….My surgery went perfect! I was up and walking the same day. I had to stay in the hospital over night for 2 nights. Some people can go home the next day to my understanding, but for me I was on Lovenox Injections once a day for a few weeks after because I have issues with blood clots (not surgery related) and they had to watch me for an extra night. It was not needed, totally precaution…but my surgeon is awesome like that and takes no short turns when it comes to his patients. (Seriously have so much respect for him, again, I say he saved my life)
For the first 2 weeks after surgery you are not aloud any solid foods…only clear…and have to be sugar free. Might sound like you can make a lot out of that, believe me you cannot….! Broth…I don’t know if you consider me “cheating” when I tell you what I ended up doing in the second week….I couldn’t do clear broth anymore after the first week so I went to the store and bought clearISH soups and just strained everything out and used the broth from different soups for different tastes. I did not ask if I could do that, my husband told me I shouldn’t, but I then reminded him that he was eating and I wasn’t…so he shut his mouth! HAHA! Sugar free Popsicle’s are good for a few days, they get old fast. Hey, I am being honest. Those were the 2 weeks that were the hardest. To my understanding some patients have to do this type of fasting 2 weeks prior to surgery then 2 weeks after too…so a month of it. I feel for ya’ll and respect ya’ll because luckily after surgery you never feel hungry…but before you do…so I cannot imagine. I do not (or did not) have that much self control…obviously, if I did I would not of needed surgery. Let me list things that I
ate drank the first 2 weeks of being a post op.
- Water…mixed in crystal light or anything sugar free
- broths from different soups
- sugar free Popsicle’s
- sugar free jello (i hate jello so that didn’t work too well)
- sugar free hot chocolate made with water (my evening treat that i looked forward to)
Yes, that was pretty much it….OH YES….your protein shake, but I couldn’t keep mine down because the one I bought I didn’t like. It took me about 6-8 months to find one that I could handle (I will make a post about that soon) so after 2 weeks of hell I was eating as much protein as I could since I couldn’t get in the shake. I wish during these 2 weeks I could of kept down a shake, it would of helped…so I do advise to try different shakes before surgery BUT do not buy anything in bulk….your tastes change after surgery and what you liked before you might not like after, it is weird, but true!
If you have any questions you want me to answer in upcoming blogs about my Gastric Bypass experience, please leave me comments. I am an open book and would love to educate everyone and be there for anyone that is considering having the surgery or did and just needs advice!