Weigh-Ins are on FRIDAYS - Updated January 13, 2017

Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Hit my goal weight on December 17, 2010:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Back to Work!

8th Day Post Op

I went back to work today...and had a follow up appt with the surgeon.

I'm still struggling with getting enough calories and grams of protein....I can only tolerate about 1 or 2 protein shakes a day, 2 or 3 yogurts, and 1 soup. I am also sometimes queezzy/nauseous.

When I told my surgeon about this he said that during surgery he primed the band a bit more than usual and made it more "plushy" (his word, not mine) so that could explain my queezziness/nauseousness and not being able to eat as much. So I must be a bit overfull in my band. Either way, I have my first fill scheduled for 11/17. We will see if I even need it.

PS: I officially have lost 22 lbs!!!

3 comments:

  1. First up, congrats on the 22lb loss.. that must feel awesome!!
    What the heck is a 'plushy' band? Does he mean there was already a good deal of fill in there when he put the band in?
    I really wouldn't worry about your calorie intake too much right now, honestly. You're only 8 days out of surgery. Just try to make good mushie choices and if they are a little high I wouldn't stress. The aim right now is to treat your band kindly, it's still swollen a little (your stomach I mean) and only wants light stuff. Just keep doing what you're doing. It's obviously working :)

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  2. Sounds like you are doing good. I am sure the feelings you are having will subside soon. I was about at 10 days before my stomach felt kind of normal again. Keep it up, that loss is awesome.

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  3. Hi there! I'm new to your blog and noticed you follow mine, thank you! Congrats on 22 lbs, that's amazing. You are doing so well. A website that is great for recipes is Allrecipes.com I get a lot of mine there. As well as Hungrygirl.com. I'll be following along with you. I'm Ramona btw.

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