A recap for anyone new here.. I had the vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery on Nov 13. I am almost 4 weeks out.
I’ve spent the majority of the last few weeks thinking something has gone wrong with this surgery and that it is not working for me. Yes, I have been losing weight just fine.. but I guess I just thought that all my cravings would be gone, a glass of water would fill me up, I would no longer feel hungry.. that sort of thing. None of that has happened. I can still gulp fluid. I still see cake or candy and WANT it so bad ( I don’t have it), and my stomach doesn’t really growl, but I get that uncomfortable acid-y feeling that’s associated with it. I have had no problem meeting my daily requirements over the first few weeks (64+oz of fluid, 60+grams of protein a day..). I have been advancing through the stages quite easily, feeling quite eager to enter the next. 2 long weeks of liquids, followed by a week of puree, and currently on a soft food diet. I’ve followed the instructions.. eat slow, serving sizes of 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup. I’m able to get the 1/2 cup down fine. But I always stop there. Certain things, like yogurt.. I can eat an entire 5.3oz container (my go-to is Oikos triple zero).
Two days ago, I made my mother’s spaghetti and meatball recipe in the crock pot. I only had the meatballs with a little bit of sauce. I started out with 3oz, and then went back for 2 more ounces. I probably should have just stopped after the first serving, but it was soooo delicious. By the time I finished that 5th ounce, I was uncomfortable! This was definitely the first time I felt like this after eating something, and I don’t think that will happen again for quite some time. As miserable as I was for a little while, I was finally reassured that I do in fact have a restriction in my stomach!