I had my gastric sleeve done on 9/5/12. I think you nailed exactly how I was feeling earlier on about it. Especially the part about failure. But, so far everything really seems to be going very well. The only problem I'm having is pushing myself too hard, then having to step back and regroup. At this point, I'm trying regular foods to see how I can tolerate them and mostly, it's been fine. If something seems to stick in my chest, it's because of not enough moisture or that I ate too fast. A few times I have gone back to just soft foods because I felt that was the right thing to do. The weight is coming off slowly and steadily.
Pounds lost: 21.0
Fitness Minutes: (166,382) Posts: 5,416 8/17/12 6:51 P
Glad to hear that you are doing well after your surgery. Keep it up.
My surgery will be next year and I have been getting ready emotionally as well as physically. I have been doing alot of of reading up on it along with the info from my Team and sparkpeople. I am keeping up with my food and exercise tracking. so, I have a good habit foundation going that will continue with me afterwards as well.
I work in the medical field as well-in our hospital here on the cardiac floor (High Telemetry). It is a busy floor and and I get alot of my walking done here. At least our insurance is good here. That helps alot.
I am working with a big list of things to get done before next year gets here.
My Journey is a work in Progress!!
Location: Upstate, NY Eastern time zone.
Level 20 Sparkler
Surgery Date: 12/17/2012 RNY with Dr. T.Paul Singh at Albany Medical Center.
current weight: 168.0
Fitness Minutes: (190) Posts: 17 8/7/12 7:31 A
Hi Cindy! Well let me tell you first that I worked in a bariatrics office for some time before becoming a teacher (and quite a while be fore my surgery!) I saw lots of variation between how long people took to recover. I actually had a bit of an issue that kept me in the hospital an extra day and such or I think I would be feeling better sooner. It really is normal to feel a little scared. This is a huge life change. There is a lot of anxiety about surgery anyway and to have surgery that is a choice (espeically with all the negative propaganda out there) seems downright crazy. But you are not crazy. It takes a lot of commitment and a lot of effort and failures to get to where you are ready to take this step. My biggest fear is of failing again. What if I went through all of this and it doesn't work? I know in my logical mind it WILL work, but my emotional mind is still doubtful. Remember, we are all in this toigether to support one another. Talk about how you're feeling and how your coping with the stress and it will help you get through it! ~Kelley
Love, Light, & Happiness to all... Kelley
current weight: 158.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,463) Posts: 125 8/6/12 9:30 P
Kelley, Glad to hear your doing well. My surgery may be Nov or Dec. I have my days of feeling a little scared. Five days doesn't sound too bad till you feel better. I look forward to hearing about your progress. Cindy
Hello team! So sorry I've been out of the loop! As stated in the heading, I recnetly had my surgery (gastric sleeve) and I'm now on the mend. It has been a little rough so I've been taking it easy. Glad to say thet after 5 days I'm finally feeling a little better. The hardest thing is keeping up with the amount of liquids & protien I'm supposed to consume. Since my stomach is SO tiny now it is frankly impossible to get all that they say but over time I know I will be able to improve.
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