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Not sure I can explain this correctly, but I will try. I am only 7 days out and on mushies, so still in the learning curve. But one thing I have become aware of is that I never feel full. Physically I mean. But neither can I eat much either. I think I am STARVING, but then eat a few bites and cannot eat more (can't give you an explanation for that either, just KNOW I CAN'T eat more). Is this normal or is is because I am still sore and healing. Thank you. Be gentle with you today, Dyanna

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Yes. Full feels different.

Right now you are post op and probably still swollen from surgery so what happens now isn't what's going to be.

However, that "stuffed from Thanksgiving meal" full feeling...you won't feel, nor want that with the band.

You'll just kind of go from hungry to not hungry. It's subtle but you'll learn the signal.

for now though just follow the post op diet your doc gave you and wait it out.

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Hope I was wondering the same thing as I'm a wk post. I feel like a football sits inside and my throat has something like a lumpy feel. Yet my stomach still growls at times. I guess that feeling must be the full signal.

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I missed feeling full and went through a time of eating ice cream, junk food, "sliders" so I could feel that fullness in my stomach. I did not lose weight doing this....

Now I am adjusted to the feeling of being not hungry. RM described it well. You'll hardly ever feel like you did after Thanksgiving as she says. But Feeling that way is how we all got this way! Yuk yuk

Just cruise for a while- let yourself adjust to a new feeling. Control your anxiety with exercise or hobbies instead of food- this works for me.

Good luck on your journey and it is a journey!

Sadie

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I am 9 days post-op and I feel the same way! I dont feel that "full" feeling that got me this fat anymore...but I do miss it. I dont miss it more than I want to be healthy...thats for sure! :)

I was having this convo with my mom, she asked me if I get full faster but I told her I didnt know! She was like :)....I told her that I just sip a little (still on full liquids for 12 more days:rolleyes:) and then hunger just kinda goes away.

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I have not had my surgery yet so I am not an expert by any means. I did find Dr. Terry Simpson in Arizona has little pod casts on his web site. (That isn't even where I am going) that describes a lot of the things people have been mentioning. You do not even need to register to hear them but they have been useful to me already.

See if one of those describes what you are feeling. I think the one that is "I never or don't feel full" something like that.. It was very interesting to me since I don't have the band yet and am trying to see what to expect. But he was saying something about you eat this much (?) and then stop you never eat until you are full because it might stretch the band. He said if you eat the prescribed amounts it will keep you not hungry but not having that full feeling. I am not describing this well but it is worth a look on his web site. Terry Simpson, Glendale Arizona. Check it out it might answer some questions you have. It did me. Especially when I don't even quite know what I am asking.

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