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    Upstate NY


  • Hospital
    Ellis Bariatric Center
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  • Surgery Type
    Vertical Sleeve
  • Surgeon
    Dr. Clarke

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  1. 2 week VSG update and dropping by

    Hi everyone, hoping you all have a great week filled with progress! Tomorrow will be 2 weeks since my VSG and I feel like it's been longer because I'm pain free and pretty much feel healed (though, I know I'm not). Happy to say, I've experienced no complications as of today and everything's going great. I had my post op appointment this past Wednesday with my surgeon's physician assistant and I've lost 18 pounds since surgery Anyway, not weighing myself until this Wednesday or next week so I'm not obsessing over the scale. My only issue is I'm on puree/soft foods and it's going well except that I'm forgetting to eat unless I spend the day at home..and even then, I'm forgetting to consume things because I'm not hungry. Spent some time at a fair yesterday and think I got mildly dehydrated, as I was a bit dizzy when I got home and didn't drink much fluids that day. I also don't know what to eat besides cheese or chili. I think I'm the only wls patient that doesn't like ricotta bake!
  2. You're a lucky one! I tried the ketogenic diet pre-op and it worked well. I think I'll be returning to it after goal
  3. That's solid advice and very true! I had no cravings for ice cream or sweets until I let myself tasted some halo top.
  4. I'm glad you said this because I told myself that I'll have a serving on the weekends too. But now I'll be putting that away!
  5. Just woke up throwing up bright yellow stuff !

    Hope you already contacted him and everything's okay. Feel better!
  6. So, I've been pretty open with my friends about vsg. My doctor is one of those who advances us quickly so I'm already on puree/soft foods. One of my close friends bought me a pint of halo top vanilla bean ice cream. I took a spoonful..then another one and I found out it's such a slider food for me and it's so yummy. It triggered cravings and I wasn't even a sweets person nor did I have any cravings since surgery. Stay away from yummy alternatives so early out. Lesson learned
  7. Yeah that's really helpful. I read about people struggling with 4 oz an hour and I was thinking something was wrong. I had to get it in my head that fluids do pass quicker. Thank you
  8. Thank you, that puts me at ease
  9. Maybe I'm overreacting but I had vsg 8/7/17. I couldn't consume more than a few sips or any meds at all without sharp pain the first couple days so my doc gave me a steroid to loosen things up. However now I feel like I can consume any amount without feeling full or feeling like I need to stop. I can drink 6-8 oz of liquid in about 30 minutes no issue as long as I sip slowly and I feel fine afterwords and no restriction. After that I feel like I could even drink more without issue, but of course I don't. Is that a normal feeling? Or could the steroid possibly loosen things up too much?
  10. Thanks! Another one to check out
  11. Thank you, definitely going to look for that today.
  12. I'm in the full liquid stage so I've been drinking protein shakes to meet the requirements but it makes me so sick (nausea, cramps). I feel sick both during and after consuming it. I have a protein goal of 60 per day. I'm mixing whey protein with 6 oz of liquid and sipping that. I can suck it up and drink one of these a day but I just can't stomach the thought of having to drink another one later. it gives me 30 grams of protein. Is there anything else I can consume during this stage to get the other half of my protein in?
  13. 8/7 surgery

    I also had tomato soup yesterday. I drank 5 oz of it and it went down well. I didn't know tomato soup was an issue so thanks for bringing that up. It was delicious but not worth any issues lol I may try mixing it with milk like you did if I do try it again
  14. 8/7 surgery

    Awesome, we had the same surgery date and the same surgery. I have tea, broth, jello, ice pops, and protein powders but for some reason my new stomach doesn't like jello. But I've been sticking with diluted apple juice, water, and veggie broth. Are you on full liquids yet? Today I started and I've been sipping my first protein shake. They're not bad with unsweetened almond cashew milk. Congrats and I hope we both come out successful!
  15. Surgery in 2 days! Any tips?

    Hi everyone, I hope you're all well! I'm getting my VSG this upcoming monday (8/7). I'm sooo excited. This is a big change from my wls hesitations and anxiety a couple weeks ago but now I'm 100% this is the right choice for me. I'm so thankful that you guys answered all of my pestering questions Any surgery tips? What did you bring? Thanks everyone. I'm so excited to live a new, healthy life!