactose free milk. But I got through it and so will you!!

As hard as the changes are to our bodies, it is the head game that will do you in. You are strong. You can do hard things!! You only get the chance to heal once, so heal as well as you possibly can! I ate sugar free popsicles and crunched on ice when I had the urge to chew. This time without food is a very short time in the scheme of things even though it feels like an eternity. Find things to do to distract you from your hunger. Head hunger is miserable but you have to see this through because if you don't get control of the head hunger now it will drive you to eat around your surgery once you add food back in.

The surgeon had me taking pills by mouth the day after surgery. It was a struggle but I understood it wasn't harming my stomach to take them, just go slow, one at a time, and give space between each one. But only take what they told you to take. You don't want to add anything extra that could irritate those healing sutures. ❤️

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Every surgeon is different, but with my program, I was allowed to start soft Proteins on Day 7 after a chat with the nurse to make sure I was getting my hydration in and feeling well. I had great luck with tuna salad made with low-fat mayo, yogurt (I did Oikos Triple Zero, but eventually the artificial sweetener taste turned me off them), oh, and cottage cheese was an absolute delight! I made a poached egg and it went down nicely, so then I tried a deviled eggs (yum!) and finally scrambled with a bit of cheddar. I was also allowed refried Beans and ground chicken/turkey (which I made with some taco seasoning). After a week of just those items, I was allowed to slowly add in some veg, fruit, and finally grains.

This is much faster than what my surgeon allows for sleeve, by the way. He explained that the healing is different between sleeve and bypass, so I was happy to be able to get back to real foods faster. My only issues with vomiting came from reheating some salmon (way too dry) and another time of eating a bit too fast without properly chewing every single bite and waiting long enough between bites. But otherwise, I'm at 4 weeks as of tomorrow and I'm pretty much able to have any types of food, including raw veg. I have a tiny cucumber, Tomato, shredded carrot, and edamame "salad" with most of my lunches.

As for pills, I crush or sprinkle all of mine over a couple tablespoons of applesauce. Except for Vitamins and calciu, which are chewables and have been fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you so much for replying to my post. I had gastric bypass surgery on a 13th of this month. I am so sick of this liquid diet. I just need a very little substance. I was never a huge eater in the first place. I have health issues. My doctors recommended for me to have gastric bypass surgery with a hiatal hernia repair. Again, thank you for responding. I will try to eat something tomorrow something really light

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had my surgery on the 13th as well, although my surgery was the sleeve. So here we are, a day away from our first week with our new internal mechanics. Iʻm just going to take a minute to congratulate us both for being brave enough to do this.

While I understand that the "food onboarding" process differs from procedure to procedure and even surgeon to surgeon, I hope youʻll consult with your surgeon or program before you eat solids. My program considers sugar free Jello a liquid. Would that suffice? I get it, believe me. I made my husband go to our local Pho restaurant last night and buy me just Pho broth because I couldn't stomach one more sweet drink. Regarding meds, I had to switch a couple that were time release to rapid release so that they could be safely crushed for daily consumption. Did your doctor tell you that all medications and supplements had to be liquid, chewable, or crushed for the first month? Mine did, and while the chewable vitamins and Calcium are a treat because I get to chew them, crushing the others and trying to mask their awful taste with a Protein Shake is disgusting. I'm not getting used to it.

Like you, I'm not in any pain and for the last two days, even the gas has been minimal, so I must've finally expelled all that surgery gas. Again, congrats on your big decision and hang in there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations on your progress so far. Personally I would call the Dr and tell them you are struggling and ask them for suggestions or if you are ready to safely advance to the next step but If I remember correctly scrambled eggs is a couple steps ahead of liquids. I would certainly not skip any steps.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just to add one more thing to the mix - eggs can be an issue for a lot of people early out (although it's almost always temporary). A lot of us just can't tolerate them for the first few weeks or months (they went down fine for me - but I know that's not the case with a lot of people)

personally, I'd just follow your clinic's guidelines. You're still healing, and also, this is your big opportunity to lose a crap ton of weight really quickly. I know it's hard - I often had to put myself to bed early because the cravings were overwhelming (this was mostly after my sense of hunger came back, though), but I soldiered through it. Most of all, I wanted to my normal-sized more than anything else in the world, so I just dealt with it. But yea - I know it's hard..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good Morning. Thanks everyone for responding to my post. This morning I feel a bit better. I weighed myself and I lost 5 pounds. I think I will call my nurse in a few. Y’all just don’t understand how much I appreciate all the help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

16 hours ago, Mrs. Ross said:

Thank you so much for replying to my post. I had gastric bypass surgery on a 13th of this month. I am so sick of this liquid diet. I just need a very little substance. I was never a huge eater in the first place. I have health issues. My doctors recommended for me to have gastric bypass surgery with a hiatal hernia repair. Again, thank you for responding. I will try to eat something tomorrow something really light

If you want to try something with flavour, try tinned Soups with the contents sieved out or Pho broth. I was allowed any liquid so I had Lattes and frozen popsicles too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • BeanitoDiego

      Still purging all of the larger clothing. This morning, a shirt that I ADORED wearing ended up on top. Hard to let it go, but it was also hard to let go of those habits that also no longer serve my highest good. Onward and upward!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Onedayatatime365

      Looking to connect with others who are also on the journey of better health. Post-Op Gastric Sleeve (4/11/24).
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • jparadigm

      Happy Wednesday!
       
      I hope everyone is having a lovely week so far! 
      It's been a bit of a struggle this last week...I'm hungry ALL the time.
      · 1 reply
      1. BlondePatriotInCDA

        Have a great Wednesday too! Sorry you're hungry all the time, I'm pretty much the same..and I'm sick of eating the same food all the time.

    • ChunkCat

      Well, tomorrow I go in for an impromptu hiatal hernia repair after ending up in the ER over the weekend because I couldn't get food down and water was moving at a trickle... I've been having these symptoms on and off for a few weeks but Sunday was the worst by far and came with chest pain and trouble breathing. The ER PA thinks it is just esophagitis and that the surgeon and radiologist are wrong. But the bariatric surgeon swears it is a hernia, possibly a sliding one based on my symptoms. So he fit me into his schedule this week to repair it! I hope he's right and this sorts it out. He's going to do a scope afterwards to be sure there is nothing wrong with the esophagus. Here's hoping it all goes well!!
      · 3 replies
      1. AmberFL

        omgsh!! Hope all goes well!! Keeping you in my thoughts!

      2. gracesmommy2

        Hope you’re doing well!

      3. NickelChip

        I hope it goes well! Sending positive thoughts for a speedy recovery!

    • jparadigm

      Hello lovlies!
      Today is a beautiful day in west Michigan! I hope you all have a beautiful Tuesday and rest of your week!! 🤗
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches

    ×